Local group hopes Women’s Centre will be around for many years

A local mental health group has said that it values the support Derby Women’s Centre provides to women with mental health problems and hopes that it will be around for many years to come. Niki Glazier and Phil Binding, coordinators of the Mental Health Action Group (MHAG), have written to the Derby Telegraph to express delight at Derbyshire County Council’s transferral of ownership of 4 Leopold Street to DWC, which will help the centre  cut costs and continue to deliver services.
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First Steps to host a charity ball

Our friends at First Steps Derbyshire are holding a charity ball at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday 7th July, which will feature Howard Webb, the referee from the 2011 World Cup Final. First Steps Derbyshire provide support for individuals whose lives are affected by eating disorders and this extends to family members, as well as the sufferers themselves. They are aiming to raise £10,000 to continue providing support to those who need it most.
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Thank you to our generous supporters, whoever you are!

Over the weekend we received a donation of £50 through our MyDonate page, boosting the amount raised for our fundraising appeal to over £1000! We do not know the name of the person that donated, but whoever you are, thank you! And thanks to everyone else who has donated, however small the amount. Without your support we would struggle to survive.
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DWC proud owners of 4 Leopold Street

Derby Women’s Centre is pleased to announce that it is now the proud owner of 4 Leopold Street, Derby. Derbyshire County Council recently transferred the property into our ownership through the community asset transfer initiative, which allows local councils to help local community groups and voluntary sector organisations take on responsibility for buildings or land in their area.  The deal will save the centre money and give us much more flexibility with cash flow. It will also allow us to rent out extra space in the centre to create income. Yasmin Nazir, our chief executive, said: “We are thrilled. Owning the building has really
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