Little Boat Peeps victorious at charity fundraising event in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice

Box Architects recently took part in the annual Windermere Row in aid of a fantastic local charity, St Gemma’s Hospice. Not only is it the largest hospice in Yorkshire, but also one of the largest in the UK, providing expert care and support for local people with life-limiting illnesses.

Resplendent in fancy dress, our two teams – Little Boat Peeps and James Pond – braved heavy currents as they rowed down Lake Windermere to Bowness and back to Ambleside in just three hours. Once safely ashore, Little Boat Peeps was awarded a prize for the best fancy dress and best team name. More importantly, over £1,500 was raised for St Gemma’s Hospice.

Jane Walsh, Interior Designer at Box Architects, says: “We all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Windermere Row – it was an absolute blast. We had near-perfect conditions: a cloudy day with light winds and even though we had two old rowing boats – and at times copious amounts of water in our vessels – the support from the public and individuals using the lake made all the difference. It’s not too late to donate. Visit our Just Giving page for more information”

Kerry Jackson, CEO of St Gemma’s Hospice, adds: “We would like to thank the entire team at Box Architects and everyone who donated. It costs £9m a year to keep St Gemma’s Hospice running and we rely upon the generosity of our community for most of our funding.”

To find out more about St Gemma’s Hospice, visit