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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...

Shine logo 18th Sep 2014 SHINE! NEW ACCESSIBLE CLUB FOR DERBYSHIRE!

North Derbyshire has a brand new accessible club for children thanks to National Citizenship Service Students and local charity Accessible Derbyshire. 'Shine' is a new creative arts club set up by Rebecca Wortley: a local Creative Arts graduate. Its aim is to give children aged 0-5 the opportunity to express themselves in a safe and creative way. Funding for the...

SHU 2 9th Sep 2014 ACCESSIBLE DERBYSHIRE'S UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE!

Accessible Derbyshire Co-Founders Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver headed to Sheffield Hallam University today to meet with tutors from the Tourism faculty. The purpose of the meeting was to share the aims and objectives of Accessible Derbyshire, update them on the 'story so far' and to discuss ways in which the charity might work with the faculty and its...

Special Friends Logo tag RGB (1) 9th Sep 2014 SPECIAL FRIENDS THIS WEDNESDAY!

Earlier this month we brought you news of a brand new group in Derbyshire. Special Friends was set up by local mum Lucy Sarna for children with additional needs aged 0-5, their parents and carers.  Based in Belper and serving  the surrounding areas, the group aims to provide friendship and support to adults and children alike. Special Friends meets on...

GNR 2014 3 8th Sep 2014 HURRAY FOR OUR GREAT NORTH RUNNERS!

This Sunday (7th September) the crowds gathered for this year's Great North Run – one of the U.K.'s premier participation events. Amongst them was a team led by Accessible Derbyshire Co-Founder, Gillian Scotford. Joining Gillian were her sisters Catherine Brown and Wendy Westlake, brother-in-law Steve Brown and close friend Kay Wood. This is the eighth year...

Great North Run 3 6th Sep 2014 THE GREAT NORTH RUN!

The Great North Run - one of the UK's most popular events - is taking place tomorrow, 7th September. Joining the many thousands of runners will be Accessible Derbyshire Co-Founder Gillian Scotford, along with sisters Wendy Westlake and Catherine Brown, brother-in-law Steve Brown and close friend Kay Wood. Amazingly, this will be the 8th year the team are running...

placeholder 5th Sep 2014 SPECIAL FRIENDS FOR DERBYSHIRE!

Being the parent or carer of a young child with additional needs can sometimes leave you feeling alone and overwhelmed. Although there are lots of other people in the same boat, finding them can be difficult.  That's what inspired local mum Lucy Sarna to set up a new group called Special Friends. Based in Belper and serving  the surrounding areas, the group...

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