Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Fundraising News

Straker Chalet has the X Factor

X Factor Winner Joe McElderry enjoyed a few days break in the stunning new Straker Chalet at Calvert Trust Kielder “I have had the most peaceful and relaxing time, just perfect before I start preparing for a 50 date tour next year.  I visited Kielder many times as a child and have fantastic memories of this beautiful place”. 

Joe McElderry Checking out the Mezzanine Level in The Straker

Joe, who recently performed at The Calvert Trust Ball, stayed in the stunning new Straker Chalet.

“The chalet is fabulous; I loved relaxing in the eco-friendly Hot Tub, taking in the amazing views and unbelievable dark skies of Northumberland Gold Tier Dark Sky Park.

Joe Outside George Clarke's Sky Den“I’ve been watching George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and I’m thrilled to have seen the Sky Den close up.  It really is amazing.”

Guests staying at the centre, were thrilled when Joe posed for photos and chatted with them as they took part in challenging activities designed for people of all abilities.

Joe Said

I support Calvert Trust Kielder and the inspirational work they do with disabled people.  You’d be amazed at what is possible.”


Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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