Results of our 2023 photo competition are now available at Congratulations to our 4 winners.



What a fab evening at 2023's awards night, thanks to everyone who attended and all the charities and good causes that shared how the money given away this year will be used to help our communities.


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.

Charity Namesort descending Charity Number Biography

Our aim is to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) by supporting local sporting activities, events and teams in memory of our dear friend Peter Fell.
FellysFund was created to raise money for Felly to support him and his family when he was diagnosed with MND. Sadly, in August 2019, aged 58, Felly lost his fight with this horrendous disease.

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.

1st Dalton Guides


We are a local group for girls age 10+ empowering them to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today, through adventure, friendship and fun.
We are part of the leading charity for girls with nearly half a million members world wide

1st Duddon Scout Group


Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills. Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. We go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling, canoeing, work as a team and take on new challenges.

We follow the rules of the scout association as set out in

1st Duddon Scout Group was founded in 1917 and was the second Scout Group formed in the Area then known as 2nd Barrow. It later became 1st Duddon (Dalton Church) and most recently after merging with the Methodist Scout Group in Dalton is now the only Scout Group in the town. We take both boys and girls and currently have 54 young people as members in the Scout Group (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) and 18 Adult volunteers plus some parent helpers.

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

2nd Ireleth with Askam Rainbows


We are a rainbow unit based in Askam in Furness, we provide activities and adventures for girls aged 4-7 in our area, we encourage the girls to be adventurous, work together and independently and learn new things about the world around them. We offer them a safe space to come to each week where they can express themselves and be welcome.

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.

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.

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.

A Stitch Different CIC

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

Abbeyfield Barrow in Furness Society Ltd


We are sheltered housing providing accommodation for 11 elderly residents, the Barrow Society was established 50 years ago and has been used by the local community continually over these years, residents have an en suit room and are provided with all meals and have a 24/ 7 on call support system.

Achieve, Change and Engagement (ACE)


ACE provides young people (10-25) with emotional health and well-being support in Lancaster, Morecambe, Fylde and Wyre. We provided 1-2-1 counselling and therapy to improve young people's mental health.

Advantage! Barrow Raiders Community Foundation


Advantage! is a registered charity. We aim to develop sport, health and well-being for all age groups and ability levels in Barrow and the South Lakes area.

Alder Hey Children's Charity


Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is the busiest children’s hospital in the UK caring for over 275,000 young patients each year. Alder Hey is a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease and a National Centre for head and facial surgery, we are one of only four centres nationally to provide epilepsy surgery and one of two accredited major trauma units for children in the North West – our A & E department treats nearly 60,000 children every year. We are here for every child every day, providing remarkable care with excellence and dedication.

In October 2015 we moved into our brand new world class hospital, Alder Hey in the Park, the only hospital in Europe built entirely in a park.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds to support the hospital’s pioneering work and aims to improve the quality of life for not only the young people we see each year, but through innovations and research into childhood diseases, the quality of life for children in hospitals across the world.
Every donation we receive enables us to achieve that little bit more from buying vital equipment to building a better environment and providing facilities for families – your support means the world to us, thank you.

Alice's Escapes


Alice's Escapes offers holidays in the South Lakes for families with terminally and seriously-ill children, as well as bereavement breaks for those who have suffered the tragic loss of a child.
Given a terminal prognosis at just fourteen-years-old, Alice's dream was to provide a break from hospital - an escape where families could simply enjoy being together.
Alice selflessly chose to dedicate her remaining time to good causes and her drive and determination was rewarded in April 2012, when Alice's Escapes became a reality. With three holiday lodges, one fully-adapted for disabled guests, our breaks are provided free-of-charge and include attractions and a comprehensive grocery pack.
Sadly, Alice lost her courageous battle in 2013, but her family and friends remain committed to continuing her incredible legacy.
We now also offer bereavement breaks for those who have sadly lost a child.
• Grit ... Courage ... Determination •

Alzheimers Society


The Alzheimer's Society offer a range of knowledge and information service relevant for both staff and people affected by Dementia. We help someone with dementia to do the things they love and understand their diagnosis. We help support their families and carers, and provide information and support for any form of dementia through our publications, helpline and website. We campaign for a better quality of life for people with dementia and a greater understanding of dementia. We are united against dementia.

Andrew Grene Foundation


The Andrew Grene Foundation’s mission is to give the people of Haiti the resources to develop themselves through education and microfinance at The Andrew Grene High School in Cité Soleil and our microfinance projects in rural Haiti.

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.

Animal Rescue Cumbria


From humble beginnings in 1972 Animal Rescue Cumbria has grown and these days is a well-established rescue which takes in and rehomes over 300 dogs, cats and kittens every year.
The animals we take in are unwanted or lost and homeless. We provide a secure and caring environment and help all our animals adapt and find permanent, loving new homes. We also provide support and guidance for pet owners and do educational work to increase awareness of the responsibility we all have towards animals and their welfare.

Animal Welfare (Furness)


We protect and provide sanctuary for unwanted and distressed animals until loving new homes are found. We also facilitate neutering and micro-chipping services.

At Animal Welfare (Furness), we rescue, rehabilitate, nurse and rehome hundreds of cats, dogs and other animals each year in the Furness area. Since our foundation in 1985, we have been providing compassionate advice on caring for all animals to the local community and our work relies on your support.
You really can make a huge difference!
We thank you for you continued support.

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 .

Anthony Nolan


To save and improve the lives of everyone affected by blood cancer and blood disorders.

Anti Racist Cumbria


Formed in 2020 Anti Racist Cumbria’s mission is:
“Tackling and ending racism through action and education to create a forward-thinking and actively anti-racist Cumbria; free from prejudice and systemic inequalities.”

