The Cumberland recently made a donation to Bendrigg Trust to purchase a new open canoe.
Bendrigg Trust is an activity centre in Kendal, which specialises in residential and day courses for disabled and disadvantaged people of any age or ability to encourage their independence and self confidence skills.
The canoe will help the Trust encourage young people in the local area to take up the sport and it will also be used for skills training for visually impaired users and limbless veterans.
Kevin Aitken, branch manager of the Society's Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside branches, met with Sarah Miles, Fundraising and Marketing Officer at Bendrigg to hand over the donation.
Sarah commented, "We are very grateful for the support from our local Kendal branch, we couldn't continue without the support of local businesses such as the Cumberland Building Society. This donation will make a real difference to local disabled and disadvantaged people”.