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There will be a t-shirt exchange on Friday 6th July at Hawcoat Park in Barrow due to a few issues with the t-shirts we handed out for the 1st time this year. Please note that all t-shirts need to be unused and in the original packaging in order to exchange. There is limited availability of sizes i.e. first come, first served. Timeslots for exchanges are below :

Exchanges Timetable*: Hawcoat Park, Friday 6th July
17:00 – 17:30 If you were handed the wrong size, please email merchandise@keswick2barrow.co.uk with the size you have and the size you need
17:30 – 18:00 If you selected the wrong size online
18:00 – 19:00 Any remaining t-shirts will be available to buy for a donation of £10. This will go in the generic donation pot and it cannot be specified which charity the donation goes to.

 *Please be aware that if you come before the timeslots allotted above, you will have to wait; we have arranged the timeslots to prioritise those walkers that received the wrong size shirt through no fault of their own. Due to this, we cannot guarantee that all sizes will be available later in the evening.

 

The deadline for returning sponsorship is the 15th July 2018. For sponsorship collected as cash, please visit the Team Payment Form page. Sponsorship submitted via the website requires no further action.

Watch out for more info on next year's walk.

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.