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The 2019 walk results are now available, just go to the 'Results' tab above. And don't forget to get your copy of The Mail on the 16th May.

Thanks to everyone who made 2019's #InspiredWalks such a success. We hope you all enjoyed the day. Walkers should have received a survey, please let us know what you think went well, badly and needs improvement for next year.

The Walks' Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement have been updated for 2019. Please make sure you have read these before registering for 2019's K2B or C2B walk.

Watch out for more info on next year's walks which will be held on the 2 nd May 2020.

Approved charities

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When entering a team for the walk, team co-ordinators will be able to to nominate up to three of the charities and good causes listed below to receive the donations made on behalf of the team.

Organisation Name Charity Numbersort descending Organisation Bio
Dalton Junior Football Club

Voluntary run junior football club based in Dalton. Providing free football to children in Dalton and the surrounding areas.

Friends of Croftlands Infant & Nursery School

We are a group of parents and school staff who raise money to pay for resources and equipment to enrich pupils' lives.

Millom Rugby League Children Playgroung

We would like to develop an area of land on the premises that is currently empty space. We would like to use this space to offer children a safe, fun place to play while their parents are playing, training, spectating or attending a function.
The club is used by Millom Football, Millom Fight Club, Slimming World, Mini Rugby ranging from 6 years up to 16 years old, Millom Ladies Rugby, 2 open age rugby teams, many many supporters and away fans and is also used for lots of functions such as weddings, christenings, discos, birthday parties etc.
By having a park facility it will ensure the children have a safe, fun space to play, while socialising and making life-long friends. It will encourage the children to be active and learn new skills instead of sitting in the club on hand held computer games.
The cost of the full installation will be about 30k, so any money that is received will be very much appreciate.

Vickerstown PTA

Friends of Vickerstown aims to enhance the time pupils spend at Vickerstown School, and to support the staff, by helping to provide the best facilities and equipment (e.g. IT, SEN, learning resources) for the education of the children.

We put on treats and activities for every child to enjoy and aim to make school the best experience it can be for everyone.

Autus Cumbria

Autus Cumbria work locally with Individuals with ASD

Ulverston Amateur Swimming Club

We are a competitive amateur swimming club; coaching & teaching swimming to children & adults from the age of 7 upwards.

Barrow Army cadet Force

We provide and deliver a comprehensive military based training syllabus to children aged 12 -18. Subjects include first aid, weapon handling and shooting, Navigation, military knowledge, Drill and all aspects of field craft. We also provide Duke of Edinburgh awards and BTEC qualifications.

Seascale Badminton Club

We are a badminton club giving support and coaching to young people.

Furness Abbey Fellowship

We are a heritage and educational small charity to support Furness Abbey. We raise funds and awareness of this very important historical building

1st St Peters Ireleth with Askam Brownies

We are a Brownie Unit which is part of Girl Guiding UK. The girls follow the Guiding programme for their section and work on topics covering You, Community and World.
The girls also work towards gaining badges

Askam Youth Action

We are a youth group in Askam which runs on a Thursday evening. We have about 60 -80 children attending.

Hawcoat Park Cricket

Cricket team playing in the northlancs cricket league

Furness Stroke Support Group

Support group for people who have suffered strokes.

Furness Creatives

Furness Creatives aims are to engage with the Barrow community in their creative pursuits. To establish community art space with a relaxed and friendly working group of mixed ability artists to encourage the study, practice, and development of the arts. With creative’s working on a basis of mutual self-help, with special emphasis given to the encouragement of beginners by the more experienced members.

Coniston Cricket Club

Coniston Cricket Club is a voluntary organisation which provides individuals, both children and adults from Coniston and the surrounding area the opportunity for socialising and recreation through the sport. We currently have 2 mens' teams who play in the Westmorland Cricket League, with games played once or twice a week and also training midweek.

Barrow Community Kitchen

The kitchen was set up in 2015 to provide a hot meal once a week for those who had been sanctioned and benefit stopped. This has now become a place for a meal and a chat 4 days a week still offering a free 3 course meal on a sunday. The centre promotes social inclusion and community spirit with many activities planned for the future for all ages.

Levens Valley AC running club

We are a group of parents and running enthusiasts training together for track, fell and cross country. We encourage our members of all ages (8-60+) to work hard together to stay fit, healthy and competitive. Our kids are shown how to improve their skills and contribute to the community. We train in Barrow (track), Ulverston (fell) and Haverthwaite (xcountry) to maximise community accesss and reach. We support each other in races and events whatever the level and actively seek to share the positive benefits of running for everyone's physical and mental we'll being.

John Ruskin School

Community school

Greenbank and Castlefield Residents Association

We aim to protect and improve the physical and social environment of our neighbourhood of 158 households of varying ages, from retired people to families and small children. We get the street lighting sorted out, street furniture repaired, new benches installed, raise funds for a new play area, and represent the interests of residents with SLDC, LDNPA and the Parish Council.

Friends of Abbot Hall Playground

We are a constituted community group raising funds to renew our local playground for our children and our entire community.

Ulverston Cricket Club

Ulverston is a small, friendly, community, cricket club, founded in 1849
We play our cricket at Priory Road in Ulverston.
We have two adult teams playing in The North Lancashire and Cumbria League and four junior teams in the Barrow and Furness District League. We are a ClubMark accredited club.
New players of any age and ability are always welcome.

Orphans Home of Grace

Orphans Home of Grace was founded in 1999 by Mrs Carmel Lammon, an Australian lady who came to Kenya with a vision of reaching out to vulnerable and disadvantaged children. They receive no government funding, and rely totally on charitable donations.
The Home provides a safe environment for the children aged 3 to 18, and offers shelter, good nutrition, education and medical care in order to improve their standard of living as well as their future prospects. Some children have complex health needs, ie HIV/Aids or recurrent malaria. They need to pay for medical care, school fees and all the other needs of the children.

Crooklands Casuals Football Club

A Charter Standard Club we have teams from age 5 to 16, with 120 children. We have 2 Senior and 9 Mini and Junior Teams.
We endeavour to provide a safe, friendly, caring and supportive environment.
Your support would help us provide team equipment, indoor training facilities in winter, first aid and football kits.
It would also help us with the many other costs associated with running a football club.

Dalton Juniors fc

We provide junior footballing opportunities for children aged 3 years upwards in the town of Dalton in Furness, Cumbria. We are based in the heart of the town and currently have 100 children using us. All officials are volunteers. We rely solely on subscriptions and sponsorship and local fundraising for our income. We need to fundraise to expand our growing numbers, train coaches and increase equipment.

Dalton Community Church

We are a new entity as a result of the merging of Dalton Methodist Church and Dalton URC. We are committed to work in and for the Community and make our premises widely available to Community Groups

St Mary's School Ulverston PTA

Our PTA aims to raise extra funds to support school activities which might otherwise not be possible, as well as to build a social community with the school at the centre.
Our events are open to anyone to attend and we welcome participation from children, parents, grandparents and friends of the school.

Jubilee House Day Centre Amenity Fund (PAVE)

PAVE is a service which provides support and opportunities to vulnerable adults within the community.
Many of the people they support have multiple disabilities and would not be able to access the activities which are provided on their own.
This service gives people the chance to have experiences in the community and this breaks down isolation and social barriers.

Barrow Savoyards

Barrow Savoyards bring Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to the local area in amateur productions. We endeavour to provide a style of music, acting and dancing that no one else in the area brings. We have members of all ages and welcome young people from the age of 14. Through our workshops within local schools Barrow Savoyards strides to be accessible to all ages and to keep the works of Gilbert and Sullivan alive today.
This year Barrow Savoyards are broadening their repertoire and bringing operettas from other composers to the area and hope to continue to provide this style of productions for years to come.

A590 Youth Theatre Group

We are a group of volunteers who manage & run the A590 Theatre Group which is based in Hindpool Barrow. We cater for the age group 7 to late 20s with many of our members coming from under privileged backgrounds, a number having disabilities both physical & mental, we currently have 60 members. Beside drama and the arts we teach them life skills such as teamwork, listening, communicating etc.

