Global reaction to release of Julia’s pictures

Global reaction to release of Julia’s pictures

Brave dad Adrian Derbyshire took the heart-rending decision to release pictures of his 16-year-old daughter taken moments before she died in a hospital bed after trying to take her own life after being bullied online

Since then the images have gone global and Adrian has received 10,000 messages of support for his anti-bullying and hate crime campaign in just 12 days from people as far apart as Australia, China, Brazil and America.

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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

Heartbroken Adrian will carry on

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.

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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.

It has been developed in partnership with the hugely successful Points of Light programme in America, which was established by President George H W Bush, and has since recognised over 5,000 individuals and has the support of President Barack Obama.

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Contact Adrian

What can Adrian do for you?

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.

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

A man with a message that he’s determined to bring to as many people as possible on his marathon 2,000-mile hand-cycle tour of Britain

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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.

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A marathon a day for 21 days!

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.

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