In Cumbria, race-related hate crime has increased 41% between 2016 and 2019 and every day brings fresh evidence that our society is at a turning point. We believe our beloved Cumbria has an historic opportunity to become the UK’s first actively and openly anti-racist county where anyone who lives or works in Cumbria can succeed and live without fear of discrimination because of racism. We do this in partnership with our local community, through education and action. We believe feeling safe to walk the fells without feeling different because of your skin colour is a step towards an Anti Racist Cumbria. For more information about us go to

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

Askam Youth Action

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

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.

Autus Cumbria

Autus Cumbria work locally with Individuals with ASD

Bardsea Bird Sanctuary

We rescue birds in the South Lakes and elsewhere and treat them in the Bardsea Bird Hospital. Over 100 birds that can never be released are currently housed on the sanctuary. The Tweet Fleet are a team of volunteers who go out on rescues & vet trips &/or house birds themselves. Each member specialises in a different species. Most dealings are done directly via public, VET & RSPCA referrals or through our facebook page. We are unfunded.



We are constituted to promote the wellbeing of disabled people, their carers and families in the Borough of Barrow in Furness in any way deemed lawful. We provide a wide range of activities and services for this client group. We are a totally independent registered charity having to raise our own funds to enable us to operate. We also work with professionals to help them best understand the needs and ways of our client group.

Barrow Amateur Swimming Club (ASC)


Barrow Amateur Swimming club (Barrow ASC) is a long established club in the Furness area (over 150 years old) that provides swimming, coaching and training opportunities for developing swimmers, County age group, Regional and swimmers of National standard.
The club itself holds swim camps / swim galas throughout the year and its respective squads attend team events throughout the County and further afield.
It is a socially inclusive club, run wholly by parents and volunteers with children aged 6 years to 20 years+ from all schools in the Furness area attending with their parents and/or volunteering their time.

Barrow and Walney First Responders


We are a group of Volunteers that attend 999 calls to offer medical assistance and help the ambulance service.

Barrow Celtic FC


Barrow Celtic Association Football Club main objective is to promote and organise Junior and Open-age Association Football in the district, this will include proactive engagement with the local community.

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.

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.

Barrow Foodbank


Barrow Foodbank aims to provide relief to individuals and families in crisis in South West Cumbria, through the provision of emergency food supplies either directly or through approved partner agencies. We engage the whole community in collecting food, which is then banked and used to give to local people in food crisis.

Barrow Island ARLFC


Rugby league club

Barrow Operatic and Dramatic Society


To encourage people from all walks of life to appreciate theatre, song and dance as either a performer, helper or member of an audience. To offer a safe environment for all who wish to participate.

Barrow Raiders Ladies

Barrow Raiders run an amateur Ladies team that provide support to the Keswick to Barrow event. The team is growing and provides opportunities for ladies and girls to compete in competitive sport.

Barrow Rotary Club Trip to Calvert Trust


The Calvert Trust organises activity holidays for disabled people, emphasising their abilities and providing them with an array of outdoor activities such as abseiling, sailing, horse riding (carriage driving) and other outdoor activities, Calvert Trust Barrow aims to send at least one person and their carer on the activity holiday.

Barrow Sea Cadets


Barrow Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people aged between 10-18 find new confidence and inspiration, helping them to develop life skills, like team work and independence through nautical adventure. Our aims are brought from the heart of Royal Navy traditions. We strive to teach respect, loyalty, self-discipline, commitment, honesty and integrity.

Barrow Senior Citizens Section Committee


We are an organisation that oversees 2 senior citizens clubs around Barrow, Abbotsvale Over 55's Group and James Dunn Senior Citizens group. There used to be 5 clubs under our umbrella but 3 closed after covid. We are hoping to encourage more senior citizens clubs to open, All funding is shared equally between the remaining clubs that reach out to approximately 100 elderly citizens of Barrow combating loneliness and depression in our elderly population.

Barrow Womens Community Matters


Women's Community Matters is a one stop shop for women specific services. We offer a range of courses, activities, groups and one to one support to women aged 14 and over in the area. We deliver our services with love, care, compassion and kindness. We stand alongside women as they make decisions for themselves about any changes they may want to make in their own lives.

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.

Bay Trust Radio


To relieve sickness, infirmity and the disabilities attendant amongst persons living in South Cumbria and North Lancashire by providing a local broadcasting service for hospitals, hospices, old persons homes and similar institutions and, wherever possible, providing a similar service within the local community to assist patients receiving care in the community.



BEE UNIQUE was set up to relieve the needs of those diagnosed with Autism and those in the process of medical diagnosis along with their Parents, Families and Carers through the provision of activities and support.

Bendrigg Trust


Bendrigg Trust specialises in delivering high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people. We aim to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence through the safe provision of adventurous activities.

At Bendrigg Trust we believe in equality. We provide a wide range of adventure activities, led by highly qualified and experienced Tutors, for all ages and abilities. Based at our 60-bed residential centre just outside Kendal, our outstanding indoor facilities compliment beautiful outdoor venues and provide opportunities for active participation in all weather conditions.

Bendrigg is a registered charity and since 1978, the Trust has encouraged independence and built self-confidence for over 79,000 disabled and disadvantaged people throughout the UK.

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.



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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Breast Cancer Now


Breast Cancer Now is the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. They’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future

British Heart Foundation


Raises money to fund life saving heart research.

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.

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.


CandoFM is a community radio station ran by volunteers that aims to provide a range of benefits to the local community. From providing information about local events, to keeping people updated on the traffic and providing local talent a stage to express their skills. The station aims to give as much to the community as it possibly can.

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.

Care of Police Survivors (COPS)


Care of Police Survivors (COPS) is a charity that supports the families of police officers and staff who have lost their lives on duty.
COPS is a peer support charity. We provide peer support for police families by arranging local, national and on-line events that enable survivors to build friendships and bonds that support them through the good times and the bad.
We provide practical and emotional support for bereaved families, ensuring survivors have the help they need to cope with such a tragedy, and that they remain part of the police family as they rebuild their lives.

Carer Support South Lakes


Carer Support South Lakes is an independent, local charity and network partner of Carers Trust. We provide a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout South Lakeland.

