Address : Bewcastle (will find out full address/contact from someone!)
Full Name : Jackie Ellis
Telephone : 01697 543023
Email : email@example.com
IN WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU KNOW THE NOMINEE : By reputation – I do not know Maddy personally but I have been aware of her for most of my life through her music – she is a folk legend. Bands she has sung with include Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention and her solo career continues to be highly successful.
YOUR NOMINATION ACHIEVEMENTS, PERSONALITY & SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY & OVER WHAT PERIOD OF TIME? : She is a bright star in the folk constellation and has been throughout her life, but the thing that has struck me particularly is how willingly she gives (and I do mean 'gives' not charges for the privilege like so many so called celebrities when they are asked to front some charity do…) of her time and talent to help local causes. Recently, here at Lanercost, we had a music festival to celebrate Lanercost being a place of worship for 850 years; short concerts held on the hour every hour through the day. Performances ranged from a brass quartet, to a ukulele band but the highlight was Maddy who rocked up and played two sets. The Priory was rammed! A few years back Wreay church was fundraising for a new roof – Maddy put on a whole concert with family and friends – that was a sellout. I attended both of those but there are countless other reports of organisations she has helped- she is generous, genuine and unstarry in person, cheerful and cheering and seems to be to do it all in a real spirit of love and community… and often.
The person I have nominated deserves to be considered for an invitation to the Cumbria Women of the Year Lunch because: : It would be nice to acknowledge her generosity.