'Canary Girls' The Forgotten Heroines of Two World Wars

Fund Raising Events

Two women standing at a table with cakes, with a bright yellow banner saying, "Canary Girls."

Bake Sale

Saturday 29th May 2021

We raised £655 for our girls!


Plant Sale

Sunday 6th June 2021

Radio Cumbria interview 

Friday 25th June 2021

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Westmorland Show

Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th September 2021

Canary SPH presentation

Thursday 18th November 2021

This event raised more than £500 ...

Other speaker events have raised a further £200 and there are several other bookings in the diary.  

A coffee morning held locally added £377 in donations; which in total now stands at approximately £2500!

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Wreath laying

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Wreath laying news segment

Wednesday 25th May 2022


Newspaper page

Friday 27th May 2022


Speaker Engagement

Thursday 9th June 2022

We have reached our goal of £5000 from your kind donations!

We are now continuing to raise funds for the memorial itself.

Upcoming Events

Netherwood Hotel Grange-over-sands Talk to Visual Support group

Wednesday 7th September

Speaker engagement to WI at Great Notley Braintree Essex at 7.30pm

Thursday 15th September

Coffee Morning at ST Andrew's Church Sedbergh Cumbria: 9.30 to 11.30pm

Wednesday 28th September

Speaker engagement to the University of the Third Age at Grange-over-sands Cumbria at 10am

Tuesday 18th October

Short Play entitled 'They Also Served' at the People's Hall Sedbergh Cumbria

3 performances: 2.30pm. 4.30pm and 6.30pm

Sunday 23rd October

Tickets will go on sale on Oct 1st form Sedbergh Information Centre. 

Sedbergh History Society at St Andrews Church at 7.30pm

Wednesday 9th November

Speaker engagement to the History Society at Burton-in-Kendal Cumbria at 7.30pm

Monday 21st November


Speaker engagement to WI at Quernmore in Lancashire at 7.30pm

Tuesday 17th January 2023

Speaker engagement at South Lakes University of the third age (U3A)

Monday 23rd January 2023

Venue - T.B.C

 Carnforth Lancashire to the Towns Women's Guild at 2.30pm

Tuesday 14th February 2023

Speaker engagement to WI at Blackpool in Lancashire at 2.30pm

Thursday 13th April 2023

Glamorgan, Pontypridd Village Hall to Carnegie Girls at 7.30pm

Thursday 20th April 2023

Thornley Hotel Grange-over-sands Cumbria. After dinner speaker at 8.pm

Monday 15th May 2023

 Bainbridge Village Hall to Women's Institute at  7.30 pm

Thursday 15th June 2023