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BBC Radio 4 Appeal raises over £6,000 for Calvert Trust

On Sunday 18th September 2016 BBC Radio 4 broadcast an appeal by BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner on behalf of the three Calvert Trust Centres in Exmoor, Northumberland and The Lake District. Donations so far have reached £6,465.10


Frank, who became a wheelchair user in 2004, is a former guest of the Calvert Trust having stayed at Exmoor centre in 2007, and gave a passionate appeal based on both his own personal experiences and accounts from other guests.  If you missed the appeal when it was broadcast it’s not too late to hear it, you can listen again via


The three Calvert Trust Centres will be using the funds raised for bursaries; this funding enables guests in financial need to be able to afford a break at the Calvert Trust, removing financial barriers to access. You can donate to support to the Trust’s work via




Pictured below: Frank Gardner during the BBC Radio 4 Appeal recording (July 2016)

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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