Cumbrian disability charity given helping hand

The bothy which is being restored by The Calvert Trust
The bothy which is being restored by The Calvert Trust

A disability charity looking to restore a woodland retreat in the heart of the Lake District is being given a helping hand.

The Calvert Trust, which is restoring a bothy - a woodland building suitable for hosting overnight stays - saw funds set aside for the refurbishment distributed elsewhere as a result of Storm Desmond, meaning that work had to be put on hold.

Six members of staff from Hanson, a construction materials company, are set to take part in a sponsored abseil in an attempt to raise funds for trust so that it can buy a new piece of equipment.

Hanson has close links to Cumbria, with operational sites including the Sellafield concrete plant, Shap quarry and asphalt, Carlisle concrete and Low Gelt Quarry in Brampton.

Callum Allison, Danny Eccles, Craig Harmer, Rob Mould, Louise Strizaker and Roger Whittam will take part in the abseil on April 26 and 27.

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