Film-maker Terry Abraham. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Film-maker Terry Abraham. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

An acclaimed outdoors film-maker has been appointed patron of a conservation charity.

Terry Abraham will work in his new role with Nurture Lakeland to help the organisation in its fundraising.

The self-taught cinematographer is currently filming a biopic of record-breaking mountaineer Alan Hinkes. His previous works include studies of the Lake District mountains Scafell Pike and Blencathra.

Nurture Lakeland encourages visitors to the national park to help support conservation projects through voluntary additions to accommodation charges and other business contributions.

It said: “Terry has already supported Nurture Lakeland and its beneficiaries, through screening an exclusive director’s cut of his latest 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.

“Life of a Mountain: Blencathra is set to make its nationwide terrestrial TV premiere on the BBC in February.”

Sarah Dale, acting director at Nurture Lakeland, said: “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.”

Nottinghamshire-based film-maker and photographer Terry Abrahams began his new career after being made redundant from his IT job. His current project is an examination of the life of Alan Hinkes, the only Briton to have summited all 14 of the world’s 8,000m mountains.

Abraham also plans to continue his ‘Life of’ series with a film centred on England’s third-highest mountain Helvellyn.

Gill Houston, chair of trustees at Nurture Lakeland, said: “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.”

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