LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Lynne Thornton

2019

Lynne Thornton was named as winner of The Cumbria Life Lifetime Achievement Award.  Lynne has worked tirelessly to ensure that autistic children – she is the mother of two – have the best possible education.  Lynne campaigned with tenacity, dedication and humour to raise both awareness and funds; her efforts culminated in the establishment of [...]

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Nicola Kell

2018

There  is a charity in the south of the county that supports 16 - 25 year olds; it  is essentially a one-stop-shop for young people experiencing difficulties...

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Patricia Turnbull

2017

The Cumbria Life Lifetime Achievement Award this year, was presented to Patricia Turnbull, who has recently stepped down from her role as Chair of the Cumbria group of RABI...

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Sally Beamish

2016

Inspired and inspiring Sally Beamish, a landscape historian, was named as the winner of the Cumbria Life Lifetime Achievement award for 2016. Cumbria has many and varied treasures...

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Margaret Farhall

2015

Margaret Farhall, by profession a nurse at Westmorland General Hospital, has served as the talented organistat St James’s Church in Staveley for over 30 years...

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Pauline Charnley

2014

Pauline Charnley has lived on the Four Groves housing estate in Barrow in Furness since 1978. Determined to improve the lives of residents, she set out to address the estate’s problems...

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Hazel Relph

2013

Hazel Relph from Borrowdale was named as winner of the Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to upland farming. A fine ambassador for Hardwick meat...

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Renna Kellaway MBE

2012

Renna Kellaway has enjoyed a glittering musical career as a pianist and chamber musician, performing worldwide. She and her husband, Sir John Manduell spent their honeymoon...

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Jan Hawkins

2011

Jan Hawkins has lived in Cumbria for 40 years, raising her own four and 16 foster children, and during all that time, she has fund-raised - medical equipment for ambulances...

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Tina Walker

2010

Born into a medical family, it was perhaps unsurprising that Tina Walker trained as a nurse. A founder member of West Cumbria Hospice at Home enabling the terminally ill to have palliative care...

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Anne Hall

2009

Ann Hall was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her passionate commitment to her home village of Coniston. She has served on the Parish Council...

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Margaret Burrows

2008

The winner of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award was Margaret Burrows who grew up in wartime Barrow, one of nine children. While working as an adult education teacher...

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Charities Of The Year:

Our chosen charity of 2019 is Jigsaw. To see all the amazing charities we have supported click the link.
Past charities