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Prestigious charity appointment from Cumbrian native Georgina Smith

Napthens’ Georgina Smith has been appointed as a trustee to a key Cumbria charity, following a selection process, where she will help manage the provision of support to the most disadvantaged people in the region.

Cumbria Community Foundation is part of a national and international network of community foundations that supports people and organisations wishing to invest in the local community.

Georgina, who is a senior associate solicitor based at our Kendal office is a proud Cumbrian, having attended school in Cartmel and later, Barrow Sixth Form, so has seen firsthand some of the challenges Cumbria faces.

She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a dementia champion, and has a real passion for assisting rural and farming families, and people across Cumbria.

Georgina said: “I have supported local charities both professionally and personally and am honoured to accept the role of trustee with the foundation so I can assist it in whatever is required; utilising my experience, knowledge and links within the local community.”

Andy Beeforth, chief executive of Cumbria Community Foundation, said: “I’m so pleased to have Georgina joining the board. We were delighted with the range and quality of people applying to fill these volunteer roles and look forward to working with them to grow the philanthropic funds we hold on behalf of the people of Cumbria.”