Chalvington for Charity Furniture Now



Our charitable efforts not only allow us to make a positive contribution to the community, they provide fantastic opportunities to work together outside of the office environment, which proves to be a great source of team building and strengthening of bonds between colleagues.

For 2015 we are supporting Furniture Now! a diverse and much-loved organisation with branches in Eastbourne, Lewes and Hailsham. Established in 1994, their motto is 'Passionate about People, Poverty and Planet', an ethos which carries through to their enormous range of project and services and their effect on local communities.

The charity is a leading community waste, re-use and training organisation which helps as many people as possible. Their services include: providing reasonably-priced furniture to over thirty five thousand people a year, providing tuition in numeracy, literacy, IT, woodworking, interview skills and apprenticeships for those furthest from employment, start-up supplies to those in crisis, support to local food banks, Eastbourne Epilepsy, The Talking Newspaper, Mustard Seed Relief Mission and collecting clothes for the homeless.

Petrina Mayson, CEO for Furniture Now! emailed us to say:

'As a small local charity we were stunned when offered the opportunity to be Chalvington Group's charity of the year for 2015. Their team is a charity's dream to work with - they are friendly, professional, fun and constantly thinking of new ways they can support us. They are without doubt the best organisation we have ever worked with in terms of fundraising support. We are working in a true partnership and loving every minute of it. It is only through their efforts that our aim of opening a training facility in an area of deprivation is becoming a reality - so their efforts will now directly improve hundreds of local lives'.

To find out more visit furniturenow.org.uk

Since the official beginning of our charitable society, 'Chalvington for Charity' in 2010, the Chalvington Group has been fortunate to work with some wonderful charities including Sport and Comic Relief, the Meningitis Trust, Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SASBAH), Children's Respite Trust and Alzheimer's Society South East. Our team of fundraisers have taken on The Three Peaks Challenge, Sky Diving and most recently the London to Paris Bike Ride in 2014, with a fast-growing total to show for their efforts.

This year we're as committed as ever, with our team already having hosted the annual quiz night and completing the London Amsterdam Bike Ride in June. Next up is our Grand Charity Dinner, being held at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne on 28 November, followed by the annual Christmas Craft Fair, which we will be hosting at the Civic Centre, Uckfield on 5 December.

EVENTS 2015

FOURTH ANNUAL GRAND CHARITY DINNER - 28 NOVEMBER - GRAND HOTEL, EASTBOURNE

This year sees our ever-growing event taking place at one of the loveliest hotels in town, with our usual brand of Chalvington fun, live entertainment and of course some surprises along the way, it's an evening not to be missed.

For ticket or sponsorship enquiries please call Amie on 01323 445307 or email charity@chalvingtongroup.com you may also wish to download the event pack.

Our event wouldn't be the same without the support of our amazing sponsors and this year we need to pay special thanks to:

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Gamma Stephen Rimmer Solicitors

GOLD SPONSORS

The CF Group Lawler Davis

SILVER SPONSORS

Westways Vending F-Secure

BRONZE SPONSORS

AFH Payroll Zen Internet We Are Pragma Infection Control Consultancy

AUCTION SPONSORS AND DONORS

RAFFLE SPONSORS AND DONORS

PRINT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SPONSORS

Bea-utiful.co Coco Photo Booths
Amanda Bickley Photography

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR - 5 DECEMBER - CIVIC CENTRE, UCKFIELD

Back for its' third year, our annual Christmas Craft Fair is a great opportunity to buy and sell festive wares in the lead up to the festive season.

Tables for stallholders are available for just £10 per table plus a donation to the raffle.

To find out more call Amie on 01323 445307 or email charity@chalvingtongroup.com. You may also wish to download the booking form.

The progress of our events and the various escapades of our charitable team can be kept up with via our Facebook and Twitter Pages, along with our well-established 'Yummy Thursdays' and 'Dress Down Fridays' which of course speak for themselves. We hope you enjoy following us as much as we do taking part, and appreciate your taking the time to read this section of our website.

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