A Grand Garden Party to Toast Community Champions

We are marking our 60th anniversary by launching a search to find Cumbria and North Lancashire’s community heroes. We want people from across the region to nominate anyone they feel deserves special recognition for the work they do in the local community.

The Family business began 60 years ago with the purchase of our first hotel the Low Wood

2012 is a landmark year for us and we want to celebrate our big day with some of the unsung heroes who help to make this region so special. They are the people who make Cumbria and North Lancashire a better place to live, work and visit. 

In our diamond anniversary year we’d like to pay tribute to them and all the work they do by hosting a big celebration in true English style at the very first hotel we purchased 60 years ago.

Simon and Tim Berry. English Lakes is owned and run by Simon, Tim and their two cousins.

Sixty champions will be chosen to commemorate the 60 years of the family business and each of the winners will be invited to a ‘Grand Garden Party’ which will be held on the lawns of the Low Wood Bay on the shores of Windermere on 2nd  September 2012.

We are looking for individuals who give up their spare time to help others. Nominees could run youth groups or coach local youngsters, help protect the environment or look after elderly residents.

They may be people who raise vital funds for local charities or organise key community events.

Judges will select 60 community heroes who will be the star guests at a Grand Garden Party. The event will be a traditional affair with champagne afternoon tea on the lawns which overlook Windermere.

Anyone wishing to nominate a community hero should send the details to us outlining in no more than 200 words why this person deserves to win. Include their name, age and your contact details.

Nominations can be sent by email or in the comments section below.

The deadline for entries is 27th July 2012.

2 thoughts on “A Grand Garden Party to Toast Community Champions

  1. I would like to nominate Tracy Hathorn from Grange-Over-Sands. Tracy is a mum of 3 but has found time to set up a youth club for the young people of Grange, runs a baby and toddler drop in group, organises fund raisers for the skate park and other local causes, is a committee member of the pre school which has charitable status and works tirelessly to try and promote the use of the British legion building for community groups. She is currently organising a fundraising bike hire scheme, and recently arranged a fabulous free jubilee party which had an open invitation to all. I don’t know where she gets the energy! She is a true local hero and an inspiration to us all. She is proof that a bit of passion, energy and commitment can help make positive changes in the community.

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