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Ashgate Hospicecare appeals for volunteers to help with Sparkle Night Walk

Ashgate Hospicecare is appealing for volunteers to come forward and support one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, the Sparkle Night Walk 2021.

The popular event is set to return this weekend, Saturday, 25th September, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The route comprises of a 10km course down the A61 bypass, past the iconic Crooked Spire and through the streets of Chesterfield, beginning and ending at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium.

Peter Stone, Ashgate Hospicecare’s Director of Income Generation said: “We need more volunteers than ever before to help more than 1,600 Sparkler Walkers hit our target of £150,000 for the event.

“The funds the Sparkle Walk raises are vital for our work – although it isn’t just about the money as people take part to remember someone they have lost.

“It’s a hugely significant event for many families of people who the Hospice has cared for and when those bunny-ear clad folk are winding their way through Chesterfield through the night and then start to turn again towards the morning, it’s a sight not to be missed!”

“We need volunteer marshals on the route to cheer everybody on and help them remember why they’re taking part.”

Marshals would need to arrive at 8pm and will be needed until between midnight and 1.30am. Anyone who would like to help but can’t stay for the whole event is able to marshal at an early post, or the organisers can find another role for you.

Any volunteers wishing to bring along family or friends to help, they will be very welcome. All volunteers will be fully briefed and placed with an experienced volunteer where possible.

Volunteers will also receive a free hot drink and a free bacon roll (or a vegan alternative) – and a chance to make Chesterfield really sparkle!

If you can volunteer on Saturday, Contact events@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk or call on 01246 233404.

Ashgate Hospicecare supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Henry Boot announces support for 2021 Chatsworth 10k race

Henry Boot have pledged their support for a major regional event by sponsoring the finish line snack station at the upcoming Chatsworth 10k.

Due to take place on Sunday 12th September from 9:30am on the Chatsworth Estate, the 2021 Helen’s Trust Chatsworth 10k event is organised by Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust, with runners participating in aid of the charities.

Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life of patients affected by life-limiting illnesses in the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales & North East Derbyshire areas.

To continue providing their valuable services, Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust must raise over £3,600 per day, making events such as the Chatsworth 10k vital for the charity.

Henry Boot are incredibly proud to be supporting such a fantastic charity through the sponsorship of the 10k.

Jack Kidder, Responsible Business Manager at Henry Boot said “We are proud to once again be supporting Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust through the sponsorship of the runners snacks at this year’s Chatsworth 10k.

“Each year Henry Boot are committed to supporting communities nationwide, through dedicated charity projects, recognising our collective responsibility to support valuable charities and services wherever possible.

“Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust provides incredible care, not only to patients with life-limiting illnesses, but also to the families of patients, including bereavement support for both adults and children, and we are delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s 10k event which will generate the charity much needed funds.”

Rebecca Gregory at Blythe House Hospice said “We are so grateful to Henry Boot for not only providing sponsorship towards the finish line snack station, but also volunteering a team of their staff to help on the day.

“The Chatsworth 10k is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year, and the money raised through the runners registration and generous corporate sponsorship allows us to provide more care for families in our communities who are affected by life-limiting illness.”

Alongside the traditional 10k, families are also invited to participate in the 3k fun run, suitable for both adults and children.

Online registration to the event is open until 8th September at: https://blythehousehospice.org.uk/event/chatsworth-10k/. You can also register for £23 on the day, with proceeds from all runners’ registrations going directly to the charity.

Henry Boot Construction supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Superior Wellness supports national Fibromyalgia Awareness week

As official partners of Fibromyalgia Action UK, Chesterfield’s Superior Wellness will be raising awareness and much needed funds during national Fibromyalgia Awareness week, taking place 5-12 September.

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes persistent pain all over the body.  As well as widespread pain, other symptoms will include but are not limited to fatigue and non-refreshing sleep, and brain or fibro fog.

Although there is currently no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatments to help relieve some of the symptoms and make the condition easier to live with.  Hydrotherapy and relaxing in warm water are a great way for those suffering with the condition to find some potential respite. Routine soaks can also help relieve stress which is another that can make symptoms more intense.

The team at Superior Wellness will be holding a cake sale to raise funds and promoting the charity all week to mark the occasion. A charity team has also been set up and they are arranging a series of events throughout the year to raise further funds.

Sarah Elphick, Head of Marketing said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Fibromyalgia Action UK and supporting the national awareness week. We have a number of customers who have fibromyalgia and have told us a nice soak in a hot tub has helped them. The warm water and the hydrotherapy from the jets can make a difference.

“We hope to raise awareness of the condition through the partnership, particularly amongst young people, as many may not even know what it is.”

