In early September, Peter Whitaker, Chair of Valley CIDS, will be travelling to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This is a huge undertaking, as Kilimanjaro is the world's largest free standing mountain, rising to a height of 19,344ft, higher than the base camp of Mount Everest. Its not called the 'Roof of Africa' for nothing!
The trek is for an amazingly good cause! Peter is raising funds to help with the transformation of Turner Farm in Swanwick into a fully functioning Educational and Recreational Centre for young people. This fantastic facility will then be used by people from all over Amber Valley, including Heanor and Ripley, to learn more about farming, get involved in outdoor life and enjoy some of the fantastic activities planned for the site, including a zip wire, sure to become a real favourite.
Valley CIDS works tirelessly across the whole of Amber Valley to support young people and families, running many local schemes and activities to promote healthy and fulfilling life for all.
Its great to see that our young peole are going to get a facility such as Turner Farm, which will quickly become the envy of many other areas of Derbyshire, if not the whole of the country.
Can you help to make this happen?
Peter's target is to raise £25,000. All donations, however large or small will be gratefully received, and even just £1 can make a difference.
Donating is easy - just visit www.justgiving.com/valleycidsrc to make the payment, and enter the name Peter Whitaker where it says Sponsor a Friend.
Come on Heanor and Ripley - lets show everyone what we can do and help Peter to raise the funds needed in record time...
For more information abot the work of Valley CIDS, see their main feature under Charitable Organisations in our business listings.
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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...