We’re delighted to announce that we’re on the lookout for a new charity partner for 2023, after the successful launch of our ‘Derbion Cares’ initiative last year.
In 2022, we supported local charities YMCA Derbyshire, RSPCA Derby & District and Safe and Sound with over £37,000 worth of support, including over 180 hours of Derbion staff volunteer time, sponsorships, fundraising, facilitated donations and free space in-centre.
We’re excited to start supporting and fundraising again in 2023 and we’re searching for one local charity partner for the year ahead, which will allow us to focus our community efforts across the year.
In 2022, Derbion Cares delivered support to each of the three charities, including transforming an allotment from a run-down space into a place for reflection, and running events such providing a free hot meal for the local community and a Christmas Fun Day for YMCA Derbyshire. Safe & Sound were provided with funding for outreach and engagement with young people throughout summer, and used Derbion’s Community Hub for a dedicated youth club. Additionally, Derbion worked with RSPCA Derby & District by hosting an event to celebrate a local RSPCA adoption success story, which raised over £700 for their 150 Hero Appeal campaign.
Derbion Cares believes in supporting the next generation to build a better future, most notably by focusing on the aspiration gap, as well as running and supporting a regular calendar of charitable events in and around the city. We’re looking for registered charities that are proactive with clear goals, who also have a dedicated team and resources for events that Derbion can support.
East Midlands-based charities can apply to be our chosen charity for 2023 from 5th January. Once applications are closed, the Derbion Cares Committee will review the applications and select a charity partner for 2023, with the successful charity announced by the end of March. Following the selection process, the Committee will then devise a calendar of events to support the charity.
If you think ‘Derbion Cares’ could benefit your charity, we’d love to hear from you!
The closing date for charities to register is 31st January 2023
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