Caritas Care


About Caritas Care

At Caritas Care we believe that everyone deserves chances, choices and opportunities to live the best lives they can. We‘re about giving people from all walks of life hope and we make sure that we’re there to help them through any barriers they may face.

That is why the services and projects are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of all children, families and communities. We support people in building the lives that they want and we believe that everyone has the right to be able to reach their goals and aspirations, no matter what their background may be.

Our diverse range of services support people through:
•Disability Support Services
•Homelessness facility
•Ex Offender programmes
•Community based services: Nursery, Community Centre

Casualties Union


We create the illusion of illness or injury by make-up, from a faint to a heart attack, or from a splinter to a protruding broken bone. We study how the victim would behave, acting with appropriate posture, facial expression and speech. we respond to how we are treated by providing vital feedback both during the scenarios or afterwards. We protest if our injury is handled clumsily, and reward good treatment with a smile of relief and a 'thank you'.
Who Do We Do It For? - First aiders, paramedics, doctors, nurses, police, fire-fighters, mountain rescue teams, airports, shipbuilding, local authorities, and many more. We attend classes, assessments, competitions and emergency exercises in which procedures, equipment and communication are put to the test. We strive to protect the well-being and safety of our communities.

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.

Changes Bristol


Changes Bristol provide peer support groups in Bristol and online for anyone aged 18 or over, offering a safe and friendly space for people to share any worries they might have. Our groups are free to access, confidential, with no referral needed and no diagnosis required. We also offer one-to-one phone befriending for new and existing members, a Walk and Talk Service and wellbeing gardening groups

Chapel Street Infants and Nursery School

Our school provides education for children from Reception to Year 2 age. We provide childcare for children of Pre-School and Nursery age.

Chayah Development Project


The chayah Projec support families that have expperienced a family bereavement, families struggling to make ends meet thought that are trying to deal with lifes curve balls.

Children's Air Ambulance


The Children’s Air Ambulance is an inter-hospital transfer service flying babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care.

We work with 11 NHS paediatric and neonatal retrieval teams across the UK, enabling them to bring their specialist equipment on board to safely transfer their patients from one hospital to another. We receive no government funding and provide our services free of charge to the NHS. If a child is too sick to fly, then the Children’s Air Ambulance can fly a specialist team directly to them.

With our ability to fly approximately four times faster than a land ambulance, we can minimise travel times and the risk for little patients. Our dedicated service helps desperately sick babies and children get the care they need, where they need it, quickly. Helping babies to grow into children and children into adults and creating memories for families that they may never have had. Together let’s keep hope alive for the little lives we fly.

For more information visit

Childrens Cancer and Leukaemia Group


Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group is a leading children’s cancer charity and the UK and Ireland’s professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer. Each week in the UK and Ireland, more than 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. Two out of ten children will not survive their disease.

Over the last 40 years, CCLG has played a key role in the major improvements in survival rates and the standards of care for children. We bring together childhood cancer professionals to ensure all children receive the best possible treatment and care.

There are still some childhood cancers with a poor outlook, and many treatments can have long-lasting side effects. Further research is therefore vital, and the ultimate aim of CCLG is to cure as many children as possible while reducing the short and long-term side effects of treatment. We fund and support research into childhood cancers, and we help young patients and their families with our expert, high quality and award-winning information resources.

Childrens Hospices Across Scotland


We’re Children’s Hospices Across Scotland. But most people know us as CHAS. For over twenty years we’ve been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through our hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.

We help families keep the Joy Alive.

Church Walk Preschool Ltd


The charity preschool nursery is at the heart of Ulverston, providing care for children aged 2-4 for over 25 years. The preschool is run by a committee and the long serving staff work tirelessly to support all the children in giving them the best start in their early childhood. We are continually raising money to provide the children with the best resources and opportunities possible.

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.

Climbers Against Cancer


Through the worldwide climbing community, we aim to increase awareness and raise funds for research in the continued fight against a disease that affects so many. Climbers Against Cancer is run mainly by volunteers and none of the money raised is used for administration, travel or any other expenses.

Cockermouth Swimming Club

Cockermouth Swimming Club has 40-60 competitive swimmers but the commitment of the coaches and swimmers helps them to achieve exceptional performances. There is a strong team ethos supporting and encourage each other at all ages to be the best they can be.

Coniston and Crake Valley News

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The Coniston and Crake Valley News is distributed free to around 1200 households in the Coniston, Torver, Lowick & Blawith, Colton and Egton parishes in the Crake and Rusland Valleys. We have a mix of news items, events, organisations' reports and adverts as well as the "What's On Guide". The Magazine is very popular with local residents, especially with older people who don't use social media and may be isolated.

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.

Coniston CE Primary School

Coniston CofE Primary School is a small community school within the Lake District. We have a lovely community who participate in school events and raise money to support our children's education.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team


Mountain Rescue across the UK is a voluntary organisation which relies solely on the support and generosity of the public; whether that be as an active member out on the fells; as a supporter with fund raising and/or admin activities or a friend providing donations. Whether it is time or money given without this the team simply could not function or be there when they are needed most.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was founded in 1947 and was the first team of its kind in the UK. There are currently over 30 highly trained volunteers on the active list, turning out in all-weather 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all funded solely by donations.

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.

Coniston Tennis Club

We are a village community grass court tennis club enabling villagers and visitors to access good quality grass tennis in a fantastic rural setting. We are also linking with the local primary school to teach youngsters about tennis through tennis games.



The objectives of the Charity are 'the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities and assistance to those who need it for them to take part in the sport of swimming.’

Coronation House


Provide very sheltered accommodation for 10 residents

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.

Croft Care Trust


Croft Care Trust is a local charity founded in 1955 to provide support and care for people with physical and learning difficulties. It was originally set up to provide support and help for the families of children with difficulties, but as our clients progressed through life we changed to meet their needs into what we are today.
We now have a 23 bedded nursing unit and a 23 bedded residential village for people over the age of 18 years.
The aim of Croft Care Trust is to provide a safe and caring environment for residents as long as is needed. We seek to maximise the development of each individual within their own potential and our mission is to strive to meet the hopes, needs and aspirations of each individual in our care.

