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Cycling Challenge Flies the Flag For Derbados

Two Derby businessmen have once more laid down the gauntlet for others to join them for a weekend cycling challenge in Mallorca and Derbyshire in April – and brought their Olympian friends to Derby’s iPro stadium to formally launch the challenge.

Dean Jackson, founder and owner of triathlon kit specialists HUUB, and David Torrington, managing director of Sky Recruitment Solutions are planning the 200km challenge on April 16 and 17.

Brave Fundraisers Take Leap of Faith for Local Charity

Three University of Derby students are amongst a group of people who will take a leap of faith to raise money for Derby-based charity Safe and Sound on February 29.

Kelly Rawson (34), Lauren Nichol (23) and Mimina Bligh (20) are all studying Youth Work and Community Development at the University. 

Call-out for family/age-friendly facilitator

The Family Arts Campaign are seeking experienced facilitators to deliver and develop content for a series of online training workshops. These could be led by an individual, organisation, or group of individuals.

We are looking for an individual or team who:

DCG Launches Cycling Performance Academy

Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with the HUUB Ribble junior and development road cycling team to create a performance academy for aspiring young riders.

The HUUB Ribble Performance Academy is sponsored by Derby-based triathlon kit designers HUUB and based at DCG’s Broomfield Hall near Derby.

Lubrizol breaks fundraising records to help prevent heartbreak

STAFF at a Derbyshire firm have put their heart and soul into raising a record-breaking sum of money for the company’s chosen charity and learned lifesaving skills in return.

Employees at Lubrizol, in Hazelwood, near Belper, have collected a total of £10,515 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by organising and supporting a series of activities over the past 12 months.

Lubrizol has agreed to support the charity for two years and its staff wasted no time getting into fundraising action when the partnership was launched 12 months ago.

Enjoy ‘A Little Night Music’ With Sinfonia Viva

The Grammy-nominated orchestra of the East Midlands, Sinfonia Viva, returns to Derby Cathedral next month under the baton of principal conductor Frank Zielhorst for ‘A Little Night Music’ on March 25.

The programme starts with the programme’s inspiration - Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’. 

The serenade is one of Mozart’s most enduringly-popular pieces of work. Completed in 1787, it was not published until 1827 – long after Mozart’s death – and is now an instantly recognisable piece used widely in television and film scores.  


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