Charity Partnership Ends as Work Begins on Historic Bothy
Burnetts marks the end of its partnership with a Lake District charity, as work gets underway on one of the projects the firm had chosen to support.
While staff from the Lake District Calvert Trust and Burnetts marked the end of the charity partnership with mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas jumpers, work began on the Bowderstone Bothy in Borrowdale: the charity is transforming the remote, mountain bothy into a fully accessible venue for their disabled visitors, giving guests with wheelchairs the opportunity to enjoy a secluded area of the Lake District which has never before been accessible.
The Lake District Calvert Trust was Burnetts’ first Charity of the Year, an annual good cause chosen by staff at the Cumbrian law firm. Partners and staff at Burnetts have spent the last 12 months running, hiking, dressing down, selling novelty balloons, Herdwick sponsoring, holding raffles and much more, raising an estimated £8,500 for the Trust. One of the firm’s objectives at the beginning of the partnership was to kick-start work on the Bowderstone Bothy.
Lynn Healey, Business Manager (Fundraising) at the Lake District Calvert Trust said, “Burnetts has been a great supporter and we have had such a wonderful time working with everyone there! Thank you to everyone, whether you’ve taken part in a big challenge or paid a pound to dress down! Burnetts always wanted to focus on the Bothy so it’s perfect timing that work should be starting there as we celebrate the firm’s fundraising.”
Burnetts’ Managing Partner, Nick Gutteridge said, “We have had a fantastic year working with the team at the Lake District Calvert Trust and are very proud to have been associated with such an inspiring charity. It’s great to know that our fundraising will allow people with disabilities to enjoy the outdoor activities and Lake District scenery that we often take for granted.”
Burnetts 2017 Charity of the Year will be announced in January.
Pictured left to right: Nick Gutteridge, Lynn Healey (Calvert Trust), Natalie Ruane, Rebecca Davidson, Rob Winder, Julie Davis, Sarah Hinett, Christine FosterAll News