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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Cumbria Community Foundation boss receives OBE

Andy Beeforth, director of Cumbria Community Foundation, was awarded his OBE at Buckingham Palace this week.

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GONG: Andy Beeforth at Buckingham Palace, with his mother Audrey and mother-in-law Barbara Midgley

Mr Beeforth, 42, of Henry Street, Cockermouth, has worked for the grant-giving organisation, based at Dovenby, since its launch 11 years ago.

He has worked on high profile fund-raising campaigns launched in the wake of the 2001 foot and mouth crisis, the 2005 Carlisle floods and the 2009 West Cumbria floods.

Mr Beeforth, who previously worked for Voluntary Action Cumbria, said he was shocked when he received the letter notifying him of the honour.

He said: “This a-ward also recognises the work the foundation as a whole has done.”

  • Mr Beeforth – and NMP’s Gary McKeating – are in training for the charity Rivers Ride cycling event in September in West Cumbria. Read their training diaries here

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