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We have launched a Lottery. The exciting New Way to Support Our Cause.

Posted on: March 12th, 2021

We have joined Onelottery. It only takes a minute to support us and you can win weekly prizes and a chance to win £25,000

Click here to See our page for more details

MARCH Winners

Posted on: February 26th, 2021

Congratulations to all the winners in March.

The March draw represents the last monthly draw for Chrysalis. Thank you to everyone who has taken part over the years. The Monthly Draw is now closed.

Please visit our Onelottery page for more information on how you can continue to support us in the way.



Chrysalis Spreads Some Christmas Cheer

Posted on: December 24th, 2020

Chrysalis has been spreading some Christmas cheer across the county by sending out more than 80 festive gift boxes to the people we support. 

Claire poses with the hampers
Claire with the festive gift hampers

This was made possible by a generous donation from Mr Mike McCrickard. 

Mr McCrickard presented to Claire Doherty on behalf of Chrysalis earlier this year in our Sensory Garden with a cheque for £500, where he was able to socially distantly meet a few of our members and some of The Meeting Place staff with Team Leader Vicky Hogg as well as the Trustees.

Group photo of Claire receiving a donation
Claire and Mr. Mike McCrickard; looked on by Trustees, staff and members

As we couldn’t host our regular Christmas meal and disco this year, we held an online virtual party instead on Tuesday 22nd December as part of our 12 days of Christmas events. We played games, had dances and even a little virtual singalong with thanks to Dave Camlin. 

The festive gift boxes included Christmas hats, Christmas party toys and Christmas Cake (or alternatives) as well as a little gift of compulsory Christmas socks!

hampers on display with Claire and Moira
Claire, Moira and Emma look over the hampers before being distributed by Cumbria Express

Chrysalis Chief Officer Claire Doherty said: “We wanted to do something to keep in touch with everyone and let people know we are thinking about them.

“Everybody that we support regularly, either by telephone, virtually, on-site and with our out-reach workers, has been sent a gift box and there are some items in there that they can use to celebrate Christmas or join in with our virtual Christmas party.”

Greenhill Fair 2020

Posted on: September 15th, 2020

We are sorry to announce that this years Annual Greenhill Fair will not be taking place due to the current circumstances. Thank you to everyone who has already made an enquiry about the event; we hope to see you next year if conditions allow.

If anyone would still like to make a donation please do so via The Wholefoods Shop or by contacting us directly on 016973 44751 or email us at

It’s Shop Local Week

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

Come and join us at Chrysalis Wholefoods this week.

We are open Monday to Friday 9-4 and Saturday 09.30-3

We look forward to seeing you there

Tel 016973 49559

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Posted on: March 23rd, 2020

For updated information on the coronavirus please click on the link above

This government site will have the most up to date links for you regarding Covid-19 including:

What you need to do, How to stay safe, NHS advice links, Employment and Financial support advice, How you can help, Travel and School information as well as much more.

These are unprecedented times and we wish everyone to be safe. Please use the link above which we hope you will find useful for any information you may need.

The Wholefoods Shop

Posted on: March 23rd, 2020

Shop Local Week 10-16 August

Normal Opening hours Monday to Friday 09.00-16.00 hrs and Saturday from 09.30-15.00 hrs

We welcome back all customers and can’t wait to see you . Obviously, with the present guidelines & circumstances and floor space, we can only have one person in the shop at a time (except a child or carer if needed).

We would like to assure you that we have everything in place to be as Covid secure as we can. Hand gel, extra cleaning and Social distancing are just some of the measures we have taken.

As with everywhere, we ask that you do not come to the shop if you are displaying ANY of the symptoms associated with Covid-19, thank you.

Look forward to seeing you all again.

Cumbria Made Cotton Face Coverings are also now available at the Wholefoods shop. A range of sizes from 3 years to Adult. Washable at 60 degrees and have a wire nose piece to aid with fitting. With a variety of patterns to choose from, why not check them out too.

Server stands behind the counter which has a clear protective screen around it for Covid-19 safety.ound
Chrysalis Staff Member standing behind one of the Covid-19 clear protective screens

Annual Car Treasure Hunt

Posted on: March 23rd, 2020

It is unfortunate that this years Annual Car Treasure Hunt, that is normally held over the Easter weekend, has had to be cancelled.

We would like to thank the organisers for their yearly efforts and their continued support and for making this understandable and practical decision during a difficult time.

We look forward to the return of the Car Treasure Hunt with much enthusiasm and hope that you will be able to join us whenever that may be.

Come Join Our Amazing Teams

Posted on: January 23rd, 2020

Councillor Marion Fitzgerald

Posted on: November 28th, 2019

Leader of the Council. Allerdale Borough Council – Dalton Ward

Marion Fitzgerald, pictured here on a recent visit to Chrysalis with our CEO Claire and two of our wonderful members Paula and Jack