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…

Gardening for wellbeing

At least one in four British adults will experience some kind of mental health problem in any one year, according to mental health charity Mind. To ease the symptoms of mental health problems, it is important that we seek help which is appropriate to our own individual circumstances – whether that be through medications, talking…

Grow outside

This year, a whopping 160 members signed up to take part in our home tomato growing project. Whilst many of you who signed up are keen gardeners, just as many said that you were complete beginners. If you are looking to learn more about gardening and how to do it in a nature friendly way…

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…

May: What’s in season

Home growers will find that their plots burst into life at this time of year as the days begin to warm up and summer creeps around the corner. We are just coming out of the ‘hungry gap’ – the time of year when last year’s saved produce is running out before this year’s produce is…

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…

How to switch off from work

Throughout the pandemic, our working lives have seen some significant shifts in balance. For many of you, working from home was never an option. Instead you worked through tough shifts and got through more bottles of sanitizer than you ever thought possible. Some took your work home with you, transforming kitchens, living rooms and spare…