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CCL Secure sets up charitable fund for West Cumbria

Mark Lancaster and Jenny Benson

Wigton-based CCL Secure, the global expert in polymer banknote substrate, has launched a new charitable fund that benefits people and communities in Allerdale and Copeland.

Managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, the CCL Secure Fund will provide grants to small voluntary and community groups helping people facing disadvantage across West Cumbria.

Mark Lancaster, HR Manager-EMEAC, said: “CCL Secure is committed to supporting the long-term sustainability of the local community, and to that end we are delighted to have entered into a partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation to help us achieve this goal.

“The company is committed to supporting ideas and initiatives which will enhance the lives of local people within the community, and we are focussed on supporting a broad range of projects which will have an impact and ensure a positive legacy within the community.

“We are looking forward to building a long and successful partnership with the Community Foundation and ultimately benefiting the lives of people in Cumbria.”

Cumbria Community Foundation raises funds through donations given by individuals, families, businesses and charitable trusts to support smaller charities and voluntary groups within communities across the county.

Jenny Benson, Philanthropy Officer, said: “We are delighted to be working with Mark and the CCL Team, who like many Cumbrian businesses are committed to finding ways to help their community. We know that small and local charities and voluntary organisations are the glue that holds communities together and Cumbria is unique in that is has a higher than average number of people who donate their time. But we also know that local services are under pressure and struggling to meet local needs.”

For more information about the fund or to apply, visit www.cumbriafoundation.org/fund/ccl-secure-fund or call Annalee Holliday at Cumbria Community Foundation on 01900 825760.

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