Why Your Support is so Important to Us
Without you we couldn’t make such a positive difference to so many lives…
Disabled children and adults should have the opportunity to take part in fun and challenging activities and be part of a world that most of us take for granted. Every day our amazing care and instructor teams help to transform the lives of people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. Families, friends and carers are included to make sure everyone can join in and benefit from the fun and adventure.
It costs £2million annually to run our centre and we want it to be available to everyone. With your support, we can help the most financially vulnerable and disadvantaged people to meet the cost of a life-changing visit.
Virgin Money London Marathon
Sunday 4 October 2020
We have guaranteed places in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, but these fill up quickly so you need to act fast! If you’ve been lucky enough to win your own ballot place and would like to run for #TeamCalvert please get in touch now to hear about how we will support you before, during and after the run.
Event Postponed – Date TBC
If you’ve never ridden your bike round Kielder Water you’re in for a real treat. Following the Lakeside Way, your route will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. And if 26 miles is just a bit too long, you can choose to cycle the short 5.5 mile route or the 11 mile route.
Great North Run
Sunday 13 September 2020
Run the most famous half marathon in the UK; across the iconic Tyne Bridge and all the way to the coast at South Shields. Contact us now to reserve one of our charity places or if you have your own place and would like to run for #TeamCalvert please get in touch now.
Become a Corporate Partner
If you share our vision to support disabled adults and children to gain self-confidence, self-belief and a sense of achievement; if you agree that inclusion and togetherness helps to address feelings of isolation and loneliness, then we’d love to work with you.
To make sure our service is available to people of all walks of life, we try to keep our prices as affordable as we can. This means we have a funding gap of between £300k and £400k every year which we need to meet from fundraising. Our regular benefactors and donors never let us down and through their generosity we have been delivering our life-changing activities for over 35 years.
Without You There is No Us
Imagine having a disability and living every day of your life being told “you can’t do this” or “you’re not able to do that”. Then one day you discover a place where everyone says “it’s what you CAN do that counts” and “I’ll help you to do that”…you’ve just arrived at Calvert Kielder.
What your money can buy…
£50 buys a child’s lifejacket to keep them safe when sailing and kayaking
£100 buys three harnesses to take part in climbing, swinging and zipping
£250 buys two sets of waterproofs and boots for our guests to use; well it is Kielder after all!
£500 pays for a short break for a family with a disabled parent or child
£750 buys a new canoe for exploring Kielder Water
£1,000 buys a mobile hoist so guests can transfer from their wheelchair to the activities
£10,000 provides a subsidy of £35 per person per night for 285 disadvantaged or disabled people
Make a Donation
Without the generosity of our supporters, many disabled adults and children wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience a life changing visit to our centre; taking part in exciting and challenging activities they never thought possible.
Leave a Gift in your Will
Raising the vital funds we need to provide life enhancing experiences for disabled adults and children is a constant challenge. By remembering us in your Will, your generosity allows us to plan for the future.
If you are interested in supporting Calvert Kielder, get in touch with our fundraising team on 01434 250232, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the enquiry form below.