MG Car Club – Sussex Wanderers kind donation

April 3, 2018 at 5:56 pm

The MG Car Club – Sussex Wanderers made us their chosen charity for the third year running last year, and collected donations from their members at each of their monthly meetings.  They visited us earlier this year to present a most generous cheque for £580 from collections during 2017.

Royal Warrant Holders Association generous donation

March 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The Royal Warrant Holders Association have generously donated £1,350 for a saddle and bridle for our riding/driving Dales pony Coke.  The husband of Katie Giddings, one of our trustees, is a member of the association through his business and very kindly applied for this grant for us.  A representative from the RWHA will be visiting us to see Coke in action in June.

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£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.