Gallery

“A Very British Thanksgiving”, Tithe Barn, Carlisle, 30th November – a High Sheriff fundraiser for Eden Valley Hospice.

Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch AGM Conference, Carlisle 14th November – presenting the High Sheriff’s Award. The winners of were Burnside Parish Residents Association who did an excellent job improving their community – with loads of effort and very little money! The runners up were The Rotary Club of West Lakeland and Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust (BWCCT).

Celebrating with The Well Communities in Barrow in Furness, 14th November. The event was the launch of their social supermarket and other guests included Lord Lieutenant, Claire Hensman and Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall.

Opening the Skitby House Christmas Grotto, 12th November

The Judge’s Service, Carlisle Cathedral, 12th November

With Wetheral Brownies at the Remembrance Day Service in Rickerby Park, Carlisle 10th November.

With Judge Barker, Natalie Talajka and Patrik Talajka  from Kirkby Stephen on 5th November. Patrik was awarded a certificate for his outstanding bravery in tackling someone carrying out an assault late at night outside his home.

Presenting the Young Farmer’s Club High Sheriff Award to Amy Swinbank, Chair of the Eden Valley Young Farmers Club, the winning team, at the YFC Annual Meeting on 4th November.

A visit to Furness Carers on 4th November

Key: unlocking potential; and Dignity in Dementia Community Come Dancing, 31st October

Black History Month celebrations at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, 26th October

Unveiling of plaque dedicated to John Kent, Britain’s first black policeman, Maryport on 26th September

Re-launch of Shed 1, Ulverston on 24th October

Launching the new Northern Fells ‘bronze bus’ on 16th October

Space2Create, Kendal, 14th October

Sight Advice South Lakes – The Bradbury Centre in Kendal, 14th October

I found myself giggling loads with this happy team from Sight Advice. As I entered their building, one team member came skipping down the stairs with a huge grin on her face. She was Amy, the Deputy. I then met Claire in her office who was waving her arms like crazy as she greeted me. And within minutes I met Ellissa – the bubbly team member who works with children and young adults. Lastly, Tim, their gadget man, a calm-voiced patient man who gave me tips to improve my iPhone. He also demonstrated some of the wonderful aides to help those with limited or no sight. I participated with one of their monthly groups. These are people helping each other cope and strategise with slight loss. They seemed to empower each other in miraculous ways!! I loved the positivity I experienced. These were wonderful people – all of them!

Border Concert Band, St Aidan’s Church, Carlisle – An Evening of Music with an American Flavour’, 12th October

‘Fabseil’,12th October

Marcia on the descent!

Westmorland Women’s Institute, 11th October

Visit to Energy Coast UTC on 9th October

LA23NET on 8th October (photographs courtesy of Victoria Sedgwick Photography)

Visit to Oaklea Trust on 4th October

Marcia attended the Carlisle Pride 2019 event on 28th September at Carlisle Castle.

Afternoon tea on 10th September at the Roundthorn County House Hotel, Penrith, with 13 of the 29 Cumbrian finalists in the Enterprise Vision Awards 2019. Photos courtesy of Amy Bateman Photography.

Eden Valley Opera Company recital, Saturday 7th September

Cumbria in Bloom Awards, Thursday 5th September

University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts MA Private View on 30th August


With Marcia, from left to right: Reader in Photography John Darwell; Mayor of Carlisle, Marilyn Bowman and Sydney Bowman; Karen Jones, Development Manager; and interim Director of the Institute of the Arts, Ed Esche 

Cartmell Races, Monday 26th August

Grasmere Sports, Sunday 25th August

Marcia had the honour of judging the Cumberland Wrestling outfits at this year’s Grasmere Sports. She’s pictured here with (LtoR) Sam Rayner, past High Sheriff, Hal Bagot, event organiser and David Beeby, High Sheriff in Nomination.

Visits to Cumbria Community Foundation projects on 8th August

‘An Evening with Maddy Prior and Friends’ at Greystoke Castle on Thursday 1st August saw Marcia host over 100 guests for a fabulous evening of music in a stunning location. As well as Maddy and her band, The Misdememours, and classical guitarist James Booth took to the stage in front of a most appreciative audience. Food from The Lost Chef, Andrew Pollock was on sale, and proceeds from the evening will go to Cumbria Community Foundation.

Visit to Eden Valley Hospice, Carlisle on Friday 26th July

On Saturday 20th July Marcia hosted an evening of great jazz and soul music at Kirklinton Hall. Sets by the Marcangelo Trio, Roz Sluman and Big Shoes, and Soul Junction followed each other and generated the atmosphere for a fabulous night raising money for Cumbria Community Foundation!

On Friday 12th July, Marcia was invited to open the new garden at Norman Street School, Carlisle. The children, along with teachers and parents, gave her a huge welcome! There were thank you speeches from the head boy and girl, and a variety of songs were performed to celebrate the day, with the High Sheriff’s chaplain, Reverend Keith Teasdale acting as MC. Marcia unveiled a plaque commemorating the event. Marcia’s comment? “The young people were terrific!”

A busy visit to the west of the county on Wednesday 10th July

Visit to PAC (Promoting Autonomy and Change) on Friday 5th July. PAC is a registered charity based in Carlisle, Cumbria that provides free counselling and therapy for children and young people.

Garden party for charity workers and volunteers at Tullie House, Thursday 4th July

A busy day in the Penrith area on Monday 1st July

A visit to Harrington Over 55s on 27th June
Eden District Scout Awards Night, Thursday 21st June
Marcia with Joanne Mills, chief officer of Cumbria Young Farmers’ Club at the Southern District Field Day held at Home Farm, Penrith on Saturday 1st June
With Olive Clark (97) a Life Member of Cumbria Young Farmers’ Club
Marcia and Jim at the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 28th May
A visit to Tarn End Tarn near Kirkby Stephen on 15th May for a fishing day held for children with physical and learning disabilities. The event was hosted by by local Freemasons.
Attending an awards ceremony at HMP Haverigg. University of Cumbria Psychology students study a short module alongside prisoners and the ceremony celebrates their work.
Marcia at the Brathay Trust with chief exec Godfrey Owen, Jill Dawes and Julia Wilson.
Recording ‘Life Stories’ at BBC Radio Cumbria with presenter Kevin Fernihough
With presenter Kevin Fernihough at BBC Radio Cumbria for Life Stories
Marcia at the BBC Radio Cumbria studios with the Growing Well team recording The Gathering on 17th April
Beside the Royal Train after meeting HR The Prince of Wales
Beside the Royal Train during the visit to Cumbria by HRH The Prince of Wales on 8th April

Inaugural Dinner, Garden at Eden, Saturday 30th March

Marcia’s installation as High Sheriff of Cumbria, Thursday 29th March 2019

Marcia and Jim – The Team!
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