Last month, a team of 39 from Superior Wellness took part in Tough Mudder and raised £2,905 for the charity.

Please keep an eye on the Superior Wellness website and social media channels for the latest news and updates on the partnership and the money raised.

Superior Wellness supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

 

 

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Ashgate Hospicecare director raises more than £6,000 in incredible marathon challenge

An Ashgate Hospicecare director who set himself the challenge of running 12 marathons in as many months has finally crossed the finish line – two months ahead of schedule.

Peter Stone, Director of Income Generation at the North Derbyshire charity and Destination Chesterfield board member, was inspired to fundraise having seen others go above and beyond to help fund Ashgate’s vital care.

Starting last October, the 60-year-old challenged himself to run 12 marathons in just one year – a remarkable 314.4 miles in total.

And on Saturday, Peter was delighted to complete his final marathon of the challenge, finishing at Ashgate’s hospice site in Old Brampton, Chesterfield, where family, friends and colleagues applauded him as he passed through the gates.

Thanks to the generosity of Peter’s supporters, the challenge has helped raise an incredible £6,200 towards the charity, smashing his target of £1,000.

Following the final marathon, Peter said: “My final marathon was one of the hardest yet – it included 3,500 feet of ascent and a lot of off-road navigation in the area around Tansley and Ashover.

“That, combined with hot weather, made for a tiring trip out. I am delighted to have completed the 12 marathons and I am so grateful for all the support I have received.

“I am responsible for the fundraising and retail teams at Ashgate who every year must generate around 70 per cent of the organisation’s income. I was keen to raise some funds myself – to help with fundraising and to remind me how hard our fundraisers must work to generate the money we need.

“Even as a keen runner this challenge has been difficult. The older I get, the longer it takes to recover from a marathon so trying to cover one every four weeks has been tiring. Plus, there’s been runs in the rain, sleet and snow which haven’t helped matters at all!”

From a double marathon – with no stopping– in Northumberland to a 50km run along a disused railway line in Shropshire, Peter has taken part in marathons across the UK.

He’s averaged around one marathon every four weeks – a task he admits was “tough”, but now he’s got into the routine of it he’ll find it difficult to stop.

Peter’s efforts will help Ashgate in continuing to provide caring and compassionate palliative and end-of-life care to people all over North Derbyshire.

He added: “I wanted to fundraise for Ashgate because the charity undertakes such amazing work – offering specialist palliative and end of life care to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families across North Derbyshire.

“Ashgate is so loved by the community, and this has been apparent by the level of support I have received to date. I couldn’t have asked for more from everyone who has supported me and made donations – thank you all so much.”

Have you been inspired by Peter’s fundraiser? You can run for Ashgate Hospicecare at the Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10K on 17th October.

To support Peter following his mammoth marathon challenge go to his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/peterstoneag

Ashgate Hospicecare supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Chesterfield businessmen to complete marathon for canine charity

Two dog-loving local businessmen are planning to design and complete their very own marathon route to raise money for their favourite canine charity.

Paul Gosney, who lives in Chesterfield and Tony Dent, from Ecclesall, Sheffield, are taking part in the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday October 3 on behalf of national charity Support Dogs, whose training centre is in Brightside.

Tony, a partner at B&B Vehicle Contracts, a vehicle leasing specialist in Chesterfield, and Paul, business development manager at City Taxis, are old friends who share a common love of dogs.

The pair, neither of whom have run a marathon before, are currently plotting a 26.2 mile marathon route starting at Dronfield Woodhouse and finishing at Support Dogs via various parts of Sheffield – hopefully around six hours later.

They plan to post staging posts online to encourage supporters to cheer them on at various points along the way, snaking through the city and avoiding as many hills as possible! Support will be provided by their friend Jim as pacemaker on his electric trike, Spike le Trike, and Tony’s wife Katey in a back-up van.

“We both love dogs, and Support Dogs do amazing work,” says Tony, whose company has made Support Dogs their charity of the year.

“I’ve known about their work and supported them for many years. I was recently watching one of their videos about a young girl whose life was turned round by her assistance dog, and every time I watch it, I cry!  It’s heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time.

“It gives someone a new lease of life which you would not expect from an animal. The sheer joy that a dog brings to people’s lives and what these dogs do is incredible. They give people who have disabilities such freedom and a new lease of life, and that’s what’s it’s all about for me.”

Tony and Paul are now hard at work in the gym and pounding the streets in preparation for the event, in which participants can choose their own marathon-length route.

