Calvert Trust

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Fundraising for The Lake District Calvert Trust
raised of £100,000 target
by 8 supporters
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We enable people with disabilities to achieve their full potential


Money raised will help fund the c £1.3m capital redevelopment of Old Windebrowe, our grade 2 listed farmhouse and tithe barn which is thought to date back to the 1550’s and was once used as a home by William Wordsworth.

The redevelopment will deliver six specialised apartments suitable for stroke survivors and those with acquired brain injuries or physical impairments, including a communal area allowing guests to receive occupational therapy and rehabilitative support on-site. With the additional benefit of being able to access the activities we already run, this will be a unique new service and further develop the Calvert Trust offering.

Welcoming over 3,000 people per year to our residential centre we now have 40 years’ experience in delivering challenging outdoor adventure for those with disabilities.

About the charity

The Lake District Calvert Trust provides residential outdoor activity courses for people of all ages with physical, sensory, learning, behavioural and/or mental disabilities. Its mission is to challenge disability through outdoor adventure. Pioneering equipment adaptations, and intensive, instructor-led activity programmes (that include climbing, abseiling, canoeing, sailing, horse/trap driving, archery, orienteering and paragliding), provide an environment whose aims are to teach, challenge, motivate, engender confidence in ability, promote independence, and foster integration. All instructors are highly trained and specialist qualified, and the facilities are specially adapted and fully accessible to all. The Lake District Calvert Trust provides a unique and life-changing experience for those with disabilities, who are encouraged to believe that it’s what you CAN do that counts.

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