Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

Solidarity Saturdays!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there

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Aug
25
6:00 AM06:00

DRS Summer Bank Holiday car boot sale

Up at the crack of dawn to stand in a field in Tansley all day, probably in the pouring rain, to empty a van,sell donated items to raise funds for DRS and then refill the van with more stuff than you arrived with? What's not to love?

Please note: The date of this event has been changed due to clashes with other summer events

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Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Leeds Festival Salvage

Salvaging tents, sleeping bags, camping mattresses etc left behind at festivals is a no brainer! A day or two's hard work results in vital supplies for refugees AND is kinder to the environment because it reduces landfill!
Please help!

Details to follow

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Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

DRS do the Derby Triathlon!

LUCY KAY SAYS….

Want to raise some money for DRS? Want to challenge yourself physically and mentally?

I’m putting together a DRS team to take park in the Derby Triathlon later this year. The event takes place in Etwall, Derby. Lifts will be available and there will be funding for entry for those that need it.

We’ve done running events before but this will be the first triathlon we’ve done as a group, and I think it’ll be the first time for most of us! I certainly have never competed in a triathlon before, so it will be a great challenge.

The details of the event are: 
Swim 🏊‍♂️ 400m (16 lengths of a 25m pool) 
Cycle 🚲 16km in the countryside mostly flat, a few gentle hills
Run 🏃‍♀️ 5km in and around Etwall

To enter you must have a bike and helmet.

Let me know if you’re interested. Once I’ve got an idea of numbers, we’ll set up a Facebook group and a fundraising page so we can all start getting some sponsorship!

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Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

DRS Team Meeting

Short team meeting to discuss:
1. How to spend fundraising money
2. Possible trip to Calais
3. August car Boot Sale
If you have any items for the agenda, please let Julie or Steve know asap. Thanks
ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME, EVEN GREEN, TENTACLED ONES.

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Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

Thursday Sort and Donation Drop

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there

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Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

Saturday Sort and Donation Drop

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there

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Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

Thursday Sort and Donation Drop

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there

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Jul
6
10:30 AM10:30

Solidarity Saturdays

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you ther

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Jul
4
9:30 AM09:30

Thursday Sort and Donation Drop

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there

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Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Free Community Radio Training!!

Event organised by Community Action.

Date and Time: 2 July

Location: Community Action - View Map

Get your community group on the radio!

10am to 12.30pm - make your own radio promotions

1.15 to 3.15pm - make your own radio show (optional extra)

Join Derby Sound for a fun free session to learn how to record your own What's On bulletins for your events or fundraisers and interviews about your community projects to broadcast on-air.

You don't need any past radio experience, the tech is very simple and user-friendly and Vanessa Boon from Derby Sound will create a supportive, confidence-boosting session even if you feel a bit shy or cringe even thinking about the idea of your voice on radio!

If you have a smartphone or laptop you can bring along we can show you how to use it to get great recordings.

Derby Sound is a volunteer-run Community Radio broadcasting online 24/7 aiming to amplify local causes, events and artists. They will show you how you can simply record your own promos and awareness-raising interviews for the station, and stay for the afternoon session to learn how you could even host your own regular feature or radio show!

Find out how you can use the station's studio or make content from your office or home using the station's internet-based broadcast system.

Listen online via www.derbysound.org.uk

For more information or to book a place email Liz Gumbley.

 

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Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Saturday Sort and Donation Drop

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, refurbishing a storage area, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
20
9:30 AM09:30

It's Thursday, it's 9.30, it must be DRS!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, dismantling a billiard table, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

Refugee Week Wellbeing Day

Anyone fancy taking their car full of lovely volunteers from DRS to this wonderful event? I am taking mine and would love it if we could take two or three more!!

Details from Bill Walton, British red Cross Refugee Support, Nottingham

"We are planning wellbeing Afternoon to celebrate Refugee Week on the 18th June from 2pm to 5pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Chaucer Street, Ng1 5JT.
We currently have approx. 40 to 50 Refugee and Asylum Seekers attend our project each week and we hope to get as many of clients there as possible, at our last wellbeing event in January we had over 40 projects attend with information stalls.

We are using the main hall upstairs that holds up to 100 people and will be opening the Small Hall as a world food language café.
Our 30+ volunteers will be around to help with translating and we will have nearly all the main languages covered, including Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Tigrinya etc

Up to date details from Monday 20th May

It’s all coming together great, We have 30 projects attending, with a free bookshop and a free clothes shop too (thanks to Exlibris for Free books and Sharewear for free clothing) We have several NHS projects attending too.

We have the Sherriff of Nottingham attending and have Free yoga sessions too.

We are still supporting the University summer camp and we hope to select students for this free course. They need to register and can do via this links below:-

Staff from the project will be there to answer any questions.

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Jun
17
1:15 PM13:15

Download Festival Salvage

Salvaging tents, sleeping bags, camping mattresses etc left behind at festivals is a no brainer! A day or two's hard work results in vital supplies for refugees AND is kinder to the environment because it reduces landfill!

We are meeting at St Anne's Church Hall at 1.15 to then meet others and head off to Download to salvage sleeping bags, tents etc like last year's team in the photo!
Aiming to be back at St Anne's by 6.30 p.m. to unload everything!

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Jun
13
9:30 AM09:30

It's Thursday, it's 9.30, it must be DRS!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, turning an old scary room into a new storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Solidarity Saturdays!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, turning an old scary room into a new storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
6
9:30 AM09:30

It's Thursday, it's 9.30, it must be DRS!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, turning an old scary room into a new storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Saturday Sort and Donation Drop

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, turning an old scary room into a new storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
30
9:30 AM09:30

It's Thursday, it's 9.30, it must be DRS!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, turning an old scary room into a new storage space, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
25
10:30 AM10:30

Saturday Sort and Donation Drop

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, clearing an ancient snooker room, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
23
9:30 AM09:30

It's Thursday, it's 9.30, it must be DRS!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, clearing an ancient snooker room, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Solidarity Saturdays!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, , sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
16
9:30 AM09:30

It's Thursday, it's 9.30, it must be DRS!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, organising a new storage area, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Solidarity Saturdays!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, organising a new storage area, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
9
9:30 AM09:30

It's Thursday, it's 9.30, it must be DRS!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, dismantling a billiard table, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
4
10:30 AM10:30

Solidarity Saturdays!

There's so much going on at DRS at the moment that there's sure to be something you'll enjoy!

There's English conversation sessions, gardening, dismantling a billiard table, sorting donations, preparing for car boots and Open days...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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May
2
10:00 AM10:00

DRS Annual General Meeting

Now that we are a charity it is important for us to have an Annual General Meeting to which all volunteers are invited. This is a chance to discuss how to continue to develop and grow and ensure DRS stays happy, healthy and helpful long into the future!

If you have any items for the agenda, please send them to Julie before 29th April. If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to add something to be discussed, you can, of course, submit your thoughts in writing.

Refreshments provided, as always!! Hope you can make it

DRAFT agenda available now on our googledrive

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iDAmCheLHh2hJt1LIJcBg7dKh1nbcVMG

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Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Saturday Sort and Donation Drop

Please come and join us to sort donations for Calais, Dunkirk and Syria. We hope also to be loading and unloading cars and vans.

We now offer informal English sessions in response to volunteers’ requests so if you would like to help lead these or you want to improve your English please come along.

Tea, coffee and snacks available and a piano to play

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