Lake District residents and hoteliers Lain and Jackie Garside has raised £2500 to help victims of the recent floods after the own home in Bowness was flooded by Windermere’s rising waters at the end of last year.

The couple who previously owned the Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere, Miller Howe Hotel Windermere and Fayrer Garden Hotel Bowness came out of retirement by purchasing the 4-star Wordsworth Hotel  in Grasmere.

Mr Garside organised by New Year lunch at their hotel for other fellow Lake District hoteliers and raised over £2500 for the Cumbrian Flood Recovery Fund.

You can donate the fund and help the victims of the recent floods by visiting