As everyone knows the association encourages members , metal detectorists in Derbyshire and nationally to give generously to deserving charities.As association spokesperson I can see that we receive thousands of log ins from the 900 plus metal detectorists in Derbyshire alone and the thousands of hobbyists in the United Kingdom , and hundreds of emails annually on our  great free website.As the second longest metal detecting association in Derbyshire and with one of the most active club website we certainly are responsible for guiding potentially thousands of pounds annually in donations to deserving charities in Derbyshire as a result of enquiries to us.

So it was quite a surprise to discover on a recent buddy up that some charities are not accommodating to genuine metal detectorist permission requests.All the communication about this refused request was passed on and it was deemed to be a polite and appropriate request to search land which was not consecrated ,and which could continue potential relics which would be destroyed by proposed property development.

So I would be most grateful if other association members  and indeed other metal detectorists in Derbyshire to hear if they have encountered this situation from charitable associations presently and in the past.

if there is more evidence of this then perhaps in the future the Association will only recommend Charities or Charitable organisations  as deserving recipients who are accommodating to appropriate permission enquiries from practisers of our lovely hobby

association spokesperson



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