The Midland Railway-Butterley and Ripley Town Council are excited to let everyone know about Ripley’s Big Day Out.
To be held on 19th July 2017 from 10am-3pm at Midland Railway – Butterley, this FREE event is designed specifically for the many older people in our township and our surrounding villages of Heage, Nether Heage, Sawmills, Bullbridge, Ambergate, Marehay and Waingroves.
A council spokesman said: “Sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to go for advice as you get older on all manner of things from benefits to keeping active.
“The aim of Ripley’s Big Day Out is to have all this advice in one place for you free of charge. Not only this, it will be a lovely day out too.”
He added: “We are delighted to be working alongside the Midland Railway-Butterley for this unique event, their wonderful facilities really enhance the day and we hope that people will start to spread the word.”
Visitors will be offered a a free ride on the heritage rail line, light refreshments and entertainment as well as an opportunity to access all of the advice services available locally.
Exhibitors already confirmed include Amber Valley Talking Newspapers, Community Transport, Dementia UK and Carers Derbyshire, with many more expected to join the line up.
Plans for the event include free transport for anyone who needs it, or free car parking for those who wish to drive themselves or with a family member.
Alan Calladine, Development Officer for the Midland Railway – Butterley said “I am thrilled that the Midland Railway-Butterley and the local community can come together on this special day with so much to see and do”
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