Hi to all our members.


We really hoped that this would be the first newsletter that members would receive ‘post’ the Covid restrictions, but it looks like we will have to wait a little longer before we can start getting back to normal.

This month sees us running another survey to help us understand what things would interest you the most as a member of the Derbyshire Benevolent Trust. As well as looking to expand the range of offers we have with local partners, we are also looking to encourage our DBT community to take part in local activities. There is the potential to develop an area on our website to showcase community-spirited events or organisations, but we can only do this with input from our members. So please click through and take the survey. At the most its 8 questions will only take a couple of minutes of your time, but your responses will indicate your preferences so that we can tailor this section to what you, the members, want to see.

If you are already involved with a local community initiative which encourages exercise and helps improve wellbeing, such as a litter pick or a local running group or anything that helps you to get out and about in and around Derbyshire, please email in and let us know and we will look to create an article about the work you do. [ian@derbyshirebenevolenttrust.com]

Our own Healthy Lifestyles Project continues on and hopefully members will be enjoying their own home grown tomatoes very soon. Check out the links below for more on that.

Those who subscribe to the Group Insurance Scheme will be aware that the scheme has been renewed and contact numbers and contact details have changed. Please check out the Group Insurance page for further details.

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to support the forces Welfare Initiative and provide staffing at the ‘Oscar Kilo’ van which visited police stations around the county. One thing that we learned from that was that support staff are not aware that they can join the Group Insurance Scheme. The force is assisting with raising awareness on this and have sent out advice on the ‘Connect’ system, so please do look out for it.

Please take care of yourselves and your families and enjoy the summer, if it eventually arrives.

– Ian Godfrey, Trust Manager