Despite the cancellation of the Marmalade Festival in March 2020, organisers of the Marmalade Awards were delighted to present Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland with a cheque for £20,278.50 in December. The Charity has been the main beneficiary of marmalade entry fees since Jane Hasell-McCosh founded The World’s Original Marmalade Awards in 2005.   Entrants to the Marmalade Awards could also choose to nominate their local Hospice, bringing the total raised for palliative care by the 2020 Marmalade Awards to a fantastic £21,552.50. “Congratulations to everyone involved in raising such a substantial amount for the Hospice movement,” said Donna Smith, director of Thursday Cottage.

Jane Hasell-McCosh said: ‘Raising funds for hospice work has always been at the heart of the Marmalade Awards, and I am so pleased that we have been able to support them during this difficult year, when they have done such incredible work in such difficult circumstances.

‘The 2021 competition is now open and we are inspired by our entrants’ enthusiasm and dedication, and we hope to receive record entries!’

The deadline for entries for the 2021 Marmalade Awards is Wednesday 10th February, judging may be delayed because of the present circumstances. The Awards take place with the generous support of Fortnum & Mason, Rathbones, Armstrong Watson, Thursday Cottage and Lycetts.

To find out more about the Awards, visit www.marmaladeawards.comMarmalade judges at Dalemain - Florence - February 2020