Calderwood House celebrates a happy first birthday

By Ken Powell and Colin Cartmell-Browne

Happy birthday to us! (Photo: C. Cartmell-Browne)

Happy birthday to us! (Photo: C. Cartmell-Browne)

 

The Egremont 2Day staff would like to wish all the staff and residents at Calderwood House a very happy first birthday as they celebrated today with tea, cake and – of course – excellent coffee!

As has become normal at the former local police station, The Crew at Calderwood laid on an open doors session this morning and over lunchtime inviting anyone and everyone to celebrate with them and join in with the success of the shelter for homeless people.

Calderwood House recently ranked second on the Natwest SE100 index for growth in the Social Enterprise sector and have enjoyed a year of huge support from businesses and individuals including Sean Murphy who has raised over £6,000 in sponsorship and sponsors the Sandra Rita Rumnery Suite in memory of his wife who passed away last year.

The work and commitment of Cumbian Woman of the Year, Rachel Holliday, and her team has meant lives transformed for many residents. Keith Donald ‘Duck’ told the Egremont 2Day “I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for Rachel. She saved my life.” Keith, a former military man, was a resident for a while at Calderwood and is now a support worker. He intends to help raise money for the shelter by doing the Coast-2-Coast walk in November in military dress “just when the weather isn’t so good – to make it a challenge!” 

Here’s to another year of such inspirational work and commitment – with love from all of us at Egremont 2Day.

Staff and supporters say happy birthday (Photo: C. Cartmell-Browne)

Staff and supporters say happy birthday (Photo: C. Cartmell-Browne)