We have taken part in the GoHerdwick! project this year in partnership with the Calvert Trust. Local businesses across Cumbria have sponsored and worked with artists to decorate a life-sized model of a ewe, which were placed on a trail running from Keswick to Windermere. Our Herdy, Bella – painted by our local primary school Lazonby C of E – and was located outside the Booths store at Windermere for the summer months.
Children at Lazonby School were asked to draw what living in Cumbria means to them. Many of the children had a go at decorating the sheep and the finished herdy is very colourful! Bells of Lazonby has supported the Calvert Trust for the past couple of years after deciding to focus their philanthropic efforts on empowering children through sport. Michael Bell, Managing Director says “Helping children less fortunate than others has always been close to our heart and we are thankful that through the success of our company we can give something back to our local community”
Bells’ strong relationship with Booths over the years, with many of their cakes, artisan breads and rolls being available across their stores, made the spot outside the Booths store a perfect grazing patch for Bella.
She will now return to Lazonby School to keep warm for the winter and will be on display for all the children, teachers and visitors they have. Bella was kindly purchased by an anonymous parent at the school with all proceeds going directly to the Calvert Trust.