Newbarns Primary School

Newbarns Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing the best in resources for the children. Additional funding is spent subsidising trips out of school, visiting artists, authors and theatre groups, as well as extra play equipment for all children to enjoy.


Local dance school ran entirely by volunteers. Competition outfits and transport to competitions which take place all over the country costs each dancer a considerable amount of money. We therefore constantly fundraise as much as possible in order to keep the costs down. It is most disappointing when a child has to give up a hobby they love due to financial straint.

Barrow Digital Photography Club

We aim to help digital photographers make the most of their skills and equipment in a friendly and sociable way.

Coniston Christmas Lights

We .are a volunteer group in Coniston who raise money to light up the village at Christmas. We also provide a free party for all children in the area with Father Christmas, reindeers and entertainment

A Caring Space

A caring space is a group for adults who care for other adults who have mental health issues. We meet monthly at st Matthews community halls on Highfield road, Barrow the last thursday in every month 1pm until 3pm. All 4 trustees are a mix of carers and ex carers so we have that personal experience. We offer respite for our carers, who can have very stressful lives, in the form of leisure and craft activities and occasional trips out. We all gain a lot of support from each other and many friendships have been formed through our group.

The Joshua West foundation

Money raised is split between asthma uk and local youth groups,including swarthmoor jfc

Bonus Swimming Club for the Physically Disabled

Local swimming club for the physically disabled of all ages. Exercising in the pool enables members to have a freedom of movement which many struggle with otherwise.

Lindal & Marton Primary School

We are a small community primary school situated between between Lindal Village and Marton Village.

Friends of Burlington

Friends of Burlington take the traditional role of the PTA for Burlington Primary School and Nursery. We play an important role in the school children’s education by:

• raising money to provide educational extras for the children to make learning fun;
• bridging the link between school and home;
• and creating a social community that both parents and children can be a part of.

Askam Karate Club

We're a small village club what trains every Monday's and Wednesdays teaching Wado kai style of karate. We aim to keep kids off the streets,give them a new hobby,to learn discipline, to build confidence and to make friends. Also we to aim to teach them how to defended themselves on the streets if the time is needed.

Friends of Low Furness

We are a group of teachers, parents and friends who support our local village school. We raise money to buy equipment and pay for extra activities for our children. We have bought outdoor and play equipment in recent years. We ensure the children have access to a rich curriculum by spending our money with advise from school staff and the children.

Newton Primary School

We are a small village school with parents interested in raising money to support the school. We are raising money for a variety of resources to use throughout the school.

Millom Bike Group

We are a group of motorcycling enthusiasts who meet up once a month to talk bikes and raise money for the Air Ambulance (of whoch marshalling at the K2B is one of our fundraising activities)

Creating Space for Carers in Furness

We are a group for Carers of people suffering from serious Mental Health illness. e.g.: Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar and Severe Depression. The group is led by two ex Mental Health Workers. We hold Monthly meetings to disseminate information and support one another. When funds allow we hold a bar snack or a short trip for respite.

Crake Community First Responders

We are a Community First Responder's Group operating in South Cumbria and Crake Valley. Community First Responders are equipped and trained community based volunteers who are paged out from Ambulance Control to provide critical care of patients and situations pending the Ambulance arrival. Other activities include promoting Public Access Defibrillators and assisting CPR Training.

A Skye Full Of Stars

A Skye Full Of Stars is a charity set up in memory of Skye Olivia Mitchell who died in a car accident in 2017. The charity raises money to give back to young people in the local area of Millom to support them to further their dreams and ambitions. So far we have donated over £3500 to help young people take part in a number of activities including representing the country in sporting and music events. Skye was an ambitious and enthusiastic person who was not going to let being from a rural Cumbrian town stop her from achieving her dreams, sadly her life was cut short as she died when she was only 18. This charity allows us to support more young people to have the opportunities that she has missed out on.

Dowdales School

Secondary School providing educational, stimulating and resourceful provisions for local students

South Cumbria Pupil Referral Unit

South Cumbria Pupil Referral Unit is a school providing education for some of the most complex and vulnerable students in the County.

Save Grange Lido

Grange Lido is a very rare Art Deco swimming pool in a spectacular position in South Lakes looking over Morecambe Bay.

The Lido is a much loved community asset which has a place in the hearts of people locally and across the country. Since closure 25 years ago, it has been threatened with being filled in and desperately needs some TLC.
We are progressing imaginative proposals to transform it into a vibrant community owned leisure facility with a restored 50m pool at its heart. Our plans can become reality with support from you, our community and Council.

Millom National Children's Choir of Great Britian Group

Millom National Children's Choir of Great Britain Group has been created to help 8 local families raise funds so their talented children can attend the prestigious Choir of Great Britain events.

Here is their story told by Head Teacher of Millom St James RC School Nerissa Nicholas.

This group of eight children are all pupils, or former pupils, at my school and have sung with me in my school choir since they were 5 years old. They are really exceptionally talented children and an absolute pleasure to work with. They have performed with me in the South Cumbria Music Festival every year and won numerous trophies, both as individuals and as a choir. They also perform throughout the year at numerous concerts and fundraising events for charities and groups in the town. They bring a huge amount of pleasure to many people.

They attended auditions in Manchester to join the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. They were all successful in being offered places in this prestigious choir and this now gives them the opportunity to work with the very best choral teachers and conductors in the country as well as singing with other talented children from all over the country. This is a huge achievement for them and such a wonderful opportunity. I was personally contacted by the organiser of the committee to tell me how impressed the audition panel had been with the group and how unusual it was to have seven children accepted all from one school!

However, the expectation is that they will now attend two residential weeks in Shrewsbury at a cost of £655 per child per week, a total of £1310 per child and an overall cost of £10,480 for the full group without the additional cost of travel to and from Shrewsbury and Birmingham, which from our isolated area will be quite a cost on its own!

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that all of them will be able to take part unless we are able to secure some help with the financial aspect and this would be such a shame!

Enabling these children to take part in this National choir would help to show them and other children in the local area that they can achieve their goals and hopefully help to raise aspirations for the future.

A Stitch Different CIC

Not for profit organisation ran by parent carers of disabled children who make affordable weighted therapy & sensory items. We also create meaningful activities for the disability community in the form of workshops & work experience to aid independence/ self esteem

The Porthole Community

The concept of The Porthole is to provide a Music and Arts and Community Venue environment for community groups, groups of isolated older people, groups of vulnerable young people and Youth Clubs with a Drop-in Cafe with affordable meals and place to meet up.

The inspiring public spaces on offer where community groups can take place will be used to reduce isolation and loneliness and encourage greater community participation.

One of our objectives is to help secure the future of the building for the enjoyment of the community of Barrow Island and the wider Furness area.

South Lakes Maidens

We are the home for women and girls cricket in Furness and the south Lakes

The Friends of Chapel Street Infants and Nursery School

The Friends of Chapel Street Infants and Nursery is group of parents and people from the local community who raise money for resources for our infants who are aged 3-7 in Dalton. There are presently 137 children on roll.

Friends Of Artspace

Artspace is a community arts organisation run by artists and educators. We organise residencies for locally based artists and arts projects for schools and community groups in Barrow and South Cumbria. Since 2013 our projects have involved 8 local schools and 10 local artists.

UVHS Circles Social Group

The Circles Group is a club that is run for a selection of our more socially vulnerable SEN students on a Tuesday night after school. The aim of Circles is to build confidence and self-esteem within the student and to challenge them to cope with new social situations, with support. This allows them to develop strategies and understanding of how to deal and live in the wider community and move forward in their day to day lives.

Some of the activities that we do with the students include visits to a local coffee shops, the cinema, Conishead Priory and Ford Park. In school we do Yoga with a local instructor, craft and cooking activities, Sign Language, team sport activities and lots more.

At the end of the summer term we finish the year with a one night residential at a local Outdoor Residential Educational centre. This visit allows the students to be involved in activities which involve teambuilding interaction and trying new opportunities to build their own self esteem in a safe and secure environment suited to their individual needs.


The aim of the group is to provide friendship , support and information to women who have had breast cancer or are undergoing treatment .The group is run by women who have had breast cancer .

