The next generation of Makers – Introducing Matt’s Shed

It’s widely acknowledged that engaging with the arts and crafts boosts mental wellbeing. Recent research published by University College London’s MARCH mental health network – formed in 2018, with members including the Crafts Council and the Museums Association – shows that ‘engaging with the visual arts can reduce reported anxiety and stress hormones such as […]

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Our Volunteering day with the West Cumbria Rivers Trust

The record-breaking rainfall associated with Storm Desmond in December 2015 had a devastating impact on families and businesses, across tight knit rural communities and larger towns and cities alike. The River Greta in Keswick, Cumbria, suffered severe flooding, with several key bridges washed away and businesses and homes inundated. One of the main tributaries to […]

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Our visit to Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue

Our colleagues from Tebay Services and Cairn Lodge Services spent a day with the Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team learning about their vital work on the fells. The day was part of our Colleague Volunteering Day programme, giving colleagues the opportunity to take a paid day volunteering for a local community group or charity. The […]

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