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…

Discounted town parking

Officers and staff have described parking in Chesterfield as a ‘nightmare’. So, Derbyshire Benevolent Trust has secured a deal that will allow its members to buy pre-paid parking cards at a heavily discounted rate enabling them to park in certain town car parks for £2.50 a day. “These are pre-paid cards with all the months…

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…

Support DBT member’s fundraising effort

Derbyshire Benevolent Trust exists to serve its members to the best of its ability. Within that remit, we are today supporting Victoria Tremayne, a DBT member who is raising funds for her husband Lance currently fighting a long-term illness. In the summer of 2018, Lance lost the use of his legs during a family holiday.…