Visiting 4Eden on Monday 13th January 2020.
A busy night on 12th December – Carol Parade in St Cuthbert’s and through the city centre and then Returning Officer for the election results in Penrith.
Caldbeck, 7th December. “Xmas lights turn on at OddFellow Arms, Caldbeck. Lots of terrific folks celebrating, carollers were singing their hearts out. All totally festive and terrific! Jim and I just loved it! we were truly grateful to Emma and James for inviting us to their special event.”
“A Very British Thanksgiving”, Tithe Barn, Carlisle, 30th November – a High Sheriff fundraiser for Eden Valley Hospice.
Cockermouth Rotary Club Dinner, 29th November
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
Border Concert Band, St Aidan’s Church, Carlisle – An Evening of Music with an American Flavour’, 12th October
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
Cartmell Races, Monday 26th August
Grasmere Sports, Sunday 25th August
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
Inaugural Dinner, Garden at Eden, Saturday 30th March
Marcia’s installation as High Sheriff of Cumbria, Thursday 29th March 2019