The Mintsfeet HQ of R2W had a special visit this morning – the new High Sheriff of Cumbria, Marcia Reid Fotheringham JP plus dignitaries from key funders like CCF (Cumbria Community Foundation). They were seeing first hand how R2W teams make a difference to people’s lives across Cumbria.
The delegates got to see the team at Furniture Warehouse on a grand tour led by Manager, Chris Pantechis – Learner Joe busy stripping a sofa for recycling.
The group also met the ‘Work & Learn’ team and discovered how they assist people into work, gain skills etc.
They also got an understanding of the ‘Life Skills’ area – where R2W pass on key things like how to iron, using a washing machine and so forth.
The role of High Sheriff is an ancient one – it means Marcia is essentially the Queen’s representative to Judges & the Justice system. Plus she also has a role to promote and raise funds for local charities and celebrate local heroes. No wonder High Sheriff Marcia was really impressed with what she saw – listen to what she thought here: https://youtu.be/0hkE0AiCgDc
She clearly left R2W Regional Manager Pete Bradbury lost for words – first time for everything!