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Carlisle Mayoral charity makes £3,000 donation to local Coronavirus appeal

Marilyn Bowman

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman’s charity fund has made a £3,000 donation to the CFM Cash for Kids Coronavirus appeal.

CFM Cash for Kids is one of the Mayor’s chosen charity beneficiaries. Due to the urgency of the appeal, the Mayor has arranged for the payment to made as soon as possible, rather than waiting until the end of her Mayoral year.

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman, said: “It’s been an honour to be Mayor of the City of Carlisle for the last ten months, and it’s been a privilege to meet the many members of our community who are volunteers for our local charities and support organisations. CFM’s Cash for Kids is a charity close to my heart and I’m delighted that I am in a position to support their coronavirus appeal.

“Carlisle has a proud history of our citizens pulling together in the face of great adversity and we now face another catastrophe, one that we can’t see, but nevertheless the most serious challenge we have had to deal with.

“As Mayor of our Great Border City I plead with you to stringently follow the restrictions put in place by the government to protect our vulnerable residents, it is the only way we can beat this virus so please, please do all you can to help us. We can and will return to some normality, how long that takes is up to you and I know I can rely on your Cumbrian spirit to do the right thing and get us through this crisis. Stay at home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.”

Sara Oldham, Charity Executive – CFM Cash for Kids added: “It’s been a complete honour to work alongside the Mayor of Carlisle for the last ten months. CFM’s Cash for Kids were absolutely delighted to be her chosen charity and thank her and all the generous donors and for all she has done to highlight the work we do for local disadvantaged and disabled children. It really means a lot to so many families”

CFM Radio has launched an emergency appeal to help those families who need it most across Cumbria and South West Scotland. The Cash for Kids Appeal will build a fund from which grants will help families cover basic essentials such as food and heating. They will grant £35 a head which would pay for a child’s lunch for two weeks. School teachers, health professionals, social workers and small charitable groups will be able to apply for funds on behalf of the families they support – validating the need and distributing the funds.

Please help them by spreading the word and direct people to their website for more information. You can also help by sharing their social media posts and press releases. Donations can be made on at and also by texting ‘CFM’ to 70910 which donates £10 (+1msg cost).

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