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Story Homes supports Cockermouth by Candlelight festival

December 2015

We are pleased that we were able to sponsor Cockermouth by Candlelight, helping the town to get back on its feet after the devastating floods earlier in December.

Story Homes offered up a financial donation of £1000 to support the organising committee to ensure the annual festival could still go ahead.

Cockermouth by Candlelight pic Tom Kay Friday 11th December 2015 50082073T053.JPG

Cockermouth by Candlelight (Tom Kay)

The Cockermouth by Candledlight festival took place on Friday 11 December, with hundreds of people attending, meeting on Main Street in the town to show solidarity and a sense of community spirit.

The festival was host to Kirkgate Arts’ children’s lantern parade. The event also included singing of Christmas songs, a samba band, handbell ringing, morris dancing and vintage buses. Many shops were open for late night shopping, offering mince pies and nibbles. Father Christmas also visited the town, along with a sleigh, reindeer and elves.

Steve Errington, Chief Executive of Story Homes said: “We were pleased to be able to support Cockermouth by Candlelight. The town and the community have shown great strength during this difficult time and hopefully our small gesture will go some way towards helping to prove that Cockermouth is open for business.”


Cockermouth by Candlelight

Profits raised from Cockermouth by Candlelight will be donated to the Cumbria 2015 Flood Appeal. The children’s attractions were free, as many families in the town had suffered from flooding. Kirkgate Arts also held a collection for the Cumbria 2015 Flood Appeal.

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