Thousands of Cumbrians gathered at Bitts Park on Sunday May 19 for the Show and Tell event.

On a beautiful sunny day in Carlisle, representatives from local businesses, emergency services and charities put on a show, to help promote mental health awareness. 

The Show and Tell event was organised by Carlisle Matters, a charity at the heart of the community, and was supported by Cumberland Council.

The event featured amusements as well as information from various groups including Cumbria Fire and Rescue and Tullie House.

There was a small funfair with stuff for children young and old, including diggers, bushcraft lessons, and arts and crafts.

After helping to organise the event, Carlisle Matters wrote: "It's truly incredible what our small team accomplished this weekend. The event exceeded our expectations, but the real stars of the show are each and every one of the 4,000+ of you who came out to enjoy a day in the park with us.

"A special thanks to Cumberland Council for the use of the park and their support in making this event a reality, and to Rock With for curating the afternoon's musical spectacle!

"Thanks again to everyone who joined us—we couldn't have done it without you!"

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Carlisle Police were also in attendance, allowing children the chance to run the police siren or talk with them about working for the police. 

On Facebook, they joked about apprehending Carlisle United's mascot, Olga the Fox, who was also in attendance.

News and Star: Olga the Fox is 'apprehended' by policeOlga the Fox is 'apprehended' by police (Image: Carlisle Police)

They wrote: "The Carlisle Neighbourhood Policing Team have had an excellent day in the sun at the Bitts Park Show and Tell event.

"Unfortunately there was one individual that was intent on causing issues, but due to the swift work by two of the teams finest they were quickly apprehended and taken away and dealt with for an offence under the Relegation Act of 2024. We are pleased to say there were no more issues after our teams intervention!!!

"Don't worry Carlisle United Football Club we are confident that if the troublesome individual behaves they will be out for the start of the season!! Up the blues!"