The University of Cumbria is proud to sponsor and work with partners across local communities, supporting events and activities that share our own mission and values. Here you can see some of the recent and forthcoming events we have been involved with.
This year we've sponsored two colour runs in aid of charities local to our Carlisle and Lancaster campuses, providing resources and volunteers to these fantastic community fundraising events.
The Carlisle colour run raises funds for Eden Valley Hospice, a wonderful charity that provides care for adults with life limiting illnesses from North Cumbria.
The Morecambe colour dash is run in aid of St John's Hospice, another brilliant charity which provides free palliative care to patients with life shortening conditions. We have also worked with St John's Hospice in supporting the fundraiser show that comedian Jon Richardson staged for the charity in July.
Sport and Outdoor
The university has a strong sports provision and believes passionately in the value of physical activity for health and well-being. As such, we are proud to support the following events in 2016.
Active Cumbria stage the annual Cumbria School Games, promoting fitness and physical activity among the region's school children; you can find out more about their work here. We have also sponsored Lancashire Sport and Ambleside Sport this year.
Carlisle United football club are just down the road from our Fusehill Street Campus, and we're very proud to support their Community Sports Trust work, developing a sustainable pathway for anyone to take part and succeed in sport and physical activity whatever their background or circumstances.
The Keswick Mountain Festival is an annual event in the Lake District that promotes an outdoors for everyone offering a huge programme of activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping and live music. We're pleased to provide speakers and sponsor the Conservation activity in 2016, organised by the Friends of the Lake District.
We're also very pleased to be sponsors of stage two of the Tour of Britain, British Cycling's premier road cycling event and the country's largest annual free-to-spectate sporting event, as it progresses from Carlisle down to Kendal in September.
We offer a fantastic range of Arts, Design and Performance courses, and are delighted to support the following events this year.
The Lancaster Music Festival reflects the city of Lancaster’s musical abundance, excellence and diversity and is driven by more than 40 music locations, dozens of individual music promoters and organisations and hundreds of musicians. It is the largest annual event in Lancaster.
The university is also thrilled to be supporting the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, the only festival of its kind in the UK, taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend. This year we're also sponsoring a competition for arts students to reimagine Beatrix Potter’s tales or characters.
We're also delighted to renew our sponsorship of November's Light Up Lancaster festival, a weekend festival of art and light in the streets of Lancaster incorporating the annual fireworks spectacular event.