Charity Ball supporting the disabled

A CHARITY which helps local disabled people achieve their potential through outdoor challenge has secured a sponsor for a major fundraising event.

Kilfrost has become a gold sponsor of The Calvert Ball, which is organised by Calvert Trust Kielder to help disabled people at its outdoor adventure centre in the Lake District.

The ball will be held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on September 2, and bosses are keen to raise £40,000.

Calvert Trust has specialised facilities in Kielder, the Lake District and Exmoor, with disabled people from south east Northumberland among the 5,000 people they support each year.

They help the people, along with family and friends, achieve their potential through a range of activities, including climbing, archery, rope courses, and other outdoor and indoor events.

Peter Cockerill, chief executive of Calvert Trust, said: “I’m overwhelmed at how generous Kilfrost have been.

“The money we raise at the ball will enable people with a range of disabilities to benefit from a holiday at our centre, where they will experience everything that our team of carers and outdoor activity experts can offer them.

“We are extremely grateful to Kilfrost and our other sponsors as without their help and support we wouldn’t be able to hold this fantastic event.”

Newcastle-based Kilfrost, a leading global de-icing and anti-icing company, are delighted to support the charity.

Chief executive Gary Lydiate said: “Kilfrost has always taken its role in the local community seriously and we were keen to sponsor The Calvert Ball to help raise much needed funds for Calvert Trust Kielder.”

This year’s Calvert Ball will take place on September 2. To book a ticket or to sponsor the event contact Hazel Munro on 01434 250232 or email

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