Successful Launch Day in Chesterfield

Chesterfield office gate & balloonsThe North East Derbyshire Project held their launch day on the 11th September at the Sight Support Derbyshire’s Chesterfield office on St. Margarets Drive. We were lucky with the weather and so were able to have the tombola outside in the courtyard along with seating for our visitors.

Pictured to the left is our newly painted yellow front gate – look out for this along St Margarets Drive to find our offices!

The launch day was a great opportunity for everyone to share information and learn new things from the display boards about eye health awareness,  services available through the project, and a chance to discuss things with the Sight Support staff and each other. One lady said “I never realised that smoking could affect your eyes so much – I didn’t know about that before”.

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Launch Event……

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‘Mad as a Hatter’….

Social group members from the Chesterfield and Bolsover areas came together for an afternoon of fun and games at the “Mad Hatters Tea Party” earlier in July.

The Parish Rooms in Chesterfield were decorated in the theme of Alice in Wonderland along with many of the members who dressed up for the occasion in a true mad hatter style.

afternoon tea at mad hatters partyPictured to the left are Eileen and Margaret in fancy dress outfits enjoying a chat, along with their “drink me” drinks and “eat me” cakes.

Margaret was also the winner of the best fancy dress outfit on the day, and was delighted with her prize of a large print copy of Alice in Wonderland.

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Building Project Foundations….

As well as setting up new groups in the area (which we will let you know about soon), we are pleased to announce that the overhaul of our Chesterfied and Bolsover Offices is now complete. Both offices have had a big sort out tidy and up, getting everything up to date and freshened up.

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Up and running!

Welcome to the first BLOG from the North East Derbyshire Project…..

We are currently in the process of setting up all things ‘bloggy’ and social media, but wanted to let you all know that we are up and running: with a recent revamp of our offices in Chesterfield and Bolsover, recruitment of project staff and setting up of activities and groups, as well as planning and developing links with other organisations and creating publicity materials…it’s been a busy time! Continue reading

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