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Calvert Lakes to reopen in July
We know the importance of what we do here for our visitors and are making detailed plans on how to deliver our operations when restrictions are lifted while accommodating the new rules we are anticipating. The safety of staff, residents and local community is crucial, so we will be ensuring that once we have clarity on when we can reopen, we will do so responsibly.
This may involve us making some changes to the activities we offer, layout of the accommodation and dining areas, plus opening the centre to those just looking for somewhere safe and secure to recuperate. We’ve been here for over 40 years and are looking forward to helping vulnerable people enjoy the fresh air and countryside for many years to come.
Giles Mounsey-Heysham, Chairman of the Trustees for the Lake District Calvert Trust says: “While it is heart-breaking for visitors to Calvert Lakes that we have had to close since the middle of March, we will be open for business as soon as we can safely do so. We guarantee to give you the great Calvert experience that you’ve previously enjoyed and to all funders, we would also ask that you continue to support us in our important work.”
We are busy implementing the many, additional safety measures required throughout the Centre, but this all comes at an extra cost. Ensuring our Centre is COVID-safe has drastically increased our running costs, with which we’d hugely appreciate your support.
Donate here.
You CAN now also donate through text giving.
We thank you wholeheartedly for your continued support and hope you stay safe and well in the months ahead.

For more information on our service and how to support us visit our website.
News
Lockdown impact on disabled people
We know the impact the lockdown has had on the physical and mental health of those with disabilities and how beneficial a residential stay with Calvert Lakes can be. We have interviewed hundreds of disabled holidaymakers plus their carers and family members for their views on the accessible tourism market in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Calvert Reconnections to reopen in September
“Because rehab won’t wait”
The UK’s first COVID-19 compliant brain injury rehabilitation programme combining traditional interdisciplinary clinical therapies with physical activity in the outdoors will open its doors in September and is now taking referrals.
All facilities are fully compliant with COVID-19 guidelines while newly developed services include post lockdown respite and post COVID-19 step down rehabilitation. 
Thank you to Rotary Districts 1190 & 1070 for their fantastic, continued support. Since lockdown, Clubs have raised an incredible £2,600 to help us through this current crisis We could not continue our important work without Rotary’s invaluable support; they not only provide essential funding, but also organise events, volunteer at the Centre & so much more.
We were delighted to receive a message this week from our founder John Fryer-Spedding. Click here to watch it. 
Do it for Calvert!
We would love to have your support and have fun through any
of the following Online Events or Activities:
Calvert Mini Adventure Pack
We are very excited to announce the launch of our first Activity Pack! Keep the whole family entertained with puzzles, fun activities & recipes straight from the LDCT kitchen for a minimum donation of £10. To get your copy, simply email fundraising to place your order & arrange payment of your donation.
Camino de Santiago Virtual Challenge    
This will take you 480 miles (772 km) along the famous pilgrims’ way; each time you complete a distance-based exercise activity such as running, walking, cycling, you advance along the map from France to Spain. Set your own deadline (up to 78 weeks) & do it solo or as a team. Entry with stunning finishers medal: £29.95
3 Peaks Virtual Challenge
Conquer 1, 2, or all 3 of the UK’s highest Peaks from the comfort of your own home with our 3 Peaks Virtual Step Challenge! That’s Scafell Pike, Snowdon & Ben Nevis, totalling 44,000 steps. Set your own timeframe & complete as a team or go solo. Email fundraising or check out our social media for more information.
Great Run Solo Virtual Challenge
Fantastic news… the Great North Run organisers have introduced a virtual event the Great North Run Solo challenge so that you can keep running & fundraising for your favorite charity! Complete 40 runs over the 78 days: 28th June to 13th Sept to receive your medal & digital certificate. Entry: £10
Covid-19 Resources 
Check out this amazing story! Jacob, 15, has a rare condition which requires around the clock care. Jacob’s brother Josh plays a huge role in this. “I've never thought of myself as being a young carer, I've always thought of myself being a brother to Jacob.”

Let COVID-19 expand awareness of disability tech
The pandemic’s disruption shows how much academia could learn from the disability community.
 
COVID-19 and Persons with disabilities 
In this article you can find links to various resources with additional information on disability-inclusive responses to COVID-19. 

While working offsite our fundraising staff are available by phone/email to answer any fundraising queries. 

T • 07519 123 073
E • fundraising@calvertlakes.org.uk

 

Contacts

You can stay in touch with us & receive updates via our social media, website & e-News.
Our main number 017687 72255 is currently on answerphone. If you would like to talk to us direct, please leave a message for us to call you back.

Alternatively, you can contact us on email as follows:
General enquiries: enquiries@calvertlakes.org.uk
Bookings: bookings@calvertlakes.org.uk
Fundraising: fundraising@calvertlakes.org.uk

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Lake District Calvert Trust, Registered Charity No. 270923
Little Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QD - United Kingdom 

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