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.

www.powertochange.org.uk @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.

Volunteers needed

Do you have a few hours a week to spare in support of Rumbletums Café? We’re looking for volunteers who have a passion for supporting young people with learning disabilities within a community café.

No previous experience of either working with young people with learning disabilities or in a café is necessary.

Contact the café for more information



Kimberley Jam

Members of Kimberley Jam bag packing in Sainsburys on Saturday.

Thanks to Kimberley Jam for a great fundraising event on Saturday 8th June. There were 2 teams of volunteers doing the morning and afternoon shift. They raised just over £412 for Rumbletums. We also had a busy day at Rumbletums with the Rumble Sale raising over £220.  Thanks for all the support!


Recycling at Rumbletums

A lovely new recycling poster. Please be aware that we are only collecting crisp packets and no longer accepting biscuit wrappers. If you want to find out more about the recycling programme then visit Terracycle.com which is where we send our collected crisp packets. So far we have collected over 70 Kilos and have raised £70. Many thanks to all who have supported us by collecting and recycling. If you collect large amount from a workplace or a school then you can register directly with Terracycle and download shipping labels for free. The minimum amount is 2 kilos.


Nuthall Methodist Safari Supper

Cheque presentation
Gail and Sandra from Nuthall Methodist church presenting Derek with a cheque for £1065.

Many thanks to the wonderful people of Nuthall Methodist for raising over £1000 through their Safari Supper. Everyone was treated to a starter at the Church before heading off to different hosts and finally regrouping at Rumbletums for their desert. The main hall was filled to capacity for an enjoyable end to the evening being served delicious deserts and coffees. Have a look here at the groaning table of goodies! Gail has been asked when is it happening again. I didn’t think anyone would have any room!