Sep
19
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, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, cleaning salvaged tents and sleeping bags to fill vans to Calais and Dunkirk…...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

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Sep
21
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, sewing, an Art project…...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

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Sep
26
11:30 AM11:30

Don't stop the music!

After a hugely successful launch yesterday, we are all very excited about this new DRS music project. Together we will be learning songs from other cultures and singing and playing together for the sheer joy of it (but a Christmas number one would be a bonus. Am I right?)
No experience or talent necessary. All welcome.

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

DRS does yoga

DRS are now are super lucky to have Jagdeep,, a qualified Yoga Instructor, coming to DRS to work with us every other Saturday! No special clothes or equipment required - just an open mind and a sense of humour! Hope to see you there!

In case you DON'T know the benefits. here's ten of them!

Improve flexibility, strength, and posture. Daily yoga practice will help stretch and tone your body muscles. ...
Better all-round fitness. ...
Weight loss. ...
Increase your energy. ...
Reduce stress. ...
Breathe better. ...
Be happier. ...
Become more mindful.
Improve concentration and think more clearly
Live longer

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Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Please note: this event might take place on the 5th OR the 12th October. Times and dates to be confirmed

MATLOCK BATH ILLUMINATIONS
We are planning a DRS trip to see this annual event either on the 5th or 12th October. Tickets and transport will be free for refugee/asylum seeker volunteers.
If you would like to sign up for either or both dates please do so asap. We anticipate leaving St Anne's at approximately 5pm and returning at 10pm.
https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/…/matlock-bath-illuminat…

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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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Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

DRs does yoga

Our third session of yoga, taught by the very amazing - and bendy - instructor, Jagdeep!

Most people know the amazing benefits yoga can bring.....

Well, starting on the 10th August and on every other Saturday we are super lucky to have Jagdeep,, a qualified Yoga Instructor, coming to DRS to work with us! No special clothes or equipment required - just an open mind and a sense of humour! Hope to see you there!

And in case you DON'T know the benefits. here's ten of them!

Improve flexibility, strength, and posture. Daily yoga practice will help stretch and tone your body muscles. ...
Better all-round fitness. ...
Weight loss. ...
Increase your energy. ...
Reduce stress. ...
Breathe better. ...
Be happier. ...
Become more mindful.
Improve concentration and think more clearly
Live longer

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Sep
12
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, refurbishing a storage space, sorting donations, cleaning salvaged tents and sleeping bags to fill vans to Calais and Dunkirk…...but best of all there is friendship, fun and free refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

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Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

Happy 4th birthday DRS!

On or around the 7th September 2015, Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity was born!
We would like to celebrate this event as you might celebrate any fourth birthday....with cakes and games and prezzies and, best of all, FRIENDS!
We're thinking pass the parcel, musical chairs, pin the tail on the camel, jelly, balloons, music....
If you would like to help organise this event, please get in touch. If you just want to turn up, eat too much sugar and be sick, that's fine too

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Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

We're jammin'

Among regular DRS volunteers we have a wealth of musical talent...

There will be many more, but I know of two people who play the violin/fiddle, three people who play guitar, two people who play the piano, one who plays the lute, one who plays the harp, one who plays the wheels of steel....
On 29th August we are going to have a very informal jamming session for anyone and everyone who wants to play, sing, dance, shake their tail feather ....

Please join us. If you have any spare musical instruments, please bring them along for others to borrow. Or donate them!

This is just the beginning. Plenty of time before the battle for Christmas Number 1.....

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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!

The plan is to meet at St Anne's at 12.30. Please make sure Steve knows you want to go! Thanks

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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
17
12:00 PM12:00

Whitecross Community Summer Fun day

After our usual Saturday morning session, lots of us will be joining community residents for a day of fun on the park nearby. There will be games, stalls, food etc. DRS will have a stall and, if enough people volunteer, we can open up St Anne's and invite local people to come and see what we do!

This is a perfect opportunity to meet more of the lovely local people, make new friends and spread the work of DRS even wider

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Aug
17
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
15
to Aug 19

Northern Green Gathering

DRS will have a stall at this event. Please let us know if you would like to help, for a half a day, a day, whatever!

"Nature is the key to the Gathering and our shared vision is to encourage and help empower Sustainable Living.

NGG is Family Friendly celebration of life where Power is sourced from Wind, Solar and Human (on Bikes) power.

We are looking forward to gathering again this year for more NGG magic, re-creating the friendly atmosphere that we always have, where everyone can make friends.

Practical Engagement and Active Participation are the themes for our event and for the Workshops.

Bring your tent or camper van and stay on the lush meadows of this organic farm in the beautiful Derbyshire Dale, at a cost little more than the average campsite.

Come and be part of the fun and a positive force of change at NGG 2019.

We are a group of volunteers who organise a green gathering in the north of England. We bring people together to educate and celebrate. We debate a wide range of environmental issues.

Our Gathering is always run on Greenfield sites. It is powered only by renewable energy. We have a children’s area and parades, workshops for crafts, sustainable living, music, campaigns, a healing area, sauna and a communal bonfire. There is a policy of only organic food from our cafes. We always have lots of artwork around the site and gardens. Traditionally on a Saturday night we have a camp ball where people can let go and plunder the dressing up box.

We keep our events small enough to keep a friendly atmosphere and to allow organisers and helpers to cope as unpaid volunteers. This helps to keep the ticket prices and stall fees low. We try and be as inclusive as possible."

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Aug
15
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, 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
13
10:30 AM10:30

NCS Visit and Van Filling for Calais

We are delighted to be welcoming another team of 14 young volunteers from the National Citizens' Service who have chosen DRS as the charity they want to help!
They will working on the Packs for Calais project on Monday and Tuesday, sourcing and buying the contents themselves on Monday then making up for backpacks on Tuesday at 10.30.

Then at 12.30, the very wonderful Mairtin O'Gradaigh will be arriving with a van which we can then fill with the packs and other aid for Calais!
We don't really need many volunteers, with 14 young people to do all the work, but if you fancy popping along, please do!

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Aug
10
12:30 PM12:30

DRS trip to Matlock and Lumsdale Falls

UPDATE ON PROPOSED TRIP TO MATLOCK 10.8.19

A decision will be made tomorrow at 12.00 as to whether this trip will go ahead due to changeable weather and not wishing to take undue risks. Please contact Moyra Jean for more information.

After our usual Saturday morning session, we will be going on a trip to a beautiful part of Derbyshire. Transport will be provided from DRS then back home to Derby.
The trip will include a visit to Matlock, the gorgeous Lumsdale Falls and two picnics!!

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Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

DRS does yoga!

Most people know the amazing benefits yoga can bring.....

Well, starting on the 10th August and on every other Saturday we are super lucky to have Jagdeep,, a qualified Yoga Instructor, coming to DRS to work with us! No special clothes or equipment required - just an open mind and a sense of humour! Hope to see you there!

And in case you DON'T know the benefits. here's ten of them!

Improve flexibility, strength, and posture. Daily yoga practice will help stretch and tone your body muscles. ...
Better all-round fitness. ...
Weight loss. ...
Increase your energy. ...
Reduce stress. ...
Breathe better. ...
Be happier. ...
Become more mindful.
Improve concentration and think more clearly
Live longer

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Aug
8
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, 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
3
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
1
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, 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
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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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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