Fantastic furniture benefits five

Morgan Sindall’s Infrastructure office on the West Lakes Science and Technology Park has recently undergone an office refurbishment. As part of the refurbishment the office was left with surplus office furniture, which was still fit for purpose, so it was extremely important to the team that the furniture was rehomed instead of being sent to …

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Putting the Jam into JamTent

MusicLinks are a charity providing workshops for disadvantaged individuals and community groups in Cumbria. The organisation was established in 2002. Since then they have won three national awards for their community projects. One of which, Cumbrio, trained the young promoters who went on to set up Kendal Calling. One of their most successful projects is …

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Idea brought to life with creative support

Dryden Media work on a principle of “we’re never happy until you’re happy”. Based in Carlisle, Cumbria, they pride themselves on staying focused on creating marketing approaches that work effectively for the customer. The company believe in bringing ideas to life and helping organisations grow and thrive. Craig Dryden from Dryden Media came across the …

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Shining a light on a much loved community centre

Mirehouse Community Centre Association (MCCA) in Whitehaven, are based in the heart of the ‘09’ (west) side of the Mirehouse estate, Whitehaven.  They provide extensive opportunities for recreation and vocational activities for all ages, including benefits advice, online training, children’s projects, and family holidays.  The Men in Sheds project and Mirehouse Residents Group are also …

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Skills development support for hostel staff and residents

Time to Change (West Cumbria) is a project providing a safe place to accommodate the growing homeless population in West Cumbria. Based in Egremont, the former police station was converted into an 11-bed hostel known as Calderwood House. It offers emergency, short-stay accommodation with 24-hour support, prioritising ex-military personnel. Residents can stay for up to …

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Artwork inspiration created with local students

In May 2019, The Colourful North contacted Bell Decorating Group through their Cumbria Exchange “Support Offered” post when they were considering options to whitewash a building for a design with Whitehaven Academy. The importance of whitewashing the building was paramount to the preparation requirements for the walls of the building to accept the design and …

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Cleator Moor Celtic Infrastructure Improvements Collaboration

Cleator Moor Celtic Football Club are a community sports club who provide a platform for over 200 people to participate in team sports each week. Celtic pride on being an inclusive club which has been a pillar of the community for over 100 years. With more than 160 youths aged 5 to 16 currently representing …

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Four Treasures tour supported by family business

Prism Arts Studio Theatre took their production Four Treasures to Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, for the second leg of their tour, with support from Reays Coaches who provided a coach and driver to transport the company. Prism Arts Studio Theatre, based in Carlisle, is an integrated company where adults with learning disabilities and professional …

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Businesses rally to support local Girl Guides HQ

Ten businesses teamed up to get Whitehaven Girlguiding headquarters up to scratch through Cumbria Exchange The base is used by the local Girlguiding Groups together with St Johns Ambulance. The new Girlguide programme offers something for every girl – from mindfulness to digital design The groups and local businesses celebrated the launch of the new …

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Harriston Village Hall’s rainy days’ blues are lifted

Harriston Village Hall in Harriston, near Aspatria, are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in their third year of operating. The CIO was formed in 2016 to apply for the lease and secure the future of the Hall. The CIO is led by a group of trustees there to make sure the Village Hall is there for …

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