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Creative Journeys Shortlisted For National Award

A pioneering music project, involving Derby-based orchestra of the East Midlands Sinfonia Viva, has been shortlisted for a national award.

‘Creative Journeys’ has been a partnership between Orchestras Live, Essex County Council Cultural Development team, Sinfonia Viva, Green Candle, Age Exchange,  Magic Me and Anglia Ruskin University.

It has involved creative workshops at care homes in Essex and was designed to develop relationships between older people, care workers and their surrounding communities.

Croots Farm Shop continues support for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

More than £600 has been raised by customers and staff at Croots Farm Shop over recent weeks in aid of Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

The popular Derbyshire farm shop and café has been supporting the charity for several years with regular fund-raising activities.

Over the festive period the shop collected £612.23 for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre by giving a proportion of takings from Bright Friday and staging a Christmas raffle.