Windermere hotelier Caroline Kaye is taking to the streets of London again in a good cause.
Co-owner of the award-winning Cedar Manor Hotel, Caroline will run the London Marathon next April, being sponsored for the Calvert Trust. It will be her second marathon, after she set herself the target of running her first before she reached 50.
This spring she was one of the race’s top charity fundraisers when she pulled in a total of more than £8000 for Lupus UK.
This time she wants to raise money for a local charity, and both Caroline and her husband Jonathan have long been supporters of the Calvert Trust, which provides challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities. The Trust has a centre on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake which runs breaks for schools, groups, families and individuals with their friends and carers.
They are accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater.
Caroline said: “We have been moved to tears by the wonderful work which the Calvert Trust does. I carried on training after this year’s marathon, and I’m really looking forward to having another run at London.”
Sarah Batty of the Lake District Calvert Trust said: “We are delighted to have Caroline join team Calvert for the 2016 London Marathon. We help over 4000 people with disabilities each year to take up challenges and achieve their potential through the provision of adventurous outdoor activities. We are a charity that enhances the lives of people with even the most profound physical, sensory and learning disabilities along with their friends and families.
“We need to raise over £500,000 this financial year to continue providing this service and rely heavily on donations and people raising money through our range of sponsored events. Caroline’s efforts really will make a significant and lasting difference to our visitors and their families, and we are incredibly grateful to her for choosing to support us.
“The London Marathon is an epic challenge, and we would like to wish Caroline the very best of luck with both her gruelling training regime, as well as her fundraising in the lead up to April’s event. Go for it Caroline – and remember, it’s what you can do that counts.”
If you want to sponsor Caroline, call 015394 43192
For more information about the Calvert Trust: http://www.calvert-trust.org.uk/lake-district/introduction