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Derbion announces search for charity partner as popular initiative continues

Derbion has revealed that it is searching for a new charity partner for 2024 for its successful charity initiative, Derbion Cares.

 Following another successful year in 2023, Derbion has announced that it is looking for a new charity for its ‘Derbion Cares’ initiative, which offers a regional charity the chance to receive 12 months of support through fundraising and awareness activities.

Last year, Derbion supported award-winning local charity, Children First Derby, who were selected as the centre’s charity of the year. Over the past 12 months, Children First Derby received more than £6,000 from the centre’s fundraising efforts and support, across 18 events and initiatives.

Derbion worked closely with Children First Derby throughout the year and supported the charity by offering free space in-centre that allowed them to engage with the local community and increase awareness. Derbion staff also took part in a variety of fundraising events including the Ramathon and a 125-mile run, row, cycle and walk challenge, which contributed to generating the generous sum for the charity.

East Midlands-based charities who would welcome support and ongoing fundraising efforts from Derbion this year can visit to apply to become the centre’s charity of the year. Entries will close on Wednesday 17 January at 11pm.

Once entries have closed, the Derbion Cares Committee will review all applications and select a charity to support throughout 2024, with the successful charity announced in February. The Committee will then work with the chosen organisation to devise a calendar of activities and ways to support the charity throughout the year.

Beth McDonald, Managing Director of Derbion, commented: “As part of our ongoing commitment to the local community, we’re excited to support a new local charity through our Derbion Cares initiative, which offers direct support for one charity alongside our wider centre community commitments, in 2024.

“We’re dedicated to supporting our local community, so are looking for regional registered charities that provide support to the people of Derby and help the next generation build a better future – examples include, but are not limited to, education, employment, children services, mental health, health and social welfare.

“We’d love to hear from local charities that would welcome support and fundraising activity from Derbion throughout the year and look forward to once again supporting another fantastic charity in 2024.”  

Louise Webb, Fundraising Coordinator at Children First Derby, said: “Working with Derbion over the past year has been a fantastic experience and we’re grateful for the huge amount of support we have received.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the Derbion team, who have consistently gone above and beyond to support Children First Derby, and we’d encourage any local charities that are interested the Derbion Cares initiative to apply in 2024.”

Applications for Derbion Cares will close on Wednesday 17 January at 11pm. To find out more and to apply, please visit