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Mount Cook Hosts Annual Fundraiser for Ukraine

The Fundraiser Fete returns to Middleton-By-Wirksworth this May with exciting new activities to raise vital funds for the Helping Hand of Ukraine on the 19th May 2024.

After a successful 2023 fundraiser with over 150 visitors taking part in exciting outdoor activities, Mount Cook, an independent outdoor activity centre, is opening its doors for more family fun this May to help support fundraising for the Helping Hand of Ukraine.

On the 19th May from 10:00 – 16:00, Mount Cook Adventure Centre will have a variety of exciting outdoor activities available, including a 100 metre long zip wire that zooms over Steeple Grange Quarry, reaching speeds of up to 37mph. Mount Cooks’ newest activity, the Via Ferrata, a traverse over a real rock face and obstacles like ladders and caves, will also be open to the public for the first time.

Mount Cook Adventure Centre Ukraine fundraiser

There will also be a raffle, a tombola, cake stalls, and Carlton Brass Band preforming. As an exciting new addition from last year, Steeple Grange Railway will be offering rides on the miniature train! Other activities available from Mount Cook will be bushcraft, an assault course style low ropes, and archery. Families, adults, and groups and charities are all welcome on the day.

All funds raised from the fantastic family day out will go towards The Helping Hand for Ukraine – a charity dedicated to supporting families in northern Ukraine. Working with a charity partner in Poland, The Helping Hand of Ukraine helps support towns and villages near the Belarus boarder who are most at risk.  Chris Broome, from Bonsall, is the chairman of the local branch, and has personally transported aid supplies like portable generators destined for the fire and rescue services in Korosten and Borodjanka.

Mount Cook and the Helping Hand of Ukraine are looking forward to seeing families from all over the local area come out to support the fundraiser.

“There is a real passion from the people of Derbyshire to support the war efforts in Ukraine. This is a great opportunity to directly impact real people’s lives, whilst having a great day out and taking part in some outdoor adventures.”
Mount Cook CEO, Steve Turner

The fundraiser will take place at Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Porter Lane, DE4 4LS near the National Stone Centre. There is free parking available on the day. Entry will be free on the day and activities will be £15 for up to 3 activities. All proceeds form activities will go to The Helping Hand of Ukraine.

Mount Cook Adventure Centre logo

For updates on future events and fundraisers at Mount Cook Adventure Centre, visit or call 01629 823 702. To learn more about the work The Helping Hand for Ukraine – a Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Division, please go to


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