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How jogging eased the Lockdown for so many

When the world said ‘stop!’ Jog Derbyshire said, ‘Go Go Go………!’ On March 17th England Athletics released a statement advising…

When a road becomes a community

Lucy describes her recent experience of lock down and reveals the value of community: It’s funny, you can live on…

Resilience through physical activity

Shortly after social distancing measures were announced, sports fixtures, leagues and competitions up and down the country were cancelled, postponed…

Community Organising at Pace

‘Potatoes’ was the subject header of an email several of us received early this morning. “Guys, I’ve just been gifted…

People Power

Sole Mates Jogging Group Supports the Jigsaw Christmas Food Bank Mince pies, mulled cider and a warm welcome awaited over…

A catalyst for change in Fairfield

Arriving at Bench Road Park in Fairfield on the hottest day of the year, it was wonderful to see the…

A sports day with a difference

Jog Derbyshire group Borrowash Jolly Joggers was formed by four friends who met at a mother and baby exercise class.…

Igniting a sense of purpose

When the Eckingtonian Social Group was formed through our Generation Games initiative a year ago it set in motion a…

Revealing value – Active4Life

Active4Life is a pioneering initiative which takes a asset-based approach to building active communities; from the inside-out. Over 2 years we…

Friendship and fun at Shirland community cafe

The moment we walked through the doors of the community café at Shirland Village Hall, the atmosphere was alive with…

Bringing people together to end mental health stigma

It might have been pouring with rain, but that didn’t dampen spirits as we headed to Markeaton Park in Derby…

Reflective practice in Petersham

Zoe McKenzie is a Community Builder for Shift, working in Petersham in Erewash. Following a Mindshift workshop on Reflective Practice, Zoe…

Active4Life quarterly review: 1/8

We recently embarked on a two-year initiative to build active communities in three places across Derbyshire. To test the theories…

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