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The Bendrigg Blog

THE BENDRIGG BLOG

Welcome to the Bendrigg Blog, where you’ll find all our latest news, events, updates and guest blogs from other disability services in the UK.

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LGBTQIA+ Mountain Skills – Guest Blog

LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Mountain Skills Weekend We are delighted to share with you some information about an inclusive mountain skills weekend…

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LGBTQIA+ Mountain Skills – Guest Blog

LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Mountain Skills Weekend We are delighted to share with you some information about an inclusive mountain skills [...]

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Funding For Group Residentials At Bendrigg Trust 2022

Funding & Sponsorship Available For Groups 2022 We have funding available to support schools, charities or other groups and [...]

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Lake District Mobility – Guest Blog

Lake District Mobility – Making the outdoors accessible for all All-terrain mobility scooters (Trampers) – at amazing venues around [...]

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Richard Cloudesley School Trip 2022

“Coming from an inner London school to Bendrigg is like stepping into an oasis. Our trip gave Richard Cloudesley [...]

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Grants For Disabled People In South Lakes

Recently Bendrigg hosted a talk for the women from the Windermere Trefoil Group & Kendal Trefoil Group… we were [...]

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Freedom – 2021 Impact Report

Bendrigg Trust 2021 Impact Report 2021 started with a lockdown but ended with hope and freedom for many… In [...]

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Bendrigg Trust Annual Report 2021

Bendrigg Trust takes great pleasure in presenting our 2021 Annual Report Annual report and financial statements for the year [...]

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Bendrigg Alternative Scheme Relaunch

Last but not least… our Bendrigg Alternative scheme relaunch marks the final project to resume after the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

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SHASBAH – Be Our Guest

Guest Blog From Sheffield Association For Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus We are delighted to welcome Beth Hobbs, Marketing and [...]

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Sensory Room Open Sessions 2022

We are delighted to be starting our community Sensory Room sessions again. Our state of the art Sensory Room is a therapeutic space [...]

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Climbing Club NICAS Award

We are SO proud to share that 2 of our regular climbers achieved their Level 1 NICAS award at [...]

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Young Adults Weekend 2022

We are delighted to be hosting our Young Adults Weekend. This course is perfect for those aged between 16-25 [...]

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Someone Like Me – Volunteering Scheme Gets A Boost

Volunteering Scheme Gets A Boost Someone Like Me – About The Project “Someone Like Me” is an exciting volunteering [...]

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Rare Disease Activity Weekend 2022

Rare Disease Activity Weekend A fully inclusive activity break for people with a rare disease. Bendrigg Trust are excited [...]

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Strong Bones Activity Weekend 2022

A fully inclusive activity break for people with a bone condition Bendrigg Trust are excited to be hosting an action [...]

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Planting Trees For The Jubilee

Planting Trees For The Jubilee Kendal Rotary and 1st Kendal Scouts joined forces with Bendrigg Trust to mark The [...]

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Festive Family Weekend 2022

Festive Family Break 2022 We are delighted that our Festive Themed Family Break is back at Bendrigg Trust this [...]

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BMC Climbing Challenge

BMC Climbing Fundraising Challenge Climbing For All 2022 The BMC are once again running a fundraising campaign from the [...]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas From All The Bendrigg Team x Well 2021… it’s been a bumpy ride! We are delighted to [...]

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge

The Bendrigg Trust Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 Help us raise £30k in just 7 days to enable more [...]

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Festive Family Weekend 2021

Festive Family Break We are delighted to be hosting our first Festive Themed Family Break at Bendrigg Trust this [...]

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Winter Wonderland 2021

Winter Wonderland at Bendrigg Trust After the success of last years event, we are delighted to announce that the [...]

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Climbing At Bendrigg Trust

Climbing Club, Rock Days & Climbing Festival We were delighted to have received funding from Cumbria Community Foundation through [...]

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Keswick Mountain Festival

New Accessibility Zone set to open up Keswick Mountain Festival for more outdoor visitors Bendrigg Trust are delighted to [...]

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Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies – July 2021 2 job vacancies currently available Our Charity may be small but we make a [...]

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Community Rally To Support Bendrigg Trust Reopening

Cumbria Community Come Together To Support Local Charity Reopening People from across Cumbria have rallied together in a true [...]

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Impact Webinar

Overcoming Adversity Bendrigg Trust 2020 Impact Webinar & Report Release We are delighted to invite you to join our [...]

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2021 & 2022 Services For Adults & Families

2021 & 2022 Services For Adults & Families We are delighted to release new dates for our ever popular [...]

