Tourism and conservation working in partnership.

We have a new patron!

We are delighted to announce that critically-acclaimed filmmaker, Terry Abraham, is now a patron of Nurture Lakeland. 

Terry is a self-taught filmmaker and photographer with a passion and interest for the outdoors which is second to none. After being made redundant from an IT role, he chased a dream which lead him to producing and directing the critically-acclaimed and BBC hit ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike – A Year in the Life of England’s Highest Peak’.

Terry has already supported Nurture Lakeland and its beneficiaries, through screening an exclusive directors cut of his film; ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ at an outdoor solar cinema event at the foot of the mountain itself. All proceeds were donated to Nurture Lakeland and Fix the Fells, and with the support of George Fisher and Patagonia, the event raised over £2,300 in just one night.

Terry is currently filming a biography of record-breaking climber Alan Hinkes OBE. Hinkes is well known within the outdoor community as the only Briton to have summited all 14 of the world’s 8,000m mountains but his profile in the wider world is less prominent than many UK climbers.

“I am delighted that Terry has agreed to be Patron. His talent at capturing the Lake District on film demonstrates a real empathy with the landscape that links well with the aims of Nurture Lakeland” says Gill Houston, chair of trustees at Nurture Lakeland.

With Terry's passion for the outdoors and for the Lake District landscapes, and Nurture Lakeland’s aim to fundraise for the conservation of the Lake District, the partnership is a perfect fit. We look forward to working with Terry to explore and expand ways to raise funds for the conservation of this wonderful and fragile landscape and wildlife that we all love.