Address : 50 Castle St
Postcode : LA9 7AS
Telephone : 07557 941016
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Full Name : Amelia Beresford
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
IN WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU KNOW THE NOMINEE : We have been friends for years, and she is one of my biggest inspirations.
YOUR NOMINATION ACHIEVEMENTS, PERSONALITY & SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY & OVER WHAT PERIOD OF TIME? : Jemima Longcake (18) is an activist, writer, and performer, from Kendal, Cumbria. She is passionate about helping her community, and volunteers with Manna House. She is co-founder of community activism group KASTLE (Kendal Activists Saving The Little Earth). She is also co-founder of Cumbrian Spoken Word Collective, Sound and has taken work to festivals and venues such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Kendal Mountain Festival, Theatre by the Lake, and Lowry Theatre Salford. She hosted an eco panel at the Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 which explored the idea of holding onto a narrative of hope within activism. She has also had work published by The Oxford Scientist, and Young Writers, as well as one off articles in several local Gazettes. Jemima is having her anthology, ‘Human Nature’ published in 2020; the anthology draws on her experience in the climate crisis, as well as her life growing up in the Lake District. She is also the author of her debut show ‘Anomie’ set to debut at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, and Greenbelt Festival, in 2020. She will be debuting her talk on ‘Utilising Metaphor in Protest’ at an upcoming TEDx event in April 2020. She is currently focussing on incorporating her broad range of interests into her work within activism.
Through her work alongside KASTLE co-chair Matt Sowerby, and the KASTLE team (a not-for-profit community activism group), she brings together branches of the community, running numerous events and supporting others’ events. She has organised festivals, including EARTH FEST set for summer 2020, and the pledge scheme that ran in October. She has also been involved with other events, such as Torchlight Gathering, Citizen’s Jury, Cumbria Eco Awards, Ulverston Sustainability Fair, and has spoken at events including hosting a panel at Kendal Mountain festival. She is set to speak also at Cumbria Eco Awards, Cumbria INSPIRE, and Eco Forum, as well as on a panel with some very influential members of the climate discussion.
The person I have nominated deserves to be considered for an invitation to the Cumbria Women of the Year Lunch because: : She constantly inspires me and has done the whole time I’ve known her. She inspires many young people in the work she does organising KASTLE events, as well as her other areas of interest (and the fact she somehow gets A*s at the same time)!
I have long believed that it is the way we inspire others that lies at the basis of our legacies in life. I believe it is for that reason that she deserves a place at the Cumbrian Woman of the Year event.