We take our responsibilities seriously as a local employer and are pleased to sponsor and support initiatives to benefit our local community. Here are some of our projects:

Work Experience Students from : July 2019

We recently hosted two year 10 work experience students from Keswick School. They were learning about the business and got chance to observe both tasks undertaken in the office and hands-on experience at the coalface, as it were. Both boys did their school proud, they were enthusiastic and interested about how the business started and has grown over the years and undertook the projects they were set in the office with gusto!

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Thank You Letter from MIND: April 2019

It’s not why we do it of course but we were pleased to receive this thank you letter for our donation to MIND in West Cumbria.

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Work experience students from West Lakes Academy ; March 2019

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Two enthusiastic work experience students from West Lakes Academy joined us to learn about the business and how an office in a busy landscaping company works. The students have had an opportunity to learn how jobs are priced and invoiced, the materials needed for each job and have learned what health and safety legislation we must follow. They also had chance to have a go at some of the basic housekeeping tasks in the yard.  The boys worked really hard and showed a real interest in the business, they are a credit to their school.

Windscale Under-15s football team strip sponsored by Coombe & Sharpe

sponsored by Coombe & Sharpe

Windscale Under-15s Football Team looking very smart in their new strip, sponsored this year by Coombe & Sharpe. Wishing you all every success  for the 2018/19 season.

Egremont Rugby Union 14s & 15s team strip sponsored by Coombe & Sharpe

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Wishing every success for the 2018/19 season to Egremont Rugby Union 14s/15s team, whose new strip we were pleased to sponsor this year.

A new playground for Netherton Infants School

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We were excited to be involved with providing a new playground, with artificial grass and a new fence, for the children of Netherton Infants School in Maryport, which was opened by Maryport Paralympian Simon Lawson. Coombe and Sharpe undertook this project and Alan Sharpe, who was present at the opening to hand over the facility, commented that the company would be donating some play equipment too.

Headteacher Lynn Millingham said the new playground is “an exciting opportunity for the children to get active”.  She added that the new playground would be usable in all weathers, provided more space and also a designated area for sports.

See the Times & Star article and video about the opening.


Coombe & Sharpe thanked for Community Foster Care support – posted Nov 2017

Community Foster Care

We were pleased to receive a thank you letter from Community Foster Care for our sponsorship of their Fundraising Night in October which raised £1100 for this worthwhile cause.

Coombe & Sharpe thanked for Moonlight Memories Walk support – posted Oct 2017

Hospice at Home West Cumbria

It’s not why we do it, but we were touched to receive a thank you letter from Hospice at Home West Cumbria for our sponsorship of their Moonlight Memories Walk on October 6th. The walk was very well-attended despite the rain and the figures are keenly anticipated for overall sponsorship raised. Very well done to all who took part!

Coombe & Sharpe provides new play surface for St Bees Village Primary School – posted September 2017

Artificial turf Coombe and Sharpe

When we heard that the children at St Bees Village Primary School were having problems with the surface in their play area, which was putting a black sticky deposit onto clothes and toys, we stepped in with a new artificial turf finish,  so that the children can play outdoors at any time of the year in a safe, clean environment. It’s a gesture from Coombe & Sharpe’s directors to the St Bees community which we hope the youngsters will enjoy for years to come.

Artificial turf is astonishingly realistic and a great solution for a whole range of outside spaces – find out more about our artificial turf projects.


Coombe & Sharpe to sponsor the Moonlight Memories Walk – posted May 2017

Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Along with Morgan Sindall Group, Coombe & Sharpe are sponsoring Hospice at Home West Cumbria‘s Moonlight Memories Walk on October 6th. Revisiting the enduringly popular ‘Midnight Walks’ of the past, this ticketed walk takes in the well-lit streets of Whitehaven starting at 10pm. We’re delighted to be supporting this most worthwhile of charities in their 30th anniversary year.  Find out more and buy tickets for the walk.

Paul Coombe announces partnership with Hospice at Home West Cumbria – Feb 2017


We’re pleased to announce our support for Hospice at Home West Cumbria‘s fundraising

Paul Coombe announces partnership with Hospice at Home West Cumbria – Feb 2017


We’re pleased to announce our support for Hospice at Home West Cumbria‘s fundraising programme in this, their 30th anniversary year.  Paul Coombe agreed Coombe & Sharpe’s contribution at a meeting with Hospice recently and the company will take part in the ‘£30 for 30’ initiative as well as more support to be announced.


Helen Sharpe presents to BECBC – Nov 2016


As part of the West Cumbria business community, we’re proud to be members of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster. Our own Helen Sharpe made a member presentation about the company to the meeting on November 9th 2016 – see her presentation.


CFM /  Coombe & Sharpe sponsor Moor Row Football Club charity event – July 2016

MRFC charity event

MRFC charity event

In July 2016 Coombe and Sharpe sponsored  a charity  event at the Seacote Hotel in St Bees in conjunction with CFM Radio.

The aim was to raise funds for Moor Row Football Club, a local club which runs activities for youngsters to get them involved with sport. The guest of honour was Stuart Pearce, retired England football veteran.

The Coombe and Sharpe team went along to support the event and enjoyed listening to Stuart as he talked about his career and the state of football today. We are proud to support local charities and the lads had a good evening at the same time.