The Duke of Devonshire, KCVO, CBE, DL

"I'm delighted to witness an innovative business partnership between the charity and Flint Bishop Solicitors. Their work together creates a fantastic opportunity to promote legacy giving and ensure that blind and partially sighted people throughout Derbyshire receive the support and services they deserve."

CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire

Claire Winfield was appointed as the CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire in January 2013.  Claire joins us from the Royal Air Forces Association where she worked as the Director of Welfare.


Own a Derby County shirt worn against Forest

Derby County is offering supporters the unique opportunity to bid for the match shirts worn by the players in Tuesdays match against Nottingham Forest in an exclusive online auction.

All monies raised by the auction will go to Rams designated charity, Sight Support Derbyshire.

Sight Support Derbyshire will have over 40 collectors in attendance at Pride Park Stadium. A sealed bid auction has already taken place to deliver the matchball and the British blind team will also appear on the pitch at half-time. To continue to raise much-needed funds for Sight Support Derbyshire, the Rams have also agreed to auction off the Derby County players’ match shirts. Each shirt will be branded with the Sight Support Derbyshire logo which makes it ‘one of a kind’. As well as individual signed players shirts from the whole squad, there will be one shirt signed by every player, a matchday programme signed by Rams manager Nigel Clough and a pair of Frank Fielding’s goalkeeper gloves!

The closing date for bids is at 5pm on Tuesday 20th March 2012 and each player will sign the back of their individual shirt.

The minimum bid for each shirt is £75.

All fans have to do is bid online at

Robin Toal, Fundraising Manager at Sight Support Derbyshire said: “The support Derby County are giving us is tremendous. They are making a real difference to local blind and visually impaired people. We raised over £2,000 from the last shirt auction – we are hoping to double that amount this time with the shirts being exclusive”.

Winners will be contacted by the Club arrange payment and distribution of the shirts once the deadline has passed.

For more information contact Sight Support Derbyshire on 01332 287 027 or

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