Founded over 35 years ago, the Friends of Calvert Trust, Lake District was established as a separate charity (No. 1067899) in order to promote and support all aspects of the work by the Lake District Calvert Trust’s Centre.

In particular, the Friends raise money from subscriptions, donations, organised ticketed events and collections. All money raised goes to the Trust and is used to provide equipment, typically customised mini buses, which are essential for carrying visitors to offsite activities.

The majority of our Friends live locally in Cumbria and have been involved for many years, a true local and long term commitment.  However, we are always looking for new Friends to join or support us through attending one of our fundraising events.

If you want to learn more about the benefits read on or, if you want to become a Friend, or attend our next event, click on the buttons below.

Click here for Friends Membership Donation

Click here for Upcoming Events and Tickets

Benefits of Becoming a "Friend"

Pride of being a “Friend”

The sense of pride of being a supporter of the Lake District Calvert Trust as a provider of life changing opportunities for people with disabilities and their families. As a group the Friends can achieve more than just individual contributions and many have gone on to be more actively involved.

Fundraising Projects

As Friends our focus for fund raising has been the funding of replacement minibuses that are essential for transporting our visitors to many of the Centres activities. These minibuses are heavily customised and cost more than £50,000 each.

Fundraising Events

We usually have three major Friends fund raising ticketed events each year. These can be typically plays, concerts or cruises at beautiful locations in the Lake District. Friends are always given priority on tickets. In addition we have ‘street’ collections manned by Friends.

Get In Touch

If you’d like to know more about anything to do with Friends of Calvert Trust, including future events and their details, dates and ticket prices, please call us on or email us using our enquiry form.

For Bill Bell, Chairman, 017687-75437

For Brian Moreton, New Friends, 017684-82609

The Friends of Calvert Trust (Lake District) is a registered charity (Charity No. 1067899)