What our members have to say

 Read what some of our members have to say about Derby LETS

I have been a member of Derby LETS for 8 years now and I love it. It’s like being part of an extended community, everyone having different skills and interests. All those small jobs that I don’t have the skills, knowledge or sometimes just the enthusiasm to do, there is always someone out there who does.

Even though I have lots of friends, I, like many people find it difficult to ask them for help. We don’t like to ‘put on’ our friends. LETS makes it easy because these things are done as trades rather than favours and actually many LETS member have now become good friends who I feel very comfortable calling on when I need anything.

I earn my WADS by gardening which is something many people either don’t enjoy or don’t have time for. I however thoroughly enjoy it. I have spent many happy hours digging and weeding for people and in return I have had my computer fixed, Asian meals cooked for me, lifts to the shops and aromatherapy massages. How good is that!


helping to dig an allotment

Ruth (Spondon)

Joining lets enabled me to get some much needed help in my garden from Ruth and dog sitting from Pam. There are lots of things on offer – everyone has skills  to trade, I offer massage. I’ve met some lovely people too. In these tough economic times skill share/swap is a very positive thing to do. No money changes hands – fantastic!

Gillian (Heanor)

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aromatherapy massage