Brathay Blog

Catch up on what the Brathay team are up to, and their thoughts on a range of subjects relating to our work with children and young people, our research activities and fundraising.

Fun, growth, challenge and excitement - why Brathay is a special place


Guest writer Paul Johnson, a Brathay Trustee, shares a poignant moment he witnessed while shadowing one of our programmes back in February.Find Out more

Memories from 1949


Maurice, our archivist, shares a letter that was sent to one of our Youth Managers back in 2002, which shares memories from 1949.Find Out more

Walking for Wellbeing


Guest writer Beth Pipe, outdoor writer, blogger and founder of Walk One Stop, explains why walking is so good for general wellbeing.Find Out more

Why Love Brathay?


Our Chief Executive, Godfrey Owen, takes a moment to explain more about Love Brathay and why we set up our new membership scheme.Find Out more

From desk to deck, RowRunner challenges local businesses


Local solicitors, Temple Heelis, rowed, ran and raised money through oarsome RowRunner event. In this guest blog Richard Moore, from Temple Heelis, shares his thoughts on their epic challenge.Find Out more

Wow! What A Few Weeks!


We have had a super busy and exciting period delivering lots of programmes, events and workshops in Barrow and the Furness area.Find Out more

Running for charity… Joss Naylor, MBE – helping children and young people


Our Head of Fundraising, Scott, tells us about fell running legend Joss Naylor and how Joss has been supporting us for over 10 years!Find Out more

Wellbeing and me - how e-cycling has enhanced my personal wellbeing


Our Chief Executive, Godfrey Owen, explains how e-cycling has enhanced his personal wellbeing and how you should take the time to look at your own wellbeing too.Find Out more

Smiles, tears and laughter - reflecting on a successful first year for ALP3


Our third cohort of Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) students have completed their first year of study. ALP is a pioneering leadership development programme run by us in partnership with the University of Cumbria and Common Purpose.Find Out more

Do you know your way around?


Our archivist, Maurice, shares some thoughts on how Brathay, in so many ways, does its best to ‘point the way’.Find Out more