Archive for August, 2014

£250 donated to Wasdale Show children’s sports

What was originally put on to entertain the children of the local farmers has grown over the years to become a popular Show attraction, traditional races with prizes fowasdaler the children and open to everyone. We believe this adds to making The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet a Real Family Day Out – Entries are FREE, taken on the day and are open to all children on the Show-Field. The £250 will be used to pay for prizes for children’s races.

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£500 donated to The Settlement in Maryport

The Settlement is a Community, Arts and Learning Centre in Maryport. The centre has facilities for hire such as a dedicated arts barn with kiln, meeting rooms, IT suite and outdoor space. The Charities primary aim is to reduce disadvantage and improve community relations in the Maryport area by using creative and environmental activities as a tool for personal and community development, taking a holistic approach to meet people’s needs.

A lead organisation in our field and the only dedicated Community, Arts and Learning Centre in West Cumbria, we are only too aware of the negative social issues prevalent amongst our community.

CLICK HERE to read more about The Settlement

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£250 donated to Broughton Runners

£250 donated to Broughton Runners to pay the cost for volunteers to complete coaching courses, so they are able to coach then ever growing junior section. They photonow have 60 members between the ages of 6 and 17 and run 2 sessions a week in the village. Their members include an England International Orienteer, 8 Cumbria XC athletes and the Bronze Medal Winner in the English Fell Championship, as well as a third of the local Primary School children!


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£190 Donated to Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project is supporting 8 youngsters to cycle Coast to Coast in August 2014. The youngsters have never completed a challenge as tough as this and have been training hard to ensure they are successful! One of the things they wanted most was matching cycling tops, so we obliged and bought them some personalised clothing to ensure they looked like a team!!

For more information visit the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project website

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£230 donated to Blencathra FSC

Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. 

FSC is an independent charity receiving no statutory funding and we therefore rely on fees paid by our visitors and on the generosity of donors, trust funds and grant bodies to finance our activities.

Blencathra Centra Field Studies Council Facility

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£500 to Air Ambulance

£500 donated to Great North Air Ambulance and North West Air Ambulance, courtesy of Lakeland 50 & 100. The Great North Air Ambulance is a charity serving Cumbria, the North-East and North Yorkshire 365 days a year. They need to raise £4m a year to keep our three helicopters flying.

For over 15 years the North West Air Ambulance Charity has provided the rapid pre-hospital care needed to make a life changing difference. We operate three helicopters, flying 365 days a year with doctors and paramedics on board providing emergency medical treatment when time is critical.

Great North Aim Ambulance

North West Air Ambulance




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