Darley Abbey Day 2017

Saturday 10th June 2017  11am - 11pm
Darley Abbey Day - The Heart of Darley Abbey

As ever we have lots on offer, catering for all tastes, ages, interests & levels of fitness! It will have a real feel of a village fete this time, look out for all the vintage tearooms, the balloons and quality bunting!  The day will showcase our beautiful village and celebrate our true sense of Community. As ever we will be raising funds for St Matthew's Church, however this time we are ploughing the funds for DACA and what we usually give to charities back into the Darley Abbey Community, to buy and fit defibrillators, (Cased and available 24 hours a day) at appropriate places around our community. There will be paramedics showing you how easy the defibrillators are to use and the importance of resuscitation, throughout the afternoon, please come along and see just how easy they are to use and how you could make a real difference.

We have the old favourites and some new things... Opening by the Derby born actress Gwen Taylor at St Matthew's, The Scarecrow Trail, Open Gardens, The Village Attic Trail, Baking & Photographic competitions, Free bus, Cricket match, Evening BBQ, an Arts Trail, Bike Registration, Home Safety, Open Church, Bell Boat on the river, paddle boarding, toddler footie and much much more. And the 63rd Derby Scouts will be having their Field Day on Dean's Field, to raise funds towards buying their HQ in the village.

You really need your copy of the programme to make the most of the day,
with its detail of times, venues and the map of course!  On sale in May!
Tremendous value at only £1... £1 going towards us looking after our community.
Even if you can't make the day, please buy a programme (or lots!)
Support us, raising funds for our community.

So please put Saturday 10th June 2017 in your diary, invite your neighbours,
friends and family to make a day of it, help us raise more money than ever before.

And.....if you would like to help us in any way, please get in contact. janet@people-matter.co.uk or 01332 342246. Could you make us some bunting (even single pieces on a string to add to lamp posts), are you willing to shake a collection tin? Blow up balloons? Give us a raffle prize? Help on any of the activities? Every little bit helps!  Hoping to see you on Saturday 10th June,  Janet Dean,  working with lots of wonderful people who love Darley Abbey and are working to make Darley Abbey Day brilliant for you.


How about having a go at the competitions and help us raise funds!


Photography Competition:
This year's theme: The HeART of Darley Park
(using all the parts of the Park)

Enter an A5 coloured photograph (max 3 per person) along with the correct entry fee (£5 per photograph) in an envelope with your name, phone number, e mail address and category (1. Junior School Children  2. Senior School children  3. Adult)   to Darley Abbey Stores, Church Lane.
Mounted entries will be displayed at Darley Abbey Village Hall from 11-30am on Darley Abbey Day, with winners announced at 4pm.  They can be collected (by 31st July) from Friargate Frames & Design Ltd, 67 Church Lane.
Lots of prizes to be won!
Open for entries between 1st April—31st May 2017


I love Cake! Competition
Categories: 1.  Victoria Sponge   2. Chocolate cake   3.  6 Cupcakes  &
4. Freestyle, with a HEART theme, in three sections a) under 10s  b) 10-13s  c) "Grownups" (13+)
Entry forms available at both schools, Darley Abbey Stores,
Friargate Framing, the Terrace Café. 
Completed entry forms plus £2 entry fee (per entry) must be handed in at Darley Abbey Village Shop, by 3rd June 2017. Contact Sarah at the village shop for further details.


The Darley Abbey Day Arts Trail:
If you are an artist or sculptor and would like to exhibit... e mail Theresa on tkstitchandbake@googlemail.com


Scarecrow Competition and Trail:
This year's theme: The Heart of Darley Abbey
For further information and to register for the Scarecrow competition
and your chance to win fabulous prizes, including a meal for two at Darleys,
contact Diane Whittaker on 07968 237457 or e mail dhw@barnardchaplin.com
Please register your entry by 14th April 2017.


The Village Attic Trail:
Sell your surplus items in our Village Attic Trail
Sell on your own stall in your garage or drive and keep all the proceeds
—there is just a fee of £7, which gets your name and location listed on the programme map.
A minibus will take visitors to the various attractions so you won't be missed!
Contact Sheila Hartle on 01332 557597 or e mail rshartle@talktalk.net
Book your place before April 14th 2017.



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