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


 “We have had to take the hard decision that the Evening with Sir Chris Bonington on Friday, 12th November at Rheged has been cancelled and at the moment there is no alternative date. Over the last few months Chris has had some health issues including major hip surgery in September. His recovery from this is taking much longer than envisaged and he feels unable to do on stage events and talks in the coming months. This hasn’t been an easy decision for Chris and John as both have risen to many Mountaineering challenges over the years. As the Friends of Calvert Trust, Lake District we respect this decision as it is important that Chris has the time to recover.”


Mountain Art Online Auction

Please Note: The Closing Date for bids is 7:30pm on Friday, 12th November 2021

All of the paintings in the Mountain Art Auction are originals and have been donated by local artists to support the Lake District Calvert Trust

Bids can be made online via our auction page – Click HERE to visits the Mountain Art Online Auction