Category Archives: Events

BH Youth events that have taken place

Football Tournament – February Half Term

On Tuesday 13th February Burgess Hill Youth Members from both the Junior and Senior club played in a football tournament in Worthing. They played other teams from all over the county. The event was organised and run by Albion and the Community. All the members had a very enjoyable day, even though the weather wasn’t great.

They also had the opportunity to have a picture with Brighton & Hove Albion player Pascal Gross.

Every Monday and Wednesday (term time only) a football coach from Albion and the Community comes to Burgess Hill Youth and coach’s all interested members.

Here is some pictures from the event





Burgess Hill Youth took 11 Young Carers to Horsham Ice Rink for skating followed by a hot dog and hot chocolate on 21/12/17. Chocolates were kindly provided by CT Radmalls Funeral Directors. The event was supported by the Town Council.

For details on future Young Carers events please contact Jennifer –

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Young Carers Fun Day, 25 Oct 2016

43 young carers were booked to attend a Fun Day on Tuesday 25 October and enjoyed activities including arts, crafts, cake making and decorating, sports, radio remote controlled cars and a photo booth activity. Pictures of the event were posted on the BHY Facebook page.

The event was led by Burgess Hill Youth volunteers with the support of the Town Council, Crossroads for Carers South Central and Mid Sussex Active. St Paul’s Catholic College provided the venue and lunch free of charge to all those involved.

Future events planned are a Christmas outing to Laser Quest and bowling and a pantomime outing. For further details of the Young Carers programme please contact Jennifer by email to

Danced the Night Away

Burgess Hill District Lions hosted a fundraiser for Burgess Hill Youth on Saturday 3 September at the Martlets Hall. Chicory Tip, a fantastic band from the 70’s, provided entertainment from 8pm through to 11pm – the dance floor was packed!!

£1770 was the figure raised over the night from ticket and raffle ticket sales. Steve Willis Training kindly sponsored the event ensuring all funds raised went directly to Burgess Hill Youth. The local community kindly supported the event by attending and special thanks must be given to the following generous donators of raffle prizes:

  • Ali at The Cutting Club Hairdressers
  • Buddy’s Kebabs, Burgers & Pizzas
  • Do Yer Nut Hairdressers
  • Eclipse Design & Print Ltd
  • Gardner + Scardfield DIY
  • Jennifleur Florists
  • Jupps Fish & Chips
  • Marino’s Fish Bar
  • Peter Eastwood Nurseries
  • Quench Street Bar & Kitchen
  • South Downs Nurseries
  • Stacey at The Rhu Hairdressing
  • Studio Two Hair Design
  • Tesco
  • Tim Ley Fish & Chips, Chinese Cuisine Take Away
  • The Masala Club
  • The Indian Garden Tandoori Restaurant
  • The Woolpack
  • The Weald

You are encouraged to use these local businesses who provide good services to our local community.

Future event: Young Carers Fun Day, 25 October

A young carer is someone who is living with a person who has an illness, disability, mental health issues, or drug and alcohol problems.

10am – 4pm, Tuesday 25 October
St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill

For ages 6 – 16 years

Games, Sports, Craft & lots more.
Lunch & refreshments + transport available.


To book your place or get more information contact Jen on 01444 238207 (9am – 3pm) or email


The Budding Foundation

Burgess Hill Youth support the Budding Foundation with the launch of the new South Downs Heritage Centre held on Saturday, 30 July.

We were pleased to support the event to thank Clive Gravett and the Budding Foundation for the support they are providing to the young carers of Burgess Hill.

Definitely worth a visit to the Heritage Centre – lots of interesting displays in lovely surroundings of South Downs Nurseries.

Budding Foundation event
Paul Myles, Clive Gravett and Jennifer O’Grady

35th Young Carers event

23 Young Carers attended the 35th Young Carers event to be organised by Burgess Hill Youth.

They enjoyed activities including pond dipping, art and crafts, air hockey, pool, sports and cake decorating.  They were also given information on the programme for Young Carers in the summer holidays.

If you know of any Young Carers please contact Jennifer at the Town Council on 01444 238207 who will be able to help.

Young Carers Event

45 young carers attended the young carers event led by Burgess Hill Youth and Burgess Hill Town Council at St Paul’s Catholic College on Tuesday.

4 new young carers attended and this was the 28th event to be held.

Funding for the event was provided by Carers UK and support was provided on the day by support from volunteers from Burgess Hill Youth and 3 young volunteers from Outset Youth Action.

The young carers enjoyed t-shirt making, arts and crafts with support from Bank of New York, bush crafts activities including cooking and fire making, cake making and decorating, a steel drum activity plus sports.

A great day was had by all 🙂

Party In The Park: funds raised for Young Carers

From Jennifer O'Grady, Projects and Administrative Co-ordinator, Burgess Hill Town Council.

I have just counted the funds raised at the Party In The Park event for the Young Carers and pleased to report that the sum of £304.91 was collected.

This is a fantastic amount and will ensure a fun activity for the Young Carers for which we are very grateful.

Thanks all!