Update from Lake District Calvert Trust: Covid-19

Shut down of our centres: Due to the Covid-19 virus and government guidelines, we have had to temporarily close all the Calvert Trust facilities near Keswick including our main Calvert Centre, Hydrotherapy Pool, Calvert Stables and Calvert Reconnections.

Visitor Bookings: We were so sorry the planned breaks for our disabled visitors had to be cancelled; we are working with them to reduce potential losses and reschedule visits wherever possible.

Securing the future of our Trust: We are taking every step possible to ensure the Trust weathers this crisis, looks after its staff as well as being ready to re-open as soon as current restrictions and our finances allow. Our annual costs exceed £1.5million, with two thirds of our income generated from subsidised visitor fees, which has now ceased. We are cutting costs to the bare minimum. We have retained essential staff to ensure we can re-open swiftly.  Most of the other staff are being supported through the Government Furlough scheme.

You Can Help: Our beneficiaries need your support now more than ever. We are working hard to fill our funding gaps and ask if you would consider supporting the trust at this difficult time. Any donations you are able to make, to help continue our service for them and to ensure we reopen as soon as possible, will be hugely appreciated. Please donate through our website or contact our fundraising team to arrange a BACS payment which will reach us without delay or any extra charges.

Keeping in Touch with our Friends & Supporters: During these periods of self-isolation, this is even more important to us all. Please keep in touch whether by email, following our Social Media feeds or signing up for our e-News Calvert Catch Up

Supporting our local community: We are also keen to assist our local community, offering our facilities for use where needed and we are working with various external bodies to identify the best way to provide support.

We thank you wholeheartedly for your continued support and hope that in the months ahead you stay safe and well.

⇒ Chairman’s Update Letter ⇐