Details of fundraising events being undertaken by the Friends of Calvert Trust are provided below.

If you require any further information, you can contact the Friends of the Calvert Trust by:

  • Emailing us at:
  • Writing to: Friends of the Calvert Trust, Little Crosthwaite, Keswick, CA12 4QD.
  • Phoning the Centre direct on 01768772255, leave a message and one of the Friends committee will get back to you.


Charity Collection at Westmorland Services ~ 29th May

Charity collection in aid of Friends of Calvert Trust

We will be at Tebay Services (Junction 38, M6 Motorway) on Saturday 29th May for a charity collection and would welcome your support.

Midsummer Cruise on Ullswater ~ 30th June

Enjoy an evening cruise on the  MV Raven with canapes from Taste Buds

CANCELLED – Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions this event has been postponed until further notice. Watch out for further updates.

The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle ~ 12th August

Join us for this entertaining Outdoor Play at Lowther Castle & Gardens

A family friendly performance from Illyria packed with larger-than-life characters and laughs galore. Lots to join in with – perfect summer fun for all the family. The event includes a brief charity auction with exciting ‘Lots’ to bid on.

  • Gates open: 5.10pm, starts at 5.30pm.
  • Performance approx.: 1 hour 40 minutes (including a 20-minute interval).
  • Tickets: £15 from Link to:
  • Free entry to Lowther Castle & Adventure Play from 2pm on Thursday 12 August for Ticket Holders.


An Evening with Sir Chris Bonington ~ 12th November

An interesting evening with Sir Chris Bonington at the Rheged Centre

The evening starts with a Mountain Art Auction then John Innerdale MBE will lead Chris into some of his many interesting adventures and stories.

  • Starts at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets: £25 from (Once on the Rheged website, click on the event time to go to the ticket booking window)
  • Limited Tables are also available for pre-event drinks and dinner with Chris and John including priority seating. Contact Brian Moreton for further details on Email: