Herdy Hike to Raise Money for Calvert Trust
Staff and partners at a Cumbrian law firm are to complete a 30 mile “Herdy Hike” along the Go Herdwick Trail to raise money for the Lake District Calvert Trust.
The team from Burnetts hopes to raise £1,000 for the Bassenthwaite-based charity which provides challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities.
The Go Herdwick Trail stretches through the Lake District from Mirehouse to Bowness. Burnetts’ hikers will be completing their challenge on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July.
Go Herdwick is a public arts project being run by the Lake District Calvert Trust from 25th March to 4th September with the aim of raising money for the Trust. The Go Herdwick flock includes 60 life size ewes, all of which have been beautifully decorated as a result of sponsorship by organisations including Burnetts. Nettie, the ewe sponsored by Burnetts is located in the window of Gaynor Sports at Ambleside. Nettie was decorated by Keswick artist Helen Smith who will be joining the Burnetts team at Ambleside at lunchtime on Saturday.
Burnetts’ team will be setting off from Bowness on Saturday 16th July and finishing at the Lake District Calvert Trust on Sunday afternoon where they will be met by Sean Day, Centre Director.
He said, “The Calvert Trust has been Burnetts’ charity of the year for the last two years. The firm has already helped us to kick-start the renovation of Bowderstone Bothy, a building adjoining the charity’s accessible abseil site in Borrowdale, with the funds it raised last year. The Go Herdwick project has been extremely successful for the Trust and I’m delighted that as well as raising money through sponsorship, map sales and our upcoming October auction, it has also been the inspiration for a fantastic Lake District challenge.”
Nick Gutteridge is Burnetts’ Managing Partner and is one of the twenty-strong team taking part in the Herdy Hike. He said, “Over the last 18 months, we’ve held dress down days, raffles, competitions and football sweepstakes as well as taking part in a 22 Peaks Challenge, all with the aim of raising money for the Trust. Last year we raised over £6,000 for the Trust. As well as being a great outdoor challenge, our Herdy Hike is also an opportunity for us to raise even more money for the Trust and to spend time together as a team.”
Burnetts’ Herdy Hike is being organised by trainee solicitor Rebecca Davidson. A former pupil of William Howard School in Brampton, she studied Law at Northumbria University before joining Burnetts in 2015.
Burnetts’ 15 partners employ 108 people. The firm has offices in Carlisle, Cockermouth, Penrith and Newcastle. To sponsor Burnetts’ team, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BurnettsHerdwickHike.
For more information on the Go Herdwick trail, visit http://www.goherdwick.co.uk/All News