The Olympic torch arrived in Cumbria this morning and it is currently on route down from Carlisle to Bowness-on-Windermere.(more…)
It seemed like winter came late this year and with snowfall here in the Lake District in January it kicked of our 2012 Winter Photography competition. Like previous competitions we ran it over on our Facebook page and invited anyone to submit their recent snaps of both the Lakes and North Lancashire for the chance to win a Luxury English Lakes break. (more…)
Take a young Receptionist from Low Wood Bay, a soldier home from duty, a tight timescale, slim budget and stunning location mix them together with the highly professional Low Wood Bay team add a generous helping of +1 acts of kindness and you have … another Low Wood Bay fairy tale wedding! (more…)
As part of Lancaster House’s commitment to local charities, members of the hotel team recently swopped their chef’s whites and uniforms for Gardening gloves and Wellington Boots for Heysham-based charity Primrose House. (more…)
At 12 noon on Tuesday, 28th March the Lancaster House team began their challenge to row the circumference of fourteen Lake District lakes – 105 miles in total to be completed non-stop within 24 hours.(more…)
A twenty foot Crocodile named “Snappy” may be responsible for the recent spate of “Bownessie” sightings.(more…)
At Low Wood Bay this morning we are proud to host the launch of the British Gas Great North Swim and Karrimor Great Trail Challenge as part of a ‘Great Summer of Sport’ in the Lake District.(more…)
More details about the route the Olympic Torch will take through the Lake District have been revealed yesterday. (more…)
English Lakes is a supplier of hotels in the Lake District and is a proud supporter of Open Arms International and we are pleased to announce Elliot Berry is currently preparing to journey to Kenya to counsel orphaned children.
Elliot, 21, from Troutbeck, plans to stay permanently and work with children living in the Open Arms International village near Eldoret, in the far west of the East African country.
The village offers a home and education to children who have been orphaned, abandoned or removed from their own homes due to conflict, neglect or abuse.
Elliot spent three months working at the village two years ago and the experience inspired him to return.
Elliot’s move to Kenya follows the completion of a new orphan home at the village, built with £45,000 raised by staff and directors here at English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues. Elliot’s parents – his father Simon is chairman and managing director of English Lakes – recently returned from a visit to the orphanage as part of its official opening.
The new house will be home to up to 19 children, together with two ‘house parents’ who will move in with their own children.
The village currently looks after approximately 45 children. It has a number of orphan homes, a school, farm, a medical centre and accommodation for visitors. Elliot will be staying in separate accommodation nearby.
Elliot will work with Open Arms International
Simon says: “I am really proud of Elliott. He is an intelligent, determined and kind young man and the work he will be doing in Kenya will be incredibly valuable.
“I am also delighted that he will be working with Open Arms; it is a fantastic charity, and one that our family has supported for some years now. “
Elliot is going to be totally self-funded when he is in Kenya, so he needs to raise money to pay for his flights, accommodation, food and living expenses. He has organised a fundraising dinner at Low Wood Bay on 24 February and is hoping to raise £10,000.
Tickets are £30 each and guests will enjoy a four-course dinner with a presentation by Elliot about the Open Arms International project. There will be a raffle, silent auction and opportunity to pledge support, there will also be some traditional Kenyan entertainment. To get a ticket or for more information on Elliot’s move please contact him on 07747560294.