Events and Fundraising

Photo: a band playing music.

Previous events

Buttermere Memorial Walk

Sun 17 October 2021 10.00 am

The Buttermere Memorial Walk of 4.7 miles is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit and wishes to join us to walk and remember.

It will be on Sunday, 19 October 2021 meeting outside the Buttermere Court Hotel at 10am. (Assuming government and Cruse UK guidelines allow it to go ahead)

At the start of the Walk there is a simple ceremony where there is the opportunity to have the name of loved ones read out.

Our annual Buttermere Memorial Walk is an opportunity for past clients, friends and Cruse Cumbria bereavement volunteers to meet up and walk around the lake. It’s a time of reflection, and an opportunity, for those that wish to, to talk to each other about our experiences. The walk starts with a special gathering where we read out the names of deceased friends or relatives, and hear some poetry readings, followed by a walk around the lake.

We hope you will be able to join us on the day.

Please email cumbria@cruse.org.uk if you plan to attend.

Friends of Cruse Free Online Event: Singing For All - Pop Up Choir with Beccy Owen

Wed 05 May 2021 10am - 11am

Singing for All: An online ‘popup choir’ led by renowned performer and vocal leader Beccy Owen on Zoom.

This session is for former and current clients, Cruse Cumbria volunteers, and everyone interested in our work. Please email cumbria@cruse.org.uk to book a place and to get the log-in details. 

Suitable for all abilities - whether you love singing or you're scared to give it a go! You don't need to be a confident singer and you'll have your microphone muted so nobody will hear you and you can just enjoy the experience. You'll sing along with the amazing leader, Beccy Owen, who has years of experience inspiring people to enjoy singing. She's been leading her successful 'Pop-Up choirs' on Zoom for the last year and has a sensitive, friendly approach. Focus on singing for well-being. You can see more about Beccy's work here: www.popupchoirs.com

Friends of Cruse Cumbria is a network of people connected to Cruse Bereavement Care Cumbria including former clients, volunteers, and others interested in our work. We are grateful to the Co-op Local Community Fund for funding to build our community work with a focus on wellbeing. Our online events are open to everyone, space permitting, so come along for an uplifting, friendly session.

Friends of Cruse Free Online Event: “Peace and Acceptance Session” - Mindful Seated Movement

Tue 20 April 2021 6 pm

"Peace and acceptance session - Mindful seated movement", suitable for all abilities, on Zoom. Led by Alison Marsden. Free to participants.

This 30 minute online session will focus on wellbeing and relaxation, using breathing and a gentle seated yoga sequence. No experience or special equipment necessary. This is a repeat of the he morning session on the same day.

This session is for former and current clients, and if space allows, Cruse Cumbria volunteers and those interested in our work.

To book for this free session and get the log-in details, please email cumbria@cruse.org.uk.

See www.integratinghealth.com for more information about the session leader.

Friends of Cruse Free Online Event: “Peace and Acceptance” Session - Mindful Seated Movement

Tue 20 April 2021 10 am

"Peace and acceptance session - Mindful seated movement", suitable for all abilities, on Zoom. Led by Alison Marsden. Free to participants.

This 30 minute online session will focus on wellbeing and relaxation, using breathing and a gentle seated yoga sequence. No experience or special equipment necessary.

This session is for former and current clients, and if space allows, Cruse Cumbria volunteers and those interested in our work.

To book for this free session and get the log-in details, please email cumbria@cruse.org.uk.

See www.integratinghealth.com for more information about the session leader.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in Dockray

Sun 08 December 2019

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in Dockray

Drop in Wreath Making workshop with donations to Cruse Cumbria. 

If you are interested in organizing something like this to do your own fundraising event, please let us know and we can help you out. Email: sara.barnard@cruse.org.uk

Keswick Victorian Fayre – Cruse Cumbria Stall

Sun 01 December 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Keswick Victorian Fayre – Cruse Cumbria Stall

Update: We won the trophy for Best Dressed Stall! Thank you to everybody who supported us on the day and well done to our volunteers for an amazing stall!


The annual Victorian Fayre offers the opportunity for local charities to raise money. We are delighted to have a Cruse Cumbria stall for the first time. Our volunteers have been making lovely gifts to sell and we look forward to seeing you at our stall! 

Free live entertainment on stage in the Market Place and Packhorse Court, including bands, choirs, dancers and more.

Children's Funfair. Over 30 charity stalls, both local and national, selling a selection of Christmas homemde crafts, produce, festive food and drink plus games, tombolas and raffles

Ceilidh

Sat 19 October 2019 7.00pm

Threlkeld Village Hall, Nr Keswick.

Dancing to Blue Jam Band.

Tickets on the door £12 Includes hot meal. (£6 for under 18s) 

Bar available.

Raffle.

All proceeds go to Cruse Bereavement Care Cumbria.

For tickets, contact

Richard

richardfarncombe@gmail.com

Ullswater Open Water Swim - Jaspar Joseph-Lester (fundraising event - still accepting donations) Updated with photos of the swim!

Sat 17 August 2019

Ullswater Open Water Swim - Jaspar Joseph-Lester (fundraising event - still accepting donations) Updated with photos of the swim!

Update: Jaspar completed the 7 mile challenge in 4 hours 11 minutes. There were 20 swimmers and they all completed the course under strict competition rules. The fundraising page (see below) is still open and accepting donations with all money going to Cruse. Jaspar plans to do it again next year to try to beat his current time!

Jaspar plans to swim 7 miles in Ullswater to raise funds for Cruse Cumbria, with a support team that includes the Chair of our Fundraising Committee, Richard Farncombe. We wish Jaspar all the best in this amazing feat! Here's a link to his fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fun...

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