Latest News | 19 February 2024

Trust back on the ball as annual fundraiser returns

Derby County Community Trust
Clowes Developments
Derby County Football Club
The Butler’s Pantry
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Derby County Community Trust has announced that its Black and White Fundraising Ball will return following a highly successful inaugural event last year.

Taking place at Osmaston Park, near Ashbourne, the event will be sponsored by last year’s hosts Clowes Developments.

The event, which will take place on Thursday 11 July, will shine a light on the vast range of projects delivered by Derby County’s charitable arm.

The night will provide guests with the opportunity to hear directly from those who have benefitted from the trust’s work.

Its remit of delivery ranges from supporting children and young people with their mental wellbeing to enabling individuals in their recovery from substance and alcohol misuse to take the next steps in their journey.

It also provides sporting opportunities to those living with a disability and helps open up career pathways for teenagers not in education, employment or training.

Current projects undertaken by the trust have directly combatted the rise of cost of living, supported women living through the menopause, and most recently, it has launched a new project to support the LGBTQ+ community.

David Clowes, owner of Derby County and chairman of Clowes Developments, said: “I’m delighted that Clowes Developments will be sponsoring the 2024 Black and White Fundraising Ball.

“Last year was an enormous success, and it’s an honour to be involved in the event again this year, which we hope will raise further essential funding for the community trust.

“The trust is a special organisation that benefits so many people within our community and it’s a privilege for us to help out, especially in our 60th year of business.

“Supporting charities and local initiatives has always been a focus for the group.”

Simon Carnall, the trust’s head of community, said: “We’re really excited to bring back the Black and White Fundraising Ball after such a fantastic event in 2023, which raised £26,000 for our programmes.

“Our staff work tirelessly to provide opportunities for all, right across Derbyshire, and this evening will show our guests just how much we can achieve when we come together.

“Working alongside our colleagues at the football club and Clowes Developments, the evening will provide a fantastic chance to learn more about our wide-ranging delivery, accompanied by a three-course meal and fundraising initiatives.”

Guests can look forward to a night of fun and fundraising, with a three-course meal provided by local suppliers and trust partners Butler’s Pantry.

For more information and to book tickets visit .

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