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On Saturday 5th February 2022, the iconic Devonshire Dome in Buxton once again hosted the annual #ChallengeDerbyshire Charity Ball.


Guests were treated to a lavish 4 course meal and live entertainment from tributes to Whitney Housten and the Beegees, with the night itself raising over £155,000!


This means #ChallengeDerbyshire has now raised over £1.3million in total for patients and their families across North Derbyshire, thanks to a number of brilliant events and challenges.

Gregg Pearce, whose family was supported by Ashgate Hospicecare, gave an emotional speech about the care they received at the very worst of times. He poignantly recounted how the hospice not only looks after people at the end of their life with respect and dignity, but also provides invaluable support to their loved ones, allowing them to make the most of those final most precious days.

Builders’ merchants Markovitz founded #ChallengeDerbyshire in 2015 to raise money for the amazing end of life care charities in North Derbyshire: Ashgate Hospicecare and Blythe House Hospicecare in partnership with Helen's Trust. Many local businesses contributed to the success of the evening and #ChallengeDerbyshire is run by Markovitz staff, meaning every single penny donated to the cause goes directly to paying for end of life care.

Currently one in four families who need hospice care can’t get it, equating to about sixteen families a week across North Derbyshire.  #ChallengeDerbyshire’s support is changing that and giving local people the choice to die at home, free from pain, with dignity and respect.


Thank you to everyone who is helping us be there for every family when they need it.

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