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Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards – Charity of the Year!

14th November 2019

As some of you may have seen this month while at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards, Fairplay was crowned ‘Charity of the Year 2019‘!

Here are a few pictures with some of our staff at the event.

We are so proud to have even been shortlisted for this award, let alone win, especially with our amazing competition in the category!

Chesterfield Panthers Rugby club Centenary Ball

Saturday 6th July 2019

They invited us along to join in the celebrations of 100 years of Chesterfield Panthers.

Fairplay is their chosen charity for the year and they will be holding events throughout 2019 & 2020 with funds raised coming to Fairplay.

Great night had by all who attended.

Derbyshire County Council’s Action Grants are funding our new youth club!

We are excited to announce that Fairplay has secured funding from Derbyshire County Council’s Action Grants to run a new youth club. The Motor Activity Training Programme (MATP) Youth Club.

The Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Programme is an international programme designed for athletes who are unable to participate in official Special Olympic sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. It is designed to prepare athletes, including those with a severe or profound intellectual disability and significant physical disabilities, for sport-specific activities appropriate for their ability levels. It is a person-centered approach to sport which also helps individuals to build upon their mobility, dexterity, striking and kicking skills.

We aim to run multiple 12 week MATP schemes for young people aged 11-25 years with severe and multiple disabilities. After which athletes will compete in a ‘challenge day’ where they will showcase their personal achievements in front of their families, carers, friends and local businesses/support services. Once athletes have completed in a ‘challenge day’ they can access further regional & international competitions.

We recently received our first parcels of specialist sporting equipment, supplied by Davies Sport. We can’t wait to get started!

Fashion Show at Little Monkeys

Fairplay would like to say a massive thank you to these two lovely ladies who held a fashion show at Little Monkeys Play Centre last night (5 February 2019), with some of the proceeds to come to Fairplay. It was a great evening! Thank you!

Women in Business Afternoon Tea

We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you too all that attended last weeks Women In Business Afternoon Tea that we held at the Fairplay Centre, there were cream scones and sandwiches for all and was even served by some of Young People!

Also a special thank you to the Mayor of Chesterfield for coming along as well!

Zoo Lab’s Visit to Fairplay

Fairplay would like to thank the Chesterfield Rotary for funding a session with Zoo Lab for our Chesterfield Children’s Session this Summer!

The session was a great success with all Children be able to hold some amazing animals such as Giant Snails, Snakes, Rats & Cockroaches! The children really enjoyed the session, thank you Chesterfield Rotary and Zoo Lab!

Fairplay 25th Anniversary Black Tie Ball

Fairplay is 25 this year and to celebrate we hosted a 25th Anniversary Black Tie Ball at the ProAct Stadium.

Thank you everyone that came along on the night and those that sponsored the awards! I think I can say from everyone that it was a great night and that everyone enjoyed themselves.

Here’s to another 25 years!

Freemasons Anniversary Ball


Fairplay was invited to attend the Freemasons Anniversary Ball at the Pride Park Stadium in Derby on Wednesday 26 July 2017, to celebrate 300 years of the Freemasons. Fairplay was invited as  special guests to receive an award for a major contribution to the Community of Derbyshire. As well as a fabulous trophy, Fairplay also received a cheque for £2,000!

It was a fabulous evening, and a MASSIVE thank you to the Freemasons of Chesterfield for nominating Fairplay!

Mad Hatters Tea Party!

Saturday 29 July 2017 was the Fairplay Mad Hatters Tea Party!

We hosted a topsy turvy Garden Tea Party for all to attend. We had Bouncy Castles for everyone and picnic lunches at the ready, and even our very own ice cream van!

Thank you to all that came down on the day and made it an amazing event! See you all next year!

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