Category: People

Wathall’s Re-Signs with the Rams

Wathall’s, Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, has renewed its partnership with Derby County Football Club for a fourth year.

With branches in Derby city centre, Alvaston, Ashbourne Borrowash, and Burton-on-Trent, Wathall’s remains a Rams Preferred Partner enabling families to have special access to Pride Park Stadium following the unique and personal funeral of their loved one.

Writers' Newsletter - extra news flash

Derbyshire author Leonie Martin is offering a choice of two January dates on Zoom for her latest online Writing for Wellbeing workshop on the theme of Beginnings: Saturday 9th January 11:00-13:00 and Wednesday 13th January 11:00-13:00.

Sinfonia Viva Share Christmas Music Magic

A brass quintet from Derby-based Sinfonia Viva – the East Midlands’ award-winning professional orchestra – has performed two outdoor concerts of Christmas favourites in Ilkeston and Derby.

The concerts, for care home residents and staff, aimed to help everyone get in the Christmas spirit despite the ongoing pandemic.

Window Wonderland winners announced

The winners of Window Wonderland 2020, where retailers and businesses in central Derby transform their shop windows with creative displays for Christmas, have been announced. The competition’s third year has attracted more entries than ever before – 38 in total. 

Lubrizol staff post positive messages to pensioners this Christmas

There are few things nicer than receiving a letter in the post and colleagues at one firm have been putting pen to paper to help combat loneliness over the festive season.

Staff at various Lubrizol sites including Derby and Huddersfield decided to take part in an initiative called Give a Few Words, which provides letter writers with the name of someone who would appreciate some post and positive messages.

Vulnerable families are supported by Murray Park’s festive food bank

Staff at a Mickleover school have been delivering emergency food parcels to pupils’ families who are struggling financially in the run up to Christmas.

The PRIDE Response Team was set up at Murray Park Community School during the first lockdown when staff and friends of the school collected donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and household items to distribute to needy or vulnerable families.

Derby’s new Museum of Making seeks new recruits for flagship attraction

Derby's new Museum of Making will be opening to the public for the very first time in Spring 2021 and to make this exciting new visitor attraction even more exceptional, Derby Museums has launched a new recruitment campaign across the region to find people to join its Visitor Experience Team. The roles available include a wide range of part time and flexible positions with permanent contracts. 


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