The Hannah Fund
The Hannah Fund exists to ensure that no-one is prevented from attending courses at the Windermere Centre for financial reasons. It was set up by Raymond and Ruth Clarke in memory of their daughter, Hannah, who died tragically as a result of a cycling accident while visiting her parents here in the Lake District. The Hannah Fund also paid for the ground floor wing that hosts state-of-the-art accommodation for disabled guests.
Guests needing financial assistance with the costs of courses and travel are invited to apply to the Hannah Fund. Applicants will be asked to contribute towards the costs themselves out of their normal living expenses as they are able. Some churches have a policy of contributing towards costs for members wishing to attend courses, and applicants will be asked whether they are eligible from these or any other sources of funding. This is, however, solely in order to maximise the number of people who are able to draw on the resources of the Hannah Fund.
Application is usually made by telephoning the Director (Lawrence Moore) or the Head of Operational Services (Andrew Wood) on 015394 44902 to give the reasons for applying and the level of contribution sought. The Hannah Fund contribution will appear as a deduction from the total cost of the course on the applicant’s invoice.
Ministers and members are encouraged to make application on behalf of others if they know someone who would benefit from a course or stay at the Centre and who would otherwise be prevented from coming for financial reasons.