On the 17th September, our Skiddaw Hotel played host to Jigsaw and Eden Valley Hospice as they held a ‘Stars to Sunrise’ sponsored walk. Starting from the hotel, they courageously began their 9-mile journey to the top of Skiddaw Fell at 2am. Although they did not witness the sunrise as they’d hoped, this did not cloud the group’s spirit. They continued their walk, returning to Skiddaw Hotel where a complimentary breakfast of porridge, bacon butties, teas and coffees were provided in the hotel’s Greta Suite. The event raised £14,650 – an amazing amount of money that is going to make a massive difference.
The walk was safely guided by experts from the Lakeland Mountain Guides who did a fabulous job guiding the group of 60 walkers on their journey. Well done to everybody involved – you are a gift to our community!
Photo Credit: Jigsaw Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice
At Lake District Hotels, we recognise that we have a moral obligation to give back to the communities that we are proud to be a part of. We are ecstatic to share that we have raised just over £58,000 for various charities over the years. It is now tradition that we choose a ‘Charity of the Year’, which we support by organising fund-raising events consistently throughout the year.
Our current ‘Charity of the Year’ is Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice which offers personalised one-to-one care to local children and young adults living with life-limiting illnesses. This charity is vitally important to many families who require this kind of support.
If you would like to donate to Jigsaw, you can do so by clicking here: Lake District Hotels’ JustGiving page .