> Brian’s challenge to help raise money for Safety Net (UK).


Brian’s story:


On 12th August 2017 I’m going to attempt the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge.
The route leaves Pooley Bridge to traverse 30 summits to Greendale in Wasdale valley. A distance of 48 miles and 17,000 feet ascent (77km, 5182m).


It seemed a bit pointless doing something like this without taking the opportunity to raise some cash for a local charity that does great work with victims of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence.


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It would be great to see some familiar faces or hear some shouts of encouragement on the route. or text BHUR17 and amount to 70070


> GNR- We have 5 amazing people who are taking part in the Great North Run on 10th September 2017. This is a half Marathon taking place in the North East. You can sponsor people by TEXTING SNGN17 plus amount to 70070


> Ben Nevis Climb: Ade Kevern and Ian Watson are climbing Ben Nevis on the 23rd September 2017.


Ade’s story:

Safety Net (UK) is a Cumbrian Charity who provides support for victims of recent & non-recent childhood sexual abuse throughout North & West Cumbria. Their work is invaluable; they provide counselling, therapy and support for those suffering the long-lasting effects of abuse. The journey through abuse to recovery is painful, I know this because I have walked that path & been on that journey for 36 years, I know the value of what Safety Net (UK)do for the broken. My journey towards recovery is still ongoing but I am nearer recovery than I ever thought possible & without the professional support that is available, that wouldn’t have been possible.

I am trekking Ben Nevis to raise money to raise funds for Safety Net (UK), to enable them to continue the life saving work they do. I will be doing this donned in fire kit carrying breathing apparatus and essential kit for the conditions. I thought I would make things a bit more challenging. I am doing this challenge alongside my good friend Ian Watson, who is also supporting Safety 
Net (UK).


Please support us.
> Or text BNAK17 plus amount to 70070


Ian’s story:


I am doing this in memory of my eight year old self for Safety Net (UK) because he decided it was time to fight back.

On 8 September 2016, I decided to tell of my sexual abuse for the first time. I have been getting counselling through Safety Net(UK) for some time now. They are based in Cumbria and deal with sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence in the county. They deal with children as young as three years old and up to as old as eighty……..Thank you for your support. or text BNIW17 plus amount to 70070


> Ball
> On the 24th November 2017, we are hosting our first Charity fundraising ball at the Hallmark Hotel. Arrival drinks will begin at 6:30pm, followed by a sit down 3 course dinner, cabaret, live band and grand prize draw. You can support us by coming along to our event which costs £40 a ticket and also by donating suitable prizes for our prize draw. Tickets can be purchased by calling into our office at 1 Fisher Street, Carlisle or by calling 01228 515859.