SHINE for Autism

SHINE for Autism is a community led initiative driven by dedicated local parents, carers and professionals.  Our main aim is to create an autism friendly community by developing knowledge and understanding of autism, leading to unconditional acceptance and integration in our community. We hope to achieve this by:

- Providing resources, support and information for individuals with autistic spectrum disorder and their parents/carers.

- Providing the opportunity for parents/carers to meet in order to develop a mutual support network and enable sharing of skills, experience and knowledge within the group.

- Organising recreation facilities and opportunities for individuals with autistic spectrum disorder to develop social networks, friendships, peer groups and self-esteem.

- Providing workshops, online forums and 1:1 support for parents/carers to gain knowledge and strategies to enable them to support individuals with autistic spectrum disorder.

- Raising public awareness of the issues affecting individuals with autistic spectrum disorder and their parents/carers both generally and in relation to their social exclusion through fundraising and public training/awareness.

- Providing small grants to local schools/individuals to provide support/equipment for autistic individuals.

Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Lodge is an Ulverston based school, which has a catchment which currently stretches from Grange, to Windermere, to Millom. Our students have a large range of complex needs. We are in the process of having a new school built in Ulverston, beside Ulverston Victoria High School. Its an exciting year! We need your help to furnish it with the kind of equipment that our pupils need and deserve. Please consider donating to our school. To find out more, visit our website Thank you very much.

Askam Sisterhood

Sisterhood is an ecumenical ladies group which meets fortnightly, at Duddon Road Methodist Church, Askam-in-Furness. The members are aged from 60+ to 90. The Sisterhood committee also runs a chair based exercise. The exercise class is led by a qualified instructor, and meets weekly to encourage members to keep active - by gentle exercises to music

Roose Community Bowling Club

We are a Bowling Club, we have been established since 1991. We have over 100 members (male and female). Roose Community Bowling Club provides facilities for Crown Green Bowling for its members and adjacent communities of Roose and Holbeck. We have two greens and provide opportunities for men and women of all ages to participate in both organised league bowling and social bowling. We have twelve teams including senior citizens, ladies and gents, playing most days and nights, training sessions are held for juniors on Saturday mornings. Round Robins sessions for social bowlers are held on Sundays.

Furness Parents Diabetes UK Group

Supports young children with Type 1 diabetes and their families. Organises actvities to bring families together so they realise they are not alone in dealing with their condition.

Our lady's of the Rosary Dalton PTA

PTA at a small school in Dalton-In-Furness.

Furness First Aid Corps

We provide free first aid course to the local community. We also provide first aid cover at local events, galas etc.

Ulverston Orienteering Club

Ulverston Orienteering Club is the Orienteering Club which was formerly run by UVHS. It is a Club for young people up to the age of 19 who want to progress with the sport of Orienteering. The Club sends teams to the Cumbria Schools and British Schools Orienteering Championships every year and every two years has had members selected for the World Schools Orienteering Championships - the most recent of those competitions was in April 2017 where 12 members of the Club were selected to represent England in the WSOC in Palermo, Sicily. The Club fund raises to provide training, kit and competition costs for its members.

Ulverston Tri Club

Ulverston Tri Club is a triathlon based in Ulverston offering triathlon training sessions and events to all abilities at locations in Ulverston and Barrow.

Hawcoat Park Youth Rugby

We are the youth section of Hawcoat Park RUFC running teams for 10 - 16 year olds.

Bluebirds Trust

Bluebirds Trust works to support disadvantaged groups in the local community and connect them through Barrow AFC. For example, we raise funds to provide match tickets for people who otherwise may not be able to afford attend a match. In the last few years this has extended to over a thousand people in the Furness Area. Organisations supported have included The Well Project, Furness Carers, Love Barrow, families whose children attend local primary schools.

Langdale Valley Association


Ford Park Community Group


In the urban heart of Ulverston, you will find Ford Park – 8 acres of beautiful green space with playing fields, playpark, a café, walled garden and volunteer programme.The result of an incredible level of effort and dedication from the Ford Park Community Group – a registered charity initially set up in 1998 to secure the future of the park for the local community.
Following a council announcement to sell Ford Park, the charity came together to rent the land and develop plans for its restoration, before eventually securing a loan from the Architectural Heritage Fund to buy Ford Park from the council in 2005.We are now debt free, working to secure a sustainable future – and continuing to offer so much more than just a park.

Lindal Moor Cricket Club


We provide opportunities to play cricket for men, women, boys and girls in Lindal and Low Furness

Cumbria Alcohol Drug Advisory Service


Cadas was established in 1980 and is a well-respected and registered charity. We have helped thousands of people and their families over the last 38 years offering holistic and strengths based approaches supporting individuals in recovery. Our approach is underpinned by the Asset-Based Community Development Model (ABCD). Our core service comprises of individual and group support, volunteering, peer mentoring and mutual aid via peer led support groups, programmes and workshops of educative and preventative initiatives.
Cadas offers a range of support primarily delivered by trained volunteers to enable people in recovery improve their emotional, physical and mental health.

The Eric Twiname Trust


The Trust was established in 1980 in memory of Eric Twiname, a renowned Cumbrian dinghy sailor, journalist and author. Eric started his sailing career at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. Its aims are to perpetuate Eric’s diverse sailing interests, principally those that arose out of his teaching and coaching of young dinghy sailors. To that effect its primary objective is for the provision of funding or equipment that will assist those in full-time education at schools and universities in the United Kingdom to sail or yacht race, the emphasis being directed towards youth. The trust has provided funding to Sailin Clubs throughout the Lake District.

Drop Zone Youth Projects


Drop Zone Youth Projects works with young people across the Furness area to realise their aspirations. We provide support, guidance and advice on all issues which affect young people.

Peace Hospice Care


Peace Hospice Care is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and families facing a life limiting illness by providing care and support in the setting of their choice.
We supported over 1,500 people last year
All our services are delivered free of charge to patients across Hertfordshire by a highly skilled team of specialists.
Peace Hospice Care provides a day service, inpatient care, hospice at home and supportive care including bereavement support. We also work with schools, colleges and care homes providing them with educational support.



Bliss is the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick.

Bliss champions the right for every baby born premature or sick to receive the best care. We achieve this by empowering families, influencing policy and practice, and enabling life-changing research.

Furness Lions Club


Our Motto is "WE SERVE".
We help the elderly, youth organisations, disabled and support the local hospital and hospice. In general terms we help people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Derian House Childrens Hopsice


Who we are
At Derian House we feel privileged to be counted as the friends of the many families we have cared for and supported since the hospice opened, as well as those to whom we continue to offer ongoing support. We know there will be countless others in the future who will need us to be there for them, to provide not only a high standard of specialist care for their child, but a reassuring framework of emotional support for them as a family.
Our ethos is to ensure that quality of life is enhanced for children and young people with life threatening conditions.
Each child’s condition is different and how each family copes is different. In supporting any child and the family everything is centred around their wishes, which are fully respected at all times.
Far from being a place of sorrow, Derian House is a place of love, laughter and respect. Everyone visiting remarks on the happy, welcoming atmosphere, and even at the worst time in their lives, parents speak of their gratitude for the safe haven that is Derian House.
In looking back over the past twenty three years, and all that has been achieved, we also look forward to the future and the fresh challenges it will bring. Whatever those challenges may be, we will continue to do our utmost in striving to meet the highest standards of care, and the needs of the many families who depend on Derian House for the care and support it provides for them and their children.

Jigsaw Cumbria s Children s Hospice


Jigsaw provides day to day care, support and activities to children and young people living with a life limiting illness. Our care is provided in a home from home setting and each young person’s care is personalised towards their own needs. Our ethos is to work in partnership with the children and young adults, their family, carers and other professional. We aim to maintain the children and young adult’s normal routine and make each stay as special and as enjoyable as possible.

Eden Valley Hospice


Eden Valley Hospice cares for adults from the Cumbria and South West Scotland area with life-limiting illnesses, especially cancer, but also other conditions such as motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, heart failure, chronic lung diseases, renal failure, multiple sclerosis and chronic neurological conditions. We strive to provide the highest standards of nursing and medical care, to sustain quality of life and dignity and to provide patients with relief from pain when they need it most.

