CHARITY has been in the thoughts of many in the past few weeks. And local fund-raisers have been busy doing what they do best … helping good causes.
From running in marathons to holding coffee mornings and taking part in bike rides … all their stories are in this month’s Village Voice. As well as that of an 88-year-old woman who abseiled down Derby Cathedral and has raised about £1,200.
We also have a look back at the latest highly successful Melbourne Festival featuring some lovely pictures taken by our photographer Tina Baker.
On a sadder note we report the passing of Ron Ford, one of this newspaper’s founders. He died in Australia, where he had been a highly respected journalist, at the age of 88. His ashes will be scattered in Weston-on-Trent, where he grew up, and Sydney.
In other news there are the findings of an NHS survey into the standard of service provided by local medical practices. The comments about the Melbourne and Chellaston surgery make interesting reading.
The Derbyshire Woodland Festival … restarting of Melbourne Community Care’s shopping trips … a feature on how an Aston nature reserve was once used for mining … your letters … plus all the latest on the local sports front.
It’s all in our October edition.
The Village Voice Team.
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