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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]