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The Walk Day In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone number has changed. It is now 0777 888 4020. The new number will be printed on lanyards and route cards.

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

Organisation Namesort ascending Charity Number Organisation Bio


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.



Fighting Ependymoma is a charity dedicated to supporting research into childhood ependymoma brain tumours in memory of Chris Bramhall

Fifth Sense UK


Fifth Sense is the first U.K. Charity providing direct support, advice and a signpost to potential diagnosis and treatment for the approximate 3 million people with smell loss or disorder. The effect of losing the Sense of smell is devastating and Fifth Sense aims to raise awareness of the condition, support sufferers, engage in research in search of a cure and treatments and to help improve the life experiences of those who can no longer enjoy the emotions attached to smell and flavours in food.

Family Holiday Association


The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing seaside breaks and day trips for families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring. We help UK families struggling with problems such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence. Evidence shows that our work results in stronger, healthier and happier families and communities. Each family we support is referred to us by someone already working with them in a supporting role. Our referral network includes teachers, health visitors, social workers and other charities such as Barnardo’s and Shelter. By working with referrers, we can be sure that the funds we raise help the families who will benefit most.

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.

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.

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.

Emmanuel Christian Centre


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

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.

Dystonia Society Furness & South Lakes Group


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.

Duddon Dragons Explorer Scout Unit


Explorer Scout Unit

Duddon Canoe Club

Charity Bio

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.

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.

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.

Dowdales School

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

Doris Banham Dog Rescue


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

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.

Diabetes UK


Diabetes UK is looking towards a world where diabetes can do no harm. We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. We are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK.

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.

Depaul UK


Depaul UK focuses on young people in crisis, those facing or experiencing homelessness and beyond. Our Vision is of a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community. We have four Depaul hubs in Whitley Bay, Sheffield, Manchester and London.

Depaul UK works with some of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. We specialise in working in communities where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness.

Over the past 27 years we have grown as an organisation and developed and enhanced our work and the impact it has across the UK.

We believe no young person should have to sleep rough, and while we work to provide the accommodation that offers an immediate answer to homelessness, it is also a vital part of our work to prevent young people from becoming homeless in the first place.

We support young people by:
Offering a safe place to stay in a crisis,
Helping them to take the step from homelessness into stable housing, and
Providing specialist long-term support to help get lives back on track.

This includes family mediation, counselling, Nightstop (our emergency accommodation project: for more detail see below), supported and high-support housing. Our needs led and young person centred approach ensures we are able to respond to some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities in the most effective way.

Our award-winning project Nightstop provides a safety net to those forced to leave their home, placing young people in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer. Communities and charities run Nightstops in more than 30 locations around the UK, led and supported by the Nightstop team at Depaul UK.

It prevents young people from sleeping rough, "sofa surfing", or staying in unsuitable accommodation where they would be at risk of abuse. The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to young people in crisis.

To find out more please don't hesitate to visit our website

Dementia UK


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

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.


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

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.

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

Cumbria Wildlife Trust


Cumbria Wildlife Trust is recognised for our conservation work, which has safeguarded 44 spectacular nature reserves in the county and restored hundreds of sites of different habitats, often in partnership with others. We are also passionate about sharing our knowledge and skills with young people and inspiring them to be the future of conservation.
We were established in 1962 and have a long, successful, track record.

Cumbria Schools Table Tennis

Cumbria Schools Table Tennis organise annual tournaments for All schoolchildren in Cumbria up to the age of 18. Winners of each age group the represent Cumbria I the National Finals held annually in Wolverhampton. In addition grants can be awarded to those children struggling with the cost of entering and travelling to the National Finals.

Cumbria Rungwe Community Link


Our aims & objectives

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

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

Cumbria Alcohol Drug Advisory Service


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

Crooklands Casuals Football Club

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

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.

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.



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

Cri du Chat Syndrome Support Group


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

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

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

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

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

Creative Support


Creative support provides support and care for disabled and mental health sufferers. The service aims to give the service users the best possible life and ensuring they experience life in the community. Creative supoort has several housing services, the organisation also offers homing visits.

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.

Copeland Citizens Advice Bureau


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



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.’



We are a charity providing information, support and guidance to people with hemiplegia and their families in the UK.

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 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 Cricket Club

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

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.

Combat Stress


Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity
for veterans’ mental health.
For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen
and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety,
depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Today, we provide support to veterans from every
service and every conflict.
On the phone and online. In the community
and at our treatment centres.
We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible
injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones.
So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to
help tackle the past and to help them take on the future.

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.

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.

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



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.

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.

Children's 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.

Children First Derby


Children First Derby believes that every child matters. Our goal is to provide a positive environment for children in which they can develop healthy relationships with their families so that they can ultimately become adults contributing to the community and the society which they inherit.

The charity was established was founded 42 years ago in 1974 by local Derby resident Milly Wigley after reading about the death of a neglected child. Originally called “Concern Association Derby” it acted as a meeting place for parents to attend and discuss any issues they may have been facing.

