Showcasing Visitor Giving
Nurture Lakeland was very excited to host an international study tour for a group Belgian tourism and conservation professionals looking to explore how we fundraise to look after our landscape through Visitor Giving. Despite picking probably the two wettest days of the month, the group from the Antwerp region, led by the Kempens Landschapp Organisation, thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Lakes, covering a lot of ground with an action packed itinerary.
We visited businesses currently operating Visitor Giving to find out how they fundraise and why, as well as seeing the important difference this money can make on the ground at different project sites such as Wray Castle and the Staveley Riverside Walk. It's always interesting to listen to an outsider's perspective on our work and not only was this a fantastic opportunity to showcase the achievement of Visitor Giving in the Lake District but to also reflect on how we can develop it further.
Many thanks to the businesses and organisations that took part in the trip: Langdale Hotel, Cedar Manor, Windermere Lake Cruises, Eldergrove Guest House, The National Trust and The Lake District National Park Authority