David’s Sponsored Walk Raises over £1,300 for Headway North Cumbria

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David Wilson, father of member Helen Wilson, has raised over £ 1,300 for Headway North Cumbria by undertaking a sponsored walk.  Helen suffered a traumatic brain injury 7 years ago which changed her life.  She received, and continues to receive, help from Headway North Cumbria and David wanted to thank the charity for all of the help that has been given to her, by raising funds to support its activities.

On 7 August 2020 David walked around Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District.  He started at Pooley Bridge at 5 am finishing the 20 miles circuit of the lake at 2 pm.  Described by many, as “England’s Most Beautiful Lake” the walk around the lake covers a range of terrains from undulating woodlands and fields, to up and down hilly stretches, and rocky sections.  The route passes through the villages of Glenridding and Patterdale and provides spectacular views over the lake with the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ operating between Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge Piers and between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force Pier.

At the time of writing (13 August 2020) David had raised £ 1,330 – £ 385 in cash donations and £ 945 through his JustGiving page.  His JustGiving page will remain open until 30 September 2020 should anyone else wish to contribute.


Headway North Cumbria is entirely self-funded and is dependent on supporters, such as David, to generate the funds that allow it to offer the range of services and activities that it does.  We would therefore like to thank David for this magnificent fundraising effort and, of course, the numerous sponsors who supported the walk so generously.

To enjoy many of the views that David witnessed during his walk please visit the gallery and the Photo Album entitled David’s Ullswater Walk.  This gallery can also be viewed below: