Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Leaving Blaithwaite

I guess that a good number of folk who regularly visit this blog will already be aware of the fact that Kay & I are leaving Blaithwaite, it now feels timely to go public. In fact, since the beginning of July, we have "stepped down" as Centre Managers and Blaithwaite is being looked after by a Duty Manager and our board of Directors until Darran Draper takes over as Centre Manager at the beginning of September. We are very thankful that the Directors have been able to make this arrangement happen - over the last 12 months managing the Centre has become increasingly difficult against the background of Kay's illness - so this has provided us with some invaluable time together and an opportunity to re-group and prepare for the future.

The seven years we have spent at Blaithwaite have been a deeply rewarding yet challenging experience and we will be forever grateful to Dennis Donald and the Trustees / Directors of In2venture for the faith they demonstrated in us when appointing us to this position, we will take with us many treasured memories!  Blaithwaite is in good shape & we pray that Darran and Moira will be able to oversee much future development and growth here. 

To everybody we have met at Blaithwaite over the last seven years - a big thanks from Kay & I, its been great to get to know you, many of you have become good friends & we'll look forward to keeping in touch.

The Future

In the short term we are very much focussed on moving into a new house and "naturalising" as Cumbrians!

In the Autumn I will take on a newly created role in our "sister" charity In2venture. In2venture is a Christian charity specialising in working with young people through the media of outdoor activity, I will be undertaking some development work on behalf of the organisation - more of this in future posts.

This blog - will continue!

There will be less on Centre life and an increased focus Christian Outdoor Ministry; outdoor activity; Cumbrian life and whatever else seems to be of interest at the time - thanks for reading & watch this space!

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