Toy had heart surgery two years ago, so the Virtual London Marathon is a big challenge. Both men, who have set themselves a fundraising target of £3,000 are planning a practice half marathon route in September to test their fitness.

“When people hear that we’re doing a ‘virtual’ marathon they seem to think that it’s online and we’re not actually running 26.2 miles – but believe me we are!” says Paul.

Support Dogs trains assistance dogs for children and adults with autism, epilepsy and physical disability, enabling them to lead safer, more independent lives. It receives no government funding, and for every dog it trains it receives more than 50 requests for help.

If you would like to sponsor Tony and Paul go to Virgin Money Giving

City Taxis supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Baker Mallett to take on sporting challenges in fundraiser for youth charity

Chesterfield Champion Baker Mallett has been announced as a Silver Partner for The Starting Blocks Challenge, a fundraising initiative created by UK youth sports charity, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

The campaign encourages participants to celebrate the moments that shaped them, by revisiting places, people or moments in a sporting way. Over the next 12 months, #TeamBM will be going back to their own individual starting blocks whilst raising funds to support DKHT in providing life changing opportunities for 11-25 year olds, facing disadvantage across the United Kingdom.

Staff team ambassadors at the company will take on challenges such as running, cycling and walking and will be inviting industry colleagues to join in, take part and #gobacktogiveback. Staff will also be completing motivational, performance and resilience workshops, delivered by elite athletes also supporting the scheme.

Baker Mallet’s involvement in the Starting Blocks Challenge aims to contribute to the first objective in the firm’s social value agenda – “Health & Wellbeing for our Clients, our Staff and the Local Communities in which we work by promoting physical activity, supporting the mental health agenda and helping vulnerable people”.

Baker Mallett Chairman, Neil Griffiths, said of the partnership: “We are incredibly proud and humbled to be invited to support such an important initiative. The last 18 months have been particularly difficult for young people and so we must act now by providing money and the right support and resources through Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to make a difference in as many individual young lives as possible.”

The challenge has had a successful start, with Baker Mallet’s Jon Mcallister raising £400 after completing the first in a series of challenges, cycling from Wigan to Manchester and back again.

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust delivers transformational programmes designed to improve wellbeing, help build healthy relationships and unlock the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve in education, work and life. Over the next ten years their goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of 10,000 young people across the UK.

Baker Mallet supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Tapton Lock Festival set to bring the Chesterfield community together

The charity behind Chesterfield’s Tapton Lock Festival says it is set to return this year, offering free family fun for residents and visitors.

Taking place along the banks of the Chesterfield canal on the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September, the event celebrates the great outdoors and the incredible wildlife on our doorstep in North Derbyshire.

This year’s festival, organised by Junction Arts will feature activities and entertainment, including a climbing wall and canoeing, art workshops and live performances.

Attendees will also be able to take a trip aboard the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s trip boat, John Varley II.

This year, organisers are welcoming back the captivating bubbleologist, while on Sunday, the event will host children’s puppet shows and performances by Bee Guides Bombus and Borage and their amazing Bee Cart.

Hosted in partnership with the Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service, this festival is the first large event that Junction Arts has been able to run since March 2020. Having worked hard to continue their support to care homes, schools and families at a distance, the team is back running events and workshops face-to-face again, offering people the opportunity to be creative and empowering lives.

Hannah Bowdler, Relationship Fundraiser for Junction Arts said: “This year, Junction Arts is on a mission to bring our communities back together safely, through its calendar of exciting events. They see how involvement in creative and social activities and interaction within our communities alleviates loneliness, anxiety and stress, and you are invited to benefit from this too!”

Festival organisers are asking local people to become a sponsor of the Tapton Lock Festival, by donating what they can to help bring our communities back together safely. For more information, visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/TaptonLockFestival2021

Junction Arts supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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New Charity Partner for Superior Wellness

Europe’s largest hot tub distributor, Chesterfield-based Superior Wellness has announced a new partnership with Fibromyalgia Action UK.

From this July, Superior Wellness will be officially supporting Fibromyalgia Action UK, who are fighting for freedom from Fibromyalgia – to raise awareness and funds.

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes persistent pain all over the body. As well as widespread pain, other symptoms will include but are not limited to fatigue and non-refreshing sleep, and brain or fibro fog.

Although there is currently no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatments to help relieve some of the symptoms and make the condition easier to live with. Hydrotherapy and relaxing in warm water are a great way for those suffering with the condition to find some potential respite. Routine soaks can also help relieve stress which is another that can make symptoms more intense.

Miami Spas, the retail division of Superior Wellness, will be donating £5 per hot tub sold from 1 July to Fibromyalgia Action UK. The company will also be offering a discount on hot tubs to all Fibromyalgia Action UK members.

