The Kepplewray Trust, a charity established to challenge exclusion, receives help in a number of different ways, for which we are extremely grateful.
As for many charities, raising funds, maintaining the building, servicing the equipment and keeping the garden under control are on-going challenges and we are fortunate to have a fantastic group of supporters who:
In this section of the web site we identify how you could help us by:
The Kepplewray Trust is a registered charity, with a Christian foundation, who operate the Kepplewray Centre with commitment and dedication.
Four times a year we publish a Prayer Diary which we hope will be of help to those supporters who regularly keep us in their prayers.
If you would like to receive our Prayer Diary, either by e-mail or in hard copy, please get in touch and let us know your contact details and we shall add you to our circulation list.
Kepplewray has many volunteers who give their time freely in order to help us out. The work undertaken by our volunteers ranges from gardening through administration to helping with the on going maintenance and refurbishment of the building.
Our list of volunteers includes people of all ages from many different walks of life. Some are able to help out for several days in a row, others work for an hour here or there as and when they can fit it in. We welcome all volunteers and hope that we can help them as much as they can help us.
We can offer College and University student placements and School work experience. These are usually of a week's duration (Monday to Friday) but can be any length from a day to a month or more. We have welcomed students from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the National Citizen Service scheme, Princes Trust, Millennium Volunteers, Universities, Theological Colleges, Furness College and individuals.
If you would like to undertake a placement at Kepplewray, please complete the application form found below and contact us.
All prospective volunteers are asked to complete an application form (available here) and come in for a chat prior to undertaking any voluntary work on our behalf.
We also form work parties to help with a specific project over a weekend or a few days. Kepplewray provides the accommodation and food - you provide helping hands. Groups who have taken up this opportunity include: Community Service, HMP Haverigg, Deutsche Bank, Princes Trust, St John's College Cambridge, family groups and individuals.
If you would like to bring a work party to Kepplewray, please contact us by phone or by using the form on this page.
On Saturday 29th June, twenty local bike riders (and a dog), clad in an array of different fancy dress costumes cycled from Kirkby-in-Furness through to Broughton-in-Furness. This annual event combines having some fun whilst raising funds for a local charity.
The weather was (unusually) fantastic – and it did make the cycling very thirsty work ! Stopping off along the way to take on refreshments and to collect donations on behalf of the Kepplewray Trust, the Fancy Dress Bike Riders received tremendous support from the local community and raised a fantastic £270.00
During the year there are a number of fundraising events from which Kepplewray benefits.
If you are organising a fundraising event and would like to support Kepplewray, then please contact us so we can assist in any way we can.
The following events are being held and your participation and/or support would be most welcome.....
Fancy Doing the Largest Half Marathon in the World...
The Great North Run is one of the key annual events for Kepplewray and each year we enter a team who raise sponsorship on our behalf. The Great North Run is the world's largest half marathon road race and the 13.1 mile course starts off in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, crosses the iconic Tyne Bridge and wends it's way down to South Shields. If you are interested in running for Kepplewray, please get in touch so that we can include you in our team.
Whilst we raise income through residential and activity fees, donations enable us to undertake specific projects and to provide a bursary fund that we can make available to organisations whose members would benefit from the challenges that Kepplewray has to offer, but are financially unable to fund a visit.
If you would like to donate directly to Kepplewray, you can do so using a debit or credit card by clicking here : https://www.wonderful.org/charity/thekepplewraytrust
Alternatively, why not consider including Kepplewray in your regular giving or by leaving us a legacy in your will.
Alternatively, please send us a cheque payable to 'The Kepplewray Trust'. If you are a UK taxpayer, please download this simple form, print it and send it to us. This enables us to reclaim tax through Gift Aid, thereby increasing your gift by almost 28%. If you have previously donated via gift aid to Kepplewray, you do not need to send the form again.
You can also give through Charities Aid Foundation.