Croftlands Community Church


We are, as it says on the tin, a church for the community and based in the heart of Croftlands. Our purpose is to love God and love people in the same way that our loving God loves people, as seen in the life of Jesus.

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.

Crooklands Casuals Football Club

CASC Number CH6787

We are a local volunteer led football club providing a range of football activities for boys and girls aged 5 -16 and adults 16 to 70.

Cumbria 4x4 Response


Providing logistical support in times of adverse weather to the Emergency Services, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and other charities in and around Cumbria.

Cumbria Action for Sustainability


Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) is Cumbria's leading climate change organisation. Our vision is a zero-carbon Cumbria, bringing about a better way of life in balance with our environment.  

We work with householders, local environmental action groups, parish councils, communities, businesses, indeed anyone who wants to help tackle climate change and rising energy costs in Cumbria.
We do this by:
• Supporting communities and organisations to take action through providing advice, information and resources
• Undertaking practical projects from draught proofing the homes of those in fuel poverty to establishing community owned energy schemes
• Providing training and events to increase skills of those in the area from homeowners to architects and planners, particularly on how to improve energy efficiency of older buildings
• Providing various consultancy services from home energy audits, to bespoke projects for local agencies.

Cumbria Cerebral Palsy


The objectives of CCP are to promote the care and welfare of those with cerebral palsy their, friends, carers and families. Current services, amongst others, include:

• We run a day care service in Carlisle for up to 30 adults with cerebral palsy who can enjoy the variety of independent skills training, crafts, IT training and cookery classes amongst others
• We employ a Trust Fund Officer who applies to grant giving Trusts on a client’s behalf to obtain funding for specialist equipment, trikes, powered wheelchairs etc.
• We employ a family support team who provide vital support to individual clients of all ages living in their own home

With over 200 clients, the family support team service is very much driven by the needs of the clients and can include

• Initial help and advice following a diagnosis and ongoing family support with issues as they arise
• Liaison with and signposting to other agencies
• Advising on specialist Equipment
• Sourcing funds for such equipment
• Attending client reviews
• Support during transitional periods School/college/work
• Discussing alterations to the home to continue with independent living
• Suggesting alternatives to care.
• Advising on benefits and helping with form filling
• Funding leisure activity weekends
• Ongoing support with issues as they arise

Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit


Search and rescue team for mines and caves predominantly situated in Cumbria. Team comprises of volunteers who are on call 365 days a year. The team is a member of Lake District Search & Mountain Rescue (LDSAMRA).

Cumbria Wildlife Trust


The natural world is very important to each of us. Even if we didn't already realise this, the last few years have made us more aware of this.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation devoted solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wildplaces of Cumbria. Making them better for wildlife and better for people to enjoy and experience too.
Formed in 1962 and supported by thousands of members and supporters, the Trust cares for 40 nature reserves, campaigns for the protection of endangered habitats and species such as limestone pavements and red squirrels, and works with adults and children to discover the importance of the natural world.

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

Dalton in Furness District Recreational Charity Trust


Dalton Leisure Centre is a busy community facility centred around our 20m warm water swimming pool and Splash Zone providing sporting facilities in the form of swimming, squash, aerobics classes, gyms etc. Many schools undertake swimming lessons from the Dalton area and beyond. We provide ante natal classes for pregnant ladies and swimming sessions for toddlers right through to Adults. The aquamobilty classes cater for those who maybe are recovering from injury/operations or would rather take part in a less intensive water based class such as our Waterobics.
Our café not only provides a viewing area for the pool but members of the local community meet regularly in what is a warm and safe environment.

Dazzle for Children


Our organisation supports local children and families through our kids clubs, imformation centre as well as offering a training facility for young people.

Dementia UK


Dementia UK supports families facing dementia through their Admiral Nurse Services and Helpline. Admiral Nurses are highly experienced nurses, with specialist knowledge and skills in dementia care. Admiral Nurses work with families during the toughest times, giving them the practical tools and emotional support they need to face dementia. They work with the person with the diagnosis, but also the entire family, keeping people connected and together for as long as possible.

Derby Toc H Children's Camp


Derby Toc H takes 130 children aged between 10 and 14 on a free 10 day camping holiday in Derbyshire. These children would not normally have any sort of holiday or break from home. We can take them into the countryside, swimming, canoeing cycling and games on the field
plus crafts etc.

Derian House Children's Hospice

We help children and young people, whose lives are too short, to make happy memories in an environment of fun, respect and above all, Outstanding Care.

The care we provide is free for families, but services cost £6 million to run every year with under 30% of funding we need coming from the government.
We provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people across the North West.

We do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, We never close to those who need us.
Our help extends right across the family to brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents.

We look after children and young people right up until their 26th birthday offering palliative care, respite stays, day care, holidays and end of life support. We continue to offer transition support for those young people who are leaving us up until their 28th birthday ensuring they have a well-established network of support in their community.

Diabetes UK


We are leading the fight against the UK’s biggest health crisis, towards a world where diabetes can do no harm. And it’s a fight that involves us all – Sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes together. Because diabetes is relentless and so are we!
It’s our job to tackle the diabetes crisis. We’re here to prevent Type 2 diabetes, campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes, and fund research that will one day lead us to a cure. We have invested £66+ Million over the last decade alone into diabetes research. With your help, we’re getting close to a cure.

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Dogs Trust


Dogs Trust give stray and abandoned dogs a second chance at a brighter future with responsible, caring new owners. They are funded entirely by the generosity of their supporters and without their support it would be simply impossible to care for around 17,000 stray and abandoned dogs at their 20 rehoming centres.

Dowdales School

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

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.

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.

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.

