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‘A night at the museum’ to celebrate those who are improving lives in Derbyshire


The efforts and achievements of individuals and groups who are using physical activity to help improve the lives of people across Derby and Derbyshire will be recognised at the second ‘Towards an Active Derbyshire Awards’.

The event will showcase individuals who have used physical activity to achieve outstanding change in themselves, as well as some incredible tales of what others have done to transform the lives, health and wellbeing of members in their communities.

The awards celebrate some of the amazing work happening in our communities and Active Derbyshire, who organise the event, want the opportunity to thank the volunteers, groups and staff who help to make physical activity the norm.

There are 8 categories in this year’s awards including:

  • Project/Initiative/Innovation of the Year
  • Active Place
  • Change4Life
  • This Girl Can
  • Inclusive Project, Group or Club of the Year
  • Community Coach/Activator
  • Special Recognition
  • Community Group/Association/Team of the Year

So far there are 4 finalists from Chesterfield which have been shortlisted from hundreds of nominations. These finalists have demonstrated the great impact they’ve had on the community and will be in line to win the award for their category:

  • Hunloke Community Garden (Active Place award)
  • Hannah Kendall (This Girl Can)
  • Dave Cartawick, Unit 1 Martial Arts (Community Coach/Activator award)
  • Libby Hawkins (Special Recognition)

This year’s awards are going to be jointly presented by sports broadcaster Colin Hazelden and GEM Radio presenter Jo Russell, with 200 guests expected to attend.

Event sponsors for this year include: Action Nation, Strategic Leisure, University of Derby, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council.

More information on the event and categories can be found here.

Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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