Northumberland Day 2018 Pledge

Northumberland Day 2018 Pledge

Castle Urges Northumbrians To Take The Northumberland Day 2018 Pledge

Langley Castle Hotel, which led the campaign to give Northumberland its very first Northumberland Day on May 28 this year, is calling on businesses, visitor attractions, community networks and towns and villages to ‘pledge’ to get involved in 2018.

Langley is working to make the Northumberland Day celebrations even bigger and better in 2018, having already engaged businesses and communities across the county in 2017 and laid on its own hugely popular event encompassing historical re-enactments, falconry, music and food, drink and crafts.

Special ‘Northumbie Awards’, which rewarded those who got involved and made special efforts to celebrate all things Northumbrian, have recently been presented to Hexham Abbey (Best Designed Event), Newsham Primary School, Blyth (Most Inspiring School), Beadnell (Best Dressed Village or Parish) and Haydon Bridge (Best Community Involvement).  All are already planning their events for 2018.

Northumberland Day 2018 will be held on May 27 2018 and those who pledge to get involved can shape their participation in different ways.  Some can be directly involved, organising community-focused events, programmes of activity in schools or events to thrill tourists, food lovers or families. 

Others can get involved by sponsoring an element of the programme, whether that is a ‘Northumbie Award’ or an event or bigger initiative.

Individuals and families can get involved by pledging to visit things that are taking place in the two weeks around Northumberland Day, or taking part in events organised in their own communities.

Langley Castle’s general manager, Eric Kortenbach, says: “Thousands of children and adults derived great joy from Northumberland Day 2017 and now it’s time to pledge to get involved and spread the Northumberland Day feel-good factor.

“We have testimonials telling us how much pupils, communities and businesses benefited from Northumberland Day 2017, which far exceeded the expectations of those who took part.  If you didn’t get involved, or incorporate it into your school lessons, you missed out and we want to minimise the chances of people doing that as we head to Northumberland Day 2018.  We would urge all passionate Northumbrians and Northumbrian businesses to take the pledge and then start to take action and get some plans in place.                                                  


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