Day which brought locals and visitors together

Date: Friday 24th March 2017

Sir, On a day that brought both local community and visitors together (including those from around the globe) to enjoy the delights of Penrith “going orange”, we would like to recognise all those who made the day possible.

Children’s faces painted orange, teddy bears on a zip wire, live music, tango dancing, good food including, of course, marmalade, and all things orange adorned the streets — the town was certainly a different place to be on Saturday.

All of it was made possible through a brilliant effort by the organising team, Dalemain, and all those who gave up their time voluntarily. This includes the Rotary Club and Hospice at Home who supplied additional manpower, the local shops and offices who adorned their windows in orange, Ullswater Community College with their musicians, and others too numerous to mention.

However, without the financial support given by Eden District Council, Penrith Town Council, the Business improvement District, Pride in Penrith Lottery and our corporate sponsor, Jim Walton Toyota, this event, like many others in the town, would not have taken place.

Now the baton for this event (and Penrith on a Plate in July this year) is passed to Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce to carry on the good work.

We hope these events and others will continue to flourish, but we are only too mindful of the fact that this will only happen if human and financial resources are in place. We would therefore urge those who would like to get involved, both individuals and businesses alike, to contact Penrith Chamber of Trade and add their name to an ever-growing number supporting these town events. Yours etc,

RICHARD UTTING

(Acting chairman, Penrith Partnership)