£10,000 donation from Copthorne Golf Club

January 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm

In November 2016, the incoming Ladies and Gentlemen’s Captains of Copthorne Golf Club chose us as their Charity for their year of office.  They hold various fundraising events and challenges throughout the year, and we were absolutely delighted to be told in December 2017 that they had raised a fantastic £10,180.80 for us.

Dame Judi Dench came to receive the cheque in early January, and a number of members of the Club came to meet her and hand over the cheque.

We were quite amazed by the generosity of the members of Copthorne Golf Club, and would particularly like to thank Sandy Flynn, the Ladies Captain, and Paul Delaney, the Men’s Captain for the year, whose enthusiasm and efforts to drum up support helped to raise this record sum.

James Baxter, Judi Dench, Sandy Flynn and Keith Hayward

 

Charity Carol Concert

November 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Songbirds, a community fundraising choir based in Crawley, have chosen us as one of their three charities for the current year.

They are holding a Charity Carol Concert on Saturday 9th December at 5 pm at St Mary’s Church, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex.  Entrance is free, and there will be refreshments available and a retiring collection.  It’s a perfect opportunity to get yourselves into the Christmas Spirit, and we hope to see you there.

More information about their activities can be found on www.songbirdschoir.co.uk.

 

 

Fundraising Events

November 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm

A Quiz Night is being organised on Friday 19th January at 7.30pm at Blackwell Primary School in East Grinstead. The cost is £10 per head to include a Fish and Chip supper. Teams of 2 – 8 people. Bring your own drinks. To book tickets, please contact Saz on 07711 106857.

Songbirds, a community Fundraising choir based in Crawley, have included us as one of their three chosen charities for the year. Their first event is on Saturday 9th December from 5.00pm until 7.00pm at St. Mary’s Church, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex. Entry is free and there will be refreshments. Donations will be asked for as attendees leave, which will go into their charity pot for distribution at the end of their financial year. Sally and James will be attending to talk about our work.

One of our helpers has nominated us the beneficiary for a Quiz Night in Copthorne on 29th November at 7.45pm. We are not yet sure if tickets are open to all, but we will find out. Sally will attend to  talk about our work.

Saz and Caroline are also organising a course of dance classes in the Spring. Details to follow.

Horley Lions Donate £1,500.00

July 26, 2017 at 11:25 am

On Sunday 23rd July East Grinstead Lions held their annual Donkey Derby and Little Brook Pony Club supplied the Jockeys for the day,  (a brave and perilous task!).

Whilst she was there, Sally O’Niell was presented with a cheque from Horley Lions  for £1,500.00 from money raised at their horse show in May, when East Park RDA provided the judges.

This is a very generous donation and a will be a great help towards our running costs, as we have vet fees, farrier fees, insurance etc. to pay, and a hard thing to raise funds for.

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Donations

July 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Donations totaling £685 have been received from individuals and £210 had been received in subscriptions.

A grant of £900 for a new saddle and bridle for one of the driving ponies has been made by Comic Relief Community Cash, via the Community Foundation for Surrey.

A St. Stephens mother has very kindly raised £219.23 to go towards The National Championship costs and the school has raised a further £165.

An individual has donated £65 and RDA National has given £75 towards transport costs for the Nationals.