We’re delighted to support the World’s Original Marmalade Awards by running Marmalade Exchanges in our Farmshops at Tebay Services, Gloucester Services and Cairn Lodge Services.
The awards, held at Dalemain in Cumbria, are now in their 18th year and have raised more than £270,000 for hospice charities at home and overseas. Thousands of jars of marmalade from more than 40 countries are entered every year, and there are now spin-off Marmalade Awards in Japan and Australia.
Members of the public who want to enter their homemade marmalade to be judged in the awards can drop it off in any of our Farmshops. In return our colleagues will give them a jar of Dalemain marmalade – made to the family recipe of Marmalade Awards founder Jane Hasell-McCosh, who featured in Episode 4 of A Lake District Farmshop, the Channel 4 documentary about Tebay Services.
Every single jar entered in the Awards raises £10 for Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland and other hospice charities. Entries must be boxed or packaged and include an entry form and fee. You can download the entry form and further instructions here.
The closing date is 11 Feb and the winners will be announced at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival on 14 May.
Good luck and happy marmalade making!