Staff get into the groove

Pictured: The District Council's Customer Service Advisor Helen Spencer aboard the Space Hopper, pictured with Susan Devaney and Dave 'The Rave' Turvey, from the leisure department.
Pictured: The District Council's Customer Service Advisor Helen Spencer aboard the Space Hopper, pictured with Susan Devaney and Dave 'The Rave' Turvey, from the leisure department.

Derbyshire Dales District Council staff stepped back in time over the festive period to help raise £382 for charity.

Susan Devaney and Louise Ede transformed their payroll office at Matlock Town Hall into a 1970s’ style grotto complete with groovy outfits, classic album covers and photographs of staff members taken in that decade. There was even a space hopper to add to the nostalgia.

Staff donated 72 raffle prizes and proceeds are being split between several charities, including supporting the families of serving soldiers in the 2 Mercian (Worcester and Forester) Regiment in Afghanistan, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, cleft lip and palate charity Smile Train, Barth Syndrome Trust, and Help Joel to Walk – a charity helping Darley Dale youngster Joel Rogers who needs physio after undergoing spinal surgery.

Payroll manager Susan Devaney, said: “We always try to dream up a theme that creates interest among staff.”