Previous Charities


Friends of the Baby Unit


 (2003-14) Many of our own members' children or grandchildren have benefited from the superb Special Care Baby Unit at the new Derby Royal Hospital.

We gave our full support in 2013/14 to raising money for the Friends of the Baby Unit in order to purchase a new incubator.


Nightingale MacMillan Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital


(2009-10)This unit has re-located from it's original location on London Road in the centre of Derby, to a new purpose built facility at the Royal Derby Hospital located on the west side of the city.

The unit provides the highest quality of care for end of life patients, and although it's a brand new build, there are still extras in the form of equipment and services that can help make things that little bit better.

Following the huge success of the charity concert at Derby cathedral in January 2010, the club were proud to be able to present a cheque for 8,500 to the Macmillan Unit.  It was used to purchace lifting and mobility aids which will many patients and carers will benefit from over time.


Schools Project in Bhavnagar, India


(2009-10) Our overseas project concluded a five year comittment to support the provision of equipment for schools in Bhavnagar in the Gujarat region of India.

Over this period we provided funding for a wide variety of improvements to the local schools which in the UK we would take for granted. These have included: Equipment to supply fresh clean water, Building of toilet block, Employment of a special needs teacher, Desks and chairs.

Derby & District Multiple Sclerosis Society


ms(2008-09) Funding has enabled the installation of purpose built wash basins at the Derby Information and Support Centre where hairdressing facilities can now be offered to wheelchair bound MS sufferers.


Safe and Sound Derby


Safe(2007-08) A specialist organisation which seeks to reach out to young people at risk of or are being sexually expoited through criminal practices that threaten the physical and mental well being of young people.

Our funding has helped purchase equipment and improve facilities at the property in Derby where a safe environment is provided for these young people. 


Headway Derby


Headway(2006-07) Headway is a national charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

The Derby branch located opposite the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, provides patients and carers in the Southern Derbyshire area with advice and information, carer and family support, outreach support, befriending, social and educational activities, and holidays and outings.



Friends of Kenya's Childrenfriends of kenyas children


In 2008 we made a donation to the Friends of Kenya's Children following a visit and talk from the Secretary of the charity.

All of our members were very moved by the story and photos which illustrated the desperate need of the orphaned and abandoned children in the Lowar and Eldoret region of Kenya.

We are pleased to hear that our donation plus those of others has helped this small charity provide food and essentials for the children, and we would encourage others to visit the FKC website and find out more about their work.

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