Congratulations Jess

Congratulations to Jess Hutton and all who held a successful Charity Music Concert on the 18th November. They raised a staggering £2,000 to support Derbyshire Mind and SOBS – thank you to all who took part

Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) in partnership with African Adventures

Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) in partnership with African Adventures has taken a group of volunteers over to Kenya to work with children in a deprived area of Nakuru, using the power of sport to enthuse them. Volunteers also get involved in building projects to help improve facilities for the young people.

Derby Homes is one of the charities supporting Derbyshire Mind and one of their members of staff, Leon Taylor is taking part in this as a volunteer. All volunteers must raise funding for the trip, which next year is in the region of £2500. Part of the monies raised goes directly to a project in Kenya and another sum to DCCT’s wonderful Health Programmes which are delivered locally in Derbyshire.
Leon is currently auctioning off a signed England Shirt to towards the fundraising target.

A link to the online auction can be found below, along with a link to his Just Giving Page;

Thinking of Christmas presents?

Derbyshire Mind is Lubrizol’s nominated charity – one of their employees Claire Hollighurst, also does direct sales for Weleda which is all about wellbeing, selling natural products. Claire has chosen to offer all her commission from her work on this, from now until the end of the year, to Derbyshire Mind so if you are others would like to view or buy and gifts you can do so

Weleda are also doing a 'kindness for Christmas' campaign and customers can make donations with their orders to the campaign. The money raised via this will be matched by Weleda and converted into products for us to use in the Living Advent donations.

MasquerMind Ball

Our congratulations and thanks go to Kelly Brammer and colleagues who hosted their first MasquerMind Ball on the 29th of September at Eastwood Hall. The proceeds of the event were divided between National and Derbyshire Mind and a grand total of £1,100!!!

Due to the success of the event Kelly is wanting to host this as an annual fundraiser and her project submission to the Aviva Community Fund to help achieve this has been successful. All that is needed now is for the event to be supported by as many people as possible

Please help Kelly to win funding for another event voting is open until 21st November and we need to get as many votes as possible to hopefully win some funding for the next MasquerMind Event.