Duddon Canoe Club
Duddon Dragons Explorer Scout Unit


Explorer Scout Unit

Duddon Inshore Rescue


Duddon Inshore Rescue is a voluntary organisation providing a 24 hour on-call service dedicated to fostering the safety of individuals, by providing and maintaining an effective search and rescue operation for assistance to anyone or anything in peril from the sea in the area of the Duddon estuary and Walney waters in Cumbria. We aim to work closely with the local community and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds. Since the inception of Duddon Inshore Rescue we have been involved in over 400 incidents on or around the treacherous waters of the Duddon estuary.

Dystonia Society Furness & South Lakes Group


Dystonia Society supports people with dystonia-a neurological condition which is life changing and often painful. They support research, patients and disseminate information to raise awareness and give advice. They operate across the UK and have supported many people in the Cumbria area.

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 to give 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.

The Hospice employs either full or part time around 120 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.

Egremont & District Churches Together

We promote church outreach into the local community, bringing together all of the local churches (Roman Catholic, Methodist and Anglican) to work with one voice, encouraging unity across denominations and ensuring greater coverage and efficiency in providing help irrespective of faith.

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.

Epilepsy Society


We are the leading national epilepsy medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy. We lead the world with our ground breaking medical research into causes and treatments for epilepsy.

Every Life Matters


Every Life Matters was founded in November 2018 and aims to take a fresh, innovative and long term approach to suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support in Cumbria - a county that has had suicide rates well above the national average for too many years. To do this we will develop a network of Suicide Safer Community projects across Cumbria, provide Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Training, undertake ongoing campaigning and awareness raising and establish a countywide Support After Suicide service for individuals and communities affected and bereaved by suicide.

Fairoak Housing Association


Fairoak Housing provide high quality, safe, affordable, and suitably adapted housing for our tenants in Barrow, South Lakes, Northumberland and County Durham. for tenants who are vulnerable or have learning, mental health or physical disability and autism. Fairoak offer a range of living styles including supported living, shared houses, adult care homes and shared ownership. In addition to providing accommodation, we are also able to advise our tenants on how to obtain the support necessary to live independently. Each scheme is carefully managed to ensure that all tenants individual requirements are met, this also covers social inclusion and ensuring our tenants are not socially isolated. We provide activities, training, events and volunteer support to our tenants all of which is funded through fundraising and donations.

Family Action


Family Action is the UK’s leading family charity, working with over 60,000 children and families every year. We tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today - including financial crisis, mental health problems and young carers.

Family Fund


We are the UK's largest grant-making charity for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, on a low income.

Family Fund believes that families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as wider families. We try to make this happen every day by:

Giving grants to families on a low income for items they may not otherwise be able to afford. For example family breaks, digital equipment, white goods, clothing, bedding, furniture and play equipment.

Offering services to help parents and carers to achieve the outcomes they want for their child and family. This includes where to go for support with money, benefits and budget planning, information on mental health and wellbeing. And practical workshops to help people get online and use digital tools.

Providing ways for families to share their experiences, so they can influence lasting change on issues that matter to them.

Family Groups (Bedford) Ltd


Bedford Women's Centre is based in the Raleigh Centre which is in the Cauldwell Ward of Bedford on Ampthill Road. Our aim is to support women in the community to improve the quality of life for them and their families. We offer one to one support and mentoring, weekly workshops, training courses and support groups for women to promote healthy relationships and eradicate Domestic Abuse. The centre is run by Family Groups Bedford, which is a registered charity who have provided services to the local community since 1982.



FND Hope UK mission is to provide awareness, support affected individuals, and advance in to Functional Neurological Disorder [FND]. We aim to drive high quality standards for FND care while empowering patients to better health.
1) Raise awareness and understanding of FND through Social Media, Charitable Events, Medical Conferences and other educational materials.
2) Coordinate a voluntary FND patients register to assist Drs in the advancement of new and ongoing research in partnership with the Genetic Alliance.
3) Work with Medical and Allied health professionals to provide better understanding of FND, improve medical protocols and promote ethical standards.

Forever Friends Animal Rescue Cumbria

We rescue and rehome animals all over Cumbria. We also rehabilitate those in need.

Forever Stars


We fundraise for the development of bereavement equipment and services for parents of stillborn babies and neonatal baby loss. This includes building bereavement suites within the NUH Trust

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.

Friends of Castle Park


Friends of Castle Park is the parent / teacher organisation for Castle park School and raises money for resources and educational experiences.

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.

Friends of Lindal and Marton Primary School (LAMPS)


Raising funds for Lindal and Marton Primary School and providing financial assistance to the school for activities undertaken by the pupils at the school

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.

Friends of Namuwongo Community Foundation


Namuwongo Community Foundation (NCF) is a small Ugandan charity that operates in the slums of Kampala. It works with vulnerable children from the Namuwongo slum to give them an education, which they would otherwise not receive.

NCF runs a Primary School plus a sponsorship programme for secondary, vocational and higher education. It operates a feeding programme and seeks to empower widows and other underprivileged women by teaching them craft, micro-business skills and life skills.

It is directed by Christine Kasapuli – an inspirational young woman who grew up in the local slum community and was a beneficiary of this project when it was first established in 2000. She was sponsored through her education and now has graduated into the leadership role of this organisation. Christine is a great example of one of our NCF principles - “change a life, change lives.”

Friends of NCF is a small UK registered charity that provides the funding and support for the work of NCF in Uganda.

Friends of Penny Bridge School

Hoping to be Charity registered this year. We are liked to Penny Bridge School to help raise vital funds to support the school with what they need

Furness 100 Photography Club

Photography Club

Furness Abbey Fellowship


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Furness Mental Health Trust


Furness Mental Health Trust (FMHT) is unique in the Furness Area in being a Service User and Carer Led and Run Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO/ULO), registered with the Charity Commission and members of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Cumbria CVS, Cumbria Action for Health (A4H) and Cumbria Mental Health Provider Forum (CMHPF).

