The Lake District Calvert Trust has been driven to the brink of closure by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Calvert Lakes Emergency Bounce Back Appeal

With a massive £1 million gap in our funding, our future survival hangs in the balance.

The Lake District Calvert Trust has been welcoming guests with disabilities to our dedicated centre at Calvert Lakes for well over forty years, enabling them to enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment. Our revenue has been severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and our future hangs in the balance. To bounce back in the spring, and survive the following winter, we are appealing for your help.

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Olivers calvert Army Logo

A severely brain injured 12-year-old has launched Oliver’s Calvert Army – a crowdfunding appeal to help save the Lake District Calvert Trust. Please watch the video to hear his story.

In the run up to his thirteenth birthday party on 30 January 2021, Oliver Voysey from Newcastle-upon-Tyne is undertaking a series of 13 challenges to support the Trust’s Emergency Bounce Back Appeal.  Oliver’s challenges include walking on a treadmill for 13 minutes, standing independently for 13 seconds and completing a 13-minute walk.  His family will be supporting him all the way with their own set of challenges. Oliver is a regular visitor to the centre, having been to Calvert twelve times since 2017.  His mother, Sarah, says her son – and the whole Voysey family – would be “devastated” if the centre was forced to close before he made his thirteenth trip.

Click here to save Calvert Lakes for Oliver and thousands more!


Why We Need Your Support

Urgent Appeal to save over 40 years of life-changing pioneering work

Our charity continues to work with the most profoundly disabled people whom others struggle to support from uniquely adapted facilities that have been continuously developed over the past 45 years. Programmes and the pioneering approach are delivered by an equally unique staff team with skills and experience found nowhere else.

No matter the level of disability an individual has, they can share the same adventure as their able-bodied peers and relatives.

We are seeking your support to ensure that the many benefits a visit to LDCT provides remain available for one of the most disadvantaged groups in society. Your donation will help deliver a lasting legacy, as the impact of our work has been proven to continue long after the end of each course.