of the Year
Sometimes, extraordinary events act as a catalyst for extraordinary deeds – this year is a prime example of that. In this case, it was one, single cataclysmic event – the wrongful arrest of her brother – that unleashed superhuman qualities in our Woman of the Year.see all past winners
Cumbria Women of the Year was inaugurated in 1990 by Juliet Westoll, now a Patron. Initially to support Barnado’s at Kendal under the Patronage of the late Viscountess Whitelaw, the awards now seek to honour women from all walks of life.
The only criterion is that they are truly inspirational. Past winners have included charity workers, carers, campaigners, business women, those who overcome adversity and those who have worked tirelessly for others: all largely unsung heroines.Read more