Shipshape Furniture!

Whitehaven Sea Cadets is a fully inclusive youth organisation open to all young people between 10 and 18. They have a well-trained, but unpaid, volunteer staff team who aim to help young people towards responsible adulthood using a nautical theme based on the customs of the Royal Navy. The training syllabus is specifically designed to …

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Top of the Shops get the resources they need

Top of the Shops is a café and social hub on the Mirehouse Housing Estate, Whitehaven,  providing the community with nutritious food at affordable prices, as well as a friendly and secure environment for the community to meet and support each other. For those in need the community cafe provides free meals. Community groups also …

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A real team effort – transformational project for local youth organisation

The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project (WHYP) give “young people opportunities to develop their potential, to understand themselves and others, to enjoy life, and to contribute positively to the world” providing activities both indoor and outdoors from their base under the multi-story car park in Whitehaven. They deliver  sports and youth activities five evenings a week …

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Donated laptop finds a new home

Susan’s Farm is a working care farm two miles from Carlisle. They provide opportunities for learning and practical work experience as well as alternative educational provision for the whole community. The Windows 10 Laptop was gifted by an  employee at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to benefit a local good cause, via Cumbria Exchange. Susan’s Farm  took …

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Youth group find a new Trustee

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project (WHYP)  was originally  established so that young people had a voice, and a space to meet as part of the transformation of Whitehaven Harbour and marina back in 1996, but has grown and diversified by working in partnership with other local agencies to deliver personal development training with an adventure / …

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KAEFER First Aid Training hits the spot!

KAEFER Ltd continue to be committed to the development of the skills and knowledge resource in our local communities. To support this, they extend access for local charities, community groups and SMEs to their existing training provision which is delivered by their in-house training team to the workforce. KAEFER do this by advertising the courses …

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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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