We believe in giving back to our community

paralympics fun day

Highlight of the year – nine schools taking part in the Warrington to Rio Paralympics style event at Warrington’s Victoria Park

Gladstone Brookes is a firm which strongly believes in giving back to the community in which we all work and helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

As well as contributing thousands of pounds to local charities by donating their monthly dress down money, the firm also sponsors the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and Adrian Derbyshire’s Inspire-Believe-Succeed campaign with more than £56,000 between them.Read More


Heartbroken Adrian will carry on

Adrian and Julia

Julia used to help Adrian with his anti-bullying and hate crime campaign

Heartbroken Adrian Derbyshire is to carry on his campaign against bullying and hate crime, but with a new focus following the tragic death of his 16-year-old daughter Julia.

Adrian found Julia collapsed at their Warrington home and fought desperately to save her life by giving her CPR until the ambulance came. Read More


Christmas trolley dash brings 2015 charity total to £8,641

Christmas trolley dash

The teams’ trolleys are crammed with £1,100 worth of toys

Three teams of Santa’s little helpers from Gladstone Brookes descended on the Warrington branch of Toys ‘R’ Us for a last minute trolley dash to grab hundreds of toys in time for Santa to deliver them to underprivileged children this Christmas.

The teams split up around the store, armed with £360 each on a mission to buy gifts for three different age ranges of children – toddlers, juniors and teenagers. Read More


Adrian: “It’s taken over my life!”

Getting the messaged across to Year 11 pupils at Hartford High School

Getting the message across to Year 11 pupils at Hartford C of E High School

When Adrian first started planning his Stop Hate Crime campaign he thought it might last four weeks and then he would move on to something else.

A year on, it’s taken over his life and he’s now being booked for appearances all over the country as far ahead as 2016 as well as shooting a number of special documentaries surrounding his life and the campaign.Read More


Adrian honoured by David Cameron

Adrian honoured by David Cameron

 

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has given Stop Hate campaigner Adrian Derbyshire a special Point Of Light award in recognition of the work he is doing on his round Britain hand-cycle tour.

The Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals – people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.Read More


Contact Adrian

What can Adrian do for you?

Do you think you have a group who could benefit from hearing Adrian’s message? He is happy to come and hold an awareness event for any interested group.

He speaks on:

  • Hate crimes and the effect they have
  • Disability
  • Sport
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Going the extra mile to be a positive role model

Contact details:

Of course, all of this work comes at a cost and Adrian is constantly trying to raise money to fund his work www.justgiving.com/adrianderbyshire

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE – THE FIGHT AGAINST HATE CRIME

children

You only have to be with Adrian Derbyshire for five minutes and you know you’ve met a truly exceptional and inspirational man.

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Reflections……

It all started as quite a simple idea – a four week trip covering a thousand miles to spread the message about stopping hate crime, going the extra mile, being positive role models.

But by the half-way stage it had grown from four weeks to six months and then to nine months and Adrian had already hand-cycled over 1,700 miles with more invitations for more talks and more visits pouring in all the time.

Phenomenal

“It’s taken on a life of its own,” said Adrian. “The response has been so phenomenal the tour is now going to run through to December 22nd. The incredible amount of interests has proved beyond doubt that people want to hear the message I am giving. I was in the Isle Of Man a short while ago and spoke to two schools, but now the Manx government have invited me back to speak to many more of them.”

He had further proof one day while enjoying a coffee in Starbucks. He was approached by a woman who asked if he was Adrian Derbyshire. When he confirmed he was the lady could not thank him enough.

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A marathon a day for 21 days!

Once the schools broke up for their summer holidays Adrian found himself free to pursue one of the other strands of his tour – promoting fitness and well-being for disabled people.

And what better way to do it than taking on a marathon a day for 21 days all along the south coast of England.

Starting in Portsmouth, Adrian hand-cycled through the New Forest where he stopped off at The New Forest Inclusive Cycling Centre on the way to Bournemouth.

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London and Kingbury

Central London and Kingbury

Adrian’s 15k hand-cycle tour of central London wasn’t just taking in the sights.

He was there to support the London Cycling Campaign – a 12,000 member charity aiming for safer cycling in the capital.

While there he spoke to the staff of London Mayor Boris Johnson and has been invited back to meet the Mayor at the end of his tour.

London

 

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