Rumbletums open again!

We are delighted to announce that we will be open for both eating in and takeaway from Tuesday 7th July.  Our opening hours are as follows: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am – 3.00pm.

We would encourage those who want to eat in to book a table in advance, especially as there will be fewer seats available due to social distancing.

We would also encourage those who want to take away to pre-order their food and drink, which they can do from 9.10 onwards for collection from 9.30.

 Please call us on 0115 9384953.

 Customers can be reassured that we have procedures in place to ensure their safety at all times.

It will be a pleasure to see all of our customers back at Rumbletums.

Our full menu can be found on the menu page


Take Rumbletums home with you!!

Tuesday 16th June is approaching fast. We have been getting the Cafe ready and making sure that we can open safely for staff and customers.  We will be offering a takeaway menu, which will still  satisfy that ‘I haven’t  had to  make this myself’ feeling.  Or should that be the ‘I deserve a treat’ feeling?  We will also be able to take orders and payments over the phone.

We’re so looking forward to opening and seeing everyone again.  It won’t be the same as sitting at the window and watching the world go by or chatting to a trainee as they serve you delicious lunch but we hope by making these adjustments now we can get back to normal soon.

In the meantime stay safe and take care

Rumbletums Donations page now open

Throughout the lockdown we have been making sure that Rumbletums is safe and ready to open when possible. We are have been in regular contact with our trainees and are looking forward to when they can join us again. We have also been getting the Cafe open with a lick of paint and some other much needed refurbishments. This work was already planned as part of our building purchase and it’s looking great.

We’ll be opening as soon as we can with a takeaway menu which, although won’t be the same, will allow us to get up and running again.  You will be able to make card payments over the phone.

We have also set up a donations button on the website. Please click here if you would like to donate.





We have been carefully monitoring Government guidance on the Coronavirus.

Our priority is, of course, to protect the health of our trainees, our staff and volunteers and our customers and other loyal supporters.

We have, therefore, taken the difficult decision to close temporarily after business on Saturday 21 March 2020, unless we are instructed to close sooner than this.

We are very clear – we are closing temporarily and have every intention of opening the café again and continuing our training project as soon as we possibly can.

One of our customers has kindly told us that, while she can’t come into Rumbletums she plans to give us a donation of what she would have spent. We are extremely grateful for this and would be very happy if any other customers felt able to follow her lead!

We will provide regular updates, so please continue to “watch this space” and please also keep an eye on the information on Facebook and our Website.

We are doing everything we can to ensure the future of our project and really look forward to welcoming all our wonderful trainees and everyone else back to Rumbletums.

We hope you all keep fit and well.

Thank you.


Rumbletums recieves support from Screwfix and Gillotts



Many thanks to the Screwfix Foundation for supporting Rumbletums. In a grant application made last November we outlined our plans to update areas in the building which we feel will make a big impact for our trainees and customers. The Screwfix Foundation is aimed at community projects than make a difference in their area and need to do some building work. Thankfully they agreed that was us. Work on the building will be scheduled as soon as we can call it our own.

Screwfix Foundation generously donates towards refurbishment work at Rumbletums







We were also delighted to have been chosen by Gillotts, alongside Salcare in Heanor, The Helpful Bureau and Eastwood Memory Cafe, to be recipents of their Christmas Remembrance Tree fundraising event. Many thanks to Joanne and the team at Gillotts and especially to all who took part whilst remembering their loved ones.

Derek and Sarah receiving a donation from Gillotts, alongside Salcare, Eastwood Memory Café and The Helpful Bureau


We are delighted to announce that we have made an excellent appointment to the post of Project Manager.

Angela Devine will take up post on 20 January 2020.

Angela has many years’ experience in further education, most recently as an achievement coach supporting students to ensure their success in gaining academic, non-academic and employability skills and securing relevant work experience opportunities.  She has experience of working with people with learning disabilities, fundraising and successfully managing a team of staff.

The Trustees are all confident that Angela’s experience and personality will make her a very successful Project Manager and we are really looking forward to welcoming her to the Rumbletums team.

Derek Gardiner

Chairman of Rumbletums Trustees


Ageless Grace back at Rumbletums

Ageless Grace exercise class has started again at Rumbletums after the summer break. A chair exercise class benefitting body and brain! No need to pre-book. Just come along every Friday afternoon at 2pm.  It costs just £3 but if your new come along and try it for free!

Call Ali Allen on 07917 204839 for more details

Rumbletums recieves Power to Change Funding




June 2019


Rumbletums is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £150,000 from Power to Change, as independent trust that supports community businesses in England.
Rumbletums Community Café launched its fund-raising campaign almost a year ago in July 2018. In order to continue its work as a supported training project, offering work experience to young people with a learning disability, it is necessary to buy the premises it has rented since 2011.
This grant will give Rumbletums £120,000 towards the purchase of the premises and another £30,000 to prepare for refurbishments that will enhance its place as a community hub. Rumbletums will continue to raise funds but now can, at last, be confident of the future of Rumbletums in the heart of Kimberley.
Derek Gardiner, Chairman of Rumbletums Trustees said: “We are absolutely delighted and very grateful to have received this grant from Power to Change. We are also so pleased that the local community has overwhelmingly showed its support for Rumbletums and rallied to our cause. Since July 2018 we have raised over £49,000 from donations and through events. We have also been promised an award of £10,000 from a separate charitable trust which, in total, is the target we set out raise.
“We have so many people and organisations to thank for their commitment and perseverance in raising funds for us – Power to Change of course, but also those who organised or volunteered at events or gave up their time in other fundraising initiatives or who donated directly or through our GoFundMe page, and also Jeff Buck who tirelessly co-ordinated the application to Power to Change. We would also like to thank our staff and volunteers for their loyalty and commitment through these difficult months and of course, our trainees, who work so hard and make the whole project so worthwhile.
“Rumbletums was set up to offer work experience opportunities and training to young people with learning disabilities and the need for this sort of service has not diminished in the nearly eight years we’ve been in business. We’re determined that Rumbletums will survive and continue to offer a service to the people of Kimberley and to young people from across the county. Thank You!”

Kate Stewart, Director of Programmes at Power to Change said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Rumbletums with this grant. The amount they have raised already from their local communuty just goes to show how much they are valued already. We know how important it is for community businesses to have the security of their own premises – now there will be no stopping them!

The Community Business Fund offers grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to existing community businesses, based in England. Grants are designed to help community businesses to grow and become more financially sustainable. For further information follow this link.

About Power to Change

Power to Change is the independent trust that supports community businesses in England.
Community businesses are locally rooted, community-led, trade for community benefit and make life better for local people. The sector is worth £1.05 billion and comprises 7,800 community businesses across England who employ 33,600 people. (Source: Community Business Market 2018)

From pubs to libraries; shops to bakeries; swimming pools to solar farms; community businesses are creating great products and services, providing employment and training and transforming lives. Power to Change received its endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund in 2015. @peoplesbiz

About the National Lottery Community Fund

We are the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.
We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.