Throughout the year the Superior Wellness team will be taking part in a series of charity events. The first one being Tough Mudder on 1 August where 39 team members will be taking part and all funds raised will go directly to Fibromyalgia Action UK.

Rob Carlin, Managing Director at Superior Wellness said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Fibromyalgia Action UK. My Mum suffers from it and one way for her to actually cope with the condition is a nice soak in the hot tub. The warm water and the hydrotherapy from the jets can make a difference.

“We hope to raise awareness of the condition through the partnership, particularly amongst young people, as many may not even know what it is. We will also be raising funds throughout the year with charity events starting with Tough Mudder.

“There is great synergy between our brands and we are very excited about our partnership.”

Des Quinn, Chair of Fibromyalgia Action UK said: “It’s amazing that Superior Wellness chose to donate their time and resources to help the cause of fibromyalgia awareness. We are overjoyed that they have chosen us to be their charity of the year.

“We look forward to working with them throughout the year.”

Superior Wellness, rebranded from Superior Spas in November 2020, with a purpose ‘to improve wellbeing for all’. As well as selling products that focus on wellness, the team’s wellness is also of utmost importance. There is an onsite gym, and weekly fitness classes including yoga, boxing and circuits. The team can enjoy subsidised healthy meals and a breakout room with a pool table, table tennis and table football.

Superior Wellness supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Leverton UK launches charity drive urging fellow businesses to donate defibrillators

A Chesterfield business is urging other local companies to come together as part of efforts to increase the number of defibrillators available in the area.

Leverton UK has launched the #donateadefib campaign in order to ensure the devices are installed at community spaces and sporting venues across Chesterfield and Derbyshire.

It follows the incident which took place in the European Football Championship match, in which Danish player Christian Eriksen required urgent medical attention after collapsing on the pitch.

Marcus Leverton, Director of Leverton UK said: “The majority of the world’s football lovers stood in shock at the weekend as we watched an incredible footballer, an elite athlete in exceptional physical condition, stumble and fall to the ground as the result of a cardiac arrest. Aged just 29, Christian Eriksen loved by millions suddenly was fighting for his life.

“The quick actions of his teammates, the medical staff on hand and the right type of emergency equipment are undoubtedly the reason he is now recovering in hospital.

“I was sat in my kitchen working on my laptop with the TV on in the background and my wife beside me as we watched the situation unfold, his teammate administering cardio massage and the crowd, the commentators and the world watching in total shock.

“I am a father of two boys, Harry (13) and Samuel (9) who live for football. My boys came in to the room with lots of questions clearly as disturbed as we were at the situation unfolding and it sent my mind in to a spin.

“What would happen if we were at training or had a match at the Avenue, home ground to the Wingerworth Junior Sports Association (WJSA) and a player or a parent suffered a heart attack? Or even a passer by walking through the country park?

“I talked to my fellow Directors at Leverton UK; Tony, Allyson and Mandi, and we agreed that we would provide a defibrillator and secure box to be located near the pitches, to be there just in case.”

The call has been echoed by Darren Parkinson, Chesterfield Football Club’s Activity Officer and WJSA Chairman and Under 14’s Coach in a recent social media post:

Marcus continued: “While it is a truly rare occurrence for a young player to suffer with a heart attack, each player has parents, guardians, brothers, sisters and grandparents who love to watch them play, and unfortunately this increases the chances of this situation becoming a reality.

“While we hope that this defibrillator is never required, we understand and have seen first-hand with Christian that access to equipment such as this can be the difference between life and death, and perhaps other local companies will follow suit and help other local grass roots clubs.

“As a company, personally and as a family we support many local and national charitable causes. It is important that if you are in a position where you can help others, that you do!”

Leverton UK supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Volunteering in Chesterfield: a gateway for developing your skills and career

This month we are celebrating the Voluntary Community Sector; volunteering doesn’t just help others, it’s also a great way to develop your own skills.

There are lots of obvious benefits to volunteering – a sense of accomplishment and being able to give back to others. But volunteering can also be a gateway to develop your career, by widening your experience and learning new skills.

Volunteering as an employee of a company

Many employers have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and through them actually encourage their staff and allow time for participation in volunteering projects and other social value activity.

Fortem 

Fortem who have offices in Staveley are a very good example of a company that does just that. Fortem employ over 40 apprentices and recruit around 20 Management Trainees each year. They are keen to encourage staff to volunteer and have been involved with many community projects.

