Project Description

Marcia Reid Fotheringham

Marcia has been a trustee since June 2020. Marcia was born in London and moved to New York, USA as a child; she was raised and educated there. Marcia moved to Cumbria in 1997. Marcia attended Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, and graduated: BS Sociology 1976; MS Psychology 1978; and PD Family Therapy 1979. 

She is a Magistrate, Marcia sits in the Adult Courts (crime) and Family Court Panels. She took a year’s leave of absence while being Cumbria’s High Sheriff for a year. Marcia became a Deputy Lieutenant in 2020.

Marcia is currently on the board of trustees at Tullie House Museum, the Cumbria Victims Charity Trust Board, the Cumbria Community Foundation Board, the Multicultural Cumbria Board,  the Cumbria Opera Group and the University of Lancaster Council. Marcia was a Board member of Safety Net 2010-2015. Marcia is a Patron of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster  (BECBC) and AWAZ Cumbria. 

In addition, she has raised money for numerous charities. 

Throughout her employment, Marcia received many employee awards and recognitions. Her employment has included psychologist/family therapist for the NHS, being co-owner/Director of two dental practices with her husband, a mental health director, a facilitator responsible for providing therapeutic learning services, administrative management, and also had a successful clinical private practice when she lived in Salem, Massachusetts.

Marcia has been a trustee since June 2020.


Join Our Cause

As a charity, we have to raise funds for local projects and core costs. Activities we deliver are:

Culture Bazaar – An annual multicultural event in Carlisle that averages 4,000 visitors over the February half-term weekend.

During Covid-19 Lockdown, we have produced Culture Club Magazine online, to share experiences, knowledge & skills to keep connected and raise awareness of the cultural diversity in Cumbria


Join our community of volunteers who have over the years ensured our community stands united and proudly together. There are lots of activities to get involved in, get in touch!