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 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…

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…