Spotlight: Hudswell Community Charity project

Sometimes we can be stood in history without even realising it. As happened to Derbyshire Benevolent Trust manager Ian Godfrey on a recent break to Hudswell village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park who stumbled across a remarkable story of a local charity. By appearances it is a simple, small village. Home to just over…

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Win an Amazon Echo Show from Police Insure

Trust partner Police Insure are offering the chance to win a brand new Amazon Echo Show as a thank you to DBT members continuing to work and support communities during these unprecedented times. Mark Faint, Director of Business Development at Police Insure, is the man behind this prize. You can more from him about this…

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A message from the DBT chairman

With current events unfolding and new developments coming thick and fast, Andy Smith, chairman of the Derbyshire Benevolent Trust, has a message to share with all members.   A few weeks ago I had planned to write a light-hearted article for this Spring news item, probably something involving travel or sports. Things have definitely moved…

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A notice for Group Insurance Scheme members

With the current climate Philip Williams, brokers of the Derbyshire Benevolent Trust’s Group Insurance Scheme (GIS), has released a statement for all members.     Please be reassured during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we will be handling Sickness Benefit Claims as a priority to ensure there is no undue delay in issuing benefit payments…

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Former detective sets up ironworks

After a 30-year policing career, retirement saw Ian Barker tackle the obligatory DIY jobs which had been mounting up at home. Keen to stay busy, he then started doing odd jobs for others, before setting up his own wrought ironworks business which he now runs full-time. The former murder detective retired from the Force in…

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