Walking The Wainwrights
Hi everyone. I'm Judith, Kate Coles’ sister. In order to raise money for KatCanDo, I aim to walk to the top of all 214 Wainwright Fells over the course of a year. These are the Lake District summits over 1000 feet, as identified by Alfred Wainwright in his guide books. My younger daughter Beth will be walking with me at times and we hope to raise £500 for the charity. .
Start date 30 July 2020. Finish date 29 July 2021.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
I always had a vague idea that walking the Wainwrights in retirement was something that appealed to me. Then for my birthday in March this year Beth gave me a book she’d found in a charity shop in Kendal -
KATCANDO is a charity close to my heart. Many of Kate’s friends and family who started the charity with her 15 years ago are still actively involved and the committee of volunteers work tremendously hard. There are no overheads and the money raised goes directly to help cancer patients and make a difference to their lives by buying vital hospital equipment or a hospice bed for example. I’m only too aware of what has happened to cancer patients during the pandemic and would like to help in my own small way.
Thank you all for your support -
Judith with daughters Hannah & Beth
Judith looking out over
Grisedale and St Sunday Crag
Judith & Beth on Angletarn Pikes
Thank you to our friend Ian Oldham for taking photos.
He has accompanied us on several days in the Lake District.