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Light up a Life with Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Hospice at Home West Cumbria’s Light up a Life appeal provides an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who are no longer with us but are always in our thoughts. People from all faiths and beliefs are invited to remember a loved one or honour a friend, relative or colleague. This […]

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Protect our local hospice together

Eden Valley Hospice – Don Marks is calling on the community to help safeguard the future of a Carlisle based hospice as the coronavirus continues to impact fundraising efforts. He is championing a campaign to raise vital income for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice, who have seen events cancelled, shop closures and […]

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Cumbrian adopter backs council’s National Adoption Week campaign

An adoptive parent from Cumbria is backing Cumbria County Council’s latest campaign to find more forever families for children during National Adoption Week (October 12-18). Andy Bond, a teacher from Kendal, adopted two young brothers with his husband Stephen last year. Andy said: “Our journey began about four years ago when we set off with […]

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Flag Raised for Cumbria Pride at Workington Town Hall

The rainbow flag was raised at the Town Hall in Workington to celebrate Cumbria Pride. Cumbria Pride was due to take place on Saturday 26 September to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. Most of the events have been cancelled or moved online due to the COVID-19 crisis. The flag was raised by the Mayor […]

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Fostering – Will you help change a life?

Fostering – Will you help change a life? Cumbria County Council are calling for people to consider becoming foster carers as the number of children coming into care is likely to rise as the lockdown eases. The council supports 232 fostering families across the county, but with more than 730 children in care across Cumbria […]

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Tuning in with St Bees Community Radio

The people responsible for St Bees Community Radio admit they didn’t know what they were doing when they first started.  But the group that organised the Bees Bash – Charles Bagshaw, Demi McDowell, Nathan Steele, Chris Lockie, Dave Morgan and Lee Shackley – created a radio station, brought a community together during lockdown and looked […]

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Take Time To Discover Whitehaven

Discover Whitehaven  Having a UNESCO World Heritage Site next door means you get a bit overlooked but to dismiss Whitehaven is a mistake.  Internet shopping and COVID has affected the High Street but this undiscovered gem has a charming Georgian town centre, an impressive harbour and an extraordinary history. Whitehaven Town Council is supporting a […]

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Do you support a mine in West Cumbria? Sign the petition

On the 20th of August, Cumbria County Council will meet to re-evaluate their permission for mining in West Cumbria. West Cumbria Mining intends to extract Coking Coal, not to be confused with Coal that you would use for fires in your house or power stations. Coking Coal is used specifically for the Steel Making Industry, […]

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A Festival for young people, by young people.

Hope Street If there was ever a time for hope…it’s now!  With so many events cancelled in 2020, a group of hard-working young producers were determined to not let Covid-19 stand in the way of their creativity and have planned an entire online festival live from 10th – 27th August 2020.  The Festival of Hope […]

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A Helping Hand for Our Furry Friends at Oak tree Animals’ Charity

A Helping Hand for Our Furry Friends at Oak tree Animals’ Charity There were many challenges over the last few months for Oak Tree Animals’ Charity who had a vital role supporting the community and caring for animals in desperate need of help. From their Wetheral base, Oak Tree’s Small Animal Team worked hard to […]

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