All of us are aware of the war unfolding in Ukraine and its impact on people's lives there, and here. Grange residents are always willing to support people in difficulty in our town and surrounding villages, and internationally. We are supporting Ukrainian people in a variety of humanitarian ways - doing what we can, when we can.
To date, there were quick collections of clothes, medicines, toiletries, children's items, sleeping bags and tents which were sent to central collection depots in the North West and taken to Ukraine.
Churches Together held a vigil at the Millennium Peace Pavement in the Ornamental Gardens on 12/03/22 to share thoughts and prayers for people suffering in both Ukraine and Russia.
Coming up is a fundraising concert with the band Black Sheep on Monday 28/03/22 from 6pm - 9pm in the Victoria Hall, organised by local, Polish resident, Ania, whose family in Poland are directly involved in charities working across the border with Ukraine to assist refugee families in need. This free concert is to say thank you to all the people who have already donated, and is also part of her ongoing fundraising efforts.
Please see our What's On page for more details.
South Lakeland has an exciting Holiday Activity Programme aimed at all school-age children and young people (age 5 – 16).
Visit cumbria.gov.uk/holidays to search the range of activities available. Sessions will take place in venues across the region.
Bookings will work on a first-come-first served basis. Places are limited, so please book quickly.
Places are FREE for young people who receive benefits-related Free School Meals and eligible children in particular circumstances. All children who attend will also be provided with a meal.
Some places are exclusively for eligible young people, please contact the providing
organisation for more information.
Are you passionate about our Community?
Are you interested in what happens here?
If you have answered 'Yes' to the above, have you considered being a Town Councillor?
The Town Council has a casual vacancy for a Town Councillor and seeks to co-opt.
This is an unpaid role. For an informal chat and to find out more, contact the Town Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org