Charity Requests and Donations

The group regularly receives email requests from charities. The committee has agreed that BBN should have a general group policy not to get involved with organising, promoting or entering specific charity events (as a group) because there are too many and we must say no to all to be fair to all.

The committee agreed that any donations made by BBN should reflect the activities of the group/LDWA, for example replacing stiles with kissing gates and improving bench provision, supporting Yorkshire Three Peaks remedial path works etc.  BBN has also regularly donated to the various Air Ambulances that cover our area.

It was agreed that the group would be happy to advertise any organised charity walk in our area that followed “the LDWA challenge event format” and which may be of interest to BBN members, but only if that walk does not clash with a BBN social walk or event.

The committee would also be happy to consider a request for advertising in the Newsletter from a member taking on a charitable challenge.

The committee will keep members informed about  donations made and, the purpose, organisation and amount, and  very much welcome members’ suggestions for future donations.

Donations agreed at 25th February 2021 committee meeting

£375 to the Donate-a-Gate scheme of North Bucks rRIPPLE (ramblers Repairing & Improving Public Paths for Leisure & Exercise). to coves the cost of a gate, including a plaque commemorating the donor. The gate is located south of Stewkley at  grid reference is SP 84241 25458. photos     Suggested by Ed Kendrick.

£50 to the fundraising appeal for the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team volunteer who suffered life changing injuries after falling during a rescue in February 2021.  Suggested by Norman Corrin

Further donations in 2021

£207 to Thames Valley Air Ambulance - from entrants of the cancelled 2020 Pick & Mix who donated their entry fee.

£60   to the Beds Walking Festival

Donations 2022

£106 to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance - from tea money and entry fees