Supporting the Community that Supports Us!
Here at Cockermouth Travel, we love to support local organisations and initiatives. Alongside our Tree Planting Scheme we are always exploring more ways we can contribute and give back to the community around us! Take a look at what we are currently getting involved with…
Cockermouth School Travel Bursary
Every year, we donate a £1000 travel bursary to Cockermouth School. This is to assist pupils who may not otherwise have been able to afford to, join their school trips. So far, this has helped pupils go on an Amazon Adventure, to explore Peru and even climb Kilimanjaro!
One of the highlights of our year is having a stall at Cockermouth Show. Every year we do something a bit different to raise money for our favourite charity, Hospice at Home West Cumbria with activities from The Cornhole game to the Wheel of Fortune we keep the whole family entertained!
Our Themed Evenings
Each Autumn we hold some fantastic themed evenings, providing some fabulous first-hand destination experience and information! Each themed evening, we invite an experienced tour operator to share their vast knowledge and personal experience, giving our clients a chance to really explore what that destination offers and to glean some exciting ideas and inspiration!
We have a small charge for all our themed evenings and any talks that Paul does to local organisations, we then match the amount raised which is then donated to a different charity each year!
Over the years, our themed evenings have been a great success! Including our Italian night, which we held in the beautiful ceremony room at our local Town Hall. We were wowed by the Typically Italian team, we even got to sample some food that Massimo from the Portico De Romagna Cookery School prepared for us! We also had Danny from Hurtigruten come and bring Norway, The Arctic and Antarctica to Cockermouth with his fantastic visual presentation, and Jonathan from First Class Holiday’s took us on a journey through Canada with his expert knowledge!
Keep an eye on the Cockermouth Post for what our next themed evenings hold!