Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, which gives troubled children week-long breaks, is starting a new fundraising project.
The 660 Club is being formally launched on Monday 19th March at Derby Cathedral, with speakers including The Dean of Derby Dr Stephen Hance, Bill Tomlinson, DCHC chairman, The Mayor of Derby and Cllr John Whitby.
Having reached their target in 2017 of increasing the number of holidays it could offer from 450 a year to 660 a year, looking at securing the long-term future of running the centre at capacity and meeting the current demand of the children, the centre decided the 660 club would launch early this year.
They are asking individuals to be a part of the 660 Club by giving a recommended donation of £28.00 monthly, £84.00 quarterly, £168.00 6 monthly or £336.00 annually, each towards funding the holiday costs of the children.
As well as the guest speakers, two schoolchildren and two adults who have benefitted from visiting the centre in the past will also attend the launch.
A seating area will also be reserved for the children going on holiday so that guests will be able to see the children in the cathedral who would be benefitting from their support and ongoing donations.
In return for joining the Club and making a regular donation, members will receive a membership certificate, a membership card with entry into regular prize draws, a quarterly newsletter and the opportunity to visit the Centre on 660 Club open days.
The charity was set up in 1891 to give children who have troubled home lives a holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire.