DLDD Trust News


ATTENTION ALL LOCAL EMPLOYERS!! DLDD TRUST will be hosting a Job Fair at the Methodist Church Halls Ashton Square Dunstable LU6 3SN Wednesday 11th September 2024 1pm -3pm If your company would like to participate by hosting a free table to promote any vacancies, please contact: Sharon on

Presentation of the Kings Award for Voluntary Service – 18th April 2024

DLDD was honoured to celebrate with Houghton Regis Helpers and extend congratulations to all our dedicated volunteers! Yesterday, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Susan Lousada, presented The King’s Award for Voluntary Service to Houghton Regis Helpers. We extend our gratitude to everyone who attended the Presentation lunch. Stay tuned for more photos!

DLDD Donate Easter Eggs 🐣

DLDD have just donated a dozen Easter Eggs to support Families United Network. Our very own Mayor cllr. Liz Jones has just collected them. Thank you Liz we are really happy to support😊

Branching Out Relaunch.

“Today, DLDD had the privilege of attending the re-launch of Branching Out, a vital community resource for those facing mental health challenges at Grove Corner, 76A High Street North, this group provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to share and listen. Let’s continue to foster spaces where everyone feels heard and supported. #BranchingOut…

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Day of Reflection

DLDD attended the Day of Reflection Mass Sunday 3rd March 2024 in All Saints Houghton Regis.

Meeting Rise Recruitment Solutions

It was a pleasure to meet with Craig Regan director of Rise Recruitment Solutions. This morning, we were delighted to meet with Sharon Warboys from Don’t Let Dunstable Die to discover more about the remarkable work and accomplishments they have achieved within the local communities. As a local business, we are passionate about building meaningful…

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Visit to Dunstable History Society.

DLDD made a visit to Dunstable History Society where we were made very welcome thank you for your support. 🙏

🌹 Memorial Rose Planting 🌹

🌹 DLDD were delight to attend the memorial rose planting for Dunstable in Bloom member John Beaumont and his wife Ann along with their family. 🌹

Dunstable Charity Calendar 2024

Our Dunstable 2024 calendar is available now with no price increase, and it is still only £5 in local businesses. It is available in: Priory House High Street South Octave Music 62 High Street North Other locations coming in the next few days. You can purchase the calendars online for £7.95 including postage and packaging….

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🌸 DLDD in Flowers 🌸

🌻DLDD was surprised the see DLDD in flowers in a flowerbed in Dunstable, so kind.🌻

🌿Lowther Road Community Project🌿

Garden DLDD are supporting Debbie Bessie Carly and Paul with their community garden project on Lowther Road, we would like to thank Michael Community Champion at Asda Dunstable for donating 6 bags of compost . Debbie received the donation from Micheal this morning. 🌱🪴@asda #communitysupport #communitygarden #CommunityChampion

Bags of Kindness.

We have been busy delivering and organizations collecting Small Bags of Kindness. We are working with the charity Small Acts of Kindness on this project. Yesterday BRCC, Priory Church collected for their warm spaces. Dunstable Food Bank for their clients.

A Thank you to DLDD.

We wanted to share this good news and thank you with you all. Hi DLDDMany Thanks for promoting our Christmas Hampers Appeal. With your help and the Generosity of the Dunstable Community we were able to supply hampers and gifts to 348 families with 781 children in the Dunstable and Houghton Regis area. God Bless…

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DLDD Visit a Warm Space 🫖☕️

This morning we drop off tea, coffee, biscuits, cup soups and more to Priory Church for their warm space open every Wednesday 10 am-2 pm for the community of Dunstable. Thank you to Michael Watts Community Champion at Dunstable Asda. ☕🍵🫖

Remembrance Sunday 2022

DLDD joined the Poppy Wreath laying at Dunstable War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday 2022.

Kind comments we received from the RHS judges

DLDD were honoured to receive such kind comments from the RHS judges, during their visit to Dunstable, when judging for the Britain in Bloom Awards 2022. “Everyone is clearly proud of Dunstable and the DLDD (Don’t Let Dunstable Die) group had this at its heart. The 20 interpretation boards across the town were nice to…

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Dunstable wins Britain in Bloom Gold Award

We are so proud of Dunstable. As a committee member, DLDD are proud to announce that Dunstable won the Gold award and were the overall Winners in Britain In Bloom’s Large Town category. Certificate of Achievement in Sustainable Garden Thank you to everyone who has been involved over the years that led to this brilliant…

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PCC Annual Conference 2022

DLDD attended the PCC Annual Business Conference 2022 yesterday, it was most interested.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.

