We were, like many others, very saddened to hear the news that MP’s had rejected plans to extend free school meals over the upcoming holidays, for vulnerable children in need.
- EDIT : As of 08/11/20 The government has pledged to spend more than £400m to support poor children and their families in England.
After some thought and consideration we have decided to use the Wonderful Wild Women platform as a way to reach out and raise some funds for local South Lakeland & Lancashire Food Banks, namely Barrow & Morecambe Bay.
The global pandemic means that this situation is only going to get worse. As increasing numbers of parents and carers lose their jobs and the heart breaking reality is children are at the core of this rising issue. Hunger during childhood can have a ripple effect that we are only just beginning to understand. The long-term physical and psychological consequences of growing up in food poverty are significant.
As we have seen there is a huge disconnect between policy-makers and what is really happening on the ground.
We are running an online raffle through the month of November offering prizes from a variety of brands, businesses & artists who have all pledged to support.
The raffle will be launched on the 1st November and drawn on the 30th of November (or soon after).
- If you would like to enter for FREE or if you would like to pledge but don't want to be entered into the draw please email firstname.lastname@example.org where your name will either be added to the entry list, or removed.
- £2 donation = 1 entry
- The more you donate, the more entries you will have.
- UK Entries only
- Where possible please send your email address to email@example.com to speed up the process of distributing prizes following the draw.
ALL PROCEEDS TO GO DIRECTLY TO BARROW FOOD BANK & MORECAMBE BAY FOOD BANK. Each receiving 50% of the total amount raised.
PRIZES / SUPPORTERS INCLUDE:
- Yonder - T-shirt
- Monica Metsers Art - 1x Lino Print
- RIDE bikes Ulverston - 1x Mons Royale Headband & 1x Cube drinks bottle
- Mountain Massage Company - 1x 30 min massage
- Rothay Manor - 1x afternoon tea for 2 voucher
- Sarah Kennedy Norquoy - 1x Copy of Book, Salt on my Skin
- Nav Trek - Prize TBC
- Hugo Hunt - 1x 10x15 inch photographic print
- Molly Bland - 1x Framed print
- Adidas Terrex - 1x pair of hike, trail or mtb footwear (winners choice)
- Katie Edwards Illustration - 1x print
- Outdoor Provisions - 1x 18 energy bar pack
- Sam Martin Art - 1x artwork
- Cath Wheater Illustrations - 1x original artwork
- Faye Whelan Reflexology - 1x 30 min reflexology voucher
- Scrabble Map Crafts - 1x pack of Lake District Map Greeting Cards
- Millican - 1x Smith 15l bag
- Wild and Wellbeing - 1x Online Bedtime Yoga pass for a half term and 1x willow birdfeeder
- Cody Schultz Photographer - 1x photographic print
- Memo Illustration - 2x screen printed artwork
- Lakeland Bespoke - hand turned product tbc
- Greenholme Alpacas - hand knitted alpaca scarf
- Lindsey Cole - 1x signed copy of book and 1x virtual reading
- Alpkit - 1x Talini jacket, 1x Cloud base sleeping mat, 1x Presta back pack & 1x Bru kit
- Swim secure - 1x Tow woggle or float
- Liz Kirk PT - 1x PT session
- Sea and stream - 1x Organic towel
- Capture Lakeland - 1x Capture Lakeland coffee table book
- Speedo - 1x package of swim goodies from Speedo
- Darkhouse Coffee Keswick - prize TBC
- Fell and Broom - 1x Hand knitted headband
- Kate Sutton - 1x Framed illustration
- Upholstery by Amy - 1x Handmade highland cow tweed cushion
- Eric Pye Photography - 1x framed photographic print
- Swan Hotel Newby Bridge - 1x Afternoon tea for 2
- Inov-8 - 2x £35 gift voucher
- Red Shepherdess - 1x T-shirt
- Gilly McArthur - 1x art print
- The Bath House Shop - diffuser and candle
- Slate Cheese Board Bundle
- Kendal Mountain Festival - Full Festival Pass
- Planet Warrior - 1x Eco Cap
- Vicki and Louie, Lake District and Howgills Walks - £25 voucher
- Jo Vincent Glass - 1x set of glass coasters
- Muddy Waters Illustration - 1x artwork
- The Lap, Windermere - 2x entry to The Lap in May & 2x entry to The Lap in September.
- Lakes Pet Services - £35 grooming voucher.
- Frances Irving - 1x Handmade tweed bag
- Into The Outside - £50 voucher to be used towards an Into the Outside activity of choice
- More Than Swim - 1x Tiger art print
- Iluvmemost - Hand bag
- Due North Events - £100 worth of event vouchers & 1x Trail Half Marathon Series Pass