Lake District Hotels has helped raise £30k to enable a local school to build a ‘Bake Off’ style kitchen.
The family-owned group, which comprises six hotels in the Lake District, spent months fundraising through a number of campaigns including charity gala dinners at the hotels and a dragon boat race by the hotel staff, to raise the money for Keswick School to invest in a new kitchen.
Each year Lake District Hotels Ltd, select a local charity to benefit from their fund-raising efforts from across all six of their hotels, with Keswick School being chosen as the 2018 & 2019 charity.
The decision to support Keswick School came after hearing of the pressure that the school was under following years of successive funding cuts and that there was very little budget towards upgrading facilities in the food technology department.
Kit Graves, director of Lake District Hotels Ltd, comments: “By introducing this new technology kitchen at Keswick School with modern facilities, it is our hope that more students will show an interest in cooking, learn about healthy diets, and take up careers within our industry.”
The new kitchen will officially be unveiled on September 20.