DLDD were delighted to be invited to HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis thank you service and the inauguration of her replacement, Susan Lousada, who takes over on 7th September. It was a wonderful occasion and promoting inclusion, community and acceptance of all faiths, cultures and beliefs.

DLDD Flowerbed.💐💐

DLDD have sponsoring the flowerbed in Priory Gardens for the 2nd year for the community to enjoy. We hope you all enjoy the beautiful flowers.We would like to thank Justyna Tarnacka and Dunstable Town Council ground’s team for all their hard-work and support.💐🌸🌺🌻 #Dunstable #flower #dldd #enjoy

The Jubilee Beacon Lighting. 🔥

Picture from the lighting of The Jubilee Beacon on Dunstable Downs this evening, we hope you enjoyed the event. 🔥

Peter Bowles RIP

To The Manor Born actor Peter Bowles has sadly passed away.DLDD were lucky to meet and spend time with Peter when he was filming locally. Peter was a gentleman.DLDD send their condolences to Peter’s family and friends.

DLDD Gift Trees to Dunstable Schools For The Jubilee Year.

DLDD have been out and about delivering 2 trees each a Silver birch and Hornbeam to all the schools in Dunstable for HM the Queens Platinum Jubilee. We would like to thank MPM vehicles solutions and Aura Liberty Recruitment Ltd for sponsoring this project. Photo to follow once the trees have been planted. Thank you…

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Special flowers for a special girl!

6-year-old daughter Elissa is such an inspiration. From the day she was born, her mum knew she was special and I knew she was put on this earth to make a difference. Elissa recently made the decision to never eat fish again (goodbye fish finger meals 🙈) in order to save the oceans. She spoke…

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DLDD Trust wins at Best Businesswomen Awards 2021

The Best Businesswomen Awards have announced their winners for 2021 at a Gala Final held at the Hilton Wembley. Businesswoman Sharon Warboys and Sharon Knott from DLDD Trust won the 2021 Silver Award for being Charity Champions in this prestigious competition which seeks to find the very best female business talent from across the UK and…

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DLDD – The British Citizen Award

This is a brief guide to The British Citizen Award language used in media and social media to enable a consistent message portraying the importance of the medalists’ endeavours and the gravitas of being selected to receive the BCA Medal. Language Crib sheet – Recognition Programme Medalists are selected to receive The British Citizen Award (BCA) on merit – it is…

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DLDD Sponsored Flowerbed At Priory Gardens

DLDD have sponsored the large flowerbed in Priory Gardens for the community to enjoy. We hope this will bring happiness, pleasure and brightness to you all. Keep safe and thank you all for your support, we are always here for all the community. Thank you to Dunstable Town Council and Dunstable Men in Sheds for…

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Asda Donation

Asda kindly donated us some food for the local community. Thank you Michael the Community Champion at Dunstable Asda.

Food Donation by Woodside Clinic

We were kindly given this food donation by the Woodside Clinic in memory of physiotherapist Diane Krog, who sadly passed away 2 years ago. We have distributed this to people in the local area. Keep up the good work Dunstable!

DLDD Delivering Food

DLDD delivered food to day to help local people, supporting the community.

Asda Stationary Donation

We would like to thank Micheal Watts Community Life Champion and Dunstable Asda for kindly supporting our School Stationery Project.

Bouquets 💐

💐DLDD want to recognise that one special person every month with a bouquet of flowers 💐 Do you know someone that has gone that extra mile to support you and keep you safe during this difficult time if so, DLDD would like to give them a lovely bouquet of flowers from Jonquils Dunstable they will…

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Dunstable Icknield Lower School

We delivered stationery to Dunstable Icknield Lower School as part of Help Homeschooling Project. Keep safe everyone. Dear DLDD Trust,Thank you so much for the stationery packs which you have donated to our school to support those children who are learning at home. We are bagging them up, ready to deliver them to families.Many Thanks,Deputy…

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Sharon Knott BCAc and Sharon Warboys BCAc The outstanding service and commitment has earned them recognition in the prestigious British Citizen Awards, known as ‘The People’s Honours’. 

Home School Packs

Today we delivered Homeschooling packs today to Weatherby Academy Dunstable. We thank Mike the manager of Wilkinsons for his supporting our Homeschooling Project.

Homeschooling Packs

We have kindly been donated a handful of stationery supplies to assist with those home schooling in Dunstable. If you know of a child who would benefit from a pack please email swdlddtrust@gmail.comWithin your email could you please write which pack from the attached picture the child would require. If you are successful in your…

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Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Safe Christmas.

