Easedale Close, Ullswater Road, Bowfell Road, Kendal Avenue, Thirlmere Road: these are just a few of the roads in the Urmston district which take their names from Cumbria’s Lake District. On the first weekend in October, Mr Dickson will be undertaking his annual physical challenge. This year, it will be a cycle ride from Urmston’s own Lake District to Cumbria’s Lake District town of Silverdale.
Such physical challenges are negotiated each year by Mr Dickson as he seeks to raise funds for two Christmas parties, hosted by our sixth formers, one for local Senior Citizens and one for pupils from Delamere Special School.
In previous years, Mr Dickson’s challenges have included canoeing down the Bridgewater Canal and cycling along the Trans-Pennine Trail, as well as scrambling up Tryfan, Helvellyn and Ben Nevis, and hiking in the Yorkshire Dales. Last October’s challenge was to trek the Snowdon Horseshoe in North Wales, which – apart from being genuinely physically challenging – afforded Mr Dickson and his team some terrific views across Snowdonia: the scene below recently being officially voted UK’s ‘best view’.
Last year, a magnificent sum was raised, and it would be great if this worthy cause could again be supported by all connected with the school. A £1.00 donation from every student would provide all the funding necessary (though feel free to give more if you like), and make Mr Dickson’s efforts worthwhile. Please consider donating via ParentPay to Mr Dickson’s Lake District to Lake District Sponsored Cycle. All such donations will be gratefully received and will help us to brighten up Christmas for those in our local community.
And, if there is a significant surplus, then some of the extra funds raised can be donated to our Pitch-In appeal. Please give generously.