Author Archives: Kimberley Lawson

EDC Chairman’s Carol Service

You are invited to the EDC Chairman’s Carol Service on Monday 17 December 2018 at St Andrew’s Church, Penrith at 6.30pm. The service will be followed by refreshments in the Church.

A collection will be made during the service which will be donated to her chosen charities, Hospice at Home, the Great North Air Ambulance and Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.


Fellfoot Forward Event – Footpaths & Bridleways

Fellfoot Forward is an initiative of the North Pennines AONB, and includes all of Ainstable parish.

Staff are holding two workshops on Thursday 1st Nov at Ainstable Church Institute to talk about the Fellfoot Forward project and listen to ideas on how the Scheme could support old and new walking, cycling and riding routes for the local communities and visitors.

See the poster below for more details.

Fellfoot Forward workshop – 1st Nov 2018 – Do you know your local footpaths and bridelways

East Cumbria Family Support

East Cumbria Family Support – Can you Help?  -Eden, Carlisle Area, and now our new Workington project too

East Cumbria Family Support has been providing help to local families for 23 years, and in the current climate the need for family support is greater than ever. Our Home Support service matches volunteers with families who have young children, and who are experiencing difficulties relating to health or disability, emotional wellbeing or parenting.  Volunteers visit usually for a couple of hours each week to give practical and emotional support.  Training and ongoing individual and group support is given to volunteers, and travel expenses paid.

If you are interested in helping to support families with young children and have a few hours to spare each week, we’d love to hear from you.  We already have many fantastic volunteers doing a wonderful job, but the demand for our service is great so we’re keen for more people to join us.  Whether you are retired and looking for a new interest, young and wanting to gain experience, or ‘somewhere in between’, supporting families can help to make a real difference in our community.

If you’d like to know more, please contact:

Family Support Coordinators:

Sarah Craig (Eden) on 01768 593102;

Val McQuillin (Workington) on 01768 593102;

Dan Nicholson (Carlisle) 0n 01228 227348