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Countryfile5 26th Apr 2015 Countryfile showcases accessibility in Derbyshire!

Following filming earlier this month, Derbyshire and some of its many projects to improve accessibility were the feature of BBC's 'Countryfile' programme today. The show featured the work of the Lane End Farm Trust in Abney including their new 'Riding High' project which provides pony-trekking opportunities for young people with access needs in the beautiful...

Mobile Unit DR 24th Apr 2015 Derbyshire's mobile Changing Places unit ROCKS!

Changing Places change lives. They are special toilet facilities needed by 250,000 people in this country. Thanks to local campaigning and a very proactive, forward-thinking county council, Derbyshire now has 23 Changing Places toilets across the county. In addition Derbyshire is one of the few councils in the country to have purchased its very own mobile...

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 23rd Apr 2015 Derbyshire County Cricket Club welcomes A.D!

Accessible Derbyshire visited Derbyshire County Cricket Club in Derby today. Gillian and Jane were welcomed by Andy Wilson:  Assistant Stadium Manager & Deputy Safety Officer for a tour of the ground along with Ruth Hopkins, Access & Development Officer with Level Playing Field: a charity promoting good access for all fans, In January of this year Derby City...

Rebranding Sheffield 16th Apr 2015 Accessible Derbyshire inputs to Rebranding of Sheffield

Although many of us would like to live in a little cottage in the middle of nowhere, working life doesn't always allow that. With that in mind, BBC Countryfile magazine asked people to vote for the best UK city to live in if you're a countryside lover. The winner of the poll carried out in December 2014  by a 'country mile' was Sheffield! This beautiful city...

DT Pride Awards 16th Apr 2015 Accessible Derbyshire wins D.T. 'Pride' Award!

Accessible Derbyshire is celebrating after winning a coveted Derbyshire Times 'Pride' Award! The prestigious award cermony was held at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield on Thursday, 16th April. A total of 13 awards were given out for a range of achievements for inspirational community actions, sporting success and for bravery. The' Special Achievement in the...

Proact 15 16th Apr 2015 Why the' Proact' has accessibility at its heart!

Many of you will have heard of the 'Proact ' Stadium, home of Chesterfield Football Club, but you might be surprised to learn that there is something extra special about it: for not only is it home to one of the oldest football league clubs in the world: it is also one of the most accessible venues in the country! Thanks largely to the foresight of the...

Ellie Harrison 10th Apr 2015 Filming with Countryfile

Derbyshire was the location for the filming of a forthcoming edition of Countryfile today. Lane End Farm in the village of Abney welcomed presenter Ellie Harrison and the BBC Countryfile crew who came to film the work of the Lane End Farm Trust which  provides  horse riding and farm activities for disabled young people from across the county.  The Trust...

placeholder 7th Apr 2015 £10 donation from A.Clinton

Our thanks go to A.Clinton for kindly donating £10.00 to our charity.

Coast to Coast 7th Apr 2015 £355 from the 'Coast to Coast' team!

Wendy Westlake aged 50(Bluebell. wood T Shirt) and Catherine Brown aged 45(accessible Derbyshire T Shirt) both from Dronfield  successfully cycled the  the Coast to Coast to raise funds for 2 local charities close to their hearts. Wendy and Catherine undertook the ride the ride last year along with 11 other family members and friends, raising money for...

placeholder 7th Apr 2015 £237 from the family of Mrs. Iris Eyre

We are very grateful to the family of the late Mrs. Iris Eyre who very kindly gave a donation of £237 to Accessible Derbyshire from the collection made at Iris's funeral.  It was so very thoughtful supporting our charity at such a difficult time.

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