To the families, friends and carers of our patients we extend the same loving support, help and counselling, as such illnesses affect whole families.

The Hospice operates as a 12 bedded adult in-patient unit as well as a day hospice. The Hospice helps its patients enjoy a better quality of life, often enabling them to do things which they thought had gone forever. It is a special place which is full of life, not just a place where people go to die: many benefit from day hospice care and others return home following a period as an in-patient or attend our out-patients clinics.

Adult in-patient services are available to individuals with complex problems associated with a life limiting illness. Our specialist services are delivered by a multi professional team including doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers, chaplains and therapists. Planned admissions include short term relief for carers and end of life care is supportive and sensitive to the needs of the patient and their loved ones.

The Day Hospice offers supportive care to people with living with a life threatening or life limiting illness. The surroundings are very relaxed and comfortable offering a choice of activities that are centered on wellbeing, companionship and support.

We provide an Outpatient Clinic which runs three times a week. This is an introduction to the palliative care service, symptom control, an alternative to admission, psychological support and a link with the Oncology service.

The Family Support Team is here to help and support our patients, their families and their carers. They can help manage the future challenges and help people feel more resilient and able to face the future with courage. We also offer help with a range of activities, including memory boxes, boxes of hugs and kisses and writing about the future.

Spiritual Care is provided by our chaplaincy team made up of a Chaplain and her team of volunteers. They are available to provide compassionate companionship to patients and families and to be a support in whatever way they may be asked.

Reiki Therapy is available to all Patients and Carers as a gentle therapy to aid relaxation, makes you feel at peace, reduce anxiety, relive stress and help boost the immune system. You start moving toward your unique physical, mental, and spiritual balance, and your body's own healing mechanisms begin to function more effectively.

By its very nature the care and support the Hospice provides is expensive. Raising the ongoing funds to sustain the service is a huge challenge given the geographic/catchment area of the Hospice and population from whom we have to draw funds. In 2015 we provided adult in patient care for 308 patients and 84 patients in day hospice.

The Hospice employs either full or part time 107 staff. In addition to this the Hospice benefits from the help of around 440 active volunteers who are involved in every aspect of the hospices operation. We estimate that we save approximately £400,000 yearly by having volunteers supporting our staff based on full time equivalent roles, but this figure can’t represent the level of commitment, empathy and dedication that we are gifted by each volunteer for the thousands of hours that they offer us year on year.

Cumbria Rungwe Community Link


Our aims & objectives

The Cumbria-Rungwe Community Link was established in 1987 with the aim of linking two rural communities from West Cumbria in the UK and the Rungwe district in Tanzania. Our principle objective is to promote awareness and understanding between what may appear to be two very different cultures. Through a process of experiencing something of each other’s lives we seek to promote friendship and a realisation of what people have in common.

The Cumbria-Rungwe community link is a unique charity based in West Cumbria. It was established in 1987 with the aim of linking our rural community with that of the rural community of Rungwe District in Tanzania. The idea was for both communities to share and understand both the similarities and differences of their respective cultures.

The Kepplewray Trust


The Kepplewray Centre is an inclusive residential outdoor activity centre that offers adventure for all. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience outdoor adventure no matter what their ability. We tailor activity sessions to the needs and abilities of the participants and offer accommodation in an accessible building on the edge of The Lake District National Park.

Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association


We are a charity dedicated to the training of dogs to search for lost people mainly in the mountain environment of the lake district.

Wildcats wheelchair sports club


Wildcats is a disability sports group that has been providing inclusive sports and activities for several years. Our current members are aged 4 to 30 and we actively encourage siblings, friends and parents to take part to break down barriers. It's all about fun, learning life skills, making friends and exercising whilst having a good time. We provide all equipment from wheelchairs to table tennis balls. It is solely run by volunteers.

The Pituitary Foundation


The Pituitary Foundation is a small rare disease charity.

The Pituitary Foundation is a national support and information organisation for pituitary patients, their families, friends and carers. We are the UK's leading charity providing support to people affected by disorders of the pituitary gland such as Acromegaly, Cushing's, Prolactinoma, Diabetes Insipidus and Hypopituitarism.

The Pituitary Foundation operates throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. We are a membership organisation and have in the region of 2,300 subscribed members. We are a relatively small charity, with ten members of staff and supporting our work we have a team of 100 volunteers across the country

Brathay Trust


At Brathay we know everyone has the capacity to do extraordinary things that can inspire and benefit others.
This drives our mission to improve the life chances of children, young people and families by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities.

Our charitable achievements are supported by the knowledge in our research hub and revenue from our people and organisation development consultancy along with our enterprising fundraising.
We work throughout the UK to inspire people and organisations to achieve and deliver results from our network of locations across the North of England including our inspiring Lake District base.
Our expert teams engage and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the Brathay effect, enthused by our belief in the transformational power of people working together.

Animal Refuge Furness


We have operated in the Barrow area for 40 years, Taking ALL the stray dogs that come into the council pound and finding them new homes.We also take in,care for and rehome stray and abandoned cats.We have a scheme to Trap, Neuter and release feral cats too.

shopmobility furness


We are a small local charity which hires wheelchairs and mobility scooters to day hirers and yearly members to promote independence and allow people access to shops doctors etc

Ulverston & District Disabled Club


the club has been running for 26 years and has grown into a good and friendly club. since i took over as secretary for the past 10 years plus my main aim is to get enough money from organizations such as yourselves to provide them with 6 free trips a year which has so far been successful. we meet every week and have tea & biscuits and a game of bingo.

The Bubble Foundation Uk


We support the work of the Children's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital, providing funds for toys, medical equipment, parents support and medical research.



The object of the Society is to educate the public in the dramatic and
operatic arts to further the development of public appreciation and
taste in the said arts (to assist and further such charitable
institutions and charitable purposes as the General committee shall from
time to time determine); and in furtherance of this object, but not
otherwise, the Society through its General Committee shall have the
following powers:

a) To promote plays, drama, comedies, operas, operettas and other
dramatic and operatic works of educative value.

b) To purchase, acquire and obtain interests in the copyright of or the
right to perform or show any such dramatic or operatic works.

c) To purchase or otherwise acquire plant, machinery, furniture,
fixtures, fittings, scenery and all other necessary effects.

d) To raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person
or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation and otherwise;
provided that the Society shall not undertake any permanent trading
activities in raising funds.

e) To do all such other things as shall further the objects of the

Pennington Nursery


Pennington Nursery has been providing nursery care in the Swarthmoor/Pennington/Ulverston area since 1993, mainly for children under statutory school age. It started off, many years before this as a parent and toddlers group in Pennington Reading Rooms. Over the years, due to increasing need and demand, we became a registered Charity, developed a board of Trustees and also became the provider of breakfast and after school clubs for Pennington Infants and Junior School. On average each week, we look after 20 – 2 year olds, 30 pre-school children and 50 children attending Afterschool and Breakfast Club, different children on different days. We are a vibrant and busy Nursery with great staff and a happy, caring atmosphere for local children and their families.



Little Acorns Under 5's - Kirkby


Little Acorns is a registered charity and is the only playgroup in the Kirkby-in-Furness area providing baby, toddler and pre-school activities for those under five years of age.

PSP Association


PSPA supports those living with PSP and CBD, two degenerative brain diseases that affects between 3,000 - possibly 10,000 poeple in the UK. We strive to create much-needed awareness plus raise sufficient funds to support the work we carry out such as research into treatments and possibly a cure, funding local support groups, and funding our helpline that offers emotional and practical support to those living with PSP and CBD and their families.

2nd Ulverston scout group


2nd Ulverston Scouts is a large and lively group run by volunteers. We provide indoor and outdoor activities, trips, camps and life skills for 6 to 14 year old girls and boys.

Dementia UK


Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses. We work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia. In providing the compassionate, expert support families need every step of the way, we help them to live more positively with dementia in the present; and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence, and less fear.

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Cri du Chat Syndrome Support Group


The Cri du Chat Syndrome Support Group was founded in the mid 1980s by Ann Wilson, a parent of a child with Cri du Chat Syndrome, after discovering there was no support group specifically for this syndrome.

