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Mount Kilimanjaro

Fundraising Climb


Amanda Ducksbury



Local gift shop supports The Windmill Trust

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Mount Kilimanjaro Fundraising Climb
Lesley and Helen recently succeeded in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, raising over £8,000 for The Windmill Trust!

On Saturday, October 7, Lesley Ritchie and Helen Trivengadum succeeded in a life-changing challenge of climbing Africa’s highest mountain, to raise much-needed funds for a local charity, The Windmill Trust.

The duo chose to tackle the Machame Route, which is a seven-day, 37-mile route. After setting off on September 30, they completed the walk on October 7, and have raised over £8,000 on their JustGiving page, smashing their original target of £5000.

We are so proud of Lesley and Helen and can't thank them enough for their hard work.

If you'd like to hear more about their Kilimanjaro adventures, please click on the link to listen to their radio interview on BBC Cumbria with Helen Millican. (Interview is at 39:30).

Autumn at the lake

Reflections: a collection of poetry, Amanda Ducksbury

The Windmill Trust is proud to share this wonderful book of poetry. The author, Amanda Ducksbury, has kindly offered to share a percentage of any book sales with our charity.

Amanda finds inspiration for her poetry in the beautiful landscapes of Cumbria and strongly believes writing about nature benefits wellbeing and mental health.

"My continued journey along life's bumpy road hasn't been easy. I hope that by writing my new collection of poems, it will inspire others to achieve their dreams, no matter what is thrown in their way. Hopefully, by doing so, I can give something back in life by sharing what I see and feel when out in nature. I hope this will help others who are struggling too."

Reflections: a collection of poetry is available from all good bookstores and online at 

Cherrydidi Gift Shop, Keswick

5-foot ogre fundraising for The Windmill Trust at Cherrydidi!

Cherrydidi, a beautiful gift shop located in Ambelside and Keswick, were busy fundraising over the recent May bank holiday weekend.

A 5-foot world famous ogre and pals were greeting customers and having photographs taken with them in aid of The Windmill Trust.

Thank you to Cherrydidi, Marmaladerose and the Hawesyarnbombers for supporting our charity.

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