news | FAQ | complaints | feedback |
Buxton VC logo

Pride of Buxton Awards 2017

The Pride of Buxton Awards is a fundraising and community project initiated by Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales (VCSPD) in partnership with the University of Derby and the Buxton Advertiser. We wanted to host an event that celebrated and involved the community, whilst also raising funds that will help protect VCSPD’s vital services.

Over the last couple of months, members of the public have been nominating people for one of ten Awards, listed below, for going out of their way to help others and continually work hard for the benefit of the local community. Over one hundred people put forward a nominee, and all nominees will receive some form of recognition at the Awards Ceremony in December.

The winners will be announced and presented with an Award at the ‘Pride of Buxton’ Christmas Awards Dinner on Saturday 2nd December at The Devonshire Dome.

The Mayor, Cllr Matthew Stone, will open the award ceremony. Bill Weston MBE will be hosting the Awards as Master of Ceremonies. The event will include a welcome drink, three course meal, a charity raffle and live music after the ceremony.


Tickets are now on sale, and are available during opening hours from our office on Buxton's Market Place, SK17 6RY and from the Devonshire Dome, SK17 6EQ.

Tickets are priced at Ł30 and include a welcome drink, three course meal and live entertainment along with the Award Presentation.

You can also purchase tickets online here: Pride of Buxton Awards 2017 Tickets
Please note that there is a booking fee for online bookings.

All proceeds from the event will go to Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales to protect and maintain our vital services that have been helping vulnerable people within the community for over 30 years. These services include our Volunteer Befriending Scheme, Volunteer Transport Scheme and our Youth Club for Disabled Children. A charity raffle will also take place at the event to provide funds for these services.

For ticket enquiries please call our Community and Events Fundraiser on :01298 23970.

Award Categories

Services to the Community
Sponsored by The Buxton Advertiser

Individual, group or local business who have worked in partnership or alone as a force for good for the Buxton community. It could be supporting young people to thrive, or bringing the community together to achieve something special. The winner or winners will have galvanised the support of the people around them to make a difference locally.

Fundraiser of the Year
Sponsored by Nashnal Security

Recognition of exceptional or inspiring fundraising for a good cause. Group or individual.

Young Fundraiser of the Year (Age 11-17)
Sponsored by Tarmac Cement & Lime Ltd.

Recognition of exceptional or inspiring fundraising for a good cause. Group or individual.

Inspiring Business Achievement
Sponsored by The Vault Buxton

To recognise high achievement in business. Perhaps an individual within a community business, small business owner, or someone who has achieved personal milestones in their work or own business despite the odds. Individual only.

Child/Teenager of Courage (Age 8-15)
Sponsored by Lightwood Dental Care

For battling against the odds to help others, or for facing a challenging or difficult time with bravery.

Lifetime Achievement (Age 50+)
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Buxton & Buxton and District Lions Club

To recognise far-reaching achievement, personally or for the benefit of others, locally or nationally. Individual only.

Special Recognition, Health and Social Care Sector
Sponsored by Haddon Hall Care Home.

This award category will change each year. This year it has a focus on recognising the achievements of local people working in the health and social care sector. Possibly inspiring carers, social workers, doctors or nurses who may have provided inspirational or life-changing support or care for other people. Individual only.

Special Recognition, Contribution to the Arts
Sponsored by The University of Derby

This award category will change each year. This year we will recognise inspiring contribution to Buxton’s Arts community. Such as inspiring arts teachers, campaigners or volunteers, or perhaps a local community group or business providing a gateway to the arts for young people. Group or individual.

Special Recognition
Sponsored by Face Facts Beauty and Body Salon

For achievements not covered in other categories. Inspiring carers, campaigners, teachers, members of emergency or armed forces. Individual only.

Mayor’s Choice Award
Sponsored by Clear View Windows (High Peak) Ltd.

An award for an individual or group chosen by the Mayor for any inspirational achievement. The Mayor may nominate someone for the Award himself, or choose from the nominees of other awards if there is a particular nominee he would like to recognise.

 You can make a donation to the charity through Paypal.

Registered Co. 2918492
Charity N
o. 1067193

Healthwatch Derbyshire Image

Have you got something to say about your local health and social care services? If so, please get in touch with Healthwatch Derbyshire. Through people speaking out we can create a better health and social care system for all of us.

Our Accredited Partners

Links & Advice

Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017