The Low Wood Bay Hotel is part of the English Lakes Hotel chain. The hotel overlooks the shores of Lake Windermere and provides the ideal location for the Big Sleep.

English Lakes Hotels have provided a fundraising incentive and a raffle prize. If you raise over £100 in sponsorship for the challenge, your name will be shortlisted for the chance to win a two night stay at the Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere, with dinner on the first night. In the raffle you could also win a Cabin Walk for two people; full use of the indoor and outdoor Spa facilities for up to three hours.

English Lakes Hotels


Wood plc have helped tremendously to fund The Big Sleep. They are a consultancy, engineering and project management company.


Thank you to the following for donating raffle prizes and fundraising incentives:

Millican for a 40 litre Duffle Bag in ‘Gorse’ worth £140 and a 13 litre Messenger Bag in ‘Heather’ worth £90.


     Arco for a £200 voucher.



Peter Tyson Appliances for a set of KEF M200 hi-fi earphones and Pioneer headphones.


Refreshments were provided by:

Calderwood House



Bells of Lazonby



 Alhambra Cinema at Keswick


And a final thank you to:

B&J Metals of Kendal for the skip hire



  International Rescue Corps for providing first aid assistance.





Coniston Social Club for the loan of the grass protection mesh and to Mike Davis of Northern Print Distribution for delivering it.

Sarah Gorman of Simply Sarah for crocheting the coffee cosies