A steering group was formed in 1991, and the group became a registered charity (#1044942) in 1993.

The support group is made up of families and relatives of those with CdCS, as well as research members who have expressed an interest in this condition. However, the group is open to anyone with an interest or need, whether in the UK or abroad.

The group provides information, advice and support through its Clinical Advisory Group, formed by members of the committee and outside professionals.

We receive no government funding and are funded by individual and corporate donations as well as fundraising activities.

Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness


The Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness supports the work of St Paul’s Eye Unit. We fund research into new treatments and preventative technologies that can and do change the lives of millions of people around the world, both young and old, who are affected by sight loss.

Bay Hospitals Charity


Bay Hospitals Charity - we fund over and above NHS funding. We improve the hospital environment, support clinical teams and ensure our patients receive the best possible treatment and care. We are here to support you, your family, friends and neighbours from the cradle to the grave and at every stage in between.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity


Our Charity exists to enhance the experience of the 240,000 children cared for by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital each and every year.

Our aims are very straightforward: to support excellence in the treatment, research and care that we provide to our young patients, now and always. We aim to make a real difference to the children and young people in our care by ensuring they continue to receive the highest quality treatment in the highest quality facilities.

We do this by focusing our fundraising efforts on three key areas, namely treatment, research and care. These can include the purchase of specialist equipment to diagnose and provide treatment of our young patients more quickly and easily, creating as child-friendly an environment as possible and funding pioneering medical research to increase our understanding of children’s illnesses and the optimum way to treat them.

People and organisations from across the country are already active supporters of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. Our supporters include thousands of individuals, businesses and community organisations, each making their own unique contribution to make life better for the hospital’s patients and their families.

The Christie charity


The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds. Gifts from the public make a huge difference to the care and treatment that The Christie is able to provide to our patients and their families.

PCD Family Support Group


The PCD Family Support Group was formed in 1991 to:
Provide support to patients and their carers who have, or are suspected of having, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) - a rare genetic lung disease
Bring PCD to the attention of medics who may come across PCD and continue to provide an up to date information service for them and the general public
To promote research to aid diagnosis and treatment of patients with PCD
Support the NHS and other bodies to ensure patients have access to diagnostic services and on-going care
Fundraise to support the above activities

We are a registered charity which is run by a committee of volunteer trustees. We are also supported by the PCD Medical Board which is a group of clinicians with an interest in PCD. This group is chaired on a rotational basis by Professor Andy Bush, Professor Chris O’Callaghan , Professor Claire Hogg and Professor Jane Lucas.

Old Hutton Home School Association


Old Hutton Home School Association (or PTA) is made up of a committee of parents, teachers and friends of Old Hutton C of E School, just outside Kendal. We like to put the "fun" in fundraising, with cake stalls, movie nights and secret gift stalls, in order to contribute towards school trip transport costs, the annual Christmas party, and other fun things not covered by the school budget.

Cardiac Risk in the Young


Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is the UK charity that supports those affected by conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death. CRY provides bereavement support and funds fast -track expert pathology investigations at the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology. CRY raises awareness of signs and symptoms of cardiac conditions and supports young people diagnosed with life-threatening conditions through the myheart Network. CRY funds medical research and operates a nationwide cardiac screening programme for any person between the age of 14 and 35. CRY funds fast -track expert medical services at the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology.

Furness Homeless Support Group


Furness Homeless Support Group is a local charity which originally began as a Christmas Shelter in 1989. We soon realised that the need was prevalent all year round and have gradually grown through the years to incorporate the facilities we now have. Our project now comprises of a day centre, 9 units of short term supported accommodation, a 1 bed flat, a 2 bed house and a 3 bed house for those in need of continues support. Our day centre is open to anyone who wishes company or to partake in a low cost quality meal. We house individuals who have found themselves homeless who require support to enable them to ultimately move on to sustain their own tenancy. People come to us with multiple issues including mental health, learning difficulties, substance misuse. The support we provide includes areas such as budgeting, debt reduction, living skills, accessing health care, cooking and planning healthy meals on a budget, liaising with specialised agencies regarding alcohol/drug use, mental health services, debt, volunteering etc.

Blue Skies Hospitals Fund


We are the registered charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We aim to enrich the care and treatment provided to our patients. This is done by nurturing the delivery of the latest technology, the most effective staff training and development and the highest standard of care


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LUPUS UK is the only National Registered charity supporting people with Lupus, supporting research projects and welfare fund.

Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind


Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind is the lead provider of support for visually impaired people in the South West area of Cumbria. It has operated since 1923 and runs a successful residential home, the Vision Support Centre and sustainably provides home visits within the community.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity


The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for patients and research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

By choosing to support our charity, you will help us to transform cancer care for people right here in our area. Last year, work began on building Liverpool's first cancer hospital in the heart of the city, backed by our £15m appeal, which will also ensure significant investment in our Wirral site.

Anchor Trust Seymour Court


Anchor Trust Seymour Court provides sheltered retirement housing in Barrow in Furness, and supports residents in leading a more active independent living with social activities.

Emmanuel Christian Centre


We are an active local charity involved with a number of community based projects. We currently run the Meals on Wheels service for Ulverston and surrounding area since the council scrapped the service. We provide a free meals service in the community to people in need such as illness or bereavement. We also organise other events in the year for the elderly. Every year we hold a free community Christmas Day lunch for anybody in the area. We run cookery courses for the vulnerable or people struggling to manage their finances. In addition, we hold regular youth meetings and events. We also run a weekly parent and toddler group.

11th Barrow The Beacon Scout Group


11th Barrow Scout Group, with over 50 children, comprising of Beavers, Cubs & Scouts of ages 6 - 15, and adult leaders.

Sedbergh Playgroup


We run a Playgroup for 2,3 and 4 Year old children

When You Wish Upon A Star


The charity grants wishes for children with life threatening and terminal illnesses. These range from family holidays, meeting celebrities, and of course, seeing the real Santa!

Teenage Cancer Trust


Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen.

Dystonia Society Furness & South Lakes Group


Moorside Primary School PTA (MOORFS)


Raising money to support our school and our children

Coniston C E Primary School Home School Association


We are a group of parents, school staff and school friends who raise money to pay for outings or resources to enrich pupils' lives either in school or during after school activities. The money raised ensures that costs to parents are kept to an affordable level and also we can provide school with resources that they are not able to afford from their very tight education budgets.

Barrow Community Basketball and Sports Association Ltd


Barrow Community Basketball and Sports Association Ltd provides basketball coaching and playing opportunities to boys and girls from school year 1. We also provide the same service for men and women. We organise and deliver school basketball leagues during the season including primary, senior and college teams. We are the home to Barrow Thorns basketball club which again provides coaching and playing opportunities to both junior and senior age groups. The club teams play in National Leagues all over the Country.

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide


Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. In 2016, 1,666 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.
We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Together we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented.
We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.
Here are some of our core beliefs:
PAPYRUS believes that many young suicides are preventable
PAPYRUS believes that no young person should suffer alone with thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
PAPYRUS believes that no one should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide
PAPYRUS believes that everyone can play a role in preventing young suicide

Bowel Cancer UK


Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK but it shouldn't be. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. As the UK's leading bowel cancer charity, we're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.

For more information on how we can support you every step of the way, please visit our website at, contact the Events team on 020 7940 1769 or email

Tomorrow can't wait. Join our team and help us stop people dying of bowel cancer today.

Furness Group Riding for the Disabled


We provide horse-riding opportunities to disabled children in the Furness area. We are based at Seaview Riding School on Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness and offer riding to 18 children each Wednesday morning from 2 special schools and 4 mainstream schools during school term time (24 sessions per annum). We also offer riding to an additional 18 children on a Thursday evening when they come along with their parents/guardians, but because of the dark nights and cold weather we are only able to offer 18 sessions per annum. We also take 5 riders from either George Hastwell or Sandside Special Schools each year to the Clwyd Special Riding Centre in Northern Wales for a 5 day holiday.

Over The Wall


Over The Wall is a national charity providing free Therapeutic Recreation camps for children aged 8-17 across the UK whose lives have been affected by serious illness, as well as their siblings and families.