FMHT aims to promote emotional wellbeing, improve Mental Health, and reduce the impact of poverty in the Furness and South Lakes area, which includes some of the most impoverished wards in the North West of England, by providing the opportunity people and their families have to access support sessions and group personal development activities and services as described in our Objects, Aims and Activities.

(1) The relief of sickness and the preservation of health among people with Mental Health problems and their families in particular but not exclusively by the promotion of Mental Health services in the Furness area of Cumbria.
(2) To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to Mental Health problems.

Aims and Activities:
The promotion of Mental Health and related services within the Furness area of Cumbria in particular but not exclusively by:
(1) Supporting people with Mental Health problems overcome Social Exclusion, Poverty, Stigma and to build resilience and coping strategies etc.
(2) Providing access to Leisure and Social Activities.
(3) Providing access to/loan of Computer Equipment and provide Training in the use of such equipment.
(4) Providing help with/access to appropriate Housing.

Furness Motor Neurone Disease


We are a fundraising and support group for people living with Motor Neurone Disease in the Furness area. We help to fund vital equipment, house adaptations ie wet shower rooms, improved access etc. Travel to specialist clinics, carer and young carer grants, funding for support meetings as part of the Cumbria Neurological Alliance etc. We aim to do all we can to help local people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their families to have a better quality of life.

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.

Furness Police Cadets


Furness Police Cadets are a group of young people aged 13 to 18 drawn from the Furness area. The cadet unit has 25% vulnerability, and reflects the diversity of it's community offering equal opportunity for local children to be involved in improving their communities and developing themselves.
Our core principles are:
•Promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people
•Encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship
•Support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard
•Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities
•Cadets volunteer 3 hours a month – assisting in community and crime prevention measures.

Furness Prostate Cancer Support Group


We are a group of men, along with our families, living with prostate cancer, and those interested in improving the care and support of those affected by cancer.
We are an established Prostate Cancer Support Group (since 2007) based in the Barrow–in–Furness area.
We meet the second Monday of each month from 1pm to 3pm at Hawcoat Park Sports Club (Vickers Sports Club), Hawcoat Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4HF

Furness Refugee Support

A small charity which supports refugees who have resettled in to our communities in Furness.
We provide volunteers to befriend families, support community integration, learn English, attend appointments, create a home etc.

Furness Stroke Support Group

Support group for people who have suffered strokes.

Girlguiding Cumbria South


We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun and make new friends.
We offer a safe, welcoming girl-only space for girls and young women to try new things, help other people and discover their passions and talents. All while having fun with a ready-made group of friends!
We're dedicated to girls leading the way – they choose the activities, challenges and events that inspire them, and our volunteers support them to make it happen. Because girls shape and lead everything we do, we know that we're offering the best opportunities and experiences for girls 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.



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.

Growing Well


Growing Well is a farm-based mental health charity near Kendal. We provide a safe, supportive working environment to nurture mental health recovery and welcome anyone experiencing depression, anxiety or more complex mental health issues. We are funded through charitable donations and sale of our organic produce.

Harvey Girls


Tell us what you do. Do NOT use this box to make funding requests.
Our organisation is based on the principle of empowerment, working restoratively with
families: ‘doing it with them, not to them’ – and we aim to support families to be more
confident and resilient in their parenting, in addition to being more connected to
community networks. Our organisation aims to provide ‘earliest help’, to strengthen
families and communities by building skills and resilience, preventing family breakdown
through a series of the right interventions at the right time. This is supported by our
registered charity’s aims and objectives

Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team


The organisation is manned entirely by volunteers from the local communities of Haverigg, Millom and the surrounding area working closely with the local Coastguard. To date H.I.R.T. volunteers have been called out over 300 times and assisted over 200 people in difficulty at sea.

Haverigg Nursery and the Clubbers


Haverigg Nursery provides care for children aged from 0 to 11 years old.

Hawcoat Park Cricket

Cricket team playing in the Cumbria cricket league

Hawcoat Park Junior Football

We are the Junior Football Section at Hawcoat Park Sports Club with a mixture of girls and boys teams ranging across all age groups from U7s to U16s

Hawcoat Park Ltd


Hawcoat Park Sports Club (still known to many locals as Vickers Sports Club) is a truly unique facility in Barrow in Furness. The club comprises 15 acres of playing fields and caters for a variety of sports at both Junior and Senior levels. Sports played at Hawcoat Park include Archery, Bowls, Cricket, Football, Rifle and Pistol shooting, Rugby League, Rugby Union, and Table Tennis.

Hawcoat Park Youth Rugby

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

Headway South Cumbria


We are a branch of Headway covering South Cumbria. We are working to improve life after brain injury by providing information, support, events, activities and opportunities locally.

Our aim is to work together with people affected by an acquired brain injury so they can move forward and make progress.

We currently support over 80 people who live between Barrow and Shap. Many are unable to drive because of their injuries, and few currently are able to return to work.
As a small group we seek help and support from the community.

Thank you for your help

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People


Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has been through an incredible journey to get where we are today. In a nutshell, we train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives. Deafness can be a very isolating disability. A hearing dog can give a deaf person a newfound sense of independence and confidence now they have a loyal companion and a true friend by their side.

Help for Heroes


Help for Heroes supports members of the Armed Forces community to live well after service.

Hospice at Home West Cumbria


We deliver high quality palliative and end of life care in West Cumbria, by providing services traditionally found in a hospice building to people in their own homes and local communities. We also provide Family and Bereavement Support, and specialist lymphoedema treatments in West Cumbria.

Huntingtons Disease Association


The Huntington’s Disease Association (HDA) is the only organisation providing a dedicated service of advice, guidance and support for people in England and Wales who are devastated by Huntington’s disease.

We run a regional Specialist HD Advisory service to support those directly affected by the disease, and their families and carers, delivered by our HD experts and tailored to the individual needs of the families we work with.

There are approximately 6,000 people suffering from Huntington’s in the UK. For every person diagnosed another four people are at risk. That’s 24,000 people whose lives will, at some point, be turned upside down by the anguish of waiting for a diagnosis, or taking their chances without.

