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David Radford has been a prominent and hugely influential figure on Derbyshire’s volunteer scene for more than 45 years. He joined Chesterfield Volunteer Centre in 1996, taking over its management 14 years ago having saved it from closure and secured enough funds to enable its survival.

He has since raised more than £2m worth of funding for North East Derbyshire’s volunteer sector. He also instigated the annual Volunteer Sector Awards which seeks to raise the profile of the sector and give recognition to the thousands of people who selflessly give their time and skills to the region’s numerous and varied volunteer projects.

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