Nomination Julie Huck Address : Fairholm,Foundry road, Parton Postcode : Ca28 6pa Telephone : 07733153622 Email : rmhuck21@live.co.uk Nominated By: Full Name : Laura Bell Telephone : 07863102197 Email : lauraalicegibb@gmail.com IN WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU KNOW THE NOMINEE : I initially met Julie through her daughter Kirsty (we went to sixth form together). YOUR NOMINATION ACHIEVEMENTS, PERSONALITY & SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY & OVER WHAT PERIOD OF TIME? : Please see statement in next box The person I have nominated deserves to be considered for an invitation to the Cumbria Women of the Year Lunch because: : Julie Huck Aka Jules deserves to be nominated for Cumbria woman of the year for her work in Parton and beyond. Julie set up a Facebook group called #westcumbrialookforabook which now has over 8,000 members. The original concept came from Cornwall. Julie adopted it and galvanized fellow West Cumbrians to get outdoors and hide books for others to find, read and rehide. The response was enormous, thousands of books have been hidden and found. This summer you could find many families out in the fresh air hunting for books rather than sitting inside playing with devices. In fact, the children of Lamplugh primary school wrote about their summer of book hunting when they returned to school in September. Julie led the group with gentle encouragement and positivity. She responded to almost all of the pics people were posting about book hunting and encouraged West Cumbrians to spread the book hunting adventures further afield. As a result, books were hidden and found as far as Australia, all with the hashtag #westcumbrialookforabook. Julie personally bought and hid hundreds of books as well as promoting the concept so some local businesses got involved either by donating money for books or hiding their own books. Julie has also set up a community action group called ‘Parton Reunited’ to improve the village of Parton. Julie, along with her husband Rob and some fellow villagers have raised money to improve the war memorial, decorate the shoreline area and the railway station with murals and flowers. Julie has a knack for spotting an issue people care about and getting things started to solve the problem such as gritting footpaths in icy weather. Julie is very creative and has decorated hundreds of pebbles which she’s then hidden back on the shoreline in Parton for families to find and enjoy. The pebbles carry positive messages and Julie uses social media to encourage people to go out and find and then re-hide the pebbles. Julie (with Parton Reunited) has organised local bingo evenings, fun days and other events to raise money for a village Christmas tree. Julie has arranged a switch on event where villagers will be encouraged to attend, listen to a male voice choir, have a mince pie and get a free gift from Santa. Julie has done all of this to make Parton a nicer place to live for everyone. Julie also regularly recognises exceptional effort/initiative/talent/achievement of the youth in the village by creating a certificate and a small prize. Her mantra is “keep on sharing and caring”. Julie is also a parish councillor and dedicated Grandma, supporting her daughters who both run their own businesses.

Nomination

Julie Huck
Address : Fairholm,Foundry road, Parton
Postcode : Ca28 6pa
Telephone : 07733153622
Email : rmhuck21@live.co.uk

Nominated By:
Full Name : Laura Bell
Telephone : 07863102197
Email : lauraalicegibb@gmail.com

IN WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU KNOW THE NOMINEE : I initially met Julie through her daughter Kirsty (we went to sixth form together).

YOUR NOMINATION ACHIEVEMENTS, PERSONALITY & SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY & OVER WHAT PERIOD OF TIME? : Please see statement in next box

The person I have nominated deserves to be considered for an invitation to the Cumbria Women of the Year Lunch because: : Julie Huck Aka Jules deserves to be nominated for Cumbria woman of the year for her work in Parton and beyond.

Julie set up a Facebook group called #westcumbrialookforabook which now has over 8,000 members. The original concept came from Cornwall. Julie adopted it and galvanized fellow West Cumbrians to get outdoors and hide books for others to find, read and rehide. The response was enormous, thousands of books have been hidden and found. This summer you could find many families out in the fresh air hunting for books rather than sitting inside playing with devices. In fact, the children of Lamplugh primary school wrote about their summer of book hunting when they returned to school in September. Julie led the group with gentle encouragement and positivity. She responded to almost all of the pics people were posting about book hunting and encouraged West Cumbrians to spread the book hunting adventures further afield. As a result, books were hidden and found as far as Australia, all with the hashtag #westcumbrialookforabook. Julie personally bought and hid hundreds of books as well as promoting the concept so some local businesses got involved either by donating money for books or hiding their own books.

Julie has also set up a community action group called ‘Parton Reunited’ to improve the village of Parton. Julie, along with her husband Rob and some fellow villagers have raised money to improve the war memorial, decorate the shoreline area and the railway station with murals and flowers. Julie has a knack for spotting an issue people care about and getting things started to solve the problem such as gritting footpaths in icy weather.

Julie is very creative and has decorated hundreds of pebbles which she’s then hidden back on the shoreline in Parton for families to find and enjoy. The pebbles carry positive messages and Julie uses social media to encourage people to go out and find and then re-hide the pebbles.

Julie (with Parton Reunited) has organised local bingo evenings, fun days and other events to raise money for a village Christmas tree. Julie has arranged a switch on event where villagers will be encouraged to attend, listen to a male voice choir, have a mince pie and get a free gift from Santa. Julie has done all of this to make Parton a nicer place to live for everyone.

Julie also regularly recognises exceptional effort/initiative/talent/achievement of the youth in the village by creating a certificate and a small prize. Her mantra is “keep on sharing and caring”.

Julie is also a parish councillor and dedicated Grandma, supporting her daughters who both run their own businesses.