Dunstable in Bloom Update

This week DLDD were out judging the Best Front Garden and Best Community Garden. DLDD sponsor Best Front Garden, Best Community Garden and Best Allotment the winners hold the DLDD shields for 1 year.

Certificate of Appreciation

DLDD received a letter and Certificate of Appreciation in the post today from Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis (HM The Queen’s representative in Bedfordshire) and The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Susan Lousada. Thank you!

Dunstable Charity Calendar 2021

We are working hard on our 2021 charity calendar, if you or your business would like to be involved #calendar #2021 #contact

Free Parking

Would you like to see the carparking charges relaxed in Dunstable carparks to help at this time? Other towns are helping with free parking – for residents, keyworkers, volunteers What do you think? Please share, thank you. Click on the Facebook Or Twitter link below to vote Would you like to see the carparking…

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Supporting DLDD

Supporting DLDD Trust doesn’t have to cost you anything! Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate for FREE when you use #easyfundraising to shop with them. This means you can raise donations for us when you buy clothes and accessories, electrical’s, homeware, groceries, book holidays, take out insurance, switch energy providers or anything else! Help…

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DLDD Update

DLDD is a registered charity supporting the community we are working our socks off to bring as much information as we are given to you all. We are working with all services, Luton& Dunstable Hospital, Dunstable Food Bank and many more organisations and retailers Bargain Booze and others. We are looking into sourcing essential items,…

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We hit the jackpot for #CelebrateNationalLottery25

DLDD Trust are proud to announce that we’ve hit the jackpot for #CelebrateNationalLottery25! The recipients of this award could receive up to £1,000 – whish DLDD were humbled to receive. Many thanks to them for this award money!

December in Review

On the 9th of Jan – DLDD attended the Dunstable joint committee. DLDD also participated in the Bedfordshire police Priority meeting for Dunstable. Sharon Warboys attended a shop watch meeting for the retail establishments in the Dunstable town. She also attended the Dunstable in Bloom meeting. In December, DLDD’s very own Sharon Knott and Sharon…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year to everyone! We received many wonderful cards including ones from the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and past High Sheriff Vinod Taylor, and Dunstable Mayor, amongst others. Thank you to everyone! Here is to a great 2020 year in Dunstable.

DLDD Update – November 2019

DLDD has attended a number of events this month, including Dunstable in Bloom meeting, the monthly Shop Watch meeting and the High Sheriffs fundraiser for Crime Beat in Harpenden.

Lord John Bird

Thank you Lord Bird for your support. I love the spirit of Don’t Let Dunstable Die – ten years into their journey, @DLDD2009 is still fighting for their town, and still spreading their #socialecho throughout the Chiltern Hills – long live Dunstable! I love the spirit of Don't Let Dunstable Die – ten years…

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Laying of Poppy Wreath.

DLDD laid a Remembrance Poppy Wreath to honour the fallen of Dunstable.

The Quadrant Dunstable

Meeting with Diana Quick, new Dunstable Quadrant manager.

Priory 2020 Project.

Meeting with Kathy Riley from Priory 2020Project.

Luton and Dunstable HeliPad Appeal Event.

DLDD were invited to attend a fund raiser for the Luton and Dunstable Hospital HeliPad Saturday. We were very happy to be part of an event which raised a large amount got such a needed cause. Helipad Appeal

Dunstable In Bloom.

DLDD attend the Dunstable in Bloom tea in Priory House.

A Thank You.

This week we posted about a paperboy who returned a wallet to it owner. The posted received alot of supportive comments and huge amounts of likes. This evening we dropped 2 bowling vouchers to this your lad. We would like to THANK Micheal the manager of Go Bowling 🎳 for this kind donation.

Thank You DLDD Received from Helen Nellis HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.

Thank You DLDD Received from Helen Nellis HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire. Dear Sharon and Sharon Thank you for inviting me to share your 10th Anniversary Celebrations. It was a delightful evening and I was pleased to meet so many of your supporters and to learn more about your superb achievements for Dunstable over the years….

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10 Year Celebration of DLDD.

Thank you Sid for your kind words and thank you for your support last night we really appreciate it 😊 Congratulations to both the Sharons on a spectacular night at The Old Palace Lodge celebrating 10years of DLDD. Despite in the beginning having negative behaviour from officials they led from their hearts and helped pump…

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Dunstable In Bloom Awards Evening.

Dunstable in Bloom winners 2019, DLDD sponsor the Best Front Garden, Best Community Garden, Best Allotment.

