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Celebrate Middleton!

Thursday 15th June 2017

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has been successful in applying for funds from the BIG Lottery Celebrate Fund to hold an event called ‘Celebrate Middleton' on Saturday 15th July from 10am-6pm.

Celebrate is a new £5m grant programme that launched in July 2016 from the Big Lottery Fund for communities across the UK to celebrate what makes their local neighbourhood great. The Big Lottery Fund found that more than half (63%) of people asked reported that they have never or cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their local neighbourhood. If given the chance, more than 40% would like to celebrate their local history, and more than two fifths (43%) of those aged 16 to 24 would celebrate their local culture, art or music.

Celebrate Middleton! Is being hosted by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust at our headquarters in the village, and has four main themes: history, landscape, wildlife and people. The programme was designed by the whole community coming together at two coffee mornings at the Trust, and has resulted in a jam packed day of activities; from a fun run and a waggle dance performed by the local school, to games and of course, the essential cream teas!

Jane Proctor, the Trust’s Business Development Manager said “Middleton has been truly wonderful in welcoming Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to the village and we are delighted to be able to celebrate with everyone via this event. Let’s hope it’s the first of many - it should be a great day!”

Entry to the event at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Headquarters, Middleton, Derbyshire DE4 4LR is free, and everyone is welcome!

If you would like more information please feel free to call Jane Proctor at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188.