Saturday, September 30, 2023

Belper Games Raises £30,000 For Charity

The fifth Belper Games has raised a staggering £30,000 for charity.

For the first time the event was split over two days and kicked off with a free film night on the Friday night.

Building on the already successful event was a challenge for organisers who this year added a whole extra day to the games. The added entertainment brought even more Belper residents to the games and the event made even more money for the small charities they support. After counting up all the donations they are thrilled to announce that the Belper Games Weekender raised a phenomenal £30,000.

The organisers said: “We want to thank all the volunteers, stall holders, traders, food vendors, amusement providers, the Rugby Club and most of all the good people of Belper for helping make this event such a success. You almost drank the bars dry and we hope you had as much fun as we did.”

Set up 5 years ago to raise funds for Penny’s Fund, a local charity which provides funding for three charities, Ataxia UK, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust, and Scleroderma and Raynauds UK, the

Games is now a fond and eagerly anticipated event in the Belper calendar. Penny’s Fund is a key fundraiser for these smaller charities and this makes the Games just that little bit more special.

Given the success of this year’s festival the organisers hope to bring the festival back next year.

Further details and information can be found at the event’s Facebook page on

For more information contact the team on

Claire Meese


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