Torr Waterfield 2016 challenge

As you are aware each year Torr Waterfield choose a charity to support and then for that year we raise money by holding different events. Our chosen charity this year is LAMP (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Projects). LAMP works to support those in mental distress in our community. Mental health is often stigmatised within society and as a consequence under-funding for mental health charities is a constant issue. Their advocates support and protect the rights of vulnerable people in mental distress who are often unable to voice their needs and concerns, explain their rights and protect these rights. Please visit the website for more details

We have already held a Karting event on 10th May and raised a staggering £1,200. To follow this in September about 30 of us, staff, family and friends are off to the Lake District to walk around Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England. Whilst this sounds a bit of a stroll, the length of the Lake is only 10 1/2 miles, due to the fact that you cannot actually walk around the Lake shore the actual distance is actually 45 miles which we are hoping to complete in two days – 24 and 25 September. This walk circumambulates Windermere and includes just about all the accessible lake shore paths together with ascents of the high points around the lake. It thus offers an ever changing vista of the lake and visits both popular and out of the way places. Although this is a similar distance to last year’s challenge, the terrain of the Lake District is very different to that of the North Norfolk coast!

We shall be staying in Bowness on the east side of the lake. Bowness has its origins in the 11th century, when the area was colonised by the invading Vikings, the name is said to derive from the Old Norse ‘bogi nes’ meaning ‘promontory shaped like a bow’. Each morning we will take the ferry over to the other side of the lake. The plan is to walk the top part of the lake on the first day ending back in Bowness and then on the second day the bottom half of the lake again ending back in Bowness. We are obviously hoping for lovely weather, but that is never a given in the Lake District, and provided we can get a mobile signal we shall be updating you with pictures during the weekend.

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Julia Harrison, Tax Manager