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PPM Team Step Up to Raise Funds for Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland

Our PPM team joined 99 fellow walkers on Saturday 22nd June to take part in the Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland ‘Step up to the Plate’ Challenge to help raise vital funds for this important local Cumbrian charity.

Picture: Team PPM ready to go!

The Step up to the Plate challenge involved a 21.5 mile walk around the beautiful Ullswater Way route in the Lake District with local food and drinks businesses offering delicious Cumbrian delicacies along the route. 

The long list of generous supporters is below:

  • Breakfast bars and fruit – Donated by Starfruits and Traybakes
  • Gingerbread Bridge Biscuit – Donated by Granny Dowbekins, Pooley Bridge
  • Sausage Rolls – Donated by Burbushes
  • Ice Cream & Sorbet – Donated by Abbott Lodge Jersey Ice- Cream
  • Dog Treats for four legged friend participants – Donated by Arcade Pet Store, Penrith
  • Homemade Vegetable Soup & Bread – Donated by the Inn on the Lake
  • Canapes – Donated by Peter Sidwell, Keswick Cookery School
  • Kendal Mint Cake – Donated by Romney’s
  • Celebratory Gin and Tonic – Donated by Chestnut House
  • Hot meal prepared by local caterer Brian Humes Catering Services with supplies from Pioneer and Bells
  • Fudge – Donated by the Toffee Shop

The architects, Unwin Jones Partnership, sponsored the overall event.

Team PPM successfully completed the walk and raised over £700.  Thank you to everyone who supported the team and generously donated to this wonderful charity. 

Picture: Pooley Bridge starting point

Picture: And they're off

Picture: Beautiful Ullswater Way

Picture: One of the many wonderful Hospice volunteers handing out Burbush's Sausage Rolls

Picture: The most incredible cake stand for much needed energy

Our Communications and Development Manager, Beth, said “It was brilliant to be part of this event and an amazing achievement for all of the team who took part.  The Ullswater Way has always been on my list of things I wanted to achieve and what better way to celebrate it than raising money for this incredible local charity and the work that they do in our communities.  We were delighted to have the sun shining down on us for this memorable day.  The event was so well organised and all the hospice team and volunteers were amazing.  Thanks so much to everyone that supported us with donations and all the local businesses who generously supported to make the event so special.”

Picture: Team PPM did it!! Celebratory gin was very welcome in that beautiful sunshine

Hospice at Home receive 700 new patient referrals to their service each year and need to raise over £18,000 each week to deliver vital care and support to patients and their families.  To learn more about the hospice visit www.hospiceathome.co.uk

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