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Join in and help build Cumbria’s Biggest Jigsaw

Cllr Mallinson launches Jigsaw fundraising campaign

At a meeting of Cumbria County Council’s Full Council yesterday, Thursday 14 February, the Chairman of Cumbria County Council, Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson launched a fundraising appeal to help raise money for Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

Jigsaw provides essential support to children and young adults with life-limiting conditions throughout the county.

To help raise funds the council is going to try to build Cumbria’s Biggest Jigsaw. We are inviting schools, libraries, care homes and community groups – in fact anyone who wants – to take part and design their very own giant jigsaw piece. The theme for the designs is ‘Love Cumbria,’ where registrants are encouraged to draw, paint or design a piece showcasing what they love the most about Cumbria – whether that be the lakes, fells, gingerbread or Beatrix Potter!

Commenting on the initiative, Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson, Chairman of Cumbria County Council said: “Jigsaw does a truly amazing job, and as such I wanted to do something really creative to help raise funds for them. A giant jigsaw was the obvious choice. People just need to register and in return for a donation we will supply them with a ‘design your own jigsaw piece’ pack. I’m asking everyone to get involved from scout groups to brownies to schools and from care homes to libraries!”

Anyone interested in getting creative can get involved by going online and registering at

The final giant jigsaw will be assembled on Wednesday 27 March.

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