About this group
Fighting for Rights - AI-UK 2015 election campaign


Founded in 2002 in our beautiful market town on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, we meet on the third Tuesday of the month often with a speaker or other activity, and to plan our campaigning.

The venue, Waltham House, is easily found  just south of the Market Square on the main road through the town. 


Chair: Kerry Scutts: kerryscutts@gmail.com
Deputy Chair: Paul L. Webb: paul.l.webb@virgin.net
Secretary: Alison Ledburry: ledbury.com@lineone.net
Treasurer: Vally Miller: vallymiller@yahoo.co.uk
Prisoner of Conscience letter writing campaign: mary_foster@zen.co.uk
Publicity: Frazer Malaney: frazermalaney@gmail.com
Website: Hilary Gray: hilarygray@btinternet.com


Regionally based:

  • Cuba
  • Guantanamo Bay
  • SE Asia Chittagong Hill Tribes and Dongria Khond indifenous group
  • Zimbabwe 

Issues based:

  • Arms Trade Treaty
  • Death penalty
  • Human Rights Act
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Stop violence against women


Monthly: a letter on behalf of one prisoner of conscience goes every month to his or her government, and in some cases also to the UK government, from each member of our letter writing group (currently 200 people).

Annually - with typical activity:

  • Holocaust Memorial Day: local display for the period around January 27th
  • International Women's Day: speakers, discussions, action - Saturday just before or after March 10th
  • Wirksworth Well Dressing: Market Place stall - Spring Bank Holiday Saturday (May 23rd 2015)
  • Wirksworth Arts Festival: usually 2nd and third weeks in September
    (i) Display; action; children's activity - first weekend of Festival
    (ii) Speaker, drama or gig: allocated date within Festival
  • Message of Hope: Greetings card campaign events in Wirksworth and Matlock, and also via the Churches Together organisations in these towns - Saturday nearest Human Rights Day, December 10th (Wirksworth) and later in December (Matlock).

Contact this group

For officers: see 'About my group'.

Webmaster: Hilary Gray, hilarygray@btinternet.com;