Two Carlisle City Council festive events have raised more than £1,720 for the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal.
As part of the festive programme, a Christmas Fayre event was held in Carlisle city centre on Saturday 12 December and Sunday 13 December. The fees from hire of the stalls and voluntary donations raised just under £1,200.
The stalls holders were as follows: Karen Fawcett Ceramics, Fairy Sawdust, Granville Studios, Bike Seven, Weleda, Cake District, Carlisle One World Shop, Ivy, La Mac, Lakeland Steaks, Green Canteen, The Candy Bar, Colour Their Day, Bruce & Luke’s (Foxes Café Bar) and Carlisle City Centre Business Group.
Money raised from ticket sales for the Talkin Tarn Snow-on-the-Go walking pantomime, organised as part of the Quirky Christmas event on Sunday 13 December, totalled £524.
Cllr Anne Quilter, Portfolio holder for Culture, Leisure & Young People, said: “The Christmas Fayre and the Talkin Tarn Quirky Christmas events were both a great success, attracting lots of visitors and providing lots of festive family fun. Following the generosity of the participants and visitors to the events, more than £1,700 has been raised for the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal. Thanks to all those who organised and attended the events.”
Cumbria Community Foundation Chief Executive Andy Beeforth added: “Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has given so generously. The devastation caused has impacted heavily on so many people and communities in our county. We are working as quickly as we can to respond to requests for funds from those in the greatest need. A big thank you also goes to the many people and organisations for helping us do this, including everyone who has made a donation as well as those local authority employees working on the ground with households.”
Launched by Cumbria Community Foundation on 5th December 2015, the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal raises funds to directly support individuals and families in hardship and vital community organisations and resident groups in the areas affected by Storm Desmond. Cumbria has experienced a flooding incident greater in impact than the 2009 event when the Community Foundation successfully raised and distributed £3m. Since the launch of the appeal the Cumbria Flood Recovery Group has officially stated this is the worst ever flooding incident in the county. To make a donation, visit www.cumbriafoundation.org