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Charity Champions

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Each edition we are sent press releases from people across Chesterfield who are doing great things to raise money for the charities they support. Typically, each is inspired to take up a challenge in response to personal circumstances.

This month seemed exceptional with me receiving a high number of requests to help, I’ve briefly summarised each below. Please feel free to help these guys in their efforts if any of the causes are dear to you.


Breast Cancer Awareness

Officially October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Abi Motais from Barepots will be doing her annual charity raffle to raise awareness for breast cancer whilst raising funds.

She will be raising money for @coppafeelpeople, a charity that raise awareness in innovative ways giving young people the confidence to check their boobs regularly and correctly.

Abi says, "1 in 8 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime so I think it is important to educate yourself and remind others to get to know your bodies by checking regularly to ensure it can be caught at an early stage."

Raffle tickets are £3 but please donate as much as you like for a chance to win a beautiful ceramic mug from the Autumn collection. Please see:


Support Dogs

Paul Gosney, business development manager at City Taxis, and one his close business contacts, Tony Dent from B&B Vehicle Contracts ran a Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3 Oct. They picked their own route and finished at Support Dogs base at Dronfield Woodhouse.

For details of Support Dogs and donations see:


Ashgate Hospicecare

North East Derbyshire District Council has been bowled over by the amount raised for its Chairman’s charity appeal.

Holymoorside Bowling Club staged an afternoon of fun to raise £2,113.43 for Cllr Martin Thacker’s chosen charity – Ashgate Hospicecare.

Cllr Thacker, said: “The bowling green provided a wonderful focal point for an event which was extremely well supported by the local community.

“I am grateful to Holymoorside Bowling Club for their hard work and staging an amazing afternoon. To Audrey Broderick and to all who came and contributed to a fantastic amount of £2,113.43 for Ashgate Hospicecare.”

The event also saw a bowls competition between Holymoorside Bowls Club and Holymoorside Tennis Club for the inaugural charity trophy presented by Cllr Thacker.


Ashgate Hospicecare: Sparkle Night Walk

We can’t include this page of call outs and thanks without a mention to all those who took part in the Ashgate Hospicecare’s Sparkle Night Walk.

1,600 people covered the 10k walk stepping out from Chesterfield’s Technique Stadium at 10pm on Saturday 25 Sept. Sponsored by Vertu Toyota the walkers lit up the night which saw everyone entertained by stadium hosts, Peak Radio.

Carl Jones, Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: "I would like to thank every person who took on the Sparkle Night Walk, and those behind the scenes, the army of incredible volunteers along the entire route and our generous sponsors for covering so many of our costs.

"It was incredible to see people back together after last year’s Sparkle was a virtual-only event.

"We know that many people taking part are doing so in memory of their loved ones, many of whom were supported by Ashgate. That shared experience adds to the sense of community and creates a wonderful atmosphere, where people support one another."

Registration for next year’s event has opened, with the walk set to take place on Saturday 9 July 2022. Sign up for the early bird price of £7!


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