Supporting individuals and families is our core focus. Our 23 Specialist HD Advisers are currently working with a total of 13,639 people affected by HD across England and Wales. Many of these are HD patients, but they also help those at risk, and their families and carers, who shoulder the heavy burden of caring for their loved ones.

Invest in ME Research


Invest in ME Research (IiMER) was set up with the objectives of making a change in how ME is perceived and treated in the media, by health departments and by healthcare professionals. We aim to do this by identifying the three key areas to concentrate our efforts on - funding for biomedical research, education and lobbying. Invest in ME Research aims to collaborate and coordinate events and activities in these areas in order to provide the focus and funding to allow biomedical research to be carried out.

Invest in ME Research want to establish a national strategy of biomedical research into ME and establish a UK and European Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into ME. Please help make ME an illness which is properly understood and where adequate funding is provided for biomedical research into ME allowing treatments and cures to be found.

Ireleth St Peters CE Primary School FOI

Friends of Ireleth are a fund raising committee who are dedicated to providing additional resources and funding to the children in our school. This funding is spent subsidising trips out of school, workshops, drama trips, play and resources equipment and developing the life chances and raising self esteem in our children.

James Rennie Parent Teachers and Friends Association


James Rennie School is a special school for students aged between 3 and 19 living in Carlisle and North Cumbria. The school caters for approximately 140 pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties. Some pupils also have autistic spectrum condition, sensory loss or physical difficulties.

John Ruskin School

Community school

Jon Egging Trust


Who: We support vulnerable and under-confident young people who are struggling to engage at school. We work with our students for up to three years, supporting them to build aspiration and self-belief, and to reengage with learning and maximise their potential.

How: Our long-term Blue Skies programmes support students to build vital social and emotional learning skills (SEL) including teamwork, leadership and communication, in order that they reengage with education and strive for positive futures.

Where: The Jon Egging Trust focuses on students facing adversity and living below the poverty line, and currently operates in partnership with schools across 12 counties of England and Wales.

What: Our in-house youth team supports students to develop confidence, self-worth and vital employability skills. We also harness the power of world-class STEM environments and the professional role models within them to allow students to broaden their horizons and build positive career aspirations.

Why: Potential is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We strenuously believe that young people’s futures should never be limited by postcode or adverse childhood experience.

About Jon Egging: Flt Lt Jon Egging was a Red Arrows pilot who tragically lost his life in a flying accident following the Bournemouth Air Festical in 2011. The Jon Egging Trust realises Jon's dream of inspiring young people through his love of aviation, STEM, teamwork and leadership, helping them to overcome adversity, identify their strengths and work towards their dreams.

Jos Appeal


Jo's Appeal was set up in memory of my wife, former Evening Mail journalist Jo Davies, who died last August, aged 38, five-and-a-half years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

K2B pool of local charities

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Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team


Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team was formed in 1950 s. The purpose of the team is to search and rescue people and animals who are inaccessible to our ambulance services because of geography.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team


We have been rescuing people in difficulties on the fells around Keswick since 1947, averaging about two rescues a week in recent years. All our members are volunteers and number between 45 and 50. We are all on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We are entirely reliant on charitable support, with no government funding.

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. Every year in June, we provide coaches to transport around 80 deserving Children from local schools, plus Teachers & carers, on a day trip to a local place of social and educational interest. (eg Lakes Aquarium, Animal Wildlife park). Everyone receives a packed lunch. The coaches pick up at the individual schools & return to Barrow for the end of the school day.
We would request a donation of £800 & your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kings Head Bowling Club

Kings Head Bowling Club is based behind the Kings Head Pub Ulverston. We are a crown green bowling club. The green is open to members whilst the Pub is open and we have a team in the Ulverston and district bowling league.

Lake District Calvert Trust


Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside in order for them to develop, change perceptions and make positive and lasting changes to their lives.
The Trust has been delivering outdoor activity programmes for people with disabilities for almost 40 years. The centre provides a life-enhancing service to people affected by disability: be it sensory, learning or physical , we help break down barriers and enrich as many lives as we can. Our provision is all-inclusive; we offer residential stays for individuals, family groups, specialist schools, supported living homes, accessible sports clubs and charity groups.

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association


The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association is the umbrella body for mountain rescue teams in Cumbria (UK).

Covers the Lake District and Cumbria
12 member teams
A registered charity solely funded by voluntary contributions
Teams are largely autonomous, but LDSAMRA coordinates the development of operational matters such as radio communications and insurance, as well as the day to day running of an efficient, voluntary rescue service. It also distributes to the teams any donations or legacies received and makes special allowances for major projects such as building extensions.

Langdale Valley Association


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.

Lindal & Marton Primary School

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

Lindal Moor Cricket Club


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

Lindale pre-school playgroup


Lindale Pre-School cares for children from 2 - 4 years 11 months we serve a rural area and follow the EYFS guidance for 0 - 5 year olds we are open Monday - Friday 8.45 - 12.45 term time only

Lookin GOOD and feelin GREAT

set up in 2015 we are a local cancer support and fundraising group . we accept nominations from local families suffering from cancer and donate up to £200 per family
( a maximum of 3 per month). This can be used for a family treat , helping to cover day to day bills or to make memories .
all the ladies who run the group either have cancer or have had cancer previously.



The LooseHeadz mission is to place a mental health lead at every rugby club in the world. We then aim to give each partner club access to a free and accessible toolkit to promote positive mental fitness.

Love Barrow Families CIC

CIC number- 10606596

Love Barrow Families CIC is an innovative, dynamic and forward thinking family -led organisation, working with complex, vulnerable and marginalised families from the most deprived wards in Barrow in Furness to improve their life outcomes. Uniquely, we facilitate the whole family to regain their physical and emotional well-being after the isolation, trauma and hardship of their lived experiences.

