The Chicory Tip Fundraising Event was Burgess Hill Youth’s biggest fundraising event of the year and took place on Saturday 3 February at Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill. The event was supported by Burgess Hill District Lions Club and sponsored by Steve Willis Training
Burgess Hill Youth raised the following:
· £325 in the raffle
· £175 on the auction of the Porsche car for the day
· plus £1040 entrance fees.
This amounts to an amazing total of £1540. All contributions made will positively impact our fund raising efforts and help to provide additional income for the up keep of our community facility and support the youth work we deliver throughout the year. In the past these funds have been used to replace computer equipment, provide play equipment, a contribution to activities programmes for members of the club and many other projects.
A big THANK YOU! to Burgess Hill District Lions, particularly Tony Parris, for organising this event and to our patron Steve Willis for his ongoing support of the club.
Members of Burgess Hill Youth staff team were warmly welcomed by Tiffany Wade at the Porsche Centre, the visit enabled them to personally express sincere thanks to the team there, for the generous gift they provided for the auction conducted by Steve Willis Training team on behalf of the club at their apprentice graduation evening.
Whilst there the opportunity was taken by the Burgess Hill Youth volunteers to pose and have their picture taken with a rather expensive Porsche 918 Spyder.
Tiffany Wade, Marketing Manager at Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex commented: “On 27th November we were delighted to support engineer training facility, Steve Willis Training Centres Limited, by supplying a Porsche for the Weekend in their charity fundraiser at the centres annual graduation ceremony. The money raised will go to the local Burgess Hill Youth group, which provides a range of activities for the town’s children. This is an incredibly important resource and we feel strongly about supporting our local community projects”.
Paul Myles club secretary commented that without the continued support of local companies, Steve Willis Training and the Porsche Centre Mid Sussex and also local Charitable organisations such as the Burgess Hill District Lions Club we could not continue to provide recreational opportunities for young people in our community.
The free leisure discount card for 0-25s with special educational needs and disabilities.
West Sussex CC have teamed up with local charity Amaze to deliver the ‘Compass Card West Sussex’, it launched on 8th April.
The card gives young people with special educational needs and disabilities (aged 0-25) unique offers at dozens of venues in the local area.
Find out more here: WSCC Campaign page
There is a list of all the offers available here: AMAZE
You can even download a useful app to your smartphone ( Google play or Apple app store).
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.
Burgess Hill Youth recently received a donation from Waitrose, as part of their monthly Community Matters “green chips” scheme.
Club Chairman, Tony Parris said, “Thank you so much to Waitrose and to the local community for supporting the scheme. As this was our first time of being chosen we did not know what to expect so it was a nice surprise to receive a cheque for £439 and this money will be used to present events during the school holidays for local children.”
Pictured are Waitrose’s Gillian Richardson, Personnel Manager, and Christine Howell, co-ordinator of the scheme, together with Tony Parris and Paul Myles, Club Chairman and Secretary.
Local firm, HeatMat, has kindly offered to make a donation to Burgess Hill Youth to cover the cost of clothing bearing the Club’s logo.
The Club’s Chairman and Secretary, Tony Parris and Paul Myles, visited HeatMat this week and discussed some of the community activities that Burgess Hill Youth organises and contributes to.
By popular demand, a form has been added for Hall Bookings.
This is an update to the bookings calendar page, and it now sits at the top level of the menu bar.
The online form allows booking details to be submitted by email.
While this is being tested, people are advised to also phone their booking through in the usual way. More details on the Hall Bookings page.
The website now has a “Contact us” form under the “About” menu, which will send an email to Burgess Hill Youth.
This is intended for general contact enquiries. It is not for booking the Hall, which should still be done in the usual way, by phone… but wait… what’s this?…
(To be continued) 🙂
The website has new menu, “Meetings“. Click it to view a page which includes a link to our new repository for meeting agendas and minutes.
Continue reading Meeting agendas & minutes are online
The BHY Committee and volunteers had their Xmas meal the other day. A good excuse for wearing silly hats and lovely festive jumpers 😉
A highlight of the evening was the donation of a cheque for BHY funds by Steve Willis Training.
Continue reading Xmas festivities and a donation