Issued 21 Sept 2015
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) celebrated success with five community groups who have been providing valuable services in the county for more than ten years.
As part of ACT’s Annual General Meeting, ACT President Jolyon Dodgson awarded the five carefully selected groups with a Certificate of Sustainability, and a celebratory bottle of ‘bubbly’. Recipients then gave inspiring presentations to other community volunteers, support agencies and Local Authority representatives, sharing their experience and ideas for the future.
Community groups across the county are delivering vital support in rural areas. Reducing isolation, improving access to culture and entertainment and nurturing sustainable village living are being tackled successfully by resourceful community volunteers.
The following groups were celebrated:
Lorrainne Smyth, ACT Chief Executive, said “We were pleased to have an opportunity to recognise the achievements of these groups who have made a long standing contribution to their communities. People and projects are often celebrated for new ideas, but in smaller communities actually keeping these running is also part of the challenge.
“ACTion with Communities in Cumbria has a long history and has been working with communities across the county for 68 years this year. ACT supports rural communities to: plan for their futures; develop projects, work with others, and influence and change policy.”
L – R: Jolyon Dodgson (ACT President), Libby Graham (Northern Fells Group), Barbara Slack (Highlights Rural Touring Scheme), Geraldine Wilson and Caroline Holmes (Crosthwaite Exchange), Jill Hay (Fellrunner Village Bus), and Lorrainne Smyth (ACT Chief Executive).
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