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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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 […]

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RORY CELEBRATES EDEN MENCAP SOCIETY​’S​ 30th ANNIVERSARY

Rory Stewart MP joined staff, supporters and beneficiaries on Friday at the 30th Anniversary celebrations of Eden Mencap Society (EMS), celebrating the important local service that began in 1986. The birthday party took place at their premises in Duke Street, Penrith, which has provided the local charity with vital extra space to support its users […]

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RORY SIGNPOSTS YOUNG CONSTITUENTS IN NEED TO CARLISLE KEY

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, is encouraging young people in need to be aware of the important services provided by Carlisle Key, a local charity whose work Rory supports. Rory met with Trustee Peter Ryan, Project Manager Julie Spence and apprentice Sophie Edwards, who introduced Rory to young Penrith resident Catherine Harper […]

From Left to Right: Sheila Gregory (Carlisle Mencap), Rory Stewart MP, Team Leader Stuart Cowper, and beneficiaries Georgia and Erin

RORY HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF RESPITE CARE AT GRACE LITTLE CENTRE

Rory Stewart MP for Penrith and The Border last week praised staff during a visit to the Grace Little Centre at Kingmoor Park – Carlisle Mencap’s respite care centre, which provides overnight care and support for those with learning disabilities living in the locality. The MP was given a tour by senior manager Sheila Gregory, […]

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RORY HELPS RAISE £7,000 FOR HOSPICE AT HOME

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, on Friday 22nd helped to raise a staggering £7,000 for Carlisle and North Lakeland Hospice at Home, in an unusual ‘Meet the Artist’ event and auction at Netherby Hall, Longtown. The MP presided over proceedings at the event, where five local artists had each donated a work […]

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RORY SPEAKS AT CASTLERIGG MANOR FUNDRAISER

Rory Stewart, the parliamentary candidate for Penrith and The Border, was invited to speak at a fundraising dinner last Thursday, in support of the Castlerigg Manor Youth Service. Castlerigg Manor serves communities across the North West, acting as a residential retreat where young people can engage in outdoor activities and adventure weekends to develop their […]

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RORY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR “ED’S LACE” CAMPAIGN ON PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY

Rory Stewart MP has helped support the national awareness-raising campaign ‘Ed’s Lace’ by meeting with local constituents suffering from PSP – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – a severe neurological condition which over time causes problems with sight, speech and response time, amongst other symptoms. Ed’s Lace is a shoelace in the corporate colours of the PSPA, […]

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RORY CELEBRATES £60,000 FLOODLIGHT UPGRADE AT PENRITH RUFC

Rory Stewart MP on Friday visited Penrith Rugby Club to help celebrate their £60,000 National Lottery funding win from the Inspired Facilities fund to upgrade the floodlights on the second and third team pitches, which is also the area used for training. This upgrade will help protect the improved ground and allow the area to […]