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Liberation Day

Liberation Day celebrated its 15th consecutive year on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Liberation Day

Aimed at residents of the district aged 55 and over, the purpose of Liberation day is to provide advice and information on a range of topics, including how to deal with doorstep callers, fire safety, mobility, fitness, health, pensions and so much more.  

This year exhibitors included representatives from the police, Neighbourhood Watch scheme, Meals on Wheels service, SDDC Sport & Health team, CVS, Community services and Telecare to name but a few.

The theme for this year was 'Country & Western' and around 300 attendees enjoyed the toe-tapping entertainment provided by Knoxville Highway, a five piece local band who played favourites from across the years.

Over lunch, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner spoke to attendees about some of the initiatives they are focusing on this year. After that, everyone joined in with a much enjoyed session of Chair-based exercises.

Rachel Holmes, Events and Marketing Officer for South Derbyshire District Council said:

“One of the things that makes Liberation Day so popular is the party-like atmosphere we somehow always manage to create, even though the day has a serious purpose,”


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