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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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The women who will help Maryport estate to spend £1 million

New staff have been appointed to help spend a Maryport estate’s £1 million windfall.

LOOKING AFTER THE MONEY: Bev Steele, left, of Maryport, who is the new project worker for Ewanrigg Local Trust, and Ann Bicknell, of Cockermouth, who is the new administrator

The Ewanrigg Local Trust was set up to administer the cash, which was given to the area in the form of a Big Lottery grant.

Bev Steele, 35, of Victory Crescent, Maryport, has been appointed the project director.

Born and bred in the town, she said she was passionate about Maryport and delighted to get the job.

She said: “I am nervous though, because I know what the trust is going to do means so much to the people of Ewanrigg.

“I've been a full-time mother to four children for the past eight years and although I had previous managerial experience I do believe it is my concern for all things Maryport that will help me in this job.

“My husband and I moved to Whitehaven for five years but could not wait to come back to Maryport.”

She has previously been a volunteer for the Ewanrigg Local Trust as well as for Glasson Rangers Rugby Club and the Speech After Stroke Scheme.

The new administrator is Ann Blacknell, 45, of Cockermouth.

Originally from Liverpool, she moved to Cumbria nearly 19 years ago and lives in Cockermouth with her husband Andy and two teenage children.

Ann has a medical secretarial diploma and worked for the NHS, in education, the voluntary sector and Age UK West Cumbria.


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