The Lake District Hike 2018 - Challenge Completed!

On Saturday 30th June 2018, a team of IMARA staff and volunteers took on a gruelling 22 mile hike with 2400m of ascent, including climbing the infamous Helvellyn, the 3rd highest mountain in England, all to raise money for IMARA. It took 12 hours in total, but bar a few blisters, sunburns and black toenails, the team completed the challenge unscathed, having kept the children and young people they were doing it for in mind to get them through.

More than 56 people generously donated, raising a whopping total of £1338.75. This is absolutely amazing, and we are so grateful! We are not sure exactly what this will go towards just yet, so watch this space! But it will either be something directly for the children, young people and families we work with, or will help us cover the core costs which are less glamorous and difficult to fund, but are absolutely vital in order for us to provide the services we do to our clients to the best possible standard.

Watch videos and photos from the day of the hike in the video below:


A special mention must also go to two of our supporters, Hugh and Olly, who meanwhile quietly walked from coast to coast to raise money for IMARA. The lads had set off before we had even been fully informed of what they were doing and got their fundraising page set up, such troopers! Setting off on Saturday 22nd July 2018 from St Bees in Cumbria on the west coast, Hugh and Olly crossed 192 miles through the Lake District, the Pennines, the Cleveland Hills and the North York Moors over 12 days until they reached Robin Hoods Bay on the east coast.

A truly amazing physical accomplishment, and the fundraising has been going just as well – so far more than 28 people have donated raising £891.50, blowing the modest £500 target out of the water! Thank you so much and well done to Hugh and Olly!

You can still donate until the 25th August 2018, as well as read updates from the lads from throughout the trek here: 


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