Our residential activity camps boost the children’s confidence, giving them access to a range of activities, whilst making friends and building up a support network with other children who have been denied the right to a healthy and care-free childhood.

“I have been searching for so long for the therapeutic, fun environment you offered my son. He has come home Calm, relaxed and happy. His self-esteem has grown beyond belief.” - Camper Parent

North West Air Ambulance Charity


A huge thank you for choosing to raise money for your North West Air Ambulance Charity.

In a split second unexpected things can happen that will change your life forever. It is in these moments that our crew of pilots and HEMS paramedics and doctors will be at the right place at the right time delivering vital pre-hospital care to the patient, reducing the risk of long term injury and saving lives.

Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service, your North West Air Ambulance Charity would not be here without you.

Our lifesaving service is funded by the generosity of people like you through donations, fundraising activity, lottery membership and through our network of retail outlets.

As a charity we need to raise more than £8 million each year to stay operational.
• £9 could fund one minute of a North West Air Ambulance mission.
• £250 could supply a primary response bag that carries the drugs and medical equipment our medical team needs to treat patients in major trauma incidents.
• £2000 could fund a year's supply of foil medical blankets, designed to retain body heat for patients in shock.
• £13,500 could fuel one of our aircraft for a month.

Welcome to Team NWAA, together we can make a lifesaving difference to people across the North West.

Kids Out South Cumbria


Kids Out was formed over 25 years ago to help under privileged children. The help is usually in the form of a special day out. Assistance is provided through Local Rotary Clubs who raise the funding. On 18 June 2018 80 children & helpers will visit South Lakes Safari Zoo at Dalton in Furness.
Your assistance for £800 would be appreciated.

Dalton Community Association


DCA is dedicated to provide services to the community of Dalton and the surrounding areas .These services are provided in Dalton Community Centre , DCA raises funds to maintain and run the centre . Groups that use the Centre include Age Uk, Dalton Youth , and Jack & Jill Playgroup. It is the only community venue in Dalton area capable of housing all these groups

Alzheimer's Research UK


Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The charity powers world class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner. Its scientists’ groundbreaking work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure.
In the UK more than 850,000 people are currently living with dementia. Worldwide the figure stands at more than 44 million.
There are currently no treatments to stop the diseases that cause dementia. While some treatments can help people to live with their symptoms a little better, there are no treatments that slow or stop diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is leading the fightback by supporting dementia research projects worth more than £33 million in leading universities across the UK.

St John Ambulance


Our vision
Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.
Our mission:
Is to:
• provide an effective and efficient charitable first aid service to local communities
• provide training and products to satisfy first aid and related health and safety needs for all of society
• encourage personal development for people of all ages, through training and by volunteering within our organisation.

Barrow Citizens Advice Bureau


Our aims are to to provide free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information for the benefit of the local community, and to ensure individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge or an inability to express their needs effectively
* to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services
Barrow Citizens Advice values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening genetic condition that slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity fighting for a life unlimited, when everyone living with CF can look forward to a long, healthy life.

Freedom Wizard

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Freedom Wizard enables those with limited mobility access to the Cumbrian fells. We use our small fleet of all terrain wheelchairs and guide our guests to places a standard wheelchair is unable to reach.
To date we have guided 160+ guests to the summits of Skiddaw, Blencathra, Sale name but a few.
The impact is has had on our guests, their family and friends has been incredible.
Our future is exciting whilst our work continues to be rewarding.

Copeland Citizens Advice Bureau


Citizens Advice Copeland - The aim of our service is to provide the advice and support people need to deal with the problems they face. We are an independent charity who provide a free, independent and confidential service across the borough of Copeland. A team of 12 paid staff and 40 volunteers deliver advice services on issues including debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment, energy, relationship and family problems.

Vision Aid Overseas


making essential walk in available eye care to remote and deprived countries



Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Our programmes allow Members and their families to face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self-belief.
We work tirelessly for our Members when the conflicts that have affected their lives are no longer a focal point in the nation’s media. Since 1932, we have been the only national Service charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives. Our Members range from the youngest amputee veterans to those who fought in WWII.

Cancer Research UK


Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve already saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Every year more people in the UK die from cancer than any other disease and sadly, 1 in 2 people develop cancer at some point in their lives.
Over the last forty years survival rates have doubled, which means two in four people are living for 10 years or more after being diagnosed. We hope to accelerate progress and see three quarters of patients surviving 10 years or more in the next 20 years.
We take our learning’s from the lab right to the patient’s bedside and work to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer – so at Cancer Research UK we really are tackling cancer on every front. What’s more, we are the only charity with the knowledge and expertise to tackle all 200 types of cancer.

Bay Search and Rescue


Meningitis Research Foundation




We fly three air ambulance helicopters across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. We bring pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene, rescuing hundreds of severely injured or ill patients every year.



Brake has been operating for over 20 year to help stop road deaths.

South Lakeland Hydrotherapy Trust


Our charity supports the health and well-being of local communities through the provision of hydrotherapy services at Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool in Kendal. The Pool caters for people from across our region with short term needs (e.g. recovering from accidents or surgery) as well as those with long-term disabilities, providing a valuable service in what is recognised as a centre of excellence in this field.

Barrow Romania Action Group


Providing humanitarian aid to the Antonio Orphanage in Romania.

Manna House


Manna House provides help and support for those in housing need including those who are homeless or vulnerably housed in South Lakeland.

Citizens Advice Allerdale


Citizens Advice Allerdale provide free, independent, impartial and confidential advice on a wide range of areas including debt, benefits, employment, housing, relationships, consumer issues and many other problems.

We are an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.

We are made up of a number of paid staff and volunteers and between us we are able to fulfil our aims and principles, which are:

To ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge on their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively.

And equally to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services both locally and nationally.

Action for Children


Our children's centres in Barrow aim to provide a range of quality services for children and their families. We offer support and advice to disadvantaged children esp under 5's. We know that parents are fundamental in all aspects of their child's development and sometimes all they need is some extra support to get them started or on track again. We offer the timely and tailored support which can make all the difference . The local community we serve has some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country, so it can sometimes be a challenge to provide our services to all who need them

The Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team


Mountain search and rescue team covering south west Cumbria; including, mountains, fells, rural, urban and coastal (shore side only) areas; 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

RUMIC Foundation Trust


We support young persons in South Cumbria by making donations for specialist treatment, special equipment etc. We also run a fleet of minibuses that are used by schools to enable youngsters to have the opportunity to take part in trips and get to school in the first place.

Epilepsy Research UK


Epilepsy Research UK supports ground-breaking independent research into the causes, treatment and prevention of epilepsy to help transform the lives of the 1 in 103 people living with epilepsy in the UK today.

Grace House


Grace House offers specialist short break care to children and young people aged 5-18 living in the North East, who have a complex physical disability, health needs or life limiting condition. Children and young people come and stay with us for planned, regular mini-breaks, enabling them to have fun and spend time with their friends, in a home from home environment that can meet all their needs. The children have the time of their lives while their parents or carers have a break from caring. We offer regular activities including cooking sessions, trips out, gardening and sensory play.

We also support parents and carers through our One Place, Your Space project. We offer counselling services both for parents and children with disabilities and we will soon be introducing a sibling counselling service as well. Parents can access one hour of holistic therapy a month, reiki, massage or aromatherapy allowing them to relax and have some time for them probably for the only time in the month. There are also regular peer to peer groups available for support.

The Alkaptonuria Society


Alkaptonuria, also known as AKU or Black Bone Disease, is an extremely rare genetic condition, which can cause significant damage to the bones, cartilage and tissues of those affected. AKU normally only affects one in every 250,000 people worldwide. AKU is a recessive condition that is caused by a mutation of one chromosome, this means that if two people carry the faulty gene, their child still only has a 25% chance of developing AKU.

It causes a build-up of toxic acid in the body that eats away at the patient's bones, cartilage and tissue, turning them black and brittle – a process called ochronosis. This leads to a variety of life-changing disabilities. Patients develop early onset osteoarthritis, which leads to joint replacements and extreme pain.

