Calvert Bear challenge exceeds £ 26,000
The Calvert Bear 5 Peak Challenge raised over Â£ 26,000 for the Lake District Calvert Trust.
The challenge was organized by the Keswick Rotary Club to help the charity, which was on the verge of closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Calvert Trust launched a Â£ 1million rebound appeal in December and raised more than Â£ 730,000, allowing it to reopen.
The Calvert Bear team, made up of seven Rotarians, the Commodore of the Bassenthwaite Sailing Club and led by Calvert Lakes furry mascot Calvert Bear, set out on Wednesday to climb Dodd, Skiddaw and Latrigg, with a bike ride to Braithwaite, to then ascend Grizedale Pike and Barf, topped by a canoe on Lake Bassenthwaite.
Outdoor survival expert and TV presenter Bear Grylls sent a message of support to the team earlier this month.
They completed the challenge in 13 and a half hours.
Helen Hunt, organizer of the challenge and member of Rotary Keswick, said: âI feel exhausted but incredibly proud of the CB team and what they have accomplished.
âI would like to say thank you very much to everyone who supported us – it’s really appreciated. We have raised over Â£ 26,000 to help Calvert Lakes fight COVID and secure their immediate future. “
Calvert Lakes hopes to reopen its Calvert Lakes activity center on Bassenthwaite Lake later next month.
Rosie Cumella, Calvert Lakes Fundraiser, said, âWe cannot thank Helen, the team and everyone who supported this challenge enough for their incredible support and dedication to Calvert Lakes. It was a monumental challenge and they did a fantastic job!
âThe pandemic has had a huge impact on the Trust; it will really make a huge difference to us and our visitors. ”
To support Team CB’s fundraising visit their fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TheCalvertBearChallenge