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Jim Dixon 18th Dec 2014 Retiring Peak Park Chief donates £350

Retiring Peak Park Chief donates £350 Jim Dixon, who has been head of the Peak National Park for many years announced his retirement earlier this year. Today, collegues, friends and family gathered at the Peak Park Headquarters in Bakewell to bid him a fond farewell.  Jim, who is also a Patron of Accessible Derbyshire very kindly asked people to donate funds...

Loo of The Year 16th Dec 2014 Loo of the Year Awards supports Accessible Derbyshire!

December each year sees the prestigious 'Loo of the Year' awards in Solihull. This glittering event, run by the British Toilet Association is held to promote excellence in toilet provision across the country and rewards facilities which meet stringent criteria and the staff as well as the staff who run them. Joining them this year were Gillian Scotford and Jane...

Accessibull Calendar 1 10th Dec 2014 'Accessibull' 2015 Calendar launched!

Accessible Derbyshire is proud to launch its first ever Calendar! The aim of this new, local, registered charity which was launched in March of this year, is to improve the lives of disabled people, their families and carers, living in or visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District. Supporting the charity in its inaugural year is top, local photographer 'Villager...

TBP Look North 4th Dec 2014 Accessible Derbyshire make the News!

Following Accessible Derbyshire's highly successful launch of 'The Big Push' at Longshaw yesterday, Co- Founders Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver found themselves appearing on local radion and television throughout the day. First on the agenda was a trip to radio Sheffield for a 7.45am appearance on the popular Toby Foster show. Toby asked the pair about the...

BPL - Gillian, Jane and Ross 3rd Dec 2014 The Accessible Derbyshire 'BIG PUSH' is launched!

Local charity Accessible Derbyshire has launched a major new initiative called 'The Big Push'. The objective of this 2 year initiative is to make the Peak District and Derbyshire the most accessible National Park and county in the country. Today, 3rd December: the 'International Day for Persons with Disabilities' representatives of some of the key local...

Angie Aspinall - A.D.Hearing Ambassador 1st Dec 2014 WELCOME TO OUR NEW HEARING AMBASSADOR!

Introducing our Hearing Ambassador, Angie Aspinall   Angie Aspinall is an award-winning deafened entrepreneur, born and brought up in Derbyshire and now living just over the border in Yorkshire.  She joined our team in September 2014 and will be involved in The Big Push in respect to meeting the needs of people with hearing loss.   Angie's career spans the...

Gillian and Tom cycling 21st Oct 2014 DISABILITY CYCLING TASTER DAY!

Rosliston Forestry Centre near Swadlincote is a woodland haven offering outdoor activities, holiday accommodation, family fun and all-year round events. On 28th October between 12 and 2pm, Rosliston is holding a public consultation session on disability cycling. The event is open to anybody who is interested in going along and having a go on the various types...

Dowager Duchess 2nd Oct 2014 THE DOWAGER DUCHESS - REMEMBERING A GREAT LADY.

Today marks the funeral of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and as people gather along with us at Chatsworth to say their goodbyes we wanted to add our personal tribute to the many others being shared. As well as being the co-founders of Accessible Derbyshire we have in the past raised funds for several good causes in the county : the 'Thomas' Playground'...

Mobile Sensory Kit 1st Oct 2014 Mobile sensory kit for Derbyshire!

Holidaying in Derbyshire is about to get a whole lot more fun for children with disabilities thanks to a new mobile sensory kit purchased by Accessible Derbyshire. The kit, comprising fibre optic lighting, amazing bubble tube and a state of the art projector was purchased with a £1000 grant from the charity 'Help A Child Have a Chance' which was established by...

Lane End group photo 23rd Sep 2014 A.D. GETS DOWN TO EARTH!

This Sunday, 21st September, Accessible Derbyshire supporters joined forces with the Lane End Farm Trust in Abney and Marmaduke's cafe, Sheffield to support a sponsored walk highlighting the farm's Down to Earth project. The farm, situated in an idyllic location in the village of Abney,  provides a simple environment where disabled and disadvantaged young people...

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