Jenni Payne worked tirelessly on behalf of drug addicts, Aids victims and the elderly in West Cumbria. She was a founding member of the Lighthouse Project, which organises a lantern procession in Workington as a symbol of hope for Aids sufferers throughout the world. She also comforts the families who have lost loved ones due to drugs or Aids and is the Vice Chairman of West Cumbria Rape Crisis. The rest of her spare time is dedicated to arranging exhibitions at Egremont’s Lowes Court Gallery which is a charity that helps local artists. She also carried out some of her work abroad providing art supplies to the Third World.