On Saturday the 21st April, the Rotary Club of Kendal held a sponsored walk in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, to enable local organisations the chance to raise funds.
Starting and finishing at Kirkbie Kendal School, there were two routes, one of six miles to Sedgwick and back, and the other of two miles to the top of Kendal Castle and back. All walkers received a certificate and the Mayor of Kendal, Jonathan Brook, was on hand for much of the day to officially present them with medals.
With over 400 children and adults taking part, the event managed to eventually raise collectively around £6000 - £7000. The walk was generously supported by Kendal Town Council and others, which allowed the Rotary Club to be able to donate all the entry fees, £1200, to local organisations.