Ulverston Inshore Rescue


To provide an effective Rescue Service for any human,animal or boat in peril on the sea or sands of Morecambe Bay. To search for missing persons. To provide emergency support for events. To assist emergency services as requested to do so. To help residents in times of flooding.

Ataxia UK


We fund and promote research with the aim of bringing about treatments and a cure for ataxia by 2020. We want a cure for this generation. Until this is achieved, we will do all that we can to provide support services to the families and carers of people with ataxia to enable those with the condition to have the highest possible quality of life.

Haverigg Cricket Club


We are a village Cricket Club with over 150 social members and around 100 spectators during the season each Saturday and at Cup matches on Sundays. We have an active Junior Section with trained volunteers. Our Club remains committed to being a voluntary organisation with a strong Community focus. We strive for continual improvement of our facilities and aim to offer the best opportunities to all. We are an important social and recreational venue for the village and we encourage the community to attend games and events, promoting closer bonds.

Doris Banham Dog Rescue


We save the lives and rehome lost and abandoned dogs due to die in council pounds because they have not been reclaimed by their owners or received any offers from other rescues. We take dogs regardless of age, breed or veterinary condition. We have rescued over 15,000 to date. 100% of donations spent on the dogs, all unpaid volunteers, on call 365 days per year.

Tyume Valley Schools Development Association


TVSDA is a small educational charity which has been working in the Ciskei - one of the old apartheid-era 'homelands' in SA for 14 years. All our funds are spent in SA; visiting volunteers and committee members pay their own expenses. We run English and IT courses for the 30 small schools and twice yearly residential study camps for primary school children and school leavers. We believe we are making progress on improving school certificate results and increasing opportunities for youngsters in this remote area, burdened with high HIV, TB and poverty rates, with few job opportunities and minimal public services.

Walney Community Trust


We provide facilities and activities for recreational community and leisure occupation in the interest of social welfare for people who have need by reason of their youth, age, or social and economic circumstances, with the object of improving their conditions of life on Walney in Barrow in Furness. To relieve people who are in conditions of hardship, struggling with addictions, family breakdown, youth pressures, or who are aged or sick, to relieve the distress caused

The Daisy Garland


The Daisy Garland is a family-run, national Children's charity working exclusively for children with drug resistant epilepsy. It was set up in September 2004 in memory of our daughter, Daisy, who died in her sleep from SUDEP (sudden unexpected Death in epilepsy patients) when she was 6 years old. We provide active support to some of the 18,000 children in the UK suffering from drug resistant epilepsy and their families. Our two main projects are to fund specially trained Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitians to work within NHS hospitals successfully treating children with drug resistant epilepsy. We also provide grants for night-time breathing monitors for use in the home keeping children with epilepsy safe at night while they sleep. For more information about the vital work that we do please visit our website at

SMA Support UK


SMA Support UK is the only charity providing emotional and practical support to families and individuals affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy across the UK. We also fund research into treatments and an eventual cure.

Blackwell Sailing


Started as a small project for people with learning disabilities in 1993. Moved to our present site in 2003 nearer to Bowness and now provide sailing (and a few other activities) for both adults and children who live in Cumbria with a broad range of ability. We operate non-commercially with a large team of volunteers.

Mill Lane PCA


We are a Parent Carer Association offering support and advice to other parent carers and financial support to Mill Lane Day Opportunities for over 30 years which is a day service offering a variety of opportunities to adults with moderate to profound learning disabilities. Our financial support has enabled the development of outside activity areas, a soft play area and a sensory room. We also provide support in areas such as funding actors and musicians to perform within the building to allow those with more profound needs to access entertainment within an accessible environment. We aim to offer to provide help, support and advice to parents, carers and adults with learning disabilities within the Furness and wider area.

The Birchall Trust


The Birchall Trust provides counselling to survivors of rape and sexual abuse in South Cumbria and North Lancashire enabling them to overcome the effects of sexual trauma. The support we provide is mainly therapeutic support in the form of one-to-one counselling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse is South Cumbria and North Lancashire. The service is available for male and female adults and children, families and friends are also supported through one-to-one counselling and guidance on how best to support their loved ones, where appropriate. The organisation aims to provide education about the effects of sexual abuse and works to prevent this crime within the community.

Special Kids in the UK


Special Kids in the UK is a charity for families who have a child of any age with special needs.

Families who have children and young people with special needs often deal with similar challenges. They may have concerns about education, services, therapies, respite and other issues directly related to their child. Special Kids in the UK aim is to bring families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another.

Maryport Rescue


Maryport Rescue was formed in1978 following the tragic loss of 3 local men who went fishing in the Solway Firth on a small boat and never returned .over the years we have grown and developed into the service we have today ,we offer a 24/7 emergency lifeboat service ,swift water flood rescue and Search and rescue team available when called by HM Coastguard ,Cumbria Constabulary ,Cumbria Fire and Rescue .

Churches Together in Grange-over-Sands and District Youth Trust



Furness Carers


Furness Carers is the only generic Carers organisation within the Furness area which supports unpaid Carers. Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. We support all Carers both Adults 18+ and Young Carers 5-18 year old.

Furness Young Carers


We support young carers aged 5-18. A young carer supports someone at home who has an illness or disability. The care provided can range from emotional support through to personal care e.g. help with bathing.

Crohn's and Colitis UK


We’re the UK’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Founded as a patients’ association in 1979, we now have 35,000 members across the UK.

These aren’t just people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – our members also include their families and friends, health professionals and others who support our work. They’ve helped us set up 50 Local Networks across the nation. These arrange educational meetings, generate publicity and organise fundraising.

We work to make life better for the 300,000 people in the UK with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of IBD.

Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust


Sunbeams is a Community Music Charity in Cumbria for people with disabilities of all ages. The Charity was founded in 1992 by Cumbrian born Harpist and Singer Annie Mawson MBE. Every month Sunbeams delivers over 100 live Community Music sessions in Music For Life® and Music For Dignity® Programmes to 1,458 disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages in 52 different venues across the County of Cumbria and at their new bespoke Centre outside Penrith. Sunbeams is reliant upon donations, fundraising and grants to keep the charity going and in order to provide their services free of charge .

Lowick Community Hall


Provide affordable bookings for classes, meetings and events. Main base at Lowick bridge for K2B on day of walk.

CancerCare North Lancashire & South Lakeland


CancerCare is a unique independent charity dedicated to helping families and individuals in North Lancashire and South Cumbria who are affected by cancer and other potentially life-limiting conditions.

Delivered by qualified and experienced staff, CancerCare’s wide range of free professional therapy services are designed to help individuals and their families come to terms with and manage the challenges of a serious health condition. Services include counselling, hypnotherapy, Alexander Technique, aromatherapy massage, group activities, support groups and a Children and Young People’s Service.

With 35 years of experience, CancerCare helped more than 30,000 local people affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions.

CancerCare has three dedicated centres based in Barrow (the Furness Centre at the Trinity Church Centre on Warwick Road), Kendal (The Lakes Centre on Blackhall Road) and in Lancaster (Slynedales on Slyne Road) and also provides outreach services in local hospitals and community outlets including Furness General and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

All CancerCare services are provided free of charge. This is only possible through fundraising and generous donations from local people and businesses.

SAFA CUMBRIA - Self Harm Awareness for all Cumbria


We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of individuals who self harm and to those who support them. Our primary goal is to empower the individual to take responsibility for their own lives by offering counselling and trusting support.
Also we seek to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with self harm by creating greater awareness through training and education.

Steve Prescott Foundation


The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is the legacy of former professional rugby league player Steve Prescott MBE who passed away in 2013. The SPF supports The Christie, The Rugby League Benevolent Fund and The SPF Special causes fund. The SPF fund allows those hospitals, researchers and surgeons who deal in Pseudomyxoma related conditions and multi visceral transplantation to apply for grants to the Trustees of the SPF who will ensure that the money will have a direct and significant effect on people's lives. The donations we receive really do make a difference to people’s lives.

Coniston Sports and Social Centre


To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Coniston and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interest of social welfare and with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said inhabitants.

