James Thurlow certainly has a mission. In support of JDRF – a charity which funds research in Type 1 diabetes, James is running the Coast to Coast long distance footpath, east to west as fast as he can.
See how fast here: http://www.howfast.org
A recent guest booked into the hostel for a one night stay in the wintry conditions of last weekend. He asked for an early checkout, as with all guests we usually try to find out a little about what brings them to Grasmere and what they are hoping to achieve during their stay.
James’s story was an unusual one. James is planning to run the Coast to Coast, Wainright’s popular long distance path. As we are one the main outdoor visitor’s accommodation providers in Grasmere and located right by the Coast to Coast route we get a lot of walkers beating a trail to our door.
This year it is the 40th anniversary of the publication of Wainright’s Coast to Coast guide, so we are expecting more and more unusual activity this year. See The Wainright Society.
James himself has type 1 diabetes and is a regular outdoor sports event participant and runs his own business Open Adventure promoting Adventure Racing in the North of England and the rest of the UK.
You can help support his project to support research in Type 1 diabetes by donating to JDRF via the Just Giving page
His run from Grasmere to St Bees on Monday is recorded here
We wish him the very best of luck and we hope to see him again as he passes by in June.
One of the members of the Thorney How team will be headed out on hills, slightly further afield than usual in aid of Cyclists Fighting Cancer and Lease of Life.
Her challenge is to climb Ben Nevis You can also follow Lease of Life on Twitter.
At the end of this month, Emma Nuttall, our General Assistant will be taking the weekend off from checking in customers, to go check in at a hostel in Fort William for the night, before climbing to the peak of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Britain.
Lease of Life aims to provide access to sport for any child suffering or recovering from cancer and has pledged all funds raised by their team to the Cyclists Fighting Cancer Charity, whose purpose it is to provide bikes, adapted tricycles and equipment to children and young people whose lives have been affected by cancer.
As many of our customers will understand, bikes provide a fun and practical way to regain lost strength, fitness and confidence.
With three weeks to get in shape, Emma will be sacrificing the comfort of staying inside on the couch next to the fire to do a number of mountain walks and runs around the Lake District.
So far this week, since starting her training, she has already encountered typical terrible weather, endured blisters and to top it off has been defecated on by one of the local farmer’s cows.
Thorney How will be the first to make a donation of £10.00 and is proud to be supporting Emma and the Lease for Life/Cyclists against Cancer campaign.
If you would like to help her reach her target of £300.00 please visit the Group Just Giving Page here:
Remember to detail that it is Emma you are sponsoring as this is a group page.
We appreciate your tie and help in supporting this worthy cause.
29 January 2011 / Charity
Please support me undertaking this year’s Great North Swim in Lake Windermere in June.
My JustGiving donations page is here: http://www.justgiving.com/TaylorNuttall
I last did the Great North Swim in 2009 and raised £434 for the charity MIND.
You can see my 2009 page here
This year I intend to do the 1 mile open water swim in Lake Windermere again and hope to raise at least £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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