Cicerone will be 50 years old in March 2019
Celebrations will go on all through the year, but they have already begun with the publication of a commemorative book, Fifty Years of Adventure, adding to their range of around 400 titles. Cicerone will also mark this milestone year by raising money for two charities closely associated with outdoor adventures, as well as promising a busy year hosting events to inspire enthusiasts to explore the world.
Choosing a charity relevant and meaningful for Cicerone to support was always going to be a difficult one. Cicerone already supports Mountain Rescue teams throughout the country by sponsoring the publication of mountain safety leaflets to help people make better judgements and decisions when out in the hills and mountains. We wanted to make a sizeable contribution to both a local charity, and also to a charity making a difference to peoples lives in a more remote mountain region of the world. In this way, we felt we could strike a balance.
The Juniper Trust is a Cumbria-based charity, currently focusing efforts on rebuilding schools in the earthquake-stricken regions of Nepal. Small enough to get things done, and big enough to be meaningful, the Trust also shares the name of Cicerone's new office building so the choice seemed obvious!
Throughout 2019, Cicerone will give £1 per book sold on their website during the year to these causes. Customers who buy through their website will be invited to contribute as well, either by matching our donation or through this Just Giving page.
Find out more at www.cicerone.co.uk.
About the Juniper Trust
The Juniper Trust was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers, inspired by writer and teacher Angela Locke following her first visit to Nepal. Since those early beginnings, JT has grown and supported many worthwhile projects across the world, but its basic vision remains the same as it was at the start: to work in a low-impact, sustainable way to support the poorest communities, particularly children, listening to community needs in the developing world.