Good bye Ruth, Hello Lorrainne!

Our founding trustee, Ruth Kurkal, has stepped down from her role. Her drive was instrumental in getting Lake District Mobility up and running and we are very grateful to Ruth for her hard work and support. She has been part of growing LDM for 3 years and 8 months and is now helping growing new ventures.

With great privilege we welcome Lorrainne Smyth, the Chief Executive of Voluntary ACTion Cumbria, as our newest trustee. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector in Cumbria. We are very much looking forward to working with her.

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Here’s what Lorrainne had to say about her latest role:

“Having worked with LDM as it was forming I was motivated to be involved as a volunteer because I believe that everybody can benefit from access to the great outdoors. LDM’s work to provide simple, low cost access for families and others to be in the outdoors together is a small, but vital quality of life and wellbeing ingredient.

I have always been involved in volunteering with organisations that work with people with disabilities. I hope to bring my experience and skills from working with community organisations for over thirty years to the internal, governance and business planning elements of LDM’s work.”


Julia Walker