Superman and Egremont pupils team up to get Taste Cumbria at Crab Fair

By Rachael Grealish

SUPERMAN teamed up with Egremont primary schools in a bid to help bring Taste Cumbria to Crab Fair 2017.

Cooking together: Superman and Egremont Primary Schools came together to help the bid to get Taste Cumbria to Crab Fair – photo by Robert Haile

Organisers of Egremont Crab Fair and World Gurning Championships are looking to add Taste Cumbria to the fair’s 750th anniversary line-up – which would include promoting healthy eating via cooking workshops and demonstrations in primary schools.

Crab Fair has been shortlisted in the Community Choices and have launched a campaign in a bid to get votes.

To launch the campaign pupils from the St Bridget’s, Bookwell, Orgill and Thornhill primary schools gathered with Carb Fair organisers, Copeland Deputy Mayor, Lena Hogg, and Superman at Egremont Castle on Tuesday March 7.

A spokesman from Crab Fair said: “We have looked at lots of different ways in which we could make the 750th Crab Fair a special one and when the Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie, suggested we bring the very popular Taste Cumbria to Egremont we could not think of a better way to reinvigorate the event.”

As well as Taste Cumbria the organisers hope to deliver a number of healthy eating workshops and demonstrations to local primary schools.

The Spokesman said: “We are still in very early stages of planning the project, this involves looking at different ways in which we could fund the festival and workshops.”

Crab Fair’s bid has gained support from, not only local school’s, but some councillors.

Cllr Lena Hogg said: “Having Taste Cumbria food and drink festival in Egremont is a great opportunity for the town.

“School children will receive a good education on local food, healthy eating and balanced diets and they will also benefit for a wide variety of menus from our county.

“There would also be significant economic benefits for Egremont in hosting the event which brings visitors from far and wide.”

Chefs at the ready: Egremont schools and Cllr Lena Hogg are supporting the Crab Fair’s bid to get Taste Cumbria – photo by Robert Haile

In the Community Choices shortlists Crab Fair is in the Improving Cumbria category and up against: Cumbria Rungwe Community Link, Friends of Kie Park, Nurture Lakeland, Creative Wellbeing, Cumbria Rugby Union Football Club, Home to Work, Rosehill Arts Trust and The Farmer Network.

Members of the community have until March 26 to vote for the organisation of their choice.

People can vote up to 10 times at decidingtogether.org or at a number of special IT centres across Allerdale and Copeland.

Visit decidingtogether.org, visit your local library where access to a computer is available for a fixed time or go to one of the IT centres in Allerdale and Copeland, which will be open on the following days until March 24:

Cleator Moor: Phoenix Enterprise Centre, Jacktrees Road, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm.

Egremont: De Lucy Centre, Market Place, Thursday, 10am-4pm.

Maryport: Ewanrigg Community Centre, Ennerdale Road, Monday, 10am-3pm.

Millom: Millom Network Centre, Salthouse Road, Friday, 11am-3pm.

Whitehaven: Harbour Youth Project building, Swingpump Lane, Monday and Tuesday, 9am-3pm.

Wigton: Market Hall, Church Street, Tuesday, 10am-3pm.

Workington: Bradbury Independent Living Centre, Oxford Street, Wednesday, 10am-3pm.

Workington: Northside Community Centre, Trinity Drive, Thursday, 10am-3pm.