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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:JANUARY/FEBRUARY


The Keswick Fairtrade Campaign has suffered the loss of some long-term and much valued activists but has recently experienced a revival with new vigorous members on the committee.


During the Christmas period, Fairtrade featured in a variety of events in Keswick, including the Victorian Fayre and the Christmas Tree Festival. A constant reminder to people of the benefits of Fairtrade, is a short film which is displayed at every showing in the Alhambra Cinema.


The Campaign Committee will be making plans for Fairtrade Fortnight from 24th February, to 8th March at the next meeting.


LAKE DISTRICT HOTELS RAISE £500 FOR KESWICK SCOUTS


CAMPAIGNING FOR FAIRTRADE COCKERMOUTH MUSIC SOCIETY


If readers of the Cockermouth Post are interested in becoming a member of the campaign, please email Jo Alberti.


Johanna.alberti@btinternet.com


Keswick Campaign has a website http://fairtradekeswick.org.uk/ and one of the new activists has also put the campaign on social media: on twitter at https://twitter.com/FairtradeK and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FairtradeK/


Our next concert at United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth


Tuesday, 11th February 2020


Zadig Trio Playing


Haydn Gypsy Trio Beethoven Ghost Trio Schubert String Trio in E flat


Concert start at 7.30pm


Price £18.00, members £15.00, accompanied children Free, Unaccompanied children and students’ Half-price


Tickets are available from Billy Bowman’s Music Shop


in Lowther Went, from the Secretary Mrs Susan Allison on 016973 71397 or on the door


All are ensured of a warm welcome Registered charity 1037505


On 3rd December 2019, Scottish Ensemble gave us a candlelit seamless string of pieces full of sound and energy. This was string playing at its best. Unfortunately, after 11 years, this could be the last Orchestral Concert we can bring to Cockermouth, due to lack of funding. Our Chamber Concerts will, of course, continue.


Support your local shops&businesses!


Leah Davies (Marketing Manager for Lake District Hotels), Jane Mottram and Nina Heaney


Since September 2019, Lake District Hotels have focused their fundraising activities towards Keswick Scouts, with the aim to hand over a substantial amount of money in April 2020. The total raised will help towards the renovations of Ashness Hut, a property which is used by 93 young scouts today but is in desperate need of renovation.


To date, the local hotel group, which consists of Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, Borrowdale Hotel, Inn on the Square, Skiddaw Hotel, Kings Arms Hotel in Keswick and Inn on the Lake in Ullswater, have raised just over £8,000 from a number of charity events and activities.


The most recent fundraiser took place recently, which saw Marketing Manager for Lake District Hotels, Leah Davies, take on the North Lakes half-marathon,


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a gruelling 13.1 miles around the stunning Lorton Valley. Supported by friends and family, Leah managed to raise an impressive £500 for the group's charity of the year.


Leah commented: “Over the last five years, I've been heavily involved in the organisational side of our fundraising activities, so I wanted to do something extra this year and signed up to run a half marathon.


“I managed to complete the run in 2 hours and 11 minutes, which I'm really pleased with. I'd like to thank everyone who sponsored me.”


To read more about Lake District Hotels continued support towards Keswick Scouts, visit www.lakedistricthotels.net/charity-of- the-year


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