Tomato growing project sees success

Thank you to all Derbyshire Benevolent Trust members who took part in this year’s tomato growing project and a special shout-out to prize draw winner Paul Hackett! With 160 members joining the 2022 growing project the number of fresh tomatoes on tables across the country has surely jumped. Of those that took part 100% agreed…

Life’s for Learning courses available now

Don’t miss out on the chance to further your professional career by taking advantage of our returning Life’s for Learning training courses. Derbyshire Benevolent Trust and Educating Adults are now working with The Skills Network to provide members access to level 2 qualifications, delivered via distance learning. Over 40 courses are currently open for enrolment…

Life insurance for you and the planet

Arranging for life insurance is a matter that few enjoy and the pain that can accompany the insurance when the time comes for it to be needed. Life insurance with Derbyshire Benevolent Trust is there to support you, and the planet. Our life insurance partners at Canada Life, via our Group Insurance Scheme provider Gallagher,…

Team UK at the IPA World Games

This month the long-awaited second edition of the International Police Association World Games took place in Montenegro. Trust member Brian Collins took part in the games and is here to share his experience. The second International Police Association World Games were held in the picture postcard coastal town of Bar, Montenegro during the second week…

Group Insurance Scheme renewal

The Derbyshire Benevolent Trust’s Group Insurance Scheme has been renewed for another year in partnership with Gallagher. Existing members of the scheme should have already received an email detailing the renewal of the relevant policies. Despite this annual renewal there is no change in the monthly payable premium. For current members who did not receive…

When two worlds collide

Monday April 25, 2022, a group of Derbyshire Sports club members convene at Hamble Point marina in Hampshire for a few days sailing training. The crews assemble and set out for a few days of hard sailing, practising, and developing sailing skills. I started sailing with the Sports club in 1995 and the opportunity provided…

Community growing project expands

Last year we ran a trial community growing project where some members were sent a packet of tomato seeds to grow at home. After the success of last year’s project, we extended the offer to all DBT members earlier this month and now a total of 160 members sign up for this year’s campaign, up…

DBT growing project update

Since June, we’ve had plenty of rain followed by a heatwave – not ideal circumstances for growing any vegetables at all! Tomatoes especially can be susceptible to blight in conditions like this. Nevertheless, our member growing project has persevered and produced some fantastic results. One member shared with us that their packet of tomato seeds…