The charity opened its Family Support Centre at 13 Leopold Street in 1987. It provided the charity offices, a day nursery for children and facilities for parents.

The charity continues to operate from its premises on Leopold Street in inner city Derby providing supervised contact, family support and mentoring services.

Our founding aim is to relieve the distress and suffering experienced by families and children. In particular, those who have suffered from, or are likely to suffer from, violence or maltreatment in their homes.
Our charity works to benefit children, young people and families to make life improvements by:
Responding to the needs of children where stress within the home may adversely affect their welfare or development
Providing support for children who are regarded as vulnerable and who may be at risk of social exclusion
Delivering community services designed to foster the general wellbeing of families with children
Providing services for parents which will enable them to better respond to the personal needs and financial support of their children

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Butterfly Hugs


Butterfly Hugs is a local charity formed to raise money for young families affected by life limiting and terminal illness in the South Lakeland and Furness area. We are dedicted to supporting local families in their hour of need either financially or provide support in the form of meet ups and connecting families. Butterfly Hugs has been formed as a charity that wil be a legacy of Connie and Joe Elson who suffer the rare condition MLD. Connie and Joe have drawn our attention to rare illnesses and the lack of support in our area of the country.

British Lung Foundation


British Heart Foundation


Raises money to fund life saving heart research.

Breast Cancer Now


Breast Cancer Now are the Uks largers Breast Cancer research charity. Dedicated to funding ground breaking research bringing us close to our goal that everyone who devleops breast cancer with live and live well by 2050.

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.



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

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.

Bootle and District Swimming Club


The club was set up over 25 years ago and has encouraged the young to learn to swim and the older population to keep fit in a small pool. Since the pool closed in 2014 to make way for a housing estate the local primary schools have noticed that fewer children are able to swim. A replacement pool is being planned near to the village hall to aid the safety of our young people and the activity of the older members of the community.

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.

Bone Cancer Research Trust


Charitable Objectives - To save lives and improve outcomes for people affected by primary bone cancer through research, information, awareness and support. BCRT is the leading charity funding research into primary bone cancer.

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.

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



We're the UK's specialist blood cancer charity. We've been working to beat blood cancer since 1960. We fund world-class research; provide practical and emotional support to patients and their loved ones; and raise awareness of blood cancer.



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.

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.

Blackwell Sailing


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

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.

Beatson Cancer Charity


Beatson Cancer Charity is determined to beat cancer and is committed to securing significant funding to support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families



Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. We exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. We are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered. Eating disorders can be deeply isolating for the people affected by them. Our online support groups and regional support services allow people to talk to others with similar experiences, helping them to feel less alone with their eating disorder. We run phone and email helplines 365 days a year for anyone who needs us. Often when people get in touch it’s the first time they’ve voiced their concerns about themselves or a loved one.

Bay Search and Rescue


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.

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.

Barrow Senior Citizens Section Committee


We are an organisation that oversees 5 senior citizens clubs around Barrow, Abbotsvale Over 55's Group, Cotswold Crescent Over 55's, James Dunn Senior Citizens group, Stackwood Avenue senior Citizens Group and the Strand Senior Citizens Club. All funding is shared equally between these group that reach out to approximately 200 elderly citizens of Barrow combating loneliness and depression in our elderly population.

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 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 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 Ladies Rugby League


Open Age Ladies Rugby League Team.

Barrow Island ARLFC


Rugby league club

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 Digital Photography Club

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

Barrow Community Kitchen

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

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 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 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 Army cadet Force

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

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 & Districts Society for the Blind


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



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.

Autus Cumbria

Autus Cumbria work locally with Individuals with ASD

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.

Askam Youth Action

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

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

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 .

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.

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 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.

Anchor Trust Seymour Court


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

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.

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 •

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.

Action for Children


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

Aching Arms


Bringing comfort after pregnancy and baby loss
Aching Arms is a baby loss charity run by a group of bereaved mothers who have experienced the pain and emptiness of leaving hospital without their baby.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss and bring some comfort to bereaved parents and their families after the loss of a baby.
We provide Aching Arms bears to hospitals for midwives to give out. We also reach out to bereaved families who contact us via our website, email, Facebook or Twitter and post dedicated bears directly.

ABF The Soldiers Charity


ABF The Soldiers' Charity is the Army's National charity and we exist to help soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need.

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.

A590 Youth Theatre Group

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

A Stitch Different CIC

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

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 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.

6th Duddon Dalton Methodist Scout Group


Weare Beaver and Cub Scout Group taking part in community events providing indoor fun and adventure in both indoor and outdoor Scouting activities.

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.

1st Ulverston Rangers (Girlguiding)


The Senior Section (Rangers) is a flexible, fun programme open to young women between ages 14 and 18. The opportunities are immense, from international volunteering to improving their CV. Girls develop the skills and confidence that they need to reach their potential - as students, colleagues, parents, friends and citizens.

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

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

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.


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.