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Charity’s 20th anniversary exhibition takes pride of place in the Cumberland Infirmary

Cumbria Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary exhibition ‘Giving Back, Looking Forward’ continues its tour around the county and is now appearing at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Anyone visiting the hospital over the next couple of months can view the 20 images, which are on display in and around the coffee shop in the atrium of the Infirmary. The exhibition focuses on inspirational and moving personal accounts of how giving through Cumbria Community Foundation has changed Cumbrian lives for the better.

A spokesman for North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to work with Cumbria Community Foundation on this photographic exhibition and extend our congratulations on the organisation’s 20th anniversary.”

Cumbria Community Foundation exists to address disadvantage across the county. In its first 20 years, more than £44 million has been given out supporting some of the county’s most disadvantaged people. This is made possible by the support of families, businesses and charitable trusts that choose to give through the Foundation.

Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of the Foundation, said: “I am immensely proud of what has been achieved over the last 20 years. It’s quite humbling to see this selection of photographs together in this exhibition and to read the stories about truly inspiring Cumbrians. We are fortunate as a charity that we have generous donors who set up funds and enthusiastic supporters who have dreams of a better Cumbria and go about making it happen.

“The exhibition has been to all corners of the county to showcase the work of the community groups supported by our grants and I am very grateful to the Cumberland Infirmary for giving us the opportunity to show it to a wider audience.”

While the exhibition photographs are not currently for sale, they can all be found in an accompanying book to mark the Foundation’s 20th year, titled Giving Back, Looking Forward’. For a copy of the book or to find out more about the work of Cumbria Community Foundation, visit www.cumbriafoundation.org or call 01900 825760.

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