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.

Every picture tells a thousand words!


A photograph from 40 years ago shows that camaraderie and support for one another have always prevailed at Brathay. Find Out more

Some food for thought from our visiting archivist


Some interesting food for thought from our archivist Maurice DybeckFind Out more

Why we’re really digging support from businesses


Like many other charities, we are expected to do more with less. However, HBP Cumbria have gone the extra several miles with their amazing generosity...Find Out more

Brathay Explore are off to Bonnie Scotland


Would you like to take part in an inspirational, life-changing expedition to Scotland? Join us on our next outdoor adventure, boldly crossing the borders to explore the Great Glen.Find Out more

How donations in memory of Matt are helping young people


How we’re using the funds raised in Matt Campbell's memory since the launch of the 3.7 programme in September 2018, to improve the resilience of young people at risk of poor mental health. Find Out more

Highlights and challenges


Our Finance Director takes a look at the highlights of 2018 and the challenges ahead over the next 12 months.Find Out more

Two hundred year timeshift as Harden descendants visit Brathay Hall


Time went back two hundred years at Brathay Hall recently, as descendants of John & Jessy Harden visited the ancestral home for the first time.Find Out more

Making an incredible impact on children who run away


For the last two years we have worked with young people (aged 11 to 17) who go missing from home in the Oldham area. Find Out more

Happy glaze ahead - new partnership with Miles-Moore Ceramics


Guest writer Siobhan Miles-Moore explains why her and her husband Martin are supporting our work with young people.Find Out more

Supporting Mitzvah Day in the Lake District


Mitzvah Day happens each November; it is a day where individuals and businesses can give their time instead of money to create a difference in their local community. This year Brathay helped by providing a minibus to assist in transport.Find Out more