Tanya Oliver, from Fix the Fells, which is part of the National Trust, said: “Fix the Fells are delighted to receive the donation of £2,000 from Walking With the Wounded following their very successful 2016 Cumbrian Challenge event.
“It is wonderful they have raised so much for their own excellent cause but also recognise their event had an impact on the local Lakeland fells so have made a contribution towards their upkeep.
“This is a perfect example of responsible fundraising and really helps Fix the Fells keep the fell paths repaired and maintained. We are undertaking work on some of the Grasmere fell paths this year and have plans for several of them next year as well, particularly following the issues with the December 2015 floods and the £2,000 will help us with this. Our thanks go to all the organisers of this event and we wish them well for the same success in 2017!”
Walking With The Wounded’s Partnership and Events Manager, Andy Sloan said: “The Cumbrian Challenge is an important event for us and is growing year on year thanks to the phenomenal support of our participants. While the event brings significant business to Grasmere and the local economy and raises a serious sum for wounded veterans we are conscious of our environmental impact and are always looking at ways to minimise this by working with local partners like Fix the Fells.”
Find out more about this year’s Cumbrian Challenge in May, presented by BAE Systems. Every team that enters supports a vulnerable veteran.