Thank you Dunstable Cake House.

On Monday evening we attended the DLDD 10th Anniversary Celebrations and of course we need cupcakes to celebrate! Congratulations Sharon & Sharon for all of your hard work and for a lovely evening 😀😘 Dunstable Cake House.

Ronan Busfield singing for DLDD.

Britain Got Talent 2018 semi finalist Ronan Busfield singing at DLDD 10 year celebrations. Thank you

Ten Year Celebrations of DLDD

From ‘graveyard’ to grandeur: Three cheers as Don’t Let Dunstable Die celebrates ten years of campaigning for town

Dunstable Charity Calendar & Christmas Card

DLDD’s 2020 charity calendar is available in the following businesses. The calendar are £5 each and full of wonderful old pictures of Dunstable area. Our charity Christmas cards are available now a pack of 6 cards 3 of each design £3.50. Please note the cards are not available in Celebrations they are selling the calendars…

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Bedfordshire Police Community Hub Awards

DLDD received an award from Bedfordshire Police when they attended Bedfordshire Police Community Hub Awards The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey, Woburn MK17 9WA, Woburn, England, GB, MK17 9WA

Dunstable in Bloom

DLDD attend Dunstable in Bloom meeting. 18/9/2019

Kids in Action

Today DLDD were invited to a networking lunch at Kids in Action, a Dunstable based charity.

Joint Rotary Meeting

DLDD were invited a Dunstable Downs and Dunstable joint Rotary meeting where Local MP Andrew Selous gave a very interesting talk. Thursday 29th August 2019

DLDD Judging Dunstable in Bloom

This evening DLDD have been out judging the entries to Dunstable in Bloom Best Front Garden, Community Garden, Hanging Basket and Container. We sponsor these competitions with DLDD Shields being awarded.

DLDD Judges Dunstable in Bloom

DLDD Trust’s Sharon Warboys was one of two judges for the Dunstable in Bloom contest this past Monday of July 9th. It was for surrounding schools & their gardens that they have been taking care of all year. Results are pending for the winner, but DLDD had so much fun supporting this organization and their…

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DLDD Meets with The Big Issue for Social Echo Initiative

DLDD Trust’s Sharon Warboys met with The Big Issue on Monday evening to discuss John Lord Bird’s – the Social Echo Initiative, and the changes it can bring to Dunstable. Their slogan is “Local pound for the local community.” An article can be found below discussing it’s significance. The Big Issue will show organisations how…

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Shop Watch Dunstable

DLDD attended the Shop Watch meeting held at Asda Dunstable this evening Wednesday 12th June 2019. We are very pleased to be part of the Shop Watch system in Dunstable.

DLDD Meet With The Big Issue

On Tuesday 11th June 2019 DLDD had a meeting with Peter Bird at The Old Palace Lodge and give Peter a tour around Dunstable meeting businesses. We are looking forward to our next meeting in the next few weeks.

DLDD Visits ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for networking

  DLDD had a fabulous evening at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo May 13th for a special Sunset Pride of Dunstable event. We networked and raised money for the Gents Barbering for their trip to Africa with COM Church this summer! They raised about £220 to assist with their expenses. We saw lovely view of the Dunstable downs, had…

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DLDD Invited To The Opening Evening Of Avenue Q

DLDD enjoy a the opening evening at the Grove Theatre watching Avenue Q which is on until Saturday 11th May. It is a good funny show, little naughty suitable for the over 14 ‘s. are We also we’re invite to attend the after show questions and answers session with the cast and Nigel Plaskitt puppeteer…

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DLDD Trust Becomes Amazon Charity

We are SO EXCITED to announce that we are registered as a charity on Amazon! A portion of your purchase goes towards us at no cost to you! All you have to do is select us a your charity of choice and always use when you are shopping and it will help us out…

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Dunstable Shop Watch Project.

DLDD were pleased to attend and become involved in the ‘Shop Watch’ scheme in Dunstable.

Barry Norman Bursary

This is something very close to our hearts Barry Norman’s Bursary for the next superstar of the media industry. Good luck. After the enormous success of last year we’re proud to announce that we’re opening our Barry Norman Bursary applications today! Our previous winner, Emma Hockley, has gained so much from her bursary award and…

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10 Year Celebration

DLDD were discussing the 10 years celebration in their trustee meeting 6/3/2019

Trustee Meeting

Wednesday 6th March. The trustees of DLDD Trust held a meeting to plan the next 12 months projects and review the sales of 2019 calendars and the new Christmas cards, which were both very successful.