CFM Cash for Kids


Every year we raise thousands of pounds to support local children who suffer abuse or neglect, are disabled and have special needs or who simply need extra care or guidance. CFM Cash for Kids distribute money to registered charities, to individuals to pay for specialist equipment, to sports organisations and to specialist projects for schools & playgroups; Projects must be for the benefit of young people under the age of 18; who are disabled and have special needs or who come from underprivileged backgrounds.
Every penny raised, stays locally in Cumbria and South West Scotland to help thousands of children in our communities each year.

Ulverston Mind


Mind in West Cumbria


We're Mind in West Cumbria; your local Mind Charity. We believe that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're on your doorstep, on the end of a phone or online. We'll listen, give you support, advice and fight your corner.

From our office base in Workington, we offer a variety of services to support the local residents suffering from mental health issues.

Rainbow House Cumbria


We are a local charity that helps children with Cerebral Palsy and other brain related injuries to access Conductive Education therapy on the Cumbria area. This therapy provides them with essential skills to lead more active, independent and fulfilled lives.

The Brickworks


We work in partnership with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan to provide scholarships to young people so that they can train as clinical officers, nurses, midwives, teachers and pastors. We help fund Primary Health care services and help to improve primary education by constructing new school classrooms.

Dravet Syndrome UK


Dravet Syndrome UK is an independent UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Dravet syndrome through support, education and medical research.

The Rotary Club of Furness Charitable Trust

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The Rotary Club of Furness raises money through various fund raising activities, Street /Shop Collections ,Concerts, Raffles ,The Tour d Furness Bike Ride, Marshalling at events , etc, and then distributes it within the community by supporting local charities, projects and other needy causes .As part of a national and international organisation our charity work reaches across the globe

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre


Animal rescue and conservation charity, with lots of our volunteers having special needs of various sorts.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation


Over 8,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year
in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Effective treatment remains a priority within the NHS but it is expensive and there is little left over for non-essential items and facilities that may make all the difference to a patient's experience of the treatment process.

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation exists to provide those
‘extras’ wherever possible in both the Rosemere Cancer
Centre and the local Cancer Units across the region.

Wherever you live, you can be sure that by supporting
the Rosemere Cancer Foundation you will be helping to make a real difference to cancer patients in your local area.

Unique Kidz and Co


Unique Kidz & Co, founded in 2009 by two mums, is an OFSTED registered childcare service for disabled children, young adults and their families. Unable to find suitable childcare for their own disabled children, Jane & Denise created the charity which originally provided afterschool and holiday clubs for children aged 5-18. The charity has now extended it's services to include '4Ever Unique', which provides daytime support for young adults aged 16-25 and runs from its own building in Morecambe.
It is our mission to provide children with disabilities with the same opportunities as other children in a fun, friendly and stimulating environment.

Bluebell Foundation


The loss of a pregnancy, death of a baby, infant or child, or the struggle to conceive can have a real impact on the families involved.
The Bluebell Foundation provides support for people experiencing grief associated with loss during pregnancy, death of a baby, child or young person, those with fertility issues and families where a child has life-limiting or life-threatening illness.
We also provide support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are grieving through the death or anticipated death of someone important to them.
We hope to enable families to begin to understand their grief. We cannot replace the life lost but we can try to help people cope with the loss.
The Bluebell Foundation was formed in 2007 by a group of people who have been through a similar or the same experiences. They felt setting up this charity would help people through such a traumatic time, and help them talk to other people who have suffered the same or similar loss.
Bluebell provide support to families and individuals when they are ready. You do not need to wait a set amount of time. We are available for you when you feel the time is right



OutdoorLads runs a range of sociable outdoor activities for gay, bi men and trans guys right across the UK and further afield - activity based things like hiking, climbing, camping, biking, canoeing, scrambling, running and sailing. as well as purely social events.

We have three dedicated members of staff running our office, but it's important to recognise that everything else we do is done by one of our many, amazing volunteers.

Friendly and welcoming:
Our events are friendly and typically people get stuck in to make sure we all have a good time. The event leader will know who is on their first event and will make a special effort to make you feel welcome.

Experienced, or novice, it doesn't matter:
Whether you already have outdoors experience or want to try something new, whether you want to get fitter or just want to 'get out more', sign up for your first OutdoorLads event.

You’ll have a great time with friendly guys who all have a shared love of the outdoors.

The Royal Marines Charity


The Royal Marines Charity is the Corps Charity. Chosen by Royal Marines and here to support Royal Marines and their families. It has among the widest purposes of any service charity in that it looks after both serving and retired Royal Marines, and their dependents – this converts into some 125,000 potential beneficiaries.

Ryan Stanford Appeal


In August 2009, Ryan aged 1 year old from Lancaster was diagnosed with a terminal illness called Alper’s Syndrome. Ryan sadly passed away aged 6 years 10 months on 23rd June 2015.

Alper’s Syndrome is a genetic disorder which affects both the brain and the liver. It causes progressive loss of developmental milestones and severe epilepsy. This terminal illness is extremely rare and little information is known about it.

Ryan suffered from uncontrollable seizures, was fed directly into his stomach, had extremely low muscle tone and could not support his own head or make any controlled movement himself.

The Ryan Stanford Appeal is raising money to fund research specifically on Alper’s Syndrome in the hope that cures or treatment can be sought.

College House Day Nursery


We are a charitable ran nursery and we have been open now for 8 years. Our aim is to provide a high standard of care and education for children aged between 3 months and 10 years. Our nursery is staffed with highly qualified and permitted staff who support the children to meet there full potential though individual planning, based on individual interests and needs. We are trained to support children who have Special Educational Needs including medical needs. We work closely with families and able to offer extra support where needed, for example, parental support, children in need of safeguarding, and for those on a low income we provide places for children who are entitled to the 2 year old educational grant. We continuously strive to develop the nursery further and seek new resources to enhance the nursery environment.

Multiple Sclerosis Society


We’re the MS Society – since 1953, a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers.

We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between.

And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone.

Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

Furness Multiple Sclerosis Society


The Multiple Sclerosis Society Furness Group offers completely free of charge therapies to all of it's members living in the Furness area. These therapies are; Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Chiropody, Reflexology and Counselling. We have a 24 hour support line which is manned by volunteers and we run social outigs for those who are less able to get out and about.

Sarcoma UK


Sarcoma UK is a national charity that funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by sarcoma cancer and campaigns for better treatments. It is the only cancer charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma.

Our mission is to ensure everyone affected by sarcoma receives the best treatment, care, information and support available and to create the treatments of the future.

Moorfields Eye Charity


At Moorfields Eye Charity, we believe that we can help bring new treatments to patients with eye diseases faster than ever before. By raising funds for the crucial research, education and patient care at Moorfields Eye Hospital and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we are able to help ensure that they remain at the forefront of ophthalmic care and research.

Moorfields Eye Charity is the main fundraising and grant-making charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Morecambe Bay Renal Patients Association


The charity supports patients and their families with renal disease ranging from pre-dialysis, through the various dialysis options, through possible kidney transplant and beyond. Our area covers most of Morecambe Bay and especially South Cumbria and North Lancashire.

South Lakeland Mind


We provide counselling (indoor and outdoor) , peer support (individual and group) and massage for relaxation therapy to anyone who is living with mental health problems.

Mind in Furness


Our vision is to work proactively and in partnership with statutory and other organisations and individuals:

to promote mental health and to improve the quality of life for people suffering from, or with the potential to suffer from, mental distress by providing and encouraging user-led activities and services and
to increase awareness of those issues through education and a strong, positive presence in the local community.

Narcolepsy UK


Narcolepsy is a rare neurological condition that affects the brain's ability to regulate the normal sleep-wake cycle. Narcolepsy is estimated to affect about 1 person in 2,500. That means that in the UK there are approximately 30,000 people who have narcolepsy, though it is believed that the majority have not been diagnosed.

Normal sleep takes the form of a regular pattern of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and non-REM stages. During a fully night's sleep, every 90 minutes or so a normal sleeper experiences several minutes of REM sleep, during which dreaming occurs, before switching back to non-REM sleep.

Westmorland Red Squirrels


Red squirrel conservation in SE Cumbria, including removing threats to their survival and public education in the need for urgent action to prevent their extinction.

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