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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:JANUARY/FEBRUARY


Rod Wickham, Rider and Liaison Officer for Blood Bikes Cumbria and Leah Davies, Marketing Manager for Lake District Hotels


LAKE DISTRICT HOTELS FUNDRAISING SUCCESS!


Lake District Hotels exceeded their annual fundraising, with a grand total of £11,426.27


Throughout 2017, a family-run hotel group in the Lake District have been busy hosting a variety of charity events. They hoped to beat their annual fundraising total of £8,276.63, which they raised the previous year for Amy’s Care - a community interest group which provides specialist care for people living with dementia.


At the end of 2016, they asked the public to nominate their favourite charity to become the hotel group charity of the year. With over 600 entries, Blood Bikes Cumbria were selected after receiving most of the votes. Blood Bikes Cumbria provides out-of-hours transport, 365 days of the year to transport urgently needed blood, drugs and other medical requirements between hospitals.


Since then, Lake District Hotels have held numerous charitable activities and events. Sales Manager from the Skiddaw Hotel, Maria Quigley, ran the London Marathon, General Manager at the Kings Arms Hotel, Garry Price, donated sales from his exclusive 50th birthday ale, raffle tickets were sold offering two lucky winners the chance to enjoy seven nights of delicious culinary delights across the seven hotels. General Manager Gary Wilson and his team at the Inn on the Lake, raised an outstanding £6,137 from their ‘Kitchen Rivals’ charity banquet, this along with fashion show raffles and other challenges raised a grand total of £11,426.27.


Dani Hope, Marketing Director for Lake District Hotels commented: “It’s been a tremendous year working with Blood Bikes Cumbria and raising such an amazing amount of money.


“It’s a real pleasure to be able to help such a deserving cause, a lot of hard work and effort has gone in from everyone involved.”


Rider and Liaison Officer for Blood Bikes Cumbria, Rod Wickham commented: “First and foremost, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Lake District Hotels Group for selecting Blood Bikes Cumbria as their Charity of the Year 2017.


“I was speechless to learn about the amount of money raised during the year by the hard work of Leah Davies and the hotel staff and I thank you all very much.


“The Blood Bikes Committee will be discussing how to put the money to good use by helping to bring our fleet of vehicles up-to-date, with either the purchase of a motorbike or car.”


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Valentine s Day


Enjoy a romantic 3 course valentine’s meal at the Skiddaw Hotel, with a gift for all the ladies – £25 per person


9pm-11pm


LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY’S FREE ENTRY


We are pleased to welcome back live music at the Skiddaw Hotel, every Saturday evening from 3rd February


017687 72071 www.lakedistricthotels.net/skiddawhotel MAIN STREET, KESWICK, CUMBRIA, CA12 5BN


UNIQUE DOUBLE WORLD HERITAGE STATUS!


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“The England Coast Path, due to open this year, will take people into the village and Ravenglass has a regular train service, as well as top attraction, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.


“It amazes people that this small


community on the National Park’s western fringes should have the same status as the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef.


Following a bumper season for the village last year, the New Year is set to bring even more opportunities to make the most of the remote jewel in the Lakes’ crown.


Already part of Hadrian Wall’s World Heritage inscription, the announcement that the Lake District had joined the elite line-up of international locations gave it exceptional dual status.


Lake District National Park area ranger, Rec Cathey, said it was an exciting time and that a lot of work had been done to help worldwide visitors enjoy the stunning landscape and history.


She explained: “We have already rolled out the


compelling community-led


archaeology project tracking Romans in Ravenglass and provided great walk options, including an accessible route for all ages and abilities.


“They often come here without realising the Hadrian’s Wall connection and rich Roman heritage, revealed in our new Ravenglass Railway Museum and nearby Muncaster Castle, The Roman Bathhouse, The Beacon Museum and Hardknott Fort in the Eskdale Valley.”


Peter Frost-Pennington, of Muncaster Castle, added: “It’s onwards and upwards for us and I can’t wait to promote and push our double World Heritage Site status for years to come.


“World Heritage is absolutely positive, it’s given us confidence and pride and will help attract people to this incredible place.”


For more detailed history and information about the great tourism location that is the Western Lakes visit www.westernlakedistrict.co.uk.


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