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Marmalade Awards launches for 2024 with the total raised from the 2023 Awards for Hospice Charities at £18,285 so far

The Marmalade Awards are pleased to announce another magnificent marmalade year with the amount raised from the 2023 awards being £18,285 so far for Hospice Charities. This amount included donations made by any entrants who chose to donate to their local hospice. Tim Nind, theCheque presentation photo Hermione Mccosh 2023 Homemade winner has also nominated Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust, who are based in Scotland, as his charity of choice. A percentage of the sales of his winning marmalade will go towards his nominated charity, the amount raised so far is £1320.

The cheque presentation ceremony to Hospice at Home took place at Dalemain Mansion, with a collection of volunteer marmalade enthusiasts, many of whom have supported the Awards since their creation. Representatives from Hospice at Home were Rev David Wood and Lady Elizabeth Leeming received the cheque from Beatrice Hasell-McCosh, the director of the Awards.

‘That the Dalemain Marmalade Awards and Festival has chosen Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland to be its main beneficiary once again is greatly appreciated. The loyalty from all at Dalemain has made a significant contribution to this local Charity’s funds over the years, enabling it to provide invaluable palliative care and support to patients and their families at a time of great need. All of us involved with the Charity would like to express our heartfelt thanks.’ – Lady Elizabeth Leeming, President, Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.

Marmalade jars and Trophy photo Hermione Mccosh‘We are so pleased to support Hospice Charities and to have supported Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland primarily for the last 18 years. Entries are accepted with delight from all over the world with every penny of each Homemade entry going to Hospice. We wish everyone who is planning to enter the best of luck!’ – Beatrice Hasell-McCosh, Director of The Dalemain World Marmalade Awards.

This donation to Hospice at Home launches the 2024 Marmalade Awards and Festival. Competition downloadable entry forms can be found on the Marmalade Awards website and the opening of the competition on 1st January 2024. Close of entry is 5th February. National Marmalade week will be from the 13th – 20th April 2024 with businesses across Cumbria and beyond turning orange for the week. The winner of the 2024 awards will be announced at the Marmalade Festival on Saturday 20th April, with thousands of marmalades on display, Artisan marmalades to try and buy, talks, tours and a visit from the nation’s favourite bear. The awards take place with the generous support from Fortnum and Mason, Rathbones, Westmorland Family, Lycetts and Paddington Bear.