Local charities hit by budget cuts are being offered business funding and advice to help them continue their work.
Organisations like Carlisle Youth Zone are already being supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to replace the control vehicle used by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team.
The charity, which is made up of on-call volunteers, are asking members of the public to buy a 'virtual pint' online, by donating the cost of a pint to their cause.
They want to buy a new £60,000 state of the art vehicle, equipped with technology such as a satellite data connection, touch screen computers for search planning and the most up to date communications equipment.
The current vehicle is 15 years old.
More information can be found here.
Former soldier Mark Newton is travelling across the region today on a mobility scooter, as part of a mammoth 11,000 mile journey, raising money for charity.
Mark is being accompanied by his two cats Smudge and Missy who have their own special compartment, and seem to enjoy travelling at a leisurely 7 miles an hour.
Organisers of a Carlisle coffee morning hope to raise more than £1,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Charity.
Here's a quick summary of the charity, so you know where your money is going:
- Founded in 1911, the charity helps people with cancer by providing practical, emotional and financial support. This can be anything from a lift to hospital, to a grant to pay for heating bills.
- 98% of income comes from donations, so charity events like today's coffee morning in Carlisle are vital.
- Last year they raised nearly £190m. £121.7m went on services for people affected by cancer, with the largest portion going towards healthcare. The remaining money was spent on governance and fundraising.
Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for Carlisle's first charity colour run.
The event, which is being held at Hammonds Pond Park, is in aid of Hospice at Home in Carlisle and North Lakeland.
Runners will be covered in special biodegradable paint at 2.45pm before setting off on the five kilometre route at 3pm.
Ten retired police officers and a businessman are cycling from Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower.
They are doing it to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance and Lancaster Royal Infirmary's neo-natal unit.
They will cycle 600 miles in 6 days and have done more than 4,000 miles between them in training.
A 10 year old girl has climbed up Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.
But that Cumbrian feat is only a training walk for Eve Maylor, she is taking on a much bigger challenge.
She is raising money for charity by climbing three peaks in Yorkshire.
Two months ago we brought you the story of an incredible little boy who defied all medical opinion to celebrate his second birthday.
Noah Wall has just two per cent of his brain functioning and he has a litany of complications including Spina Bifida.
He has made incredible progress. Despite countless operations and continuing health problems he continues to amaze his thousands of twitter followers with his progress.
Now his parents are organising a Gala Dinner to raise money for a new electric wheelchair to give him an even better quality of life.
Ryan Dollard reports:
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A group of comedians have begun walking Hadrian's Wall to raise money for charity. The group are performing gigs en route to raise cash and awareness of ovarian cancer. One of the comics, Matthew Fong from Doncaster, lost his Mum to the disease two years ago.
Hannah McNulty spoke to them as they set off on their walk from Port Carlisle on the Solway Firth in Cumbria.