Coniston businessman offers land to charities

Phil Johnston

Phil Johnston

First published in News

A CONISTON businessman is giving a ‘helping land’ to Cumbrian causes.

Phil Johnston, owner of The Coppermines and Lakes Cottages, is inviting charities and groups to use one of his fields as a fundraising car park.

Right in the centre of the village next to the Ruskin Museum, the land can be used for a limited number of days to top-up the funds of those who need it most.

The Coniston Christmas Lights Committee were the first to benefit from the generosity, and raised £350 one Saturday recently.

Member Heather Troughton, of Coniston said: “It will make a massive difference to us because it will cost about £3,000 to put on the lights this year, so this was an easy way to make money and a great amount for us.”

It was hearing about the lights committee which sparked Mr Johnston to offer use of the field.

For more infromation call 01539-441765.

Related links

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree