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raised of £250 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £250 to help The Connection Space CIC provide outdoor volunteering opportunities in Matlock, supporting mental health and well being.

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Light in difficult times...

A pandemic, lockdown and continued anxiety as society re-opens has made it a very difficult time for people, and issues relating to mental health and well-being have affected many. Businesses on Dale Road in Matlock wanted to do something small to make a difference and initially started displaying stars in their window as a message of hope and togetherness in lockdown. A number of stars were sold to residents, with £5 going into a 'pot' for local good causes. A Matlock resident nominated a community organisation , The Connection Space CIC, to be the beneficiary of the fund raising because of their work to reduce isolation and create connections during lockdown.

'Magical' artwork

Then Matlock artist, Nick Leake, was so inspired by the stars and the spirit of community, that he painted a beautiful, Van Gogh inspired artwork he named ‘Starry Starry Road.’ He kindly agreed that his painting (currently exhibited at my partner's shop, Hide and Thread, at 117 Dale Road, Matlock), can be used as a way to raise money. Now, this page has been set up as a way to raise funds for the Connection Space CIC, with the added incentive that every £5 donation can be recorded as a chance to win Nick's fabulous painting.

Donate and connect to join the 'lottery'

To be part of the lottery to win Nick's painting, just choose to record your name (don’t be anonymous) when you donate to this page and then just email with your name (and contact details) so we can add you to the 'lottery list.' Mark your email subject heading Starry Road Lottery. Physical lottery tickets can also be purchased at Hide and Thread, and will available at Hide and Thread’s stall at Matlock's 'Welcome Back' weekend , at Hall Leys park, on Saturday August 21st. The draw will take place on Friday October 29th and the winner will be notified by email. The Connection Space CIC plan to use the funds to provide volunteering opportunities in a local outdoor community space in Matlock, supporting mental health and well being. Our cover picture is artist Nick Leake with Mary Derrick from The Connection Space CIC with the painting, Starry Starry Road.

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    • Andrew Picken

      Andrew Picken

      Sep 11, 2021


    • Gill Senior

      Gill Senior

      Aug 26, 2021

      Keep up the great work ❤️


    • Anonymous


      Aug 21, 2021

    • amad sami

      amad sami

      Aug 18, 2021


    • Stuart Houlihan

      Stuart Houlihan

      Aug 17, 2021

      Well done Mary!


    • Debbie Cairns

      Debbie Cairns

      Aug 17, 2021


    • Diane Gillott

      Diane Gillott

      Aug 17, 2021


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    Catherine Brentnall

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    My partner has a shop on Dale Road, Matlock. We've been working with other traders to develop Dale Road Independents and connect with residents and the community :-).

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