Following another successful year in 2023, we are pleased to announce that it is looking for a new charity for its ‘Derbion Cares’ initiative, which offers a regional charity the chance to receive 12 months of support through fundraising and awareness activities.

Last year, we supported award-winning local charity, Children First Derby, who were selected as the centre’s charity of the year. Over the past 12 months, Children First Derby received more than £6,000 from the centre’s fundraising efforts and support, across 18 events and initiatives.

Derbion worked closely with Children First Derby throughout the year and supported the charity by offering free space in-centre that allowed them to engage with the local community and increase awareness. Derbion staff also took part in a variety of fundraising events including the Ramathon and a 125-mile run, row, cycle and walk challenge, which contributed to generating the generous sum for the charity.

If you are an East Midlands-based charity that would welcome support and ongoing fundraising efforts from Derbion this year simply use the form below to apply to become the centre’s charity of the year. Entries will close on Wednesday 17th January at 11 pm.

Once entries have closed, the Derbion Cares Committee will review all applications and select a charity to support throughout 2024, with the successful charity announced in February. The Committee will then work with the chosen organisation to devise a calendar of activities and ways to support the charity throughout the year.