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Everyone who is registered on the website will recently have been asked to reset their password. We have been advised that due to a hack of our old website approximately 4 years ago, people's passwords may have been stolen at that time. We have recently had reports of them being used in phishing emails.

As a precaution, we ask everyone to reset their password to something new. We also recommend that if you use this password elsewhere you change it there as well. We would like to assure everyone that the new (current) website is secure, and there is no evidence of hacking. Note that we have never stored any personal financial information such as bank card details on the website, as all payments are processed by a secure third party, and always have been.

We have received a number of clarification questions and requests as a result of this incident. We will respond to all enquiries individually. In addition, we are now in the process of reviewing and updating our Privacy Statement, in order to clarify what data we need to retain for legal and accounting purposes. All members will be notified of the changes by email when they have been agreed.

Watch out for more info on next year's walk which will be held on the 11 th May 2019.

Charity guidance

Keswick to Barrow Walk fundraising was established in 1969, primarily to benefit a range of small local charities and good causes in the Barrow and South Cumbria area, many of which apply for K2B funding each year.  Collectively, we title these groups 'the K2B Pool of Local Charities'.

However, recognising the increasing number of non-Cumbrian teams participating, the charity nominations process was introduced to enable teams to nominate charities from their locality to benefit from their efforts.

The Walk Committee strives to keep event costs to a minimum, seeking maximum funding from ‘corporate sponsors’ in order to minimise overheads and maximise benefit to the causes that need it most. Accordingly we tend to favour those smaller local charities which have lower overheads and which are visibly active within the community. We do not support charities and good causes which are domiciled and bank outside the UK. Teams should consider this when deciding whether the K2B (C2B) is the right event for their fundraising.

The K2B charity nominations process has been in operation for several years and its success is down to following a clear set of guidelines. Central to the process is the understanding that all teams will try and generate as much sponsorship as possible, all of which must be returned to the K2B Walk Committee. Under no circumstances should any monies be donated direct to charities or via any other method such as JustGiving.

Funding requests can be submitted by charities and good causes that are registered with us. To submit a funding request please log in to your Charity Account and make a request using the on-line REQUEST FUNDING FOR YOUR CHARITY form. If you require any further information, please contact us via the CONTACT US form (Note: We do not accept Funding Requests via email). Please be aware that due to high demand and limited funds, some requests may be unsuccessful.

Gift Aid, if you are eligible, is a great way to maximise any donation. You can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC). For guidance, please read the HMRC Guidelines for Gift Aid  (external website).

If your charity or good cause is not currently registered with us, and you would like to be added to our list of approved organisations, please fill in the REGISTER A CHARITY form.