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Wellbeing Weekend

Wellbeing Weekend At Bendrigg Trust Bendrigg Trust are teaming up with Mind Over Mountains, to bring you a very special [...]

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The Big Bendrigg Reboot

The Big Bendrigg Reboot If only life after Covid was as easy as flicking on a switch and turning [...]

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Your Movement Matters

Your Movement Matters Guest Blog by Emily Ankers & Chris Kay It is clear that we have an issue [...]

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Spring & Summer Services at Bendrigg

Spring & Summer At Bendrigg Trust We hope you’re all ready and raring to get back outdoors and take [...]

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Bendrigg Trust Party Night – With DJ Oli On The Decks

There Ain’t No Party Like A Bendrigg Party DJ Oli bringing the Bendrigg party to you! Party nights are [...]

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Bendriggers Assemble – Be A Superhero!

Bendriggers Assemble – Be A Bendrigg Hero! Superhero Series 2021 – Powered by Marvel You don’t need an excuse [...]

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A Podcast With Cicerone Press

Inclusion and accessibility in the outdoors A Podcast with Cicerone Press & Bendrigg Trust We were recently invited to [...]

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Save Outdoor Ed

Save Outdoor Ed A campaign to save the UK’s Outdoor Education Centres from closure The outdoor learning sector delivers [...]

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An Update From The Bendrigg Team

Bendrigg Trust Update 04/01/2021 Bendrigg is currently closed to the public as of 04/01/2021 & is not accepting volunteers. [...]

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Climbing Festival 2022

BENDRIGG TRUST CLIMBING FESTIVAL On Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd January 2022 we are hosting our fabulous climbing festival with a jam packed [...]

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Bendrigg Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Event A Special Winter Wonderland Trail At Bendrigg Trust Santa has been visiting Bendrigg for many years [...]

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020

GIVE THE GIFT OF ADVENTURE Help us to raise £10,000 during the 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge! By donating, [...]

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Accessible Activities For Adults

Accessible Activities For Adults With A Disability As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we are able to offer [...]

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Accessible Activities For Families

Accessible Activities For Families with A Disabled Child               As a result of [...]

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Sensory Room Hire

Sensory Room Hire Explore Your Senses During Covid-19 we understand that families with additional needs have been shielding for [...]

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Trusts & Foundations Officer Vacancy

Bendrigg Trust Job Vacancy Trusts & Foundations Officer Bendrigg Trust are seeking an experienced Trusts and Foundations (Fundraising) Officer [...]

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 18-24 May 2020. This years theme is [...]

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Corona Virus Related Resources

Corona Virus Related Resources During this pandemic, we realise that many of our visitors, their parents, carers and teachers [...]

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What Bendrigg Means To Us…

What Bendrigg Means To Us… A guest blog from Dawn Flint, mum to the lovely Lewis, 14.   What [...]

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Be An At Home Hero & Take On The 2.6 Challenge

Become an at home hero for Bendrigg Trust  With only a few days to go before the #TwoPointSixChallenge really [...]

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Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing Is Impossible By Liz Dyke There have been so many special moments for me whilst working as a [...]

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The Genesis of a Bendrigg Tutor

The Genesis of a Bendrigg Tutor… By Rex Pickles If you wind back time, to when the Bangles were [...]

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A Brief Story Of My Bendrigg Journey

A Brief Story Of My Bendrigg Journey By Dominic Bingham   Dom joined Bendrigg as a Trainee Tutor at [...]

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Rare Disease Film Festival Awards

Rare Disease UK Hosts The First Rare Film Festival Awards Helping To Raise Awareness For Rare Diseases. We were [...]

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The Power Of Corporate Partnership

Q8 Takeover Day Guest Blog by Q8 Corporate Volunteers Hey everyone, Q8 Corporate academy & Impact International are in [...]

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Kids to Adults Shows 2020

We had such a great time at the Kidz2Adultz North event last November that we’ve decided to exhibit at [...]

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Shaping The Future Together

Bendrigg Engagement Day On Thursday 9th January 2020 Bendrigg Trust held it’s very first Engagement Day, and sorry to [...]

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Tutors Of The Future

Bendrigg Trust Trainee Tutors This year, Bendrigg Trust have taken on 2 new Trainee Tutors…. Introducing Abigail & Dominic! [...]

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Need Help With Funding? We’ve Got You Covered!

Bendrigg Trust Funding Pack We recognise that some of our service users often need financial support to be able [...]

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Be Burns Aware

Burn & Scald accidents can be horrific and very painful. They not only cause physical injuries but can often [...]

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Making Memories Together As A Family

The latest video in our Adventure for All series follows the lovely Bancroft Family. We asked them to share [...]

