Smartwool Supports Mates of the Lake District Fell Care Days this “Socktober”


Following a effective “Socktober” campaign in 2018, Smartwool has announced its partnership with Mates of the Lake District for this year’s campaign. The partnership will particularly assistance the charity’s Fell Care Days, an initiative which organises volunteer-led critical tasks in order to preserve the landscape of the Lake District, which includes litter choosing (by foot or canoe), Rhododendron bashing and path creating.

Mates of the Lake District Fell Care Days are sensible conservation and understanding events which bring collectively neighborhood communities, schools and volunteers from numerous distinct walks of life. They concentrate on reconnecting persons with the landscape by raising awareness of the immense worth of uplands in delivering diverse and special habitats, clean water, flood handle and enhancing our overall health and wellbeing, to name but a couple of.

The lovely valleys and fells about Haweswater and Langdale, in the Lake District Globe Heritage Web site, will be the areas for the 2020 Fell Care Days. Volunteers will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of sensible tasks which includes upland path upkeep, dry stone walling, tree planting, red squirrel conservation and significantly extra.

Ruth Kirk, landscape engagement officer with Mates of the Lake District and organiser of Fell Care Days, says: “In a culture that is so generally focused on the person and the material, Fell Care Days appear to tap in to a deep seated want to really feel connected once again to the organic planet of which we are all portion, and to be capable to really feel a sense of actual satisfaction from providing some thing back and creating a distinction to a spot that has inspired previous generations and continues to inspire persons now. It is tricky to convey in words the swell of power, the optimistic force for very good and the impressive sense of concerted work and action which embodies a Fell Care Day, so why not sign up to get involved?”

The Socktober campaign will raise funds for the charity by means of the sale of Smartwool socks all through the month of October. For each and every pair of Smartwool socks sold, £1 is donated to Fell Care Days.

To give donations of extra than £1 to Mates of the Lake District, head to and quote “Socktober campaign.”

Words by Riana Dixon 

Smartwool Supports Mates of the Lake District Fell Care Days this “Socktober” was final modified: October 7th, 2019 by Chantelle Kelly


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