Wainwrights for Tearfund – Blog

This is the place where we randomly chat about things as we walk the 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District for Tearfund’s ‘No Child Taken.’

Tearfund is hoping to raise 1 million pounds to protect 50,000 children from the dangers of trafficking in 2015. We aim to raise £36 for each mountain we climb, so protecting 214 children and providing them with a safe and secure family environment.


Casting a Clout for Tearfund

There is a saying, ‘Ne’er cast a clout until May is out.’ It means, don’t throw away the winter gear until May is finished. It is a wise thought, because in the Lake District the weather can change in an instant, and the person caught without a clout will be the worse...

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Does the Bible Mention the Wainwrights?

We are walking through Lent: the time when we remember the temptations that Christ suffered, and seek in our own lives to change things, or start to do things we are neglecting. To make a fresh start. To clean out the cupboard. It is interesting that Lent coincides...

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Photographing Golden Eagles in Riggindale

As I watched a pair of buzzards soaring above Beda Fell last weekend, I couldn’t help but recollect the time, in the early 90’s, when I was commissioned by one of the national newspapers to get a photograph of the golden eagles on their nest in Riggindale as they fed...

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Hiding From the Rain

Our Wainwright walk over Martindale was planned for Saturday, but the forecast was not that good; in fact it was awful. A persistent low cloud base meant that we would have been walking around all day with our head in the clouds, and really I prefer to see where I am...

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Your Enthusiastic Support

Your donation and pledges of £244 over the weekend have helped us to now reach over 47 children for Tearfund's No Child Taken campaign. We now have a total of £1715 funds raised. Thank you and God bless you all for your generosity.

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A Thousand for Tearfund

A tremendous thank you to you all. Through your love and generosity we have now raised £1292 - through online donations at Just Giving and by your pledges - to help Tearfund save over 36 children from being trafficked. You encourage us to keep going; to keep going out...

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