CUMBRIAN men have been challenged to come to the rescue of single women and take part in a new series of speed dating events.

Leah Davies, 29, has started organising the county’s first ever regular speed dating events through her new company Boo Events to play match-maker for single Cumbrians.

But while plenty of women have signed up, not enough men are plucking up the courage.

Leah said: “There are a lot of women in Cumbria wanting to meet ‘the one,’ so there must be single men out there looking for a relationship as well.

“With regular speed dating events in Cumbria, at least it offers the potential to meet in a nice, relaxed and safe environment.”

For more information on how to sign-up for the events visit