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Meet the team


Office Manager

Fundraising Development

Sustainable Development

Low Carbon Cottages

Sarah joined in 2003 after finishing a degree in Tourism, Leisure & Management. Sarah is responsible for finance and the smooth running of the office, as well as keeping our member businesses up to date. 


Ruth joined in 2009 to manage our original Love Your Lakes campaign. With a First Class degree in Outdoor & Environmental Education, Ruth now works with businesses to fund conservation through Visitor Giving. Ruth also supports Event Organisers through our Sustainable Outdoor Challenge Events project.



Sophie joined us in 2010, putting a teaching background and a Masters in Environmental Governance to good use producing campaign materials and organising business training events. Sophie manages our Sustainable Travel work and provides consultancy support for Nurture Tourism, particularly focusing on ecosystem services and fundraising.


I am Rick Lomax, or my other title is the ‘Sustainability Initiatives Officer’ at Nurture Lakeland, grand indeed, and over the next 14 1/2 months or 447 days I will be responsible for delivering the aims of the Low Carbon Cottages project.



We are very fortunate to have strong representation amongst our trustees from environment, business and tourism sectors in the Lake District and Cumbria. Click here to view our current trustees...

Project Officer
Project Development Manager  

Penny provides a vital role in supporting our fundraising efforts by liasing with our businesses.  Having previously worked in a variety of organisations including outdoor, travel and management training companies.  Currently working on the Visitor Giving project, producing and distributing fundraising materials.


Having just joined us recently in 2013 Sarah will be working on our sustainable travel projects in the Lake District and Eden, she’s looking forward to getting out and about and meeting our members. Sarah previously volunteered with Ruth on the Visitor Giving programme after completing a PhD in Environmental Science at Lancaster University.



Karen is responsible for all things Nurture Eden, both now and in the future. Karen has worked with the Uni of Cumbria in the enterprise and business relations team and had a long career in environmental related fields, including working for WWF, the National Trust, Cumbria Waste Minimisation Programme, and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.



















Nurture Lakeland, Windermere Road, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9PL     T. 01539 822622    E. info@nurturelakeland.org  get directions >

Nurture Lakeland is a part of Nurture Cumbria, a charity registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1130453 and company number 3317259

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