Superheroes & Girls Gang’s Treasured T Shirts

The University of Central Lancashire works with two groups of children in Whitehaven to do community research and develop projects to strengthen social networks in their community. In Mirehouse they have been working with a group of children at St Begh’s Catholic Primary School, called ‘Mirehouse Community Superheroes’ and in Woodhouse they have been working …

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Heritage Group benefits from specialist support

St John’s Heritage Group was set up as a community group to plan and manage a large project based around St John’s Church, Hall Waberthwaite. Its remit is to raise funds for the major repairs and restoration needed to the ancient church, to conserve the site and to convert an existing building (known as The …

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Town Garden flourishes after collaboration 

A community garden at the heart of Whitehaven town centre has been transformed following support from local businesses. A request for support was posted on Cumbria Exchange calling for labourers and equipment to restore the gardens of St Nicholas Church to its former glory. The church gardens, which are in the heart of Whitehaven Town …

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Let’s spread the word on safety!

Training and development is a key element of KAEFER Ltd operations and their in-house training team regularly run Emergency First Aid at Work, IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely courses for staff to meet their training and qualification needs. Rather than limit this development to just their own workforce, extending access to this training …

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Support Group benefits from donated IT equipment

Allerdale and Copeland Autism Support is a local group for parent carers of children who have (or are waiting for) a diagnosis of Autism. They arrange group visits to local attractions, parties for the children and much needed day trips for members on a voluntary basis. They also support adults with autism and associated conditions. …

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Hug a Mug receives a much needed laptop to support delivery of services

Hug a Mug is a free and friendly guidance café, located upstairs in Maryport Health Services on Ewanrigg Road. Manned by fully trained volunteers, it is open to all the surgery’s patients to pop in for a cuppa and a confidential chat, with signposting available to other support services. Set up in partnership with Ewanrigg …

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Spare equipment set to support training of 100 volunteers

A recent donation of a spare projector has helped 2 charitable organisations to train around 100 volunteers to spot and identify wildlife in their local area. Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) is at the centre of a network of over 800 volunteers that collect information about plants and animals across Cumbria. The charitable organisation outlined plans …

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Volunteers help protect local river

A working party of volunteers helped West Cumbria Rivers Trust to remove an invasive plant threatening native wildlife and plants from the banks of the river Irt. Himalayan Balsam is a non-native invasive plant that grows in wet places. It is quick-growing and has explosive seed pods which means it can easily take over large …

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