West Cumbria Carers received a double whammy of support from BECBC members!

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West Cumbria Carers received a double whammy of support from BECBC members!

West Cumbria Carers were chosen to be Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster’s 2018 charity to support at their Annual Awards Celebration recently.

The evening saw over 300 guests come out in force to support the businesses nominated for these prestigious awards.

West Cumbria Carers benefited from the generosity of guests on the night with donations from tables going towards this local charity and its work.  Michelle McGibbon spoke briefly to guests about the charities work supporting unpaid carers in the area and dinner guests donated generously during the evening, to be doubled through match funding by the Main Event sponsor, Sellafield Ltd. 

‘I’d really like to express how grateful we are for the support that we have received from the Business Cluster and from Sellafield. We were astounded to find out that £6,051 had been raised from one evening alone. This money will go towards the continuation of the existing services which benefit young and adult carers in West Cumbria.’ Michelle McGibbon, Community Fundraising Coordinator at West Cumbria Carers.

Following on from the celebration evening, BECBC also asked members to donate on Christmas Jumper day at a recent meeting. During which an additional £324.55 was raised by Cluster member donations.