Local support groups

How can I get involved with the local support group in my area?

Join the group at one of their events, or contact them directly using the contact details below

What are these groups?

We have a network of 9 local support groups in Cumbria that organise various events for both members and non-members.These can be illustrated talks by a guest speaker (which usually take place in winter) or walks, open gardens, plant sales or even a duck race. The groups are run by committees and annual general meetings to elect new committee members take place at the beginning of each year.

How can I get involved?

As a member of the Trust, you are welcome at any local support group and you are sent information about these. If you fancy helping out at an event, joining the committee or have any ideas for future events, just give the representative listed below a call. Information about local support group events can also be found in our What's On events listings.

Duddon Valley

Sue Gibson,  Secretary
01229 773284
Usual venue: Thwaites Village Hall, Millom, The Green, Millom LA18 5HJ


Mrs Barbara Blatchford, Chairman
01539 723712
Usual venue: Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal

Kirkby Lonsdale

Mike Hall, Secretary
015242 76460
Usual venue: Lunesdale hall, Bective Road, Kirkby Lonsdale


Mr Howard Simpson, Secretary
01768 840122
Usual venue: United Reformed Church, Lowther Street, Penrith


Jackie Hooley, Secretary
015396 22067
Usual venue: United Reformed Church Rooms, Joss Lane, Sedbergh


Mr Roger Kingston, Chairman
01229 582790
Usual venue: Parish Centre, Church Walk, Ulverston

Upper Eden

Mrs Margaret Albon, Secretary
017683 71040
Usual venue: Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

West Coast

Rosemary Hutt
01946 728737
Usual venue: Gosforth Methodist
Church Room or alternatively Seascale Methodist Church Hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale.


David and Dorothy Hill
015394 47841