Published 5 July 2015
Relax at the seaside this summer without leaving landlocked Derbyshire!
The Derby By The Sea event returns for the third year from Friday 24 July to Sunday 2 August, transforming the city’s Market Place into the place to relax with an ice cream while the children build sandcastles and enjoy all the fun of the fair.
Local charity Sight Support Derbyshire organises the event to raise funds towards its services, which provide practical, emotional and social support to around 9,500 blind and visually impaired adults and children in the county every year.
The seaside area will be open from 10am until 5pm each day. As well as deckchairs for relaxing and stalls to browse, there will be entertainment, a sandpit, and fairground rides.
Entry is free but donations to Sight Support Derbyshire are welcome. Charges will apply for fairground rides.
Eileen Bagguley, Sight Support Derbyshire’s Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: “We are thrilled to be back at the Market Place this summer. Last year we raised £4,000 towards our services for blind and visually impaired local people, which only goes to show that you can still make a difference just by relaxing for an hour or two. Make sure the kids bring a bucket and spade.
“As a small charity we couldn’t run this event without support, so our thanks go to Lubrizol for supplying the sand for the sandpit, and to the Cathedral Quarter for sponsoring promotion of the event.”