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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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