Hike for Highlights was the first fundraising event trialled by Highlights Rural Touring in June 2018. The idea
stemmed from a conversation about a fundraiser that would link each of the halls across the three counties of
Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland…at one stage we had been planning that it would be a relay over the
fields! The conversations began in spring 2017 with the promoters at a training day where the name Hike for
Highlights was produced. Over the next few months it was decided by committee that this should be a sponsored
walk, with a cream tea and a performance that would link it back into what we do best – bringing performance to
On 3rd of June 2018 11 venues took part in Hike for Highlights, raising over £4000, £3900 of which was eligible for
catalyst match funding from the Arts Council.
Read the full report by downloading from the link on the right.
For more information about Hike for Highlights contact Holly Goodfellow: firstname.lastname@example.org