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Sedbergh Gives Back

Today was Sedbergh Gives Back Day – where over 500 pupils from the local schools volunteer at various local [...]

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Give The Gift Of Adventure Help us to raise £12,000 during the 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge! By donating, [...]

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Tree Planting Day

As part of the Woodland Trusts Big Climate Fightback Campaign on Saturday 30th November, we pledged to plant 150 [...]

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Climbing Festival At Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Trust To Host Inclusive Climbing Festival! On Friday 24th – Sunday 26th January 2020 Bendrigg Trust are hosting [...]

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Charity Challenges 2020

It’s never been easier to support your favourite cause, which, if your reading this blog post, must be us! [...]

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Kidz To Adultz North 2019

Attending shows and exhibitions are a great opportunity to interact with new people and spread the word about the [...]

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Barclays Bank Volunteer Party!

  A huge thank you to the fantastic team from Barclays Bank who travelled from all over the UK [...]

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Overcome Barriers To Access The Great Outdoors

Barriers to participation The World Health Organization (WHO) describes barriers as being more than just physical obstacles. “Factors in [...]

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“None of us know our limits until we are allowed to test them”

After commenting on a recent twitter post about his trip to Bendrigg in 1992 & 1993, we asked Mark [...]

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Royal Visit

Royal visit for Bendrigg [...]

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Vacancies

Vacancies at Bendrigg Trust, Kendal, Cumbria for Trustees - to help take forward the work of Bendrigg [...]

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A boost for Bendrigg

A group of plucky Playdale staff members, collectively known as the Playdale Paddlers, undertook a kayaking challenge back in July this [...]

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Vacancies

Job vacancies at Bendrigg Trust, Kendal, Cumbria for Apprentice Tutor roles - working in the outdoors with people with disabilities. [...]

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A tale of Bendy Pot

"I had seen first hand the limitations put on people with disabilities, when I knew that with the right help, a tiny bit of encouragement, plus a sprinkling of that magic that is intrinsically part of Birmingham PHAB camps – that there was virtually nothing [...]

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White Stuff Charity Champs raise £15,000 for Bendrigg

For the original article by Holly Watson for the Kendal Chronicle please click here. Local Kendal shop receives Major Donor [...]

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How outdoor learning benefits people with disabilities

Ask any adult what their fondest memory of school is and most will come back with an exciting story [...]

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Sensory Room Open Day at Spacekraft

Spacekraft offer sensory solutions for special needs and are holding a sensory room open day on Friday 30th September [...]

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Visually Impaired Athletes complete Kendal Triathlon

Bendrigg were pleased to support a number of visually impaired athletes in the recent Kendal Triathlon. All athletes and [...]

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Senior Tutor Job Vacancy

We are happy to be looking for a Senior Tutor to take over from Nick Liley following his promotion [...]

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New Website Launched

We are very pleased to launch our brand new website by Mintcake Design. With more photos, videos and stories [...]

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Bendrigg Trust Courses & Events

Funding For Group Residentials At Bendrigg Trust 2022

Sensory Room Open Sessions 2022

Climbing Club NICAS Award

Young Adults Weekend 2022

Rare Disease Activity Weekend 2022

Strong Bones Activity Weekend 2022

Festive Family Weekend 2022

Festive Family Weekend 2021

Winter Wonderland 2021

Climbing At Bendrigg Trust

2021 & 2022 Services For Adults & Families

Wellbeing Weekend

Spring & Summer Services at Bendrigg

Climbing Festival 2022

Bendrigg Winter Wonderland

Accessible Activities For Adults

Accessible Activities For Families

Sensory Room Hire

Making Memories Together As A Family

Climbing Festival At Bendrigg Trust

Sensory Room Open Day at Spacekraft

Bendrigg Trust Fundraising News

BMC Climbing Challenge

The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Community Rally To Support Bendrigg Trust Reopening

The Big Bendrigg Reboot

Bendrigg Trust Party Night – With DJ Oli On The Decks

Bendriggers Assemble – Be A Superhero!

Save Outdoor Ed

An Update From The Bendrigg Team

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020

Be An At Home Hero & Take On The 2.6 Challenge

Nothing Is Impossible

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Charity Challenges 2020

A boost for Bendrigg

Guest Blogs & Outdoor Inspiration

LGBTQIA+ Mountain Skills – Guest Blog

Lake District Mobility – Guest Blog

Grants For Disabled People In South Lakes

SHASBAH – Be Our Guest

Your Movement Matters

The Genesis of a Bendrigg Tutor

The Power Of Corporate Partnership