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Gin-tastic evening as Chairman raises funds for Ashgate Hospicecare

North East Derbyshire District Council Chairman raised a fantastic £802 from the Gin and Cheese Tasting fundraising event in aid of the Chairman's Appeal for Ashgate Hospicecare. 

Participants were introduced to a range of gins made by Derbyshire Gin Distillery. 

With each tasting of gin was a perfectly matched cheese sourced by Davidson's Cheese Factor. 

An insight in to gin and cheese production was given by Richard Aspinall and Simon Davidson. 

The final gin was 'Chairman's Choice', which has been specially produced to raise money for Ashgate Hospicecare. 

Chairman of North East Derbyshire District Council, Cllr. Martin Thacker said: "It was a fabulous event that provided an insight in to the making of cheese and gin. 

It was amazing to learn how they can be a perfect combination!  I am grateful to Richard and Simon who ensured an amount of £802 was raised for the Hospice."

You can find out more about the Chairman’s events on the council website at