Each year Fortem’s Management Trainees undertake a project that benefits the local community. In 2020, the team worked together with local supply chain partners and subcontractors to refurbish a local community centre, Umbrellas Cosy Hub in Grangewood, Chesterfield, free of charge.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Fortem staff supported a local food bank at Guesssie’s Kitchen, by providing 880 bags of food to distribute to four local schools. Staff also volunteered their own time to distribute the food bags to children that needed them most. Additionally, the team donated a further £3,000 towards the cost of a new van.

As a result of this, team members at Fortem have been exposed to new experiences which will enhance existing skills and benefit their own career.

Rosewood Wealth Management 

Rosewood Wealth Management is also an apprentice employer who encourages their staff to volunteer. For the past three years, the team have collected and donated toys to the Nightingale Ward at Chesterfield Royal Hospital amongst other community projects.

Abigail Denman, Financial Services Administrative Apprentice, said: “One of the benefits of working for a company like Rosewood is that they are constantly trying to look at ways to help the local community. Each Christmas we do a toy appeal for the local hospital, we donate monthly to Monkwood Community Food Hut, we sponsor Cutthorpe Cricket Club and whenever we look to buy things whether it be end of month treats or artwork for the office they look to support a local business. It makes me proud to be part of a business that is so community driven but asks for nothing in return. ”

By taking part in social value activity, Abigail says: “I’ve been able to develop new skills which can be applied to my apprenticeship and my future career.”

Find out more about apprenticeships and the current vacancies in Chesterfield by visiting: www.chesterfield.co.uk/apprenticeships/become-an-apprentice-in-chesterfield

Volunteering can help to develop your career

Not only can you develop new skills and gain different experience through volunteering. It can also be used as a way to raise your profile, by meeting new people and seeing what a paid role in a particular career might be like.

Community Chesterfield recently published a Volunteer… to Career blog which gives insights into how volunteering can kick start your career. It features people from different roles, talking about their experience of volunteering during their career and how it helped them find their way.

Opportunities to volunteer in Chesterfield

There are lots of volunteering opportunities available in Chesterfield that can help develop your chosen career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Junction Arts – offer a volunteer experience that allows you to give your time when it suits you. Join them on Saturday 10th July, 10am – 12pm for their Volunteer’s Open day at West Studios, Chesterfield. You will get to meet the team, eat cake and find out more about what you can achieve by volunteering with Junction Arts. Find out more here: https://junctionarts.org/events/volunteers-open-day-2021/
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Date announced for Ashgate Hospicecare’s Sparkle Night Walk

Ashgate Hospicecare has announced that its much-loved Sparkle Night Walk will return later this year – in a safe, socially distanced way that will retain the fun and atmosphere the event is known for.

The popular fundraiser, which sees family and friends come together to help fund the hospice’s vital care by walking 10km through the streets of Chesterfield, set to take place on 25th September.

Previously, the event, sponsored by Vertu Toyota, has taken place in July, but the charity has pushed back the date this year in light of the ongoing roadmap out of lockdown.

Ashgate hopes the new September date will allow the hospice to hold a socially distanced event while ensuring the safety of its supporters, volunteers and the local community.

Staggered start times from Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium will help ensure participants enjoy the fun and vibrant atmosphere of the event in a safe way. Walkers will be waved off from the start line every 15 minutes from 8pm.

Carl Jones, Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “We’re delighted to be able to open registrations for the return of our annual Sparkle Night Walk in September.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming back our supporters and seeing some familiar faces, as well as those new supporters taking part for the first time. It’s been a long time since we have all been together and that is why this event will feel even more special.

“While we are hopeful that the event will take place, we will of course closely monitor the COVID situation over the coming months.

“It is our priority to keep our wonderful walkers safe whilst ensuring there is the very best chance of the event going ahead.

“Our fundraising team will be sure to keep everyone updated should there be any further changes to our plans.

“We hope to welcome you all back for the much-anticipated return of our Sparkle Night Walk in September!”

Like last year, a virtual option will also be offered, for those who would prefer to choose their own route and complete it separately.

Ashgate is encouraging their local community to sign-up to the Sparkle Night Walk and help raise much needed money to fund the specialist end-of-life care they provide.

To date, the charity is reporting losses of more than £3 million from its usual income streams during the pandemic, due to the cancellation of fundraising events and repeated closure of its shops. The hospice is grateful to its generous supporters who have rallied together to fundraise and support its recent crisis appeal campaigns in an effort to overcome the losses.

This year’s event has been kindly sponsored by Vertu Toyota. Participants are encouraged to sign up before June 14th and get early bird entry for just £10.

To find out more about Ashgate Hospicecare’s Sparkle Night Walk and to register, click here.

Ashgate Hospicecare supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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