Accessible Derbyshire wins D.T. 'Pride' Award!

16th Apr 2015

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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 Community' award was won by Accessible Derbyshire Co-Founders Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver who set up the charity to improve the lives of disabled people, their families and carers.

The award was sponsored by Chesterfield College and college principal Stuart Cutforth said:

"Gillian and Jane have so far raised over £30,000. This has been used to set up the website and to film around 30 holiday properties from a disabled person's point of view. The money has also provided specialised accessible equipment for a number of holiday properties."

Gillian and Jane, who have 6 children between them 3 of whom are disabled, told the ceremony that they know the difficulties people in similar situations to theirs face every day which is whey they are so determined to help improve others' lives.

Michael Garvey who supports community projects in Mastin Moor and who helps people with mental health problems also received a Special Achievement certificate.

Following the ceremony Gillian remarked that she and co-founder Jane were:

"delighted to have been given this award and really moved to hear of the incredible achievements of all the others at the ceremony. Our sincere congratulations go to everyone here tonight."

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