Introducing our Charity of the Year 2012

January 25, 2012 11:31 am - Categorised in: ,

We are delighted to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2012 is Amber Valley CIDS.   They are based in Swanwick Derbyshire, and are connected to the Christian Conference centre which EFN has long standing ties with.  The charity is committed to building and strengthening community in and around Derbyshire.  Its aim is to support children and families through outreach work in schools and the wider community.

They are funded primarily from three sources:
1. Income from their Lighthouse Charity Shops
2. Donations from their supporters
3. Grant funding for specific projects if and when it becomes available.

The charity operates though its growing network of Lighthouse charity shops, and a coffee shop which support two Blend Youth Projects in Ripley and Heanor, childrens work in local schools, breakfast clubs, and after school clubs.  Key staff are employed but the majority of the work is carried out through a growing number of volunteers. 

The charity provides ample opportunities for volunteers to become involved in children’s work, youth work, or in one of our charity shops, or coffee shop.  Training is provided and any time people can give is very much appreciated.

For further information about Amber Valley CIDS or for volunteering opportunities please visit

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