Charities

Rory Supporting Local CharitiesCumbrians have a genius for voluntary work and community action. I would like to pay tribute to all those volunteers and local organisers that help to run a seemingly endless number of local community initiatives, from credit unions to care at home. Too often it can seem as though society is set in an immovable – if slightly wobbly – jelly of conventions, regulations and procedures that makes change feel almost impossible.

The solution in my view is to rediscover the energies of the local. If Cumbrians do not generally seem powerless, it is because they are often changing or protecting their surroundings. When I visit the village of Bampton, I am struck that nearly everyone seems to be involved in some local volunteer scheme or community initiative, be it a community library or a recycling scheme – and they are not the exception.

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Eden Valley Friends of Dementia UK

RORY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR NEW DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP

Rory is encouraging people to get behind a new dementia support group launched in Eden. The Eden Valley Friends of Dementia UK became an official Dementia UK fundraising group at the beginning of February. The group’s aim is to raise £50,000 to pay for an Admiral Nurse in Cumbria. Fran Flower, of Culgaith, was inspired […]

Time to Talk Day

RORY COMMENDS VITAL WORK OF SUICIDE CHARITY IN EDEN

Rory met with Suicide Safer Eden (SSE) to discuss issues around suicide and the importance of talking about mental health. Mr Stewart had an in depth discussion with a group of volunteers in Eden, who work towards reducing loss of life to suicide within the area. SSE explained how they believes suicide is a community wide […]

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RORY JUDGES STRICTLY JIGGING COMPETITION AT CHARITY FARMER AUCTION

Rory judged a Strictly Jigging Competition at the Farmers Charity Auction. Along with fellow judges Hannah Jackson, better known as the Red Shepherdess, and Cumbria Woman of the Year, Joanne Thompson, Mr Stewart rated the dancers as they tried to impress judges with their Scottish reels. After the dancing, Mr Stewart auctioned off the first […]

Rory Stewart MP At Watermillock Village Hall

RORY SUPPORTS LOCAL VILLAGE PROJECT

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, gave a passionate talk on the ‘Middleland’ to a full house at Watermillock Village Hall, in support of the fundraising efforts to secure the building’s future. Watermillock Village Hall was built in 1926 and has been run by dedicated volunteers ever since. The Hall, which is made […]

Rory Stewart MP with John Stokes

RORY PRAISES THE ROLE OF THE ARTS ON RHEGED EXHIBITION VISIT

Rory has praised the role of the arts in Cumbria on a visit to the Rheged Centre’s latest exhibition, which is staged in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum. Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, which runs from 14 September – 28 October, showcases the shortlist of the inaugural Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, launched to celebrate […]

Rory Stewart MP Launches the Famous Tails Trail

FAMOUS TAILS TRAIL LAUNCHED AT LOWTHER

The Famous Tails Trail was launched at Lowther Castle on Saturday by Rory. There was a good turnout for the launch, with people and dogs coming from far and wide to participate in the inaugural walk. Rory cut the ribbon and went along the trail with other attendees, admiring the flowers and enjoying the scenery. […]

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RORY LEARNS ABOUT CUMBRIA’S ROMAN BATHHOUSE DISCOVERY

Rory has visited the offices of Carlisle-based commercial archaeologists Wardell Armstrong, to study their recent, major discovery of a Roman bathhouse. Wardell Armstrong, in excavations beginning in May 2017, have uncovered the remains of three separate rooms along the Northern bank of the River Eden, in central Carlisle. All the rooms contain evidence of under floor heating and were discovered […]

Rory Stewart MP with PACT

RORY MEETS WITH PACT TO DISCUSS LOCAL AND NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

Rory Stewart MP has met with representatives from Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT) to discuss both their grassroots campaigns, and the government’s environmental policies. In the course of a productive conversation, the Government’s ongoing efforts to reduce the production and consumption of single-use plastics featured prominently. This is an issue in which Rory has […]

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RORY CELEBRATES TRIPLE A SUCCESS

Rory Stewart MP attended the first anniversary of the Penrith-based Triple A Project (All About Autism) – a project which works towards eradicating the inequalities, challenges and difficulties faced by those living with autism who have become known to or involved with the criminal justice system, whether perpetrator, victim or witness. The event was a […]

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RORY SUPPORTS LOCAL CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY EVENT

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, attended an event held by the charity Christians Against Poverty on Friday to help promote their life-changing services, and to celebrate their 20th anniversary. CAP offers a wide range of services for those struggling with debt problems including free and in-depth debt counselling in the customer’s own […]