Upcoming Events

Enhancing the self-esteem & happiness of children

Delivering happiness, enjoyment, self-esteem, personal development, security and memories.

DCHC is a charity which was established in 1891 to provide disadvantaged Derbyshire children with holidays in Skegness, Lincolnshire. At the present time it provides 450 holiday places per season.

The residential experience provides endless opportunity for contributing to the personal and social development of the children, especially making it clear to them that they are accepted as worthwhile individuals. The development of the children's self-esteem, attitudes and behaviour can be significant during the period.

Opportunities for personal development are created for the children, whatever their strengths and abilities. For many children the relationships gained remain with them throughout their lives.


Giving Websites supporting DCHC

Lots of friends of DCHC give their time doing some great and adventurous things.

Please show your support for these truly wonderful individuals and visit their sites to learn of the many varied ways they enjoy themselves whilst ensuring the well being of the centre.

Just click the links to view ongoing events.


 Derwent Brass Charity Concert

The full band of Derwent Brass will be performing their annual Spring Roy Poole Charity Concert - a traditional brass band concert with music from the shows, big band numbers, classical transcriptions and more!

The concert will be held at Landau Forte Theatre, Fox Street Derby, DE1 2LF and will commence at 19:30. With a licensed bar, free ample car parking, disabled access, etc.

View full details on our news page or you can also contact Derwent Brass on 01332 605578 for more information.


Support Skeg Vegas Cycle Ride 2015

Following the success of previous years, the ordinary guys are getting back in the saddle on Saturday 18th April to undertake that extraordinary challenge! Cycling 100 miles from Derby to Skegness in just one day to raise money for the Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre!

With your support over £13,000 was raised in 2014 and the cyclists are really hoping for your support again in 2015!

Please visit Justgiving.com/skegvegas or simply text SKEG47 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or even £10 to 70070

Keep up to date daily on Facebook - Skegvegas100


Leigh Timmis : 3 Years Cycle Ride Around The World Trip

On the 14th of June 2010 Leigh Timmis left Derby, UK; the beginning of a circumnavigation of the world by bike. Cycling 30,000 miles over 5 continents, absorbing and documenting our diverse world, on an adventure that will take 3 years!

Over this time Leigh will be raising funds for Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre and you can follow his journey giving your support on Facebook and Twitter. What a trip, well done and keep it going Leigh.

Find out more


Previous Events and Support

Pen Savier: Walk The Test Way October 2014

Each year in October, the Romsey Rotary Club in Hampshire organise a fundraising event, Walk the Test Way. All participants choose which charity they wish to support, and also the distance they will do. The route chosen is beautiful and runs close to the legendary trout fishing River Test.

Pan took up the challenge and walked 16 miles in October 2014, which she has never done before, and with your help raised £1,220.00 for Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre.

Thank you for your invaluable support.


If you also wish to plan an event please contact David Harris the DCHC Fundraising Officer on 01332 781821 or email him on: funding@dchc.org.uk  

Newsletter Issue 2

This year 456 holidays have been provided for disadvantaged Derbyshire Children, resulting in countless smiles, laughs and memories, and it's all thanks to you!

Please click on the image to the left or here and read about some of the great things that have happened this year.








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