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Heart of Ulverston
Heart of Ulverston Awards

2024 winners announced

The winners of the Heart of Ulverston Awards have been announced at a joyful celebration evening on 16th May at The Coro, hosted by BBC Cumbria radio presenter, Darren Milby.

Guests were treated to a delicious three course meal, accompanied by free wine, and singing waiters. The meal was followed by the presentation of engraved Cumbria Crystal trophies to the award winners. Many thanks to all the organisers, sponsors, judges, caterers, staff, volunteers, and other contributors, for putting together this amazing event.

The 2024 finalists and award winners (highlighted in red) were as follows:

Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by Westmorland and Furness Council

Jess Muckelt
Caroline Smith-Dance and Neil Fleming
Mike McPhillips

Community Group of the Year
Sponsored by JF Hornby & Co Chartered Accountants

Ulverston Resilience Group
Wednesday Wolves 2nd Ulverston Cubs
Roxy Collective

Teacher of the Year
Sponsored by Cumbria Teaching Agency

Alessandra Desbottes
James Maher
Ruth Sadler

Outstanding Courage Award
Sponsored by Chattaway Inns

Ollie Goodings (Young Courage Award)
Emily Porter
(Outstanding Courage Award)

Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Siemens Energy

Nathan Wilson
Bart Wren

Helping Hand Award
Sponsored by Ramsay & Roberts Eyecare Excellence

Stuart Ward
Brogan Morrison
Stacey Smith

Employee of the Year
Sponsored by Bender UK

Suzanne Cunliffe
Julie Wilson

Hospitality Venue of the Year
Sponsored by Bluebell & Ivy

The Old Friends
The Orangery Cafe and Gift Shop at St Mary’s Hospice
The Rose and Crown
The Farmers Arms, Ulverston
The Stan Laurel

Sports Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by LOCALiQ

Lisa Jackson
Mark Knagg
Charlotte Bower

Business of the Year
Sponsored by Rachael Bell Wealth Management

Moma’s Kitchen
Chippy Bank
Floral & Hardy

Business in the Community Award
Sponsored by Ulverston BID

Charnleys Garden Centre
HP Activities
Laurel & Hardy Museum

Sports Performance of the Year
Sponsored by 32West

Jessica Bailey
Jack Stephenson

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Ulverston Town Council

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jayne Kendall, in recognition of her exceptional levels of commitment to the town over a long period in various roles at Ulverston Town Council, The Coro, and volunteering for many festivals, events, and committees.
Jayne Kendall
Community events
The events featured below are just a sample of what's coming soon in Ulverston and the South Lakes. For a full calendar of events, visit the Ulverston Community Calendar.

Introduction to Printmaking

Website: Printshare

Join Printshare this spring for Introduction to Printmaking workshops. There's still time to book, and due to popular demand we've added an extra Geli Plate workshop!

Upcoming workshops include Monotypes, Collagraph and Geli printing workshops. Our workshops are suitable for beginners, or those wanting to try their hand at a new printmaking technique. All are taught by local artists in our relaxed and friendly studio in the centre of Ulverston.

We are not-for-profit and all proceeds from workshops will support us to run and develop the studio, gallery, equipment and facilities for local artists. Concessions are offered for students and people on low income, please get in contact with any questions.
About printshare
Ford Park mudfest
MUD Fest

19th May at Ford Park

A brand new event has been added to Ulverston's festival calendar and if you are missing your Sunday night fix on the telly now that the Great  Pottery Throwdown has finished, pop over to Ford Park for MUD Fest.

Taking place in the grounds of Ford Park, Ulverston on Sunday 19th May 2024 the public will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations, buy from local artisans and from further afield, have a go at throwing on the wheel, and attend a workshop to make their own mug.

There will be potters from Scotland and the North West joining local artists selling a variety of work at our event including jewellery, animal sculptures, bowls and mugs to vases, raku fired pieces and decorative ceramic wall art.
Bounce fest
Bounce Fest

26th May at Ford Park

Book here: Tickets

This summer, Ford Park is teaming up with Hardy's Soft Play to bring a fun filled day of inflatables to the park! There will be bouncy castles and inflatable assault courses for children of all ages. Bring the kids along to enjoy all of the following inflatables:

  • Air Mountain
  • Party Time Fun Run
  • 5 foot Up and Over Slide
  • 19ft Platform Slide
  • Disco Dome Bouncy Castle
  • Big 'Bish Bash' Bouncy Castle
  • Toddler Play Park
  • Rainbow Toddler Activity Castle
  • Party Castle
  • Woodland Fun Run

Bookings are for 1 hour sessions of play on any and all of the age-appropriate equipment. Tickets are only required for the children going on the inflatables. Guardians & supervisors do not have to book tickets to accompany children, but aren't allowed on the inflatables. Refunds are available if required, subject to a £1 per ticket admin fee.
Scarecrows at Scales
Sewing course
Catkin & Scraps Sewing Course

Sew a pair of PJ pants on 30th & 31st May

Website: Book here

If you'd like to learn how to use a sewing machine and how to sew garments using a sewing pattern, this two-day course is a great place to start! You'll spend your time getting to know the sewing machines, making a simple patchwork tote on the first day and then a pair of pj bottoms on the second day.

The class is very small - a maximum of four people - so you'll receive plenty of help along the way and we'll take it at whatever pace you feel comfortable. Your sewing pattern is included in the price, and is size and gender inclusive.

The class will be held at Catkin & Scraps in Ulverston town centre on Thursday May 30th and Friday May 31st 10am-4pm. Book online or at the shop to reserve your place.
Charity shop
Smartphone training
Aldingham School
Walk to remember 2024
Walk to Remember

6th September from Ulverston to Barrow

Website: Register now

Early Bird offer lasts until June 28th! Secure your spot now for just £7.50 with our loyalty special.

You’ll all be pleased and excited to know that St Mary’s Walk to Remember event is back for 2024. Join us for a ten mile walk on Friday 6th September, and help support our community and the work we do here at St Mary’s Hospice.

You can find out more details on our website, and keep your eyes peeled on social media for offers, discounts and more information as we get closer to the event.
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