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Growing Well 20th Anniversary Sponsored Walk

A key event of Growing Well’s 20th birthday celebrations this year is a sponsored walk on Saturday 15th June between two of our sites – Tebay Services and Low Sizergh near Kendal.

The route totals just under 20-miles and has been planned by two of our Tebay minibus drivers, Jon Tombs and Joe Faulkner, both passionate and experienced outdoor instructors.

“It is an obvious statement that exercise is good for us – physically, emotionally, and mentally.” says Jon, who has had a lengthy career working with young people in outdoor activities.

“Working outdoors every day I see for myself how spending time in nature is great for everyone’s wellbeing. Whether it’s walking or more vigorous exercise, it gives us a powerful and very welcome dose of mental goodness.”

“I’m really looking forward to being involved in the anniversary walk for Growing Well. We’re all hoping it will encourage and inspire people to get out and exercise in Cumbria’s beautiful countryside, whilst raising vital funds for the charity.”

Jon began helping at Growing Well primarily because a close friend has been supported by them and as he lives nearby in Tebay says it is also nice to be able to support a local charity.

The walk begins at 9:00am and will take in some fantastic scenery, finally following the river after Kendal and ultimately on to Low Sizergh where we’ll gather at 6:00pm to celebrate and hand out prizes for the most money raised.

We’re delighted to have some wonderful people taking part in the walk with us including Growing Well’s founders Beren and James, Adam Crampsie (CEO of Everyturn Mental Health) and Dan Taylor (General Manager for the National Trust in South & East Cumbria).

Cate Bentley, Growing Well Partnerships Manager for North Cumbria, Carlisle & Eden: “All those taking part have made a commitment to raising awareness and funds for Growing Well, helping us achieve our fundraising targets in our 20th anniversary year.”

For those who prefer something a bit shorter, there will be a second walk from The Factory Tap on Aynam Road in Kendal to Growing Well at Low Sizergh. It will join the main walk at around 4:00pm and follow the same route.

“We’d also like anyone who takes part to help fundraise for us. Myself and the Growing Well fundraising team can provide support on how to do so.” Adds Cate, “There will be a prize for the most money raised and a very special mention will go to anyone undertaking the walk dressed as a fruit or vegetable!”


The Growing Well 20th Anniversary Sponsored Walk Route:

  • START: Growing Well at Tebay Services
  • Roundthwaite
  • Low Borrowbridge
  • Whinfell Common
  • Patton Bridge
  • Skelsmergh
  • Meal Bank
  • Kendal
  • Factory Tap (Aynam Road, Kendal)
  • Watercrook
  • Hawes Bridge
  • Wilson Place (Sedgwick)
  • Nannypie Lane
  • FINISH: Growing Well at Low Sizergh

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