Busy busy busy!
Groups and Activities are thriving in North East Derbyshire, recent outings include: one of the Chesterfield Groups taking part in ten pin bowling at Storforth Lane at Chesterfield Bowl (Jean pictured to the left heading for a ‘strike’) and one of our Bolsover Groups visiting the Herb Gardens in Pilsley, Hardstoft.
Our regular groups have continued with trips and lunches out, bowling and our Library book club. Here’s our list of regular groups – (individual activities not listed):
Bolsover Social Group – 1st Wednesday
Clay Cross Group – 1st Thursday
Chesterfield Support Group – 2nd Tuesday
Dronfield Group – 3rd Thursday
Shirebrook Social Group – 2nd Wednesday
South Normanton Bowling – 3rd Wednesday
South Normanton Social – last Wednesday
Spire Support Group – last Tuesday
Other up and coming outings include a Narrowboat Cruise along the Chesterfield Canal in Worksop at the end of June and a ‘Black and White’ Fundraising lunch on in August – the themed fundraising event on 11 August 2015 at the Parish Team Rooms in Chesterfield. The theme for the lunch will be Black and White dress… so dig out your black and white clothes and join the fun! A buffet lunch of sandwiches and cakes will be provided and we will also be holding a raffle – with funds raised to go to Sight Support Derbyshire. Other fun surprises are also being planned for the day and the cost is £7.00.
If you would like to come along to the lunch or find out more about any of our activities please contact us at the Chesterfield office on: 01246 551727 or at Bolsover on: 01246 562136.
World War One Project
Some of our North East Derbyshire Project members, have been asked to join in with the Heritage Lottery Fund World War 1 project, the aim of which is to explore the charity’s joint heritage with WW1. Spiral Arts will be working with us on the project over coming months and are going to create a tactile display at the end of it, this will then be displayed in our Derby office before going on tour around the county.
The first official meeting took place in Clay Cross where members listened to poetry from World War 1 and passed round tactile reminisce from the wartimes. They also tasted bully-beef stew and were encouraged to let us have their thoughts, feelings and personal stories on what it might have been like back in the day. Spiral Arts from Derby were present at the meeting and members were given the opportunity to make a medal, the medal could represent anything that they felt they were good at. Pat is pictured to the right with her medal.
Keep a look out on further and future news on the WW1 Project here on our blog soon!
Diane and Chloe recently visited the Community Care Team in Bolsover to share the success of the North East Derbyshire Project and let them know about what support, activities and groups and information is available to people with a visual impairment in the area. The talk included a quiz on which vegetables contained the highest levels of ‘lutein and zeaxathin’ – antioxidants which may help reduce the risk of Age related Macular Degeneration and the ‘superfood’ curly kale. Please see link to the Macular Society’s leaflet on ‘Nutrition and Eye Health’ for more information.
If your organisation would like to find out more about what we do, and would like us to visit your group or team, please contact us to arrange a visit.
Until next time…..
Diane Naylor – North East Derbyshire Development Worker