We came together with Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel and Spa to host the Derbyshire County Community Hero Awards, which awarded 10 individuals and charities throughout the night and allowed a fantastic opportunity to celebrate, network, connect and develop strategic partnerships and awareness. It was also an ideal opportunity to stand together with the Ukraine collectively across Derbyshire and the High Peaks, to explore what more we can all do together! The County Council is represented along with lots of other councils, businesses and charities.
As things are starting to open up again, we had the privilege and honour to celebrate some of the people and organizations that have helped us all, particularly in the last couple of years.Terry Eckersley, CEO
The event was held in the splendid 18th-century ballroom known as the Assembly Rooms. Originally built between 1779 and 1789 by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire, the Crescent is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country and provides a unique and exclusive backdrop for our county’s premier community event.
In support and attendance were the Mayor and Mayoress of High Peak, Councillor Paul Hardy and Mrs. Mary Hardy – They thanked River Network for hosting and honouring this prestigious event and for bringing the whole county together.
It was fantastic to see local community groups, charitable organizations and community stalwarts receive well-deserved recognition for their invaluable and selfless contributions to local communities across Derbyshire and High Peaks, especially after a difficult couple of years. Thank you to everyone connected to River Network Charity for organizing the Derbyshire County Community Hero Awards.Cllr Ollie Cross, Deputy Mayor of High Peaks
Below is some of the phenomenal work being done by charities, churches and individuals across the whole region. Click their names to see what they have done!