Young popular member Buggy died in a car crash. Rob Johnson – a young man liked by all members and staff at the Drop Inn, always a smile and a laugh. Tragically killed in a car crash on a night out with friends. Many young members from the Drop Inn attended the funeral, proceeds from the collection were given to the Drop Inn by Robs parents. Some of the money paid for a small memorial garden which his friends built outside the main door. Buggy – always remembered.
The Drop Inn was nominated and awarded the Maurice Heeley Award for services to young people in Belper. The award came with £400 and was presented at the Town Council meeting.