Walkers, cyclists, trekkers and mountaineers have trusted Cicerone for over fifty years to ensure they have a great time outdoors and on the trail. Their expert and passionate team of authors, editors and designers work together to produce inspirational and detailed guidebooks and ebooks to the world’s best routes.
A note from Cicerone…
“We at Cicerone believe that the joy of the outdoors should be something that can be experienced by everyone, whatever their background or physical ability. Although many of Cicerone’s guidebooks are tailored towards experienced walkers, by supporting Bendrigg, we hope we can give something special to enable people facing disadvantage to experience fun, adventure and freedom in the outdoors.
Everyone in the Cicerone team is a walker, cyclist, or runner, and we continue to hope that we can be involved in fundraising or in other volunteering capacities in the future. We have found a huge benefit to ourselves in undertaking fundraising walks and other volunteering work. Giving back through effort makes everyday troubles fade into the background and gives us all a deeper respect for people with different abilities who are facing disadvantages and barriers to everyday life.
Bendrigg remains close to our hearts. Located just 5 miles from our offices in Kendal, we enjoy both close cooperation aided by a close location!” – Lesley Williams, Cicerone
Coniston To Barrow Challenge
In 2021 Lucy from Cicerone & her sister Zoe took on the 21-mile Coniston To Barrow challenge along with 4 other walkers for Team Bendrigg. The team raised over £2,000! Read more about how they got on, on their blog : https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-team-bendrigg
The Cicerone Podcast
We were also delighted to be invited to feature on the Cicerone Footnotes Podcast. Martha Wood, Bendrigg’s Marketing & Fundraising Officer, joined Amy & Hannah from Cicerone to chat about Inclusion & Accessibility in the outdoors. You can listen to the podcast here : https://www.cicerone.co.uk/bendrigg-trust-inclusion-and-accessibility-in-the-outdoors-with-martha-wood
The Big Give Christmas Challenge
The team from Cicerone were incredibly generous to donate another £5,000 to our 2021 Big Give Christmas Challenge Campaign helping us to raise a staggering £32,381 in just 7 days. These funds are for our Subsidy Fund which helps to subsidise the cost of our courses for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to come.
In a year like no other, Cicerone continued to Support Bendrigg from afar. They published articles on their blog and social media posts to help us raise awareness for the difficulties we faced as a small charity during the pandemic.
We were delighted when the team were able to support our Big Give Christmas Challenge again in 2020 with another generous £5,000 donation. In 2020 we raised an incredible £24,153 in just seven days, Cicerone played a large part in making that possible.
In 2019 Cicerone celebrated their 50th anniversary and chose to support our work by donating 50p from the sale of every guidebook to Bendrigg Trust, as well as giving customers the option of matching their donation.
Proceeds from their online sales amounted to an amazing £10,000 being donated in 2019. £5,000 of these funds were donated through our Big Give Christmas Challenge giving us a huge boost to hit our £12,000 target. Read more in the Westmorland Gazette here.
They also donated 50 copies of their “Fifty Years Of Adventure” Book as a gift for our regular supporters.
Fifty Years of Adventure is a compilation of tales by Cicerone authors. A story to celebrate each year Cicerone has been publishing outdoor activity guidebooks, the collection is a delicious hotpot of adventures in their every shape and form.
Lorraine, one of the team from Cicerone, took on the gruelling 40 mile walking challenge from Keswick to Barrow, raising funds in aid of Bendrigg Trust. Lorraine was one of a number of walkers raising funds for the trust, who as a whole, raised nearly £3000!
The Cicerone team continue to share information about our services and the Impact that their support is having for Families who visit Bendrigg Trust.
2018 & before
A Spotlight Blog
In 2018 Cicerone shone a spotlight on Bendrigg Trust with a blog and social media push to help raise awareness for our work.
Read the Blog here : https://www.cicerone.co.uk/a-spotlight-on-the-bendrigg-trust
Gifts In Kind
The team at Cicerone have always been supportive of our work and have contributed in many ways over the years including offering raffle prizes for fundraising events & donations of equipment for our resource centre.
We are so very grateful for the continued support of all the Team at Cicerone Press, over the years their support has made it possible for us to welcome 1000’s of people through our doors to have life changing adventures. Thank you to all of the team so very much for their support.