The Birth of Derby in Need
In January Kevin, now our Managing Director, created a Facebook Group - Derby in Need and with a group of committee members set the path for 2014 with three goals known as our ‘Christmas Project’.
All events were to be arranged and funded through fundraising events and donations received.
The Christmas Project
1 - Pre - Christmas Family Meal
We invited 52 guests to join us at the Blue Peter in Alvaston on Saturday 13th December.
All guests received a free 3 course meal and Santa joined us to hand out presents donated by friends and local businesses.
2 - Christmas Day Lunch
The Lunch was held at an OAP complex in Normanton, Derby on Christmas Day 25th December. 63 invited guests attended and were served a 3 course traditional Christmas Lunch with the help of volunteer cooks and committee members as serving staff.
The food for the meal was kindly donated by the owners of the Waterfall, Derby.
3 - Family New Year’s Eve Party
This event was hosted at Chellaston Working Men's Club in Chellaston, Derby with 28 guests all of whom enjoyed a free buffet, disco, fun and games plus a free taxi home.
All the food was donated by local businesses and the disco was donated 'free of charge to a good cause' by a local DJ (who wishes to remain anonymous).
All three events costing £512 were paid for via fundraising events through the year hosted kindly the
102 Club in Derby.
Donations were received from group members along with local businesses including The Waterfall and Bembridge Convenience Store and the tenants of the OAP complex rallied to obtain gifts for Santa to distribute on Christmas Day.
All events were free for our invited guests.