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Carlisle Financial Planners Coronavirus Donations

Emma Sherlock from Stan Sherlock Associates with grocery donations

The team at a Carlisle based firm of Financial Planners and Mortgage Consultants has donated groceries and other essential supplies to two local charities.

Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic has made life even more difficult for many local people, staff at Stan Sherlock Associates have donated bags of groceries, toiletries and cleaning supplies to the Carlisle Food Bank and Carlisle Key.

Emma Sherlock, Chief Operating Officer, said: “Many families and local people have suddenly found themselves without an income because of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the Government’s support measures have been welcomed, there are still many people who have been missed and are struggling to manage their day to day costs.

“Our team is amazing, and thanks to them and the investment we’ve made in the right technology and systems, we are able to continue working and offering our clients the personal advice and service they need without meeting face to face. They recognised, however, that many others aren’t as fortunate and wanted to help.”

Steve Hartley from Carlisle Key receives the Stan Sherlock Associates team’s donations

Carlisle Food Bank can provide up to three days of emergency food for those in crisis who have been referred to them. They depend on food donations and the support of many volunteers. Carlisle Key works with young people 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They empower young people through knowledge, support, and confidence. They’ve recently appealed for toiletries and household cleaning products to help their young people build independent lives.

Director, Bobby Sherlock added: “While so many local people are working long hours in key businesses to help look after us all, we also wanted to give something back. Doing our bit, however small, is the right thing to do as a local family firm.”

Stan Sherlock Associates is a second generation family business which serves clients from across Cumbria. The team took the Business and Community Services Award at the North West Family Business Awards in March.

For more information about Stan Sherlock Associates, please contact the team on 01228 598821 or visit

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