Lowick Community Hall


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

Lowick Green Management Group


A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (C.I.O.)set up in 2012 to restore and protect the future of Lowick Green. A precious, environmentally sensitive village green providing an educational and environmental village resource for the local community and visitors to the Lake District National Park.

Macmillan Cancer Support


Right there with you - we're here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. We understand that cancer and cancer treatment can throw a lot your way. It can affect your body, your money and your relationships. We provide information to help you make your best decision about treatment, and guidance about dealing with its effects. Our advisers help with money and work matters, and with benefits and grants. We’re there for you at diagnosis and beyond, providing reassurance for you, your friends and your family.
March 2019 sees the opening of our Cancer Information Service at Furness General Hospital.

Manna House (Cumbria)


Manna House provides a range of services for those who are homeless, vulnerably housed, lonely or needing help. Our services include housing, benefits and debt advice, an advocacy service, a drop-in support centre and a 'skills cafe' offering many short easily accessed courses.

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 .

Mayfield School Development Fund


Meningitis Now


Meningitis Now is the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. Over our 30 year history, we have invested over £12m in early stage research that has played a critical part in the introduction of five life-saving vaccines.

Meningitis Now has a vision where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives. We do this by funding research into prevention in the form of vaccines as we believe it is the most effective way to save lives. We offer a range of services from a dedicated helpline, to counselling and complementary therapies, to events so that families can get together and share their experiences. We believe that nobody should have to face meningitis on their own.

As a charity which receives no government funding, we rely on the generosity of the public to fund our vital work.

Meningitis Research Foundation


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.

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)

Millom Junior Football Club


Millom Junior Football Club is a non-profit organisation, which was formed in 2015 to provide the children of the local area the opportunity to play football.

The club currently has teams in all age groups ranging from under 7 to under 16 level, which play in the Barrow & District Junior Football League. All teams are sponsored by different businesses in the local area, which provide the funding to purchase match day kits for all our teams.

All of the teams are coached by volunteers in the local community. The majority of these coaches are qualified to at least Level 1, with the remaining working towards achieving this qualification. All of the coaches are CRB checked to ensure they are cleared to work with children.

Current running costs are covered by donations paid by Parents and fundraising events.

Millom Parents and Carers Disability Group


MPCDG puts on activities for children with disabilities, in and around the Millom area. K2B and C2B donations will go towards; swimming, horse riding, fencing, canoeing, ghyll scrambling, bush craft, trampolineing, Minecraft Club, minibus exertions and many more activities. Thank you

Millom Recreation Centre


To provide or to assist in providing facilities for recreation, physical
education or other leisure time occupation in or in connection with the town
of Millom and its neighbourhood.
To organise, promote, manage, and conduct all kinds of recreation
And leisure activities including the provision of indoor and outdoor sports and
Games facilities, Gymnastics Club and Youth Provision

Millom Striders


Millom Striders is a running club set up to encourage people to start running but also to improve their running. Millom Striders are the driving force behind an initiative to create a community track which will be accessible to all and will enable the community to run or cycle in safety.

Milly’s Smiles


Milly’s Smiles support families across the North of England whose children has been newly diagnosed with a cancer related illness and admitted into a Primary Treatment Centre (Royal Manchester, Alder Hey and Leeds Children’s Hospitals). The support is in the form of a Milly Bag which contains both essential and non essential items to help with an unplanned and unexpected hospital stay. Our Milly Bag is so much more than a bag, it tells parents facing a very frightening and bewildering time that someone understands their fear and they are not alone, it is like a hug in a bag.

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.

MLD Support Association UK


MLD Support Association UK was founded to support and help families suffering from Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), a terminal, genetic neuro-degenerative disease

Moorside Primary School PTA (MOORFS)


Raising money to support our children and our school

Morecambe Bay Partnership


The only charity solely dedicated to connecting people with the nature, heritage and culture of Morecambe Bay.

We raise funds to help protect the nature, heritage, and natural environment of this special place and to bring about investment in improved skills, health and wellbeing for everyone.

We develop partnerships to help tackle challenges so that our heritage and the natural environment of Morecambe Bay is protected, and to bring about investment in
improved skills, and health and wellbeing for everyone. We are the only charity solely dedicated to championing Morecambe Bay in this holistic way by connecting people with the
nature, heritage culture of this unique area.

Through our work, we aim to achieve a Morecambe Bay where:
• people are connected with nature and motivated to bring about its recovery
• young people are empowered to connect to their place
• responsible tourism flourishes, especially cycling & walking
• people understand the effects of climate change and are learning to adapt
• heritage and culture is protected and provide inspiration for all
• more people can contribute to the protection celebration of Morecambe Bay and reap the health and well being benefits of getting involved

Over the last 10 years we have:
• Engaged over 81,000 people in 1640 participation events & activities offering as many people as possible the chance to connect and care for the Bay
• Delivered 150 community training days & trained 57 teachers
• Worked with over 2170 volunteers contributing 3952 volunteer days (equivalent to over 10 years full time working!)
• Connected 1197 school children and 47 schools with Morecambe Bay so they understand it and might care about it in future, developing a sense of pride in their place
• Created 130km of cycle routes with the Bay Cycleway
• Shared 14 inspirational art installations/projects to bring high quality arts opportunities to our communities
• Removed 3 sites from the Heritage at Risk Register & undertaken 55 vital surveys of heritage and nature & 1 archaeological dig
• Led major campaigns to protect roosting and nesting shore birds
• Removed 85 tonnes of litter from the bay’s beaches, footpaths and trails
• Provided 5 all terrain mobility scooters and 8 accessible routes so everyone can enjoy getting outdoors and can gain the health and wellbeing benefits
• Led 5 major community based environmental campaigns to help protect clean beaches and bathing waters including distributing over 4000 eco period products to girls and women in deprived areas
• Forged partnerships with dozens of organisations and community groups to protect Morecambe Bay and support its communities

Motor Neurone Disease Association


The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is dedicated to supporting people affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, improving care, promoting research and campaigning to raise awareness.

MS Research