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Fund Raising Walk in Aid of PASH in Kenya – March 2021

During the month of March ’21 our PASHUK Patron David walked each day an average distance of over 8 miles and achieved a total distance over 31 days of 250 miles. This was equivalent to walking from Mickleover, Derby to Southampton and from Southampton to Central London.

Dressed for cold & wet weather

The weather during early March was atrocious with freezing temperatures , gale force winds & torrential rain which made the walk much more difficult.

To David’s relief the weather improved later in the month & the latter days were thankfully warm & sunny. The walks each day were varied & covered walks around local villages, parks & countryside.

Walking the River Derwent near Alvaston

The money raised to date has been mainly from donations made to JustGiving and together with cash & cheque donations has amounted to date to a magnificent £2,070.00. A big thanks to all supporters who have donated, David is amazed at the generosity which will help to improve the lives of the Christian Communities of Western Kenya in Homa Bay County.

Walking track used many times duting the 31 days

The money raised from this fundraiser will be specifically used for the summer Bible Teaching Conference, the purchase & distribution of Bibles to the PASH Communities, for Emergency Food Parcels to the poor & vulnerable and for the purchase of items to help prevent the spread of the Corona Virus which is now reported to be spreading rapidly through Kenya.

Brass and Voices Concert – June 15th 2019

To celebrate 25 years since Derventio Brass performed their first concerts in Venice in 1994, we present a very special concert which includes 2 special works – West Side Story Suite and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Joining us for this special concert will be our friends Fusion – back by popular demand,

Proceeds in aid of PASH, supporting orphans, widows and the poor in Western Kenya.

Tickets are £8 or £4 (under 18s) available from David Hargreaves 01332 515048 or 07970 865236
Saturday June 15th 2019 at 7:30 PM
St Peter’s Church
DE23 6GF

November 12th 2016 – Brass and Voices concert

November 12th - St Peters Church, LittleoverBy popular demand, Derventio Brass return to St. Peter’s Church, Littleover, Derby for a concert of music from around the world.  This time we are joined by the trombones from the Derbyshire Youth Orchestra and our special guests are our good friends, Fusion, a close harmony vocal group from Burton on Trent.

The program will include Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Sibelius’ Finlandia music from Pirates of the Caribbean and Gabrieli’s rarely performed Sonata XX.  This is originally scored for 5 trumpets and 17 trombones.  We will be joining forces with the youth trombones and performing an arrangement for 6 trumpets, 9 trombones, 3 horns and a tuba.

Tickets available from David Hargreaves on 07970  865236 or 01332 515048.

Tickets are £7 / £4 (children under 18)


PASH White Elephant Stall

We are delighted to say that the total income from the sale of items on the PASH White Elephant Stall and other donations to PASH on the day came to a fabulous £186.00.  A special thank you to all those who helped out on the stall & supported PASH on the day.

The money will be sent to Kenya to support the Water Harvesting Scheme on the Kachieng All Saints Church Centre

Offa’s Dyke Hike – June 2015

The old codgers (Dave, Chris, Vic & Paul) will today travel by train to Wales in readiness for a start of the 100 plus mile hike from Prestatyn to Knighton following the route of the Offa’s Dyke where some parts  today are designated as the modern England/Wales border.

You can follow their progress on our Offa’s Dyke Blog

Concert raises £1000

Derbyshire Constabulary ConcertThe charity concert was held at St Peter’s Church in Littleover on 9th May.  The entertainment was provided by the Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir who were on top form under the guidance of musical director, Chris Hare.  The concert raised an amazing £1000 for PASH, which will be used to install a rainwater collection, storage and filtration system.

9th May 2015 – Charity Concert

ON SATURDAY 9th MAY at 7-45PM.

Concert May 2015 PosterThe Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir will be presenting a concert at St Peter’s Church, Littleover to raise money for the PASH Kachieng Community Church Centre Building Project.

The choir is recognised throughout Derbyshire & neighbouring counties for raising money for charities and good causes.

The concert programme will contain music from popular shows including Les Miserables and South Pacific; timeless classics from the likes of Elvis Presley, Matt Munro, Simon & Garfunkel and Barry Manillo and our own tribute to fallen soldiers with a medley of songs from the First World War and a more contemporary piece by Nick Glennie – Smith called “Mansions of the Lord”

It should prove to be a very entertaining evening.

Tickets can be obtained from David Hargreaves at 2 Inglewood Avenue Mickleover or call 01332 515048, mobile 07970 865236 or arrive on the night and pay at the door.