Ewegene & Friends Raise £11,000 for Bay Search & Rescue

In June and July 2010 thousands of visitors flocked to Cartmel to follow the Cartmel Sheepy Village! trail, culminating in a Grand Sheepy Auction at the Racecourse Grandstand on 17 July.

Fundraising continues and people can continue to support BS&R by purchasing a souvenir Cartmel Sheepy Village! calendar (£5) from one of the Cartmel businesses.

The project has been managed by four local friends, who have donated all their time and professional services for no fees: Helen and Alastair Bramwell, Bramwell International; Richard English, The Cavendish Arms; and Sandy Kitching, Early Bird Design Associates. Mike Davis from Northern Print Distribution has been the enthusiastic and unflappable liaison with the charity, who works as a Bay Search & Rescue team operative. People interested in sponsoring a sheep for 2011 can contact Richard English on 015395 36240 or download the information from this website.

Apart from receiving an essential grant of £1,000 from the Hadfield Trust, the 2010 Cartmel Sheepy Village! project went ahead without any government grants or public funding.

Sheep Sponsors & Supporters...

In 2010 he following community members sponsored 32 Sheep and a sheep dog, have offered sponsorship 'in-kind' or have helped raise funds or awareness of the project:

Anthemion Antiques

Badger Press - for the first sheepy signs - so good they were all pinched!

Blackpool Football Club

Mark & Diane Baxter

Allan & Jenny Beadle

Helen & Alastair Bramwell, Bramwell International - organisers

Anne Marie & Paul Brennan

The Bridden Family

Colin and Monika Burke - for Cartmel School

Cartmel Cheeses - fine cheeses for the auction event meal

Calsfell View B&B

Cartmel Primary School

Cartmel Racecourse - Auction hosts

Cartmel Village Shop - Sheep sponsor and provider of chocolates for auction event

The Cavendish Arms - Richard English, organiser

Cavendish Cottage

Chamberlains' Gifts - provider of the sheep and sheep dog

Paul Cousins - project mentor and Liverpool Superlambanana artist

John Coward Architects

Cumbria Tourism

Cypher Graphics - for being brilliant printing maps and promotional material

Tom & Olive Derbyshire

Mark Gunnell, Direct Car Hire - for use of his van

Andrew Docker

Ducati Owners Club of Great Britain - for a great auction lot!

Sandy Kitching, Early Bird Design - organiser providing sheepy logos, branding, designs, marketing, PR & website

Farrer's Coffee - for the auction event

Charles & Bunty Godwin

Grange Post Office

The Hadfield Trust - £1,000 Grant

Hagens of Flookburgh - Vegetables for the auction event

Hazelmere of Grange - Bread for the auction event

Higginsons of Grange - Family Butchers - Meat for the auction event

The Kings Arms

Jennifer Meads, The Knoll Guesthouse

The Mallard Tea Shop

Market Cross Cottage


Morecambe Bay Wines

Gary and Sue Moore

Roy Morris - for the Cubs & Scouts

Northern Print Distribution - Poster production, inclusion in 'Perfect Days Out' and distribution of promotional material daysoutinfo.co.uk

The Pig & Whistle

Steve Reeve, Lakes n Dales Images - taker of the sheepy photos

The Red Pepper

The Royal Oak Inn

Mr & Mrs Seaton

Shanleys - for printing 2011 calendars at a reduced rate

Michael & Katrina Shaw

Sign Works, Grange-over-Sands - for initial sign printing

Sweeny Bobs, Cartmel's barbers shop

S T Wilson - Decorators


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