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An Orpheus Performance

From its humble beginnings as a small residential care home, the fantastic Orpheus Centre Trust has grown into a unique level of support for young adults with learning disabilities.  Using performing arts as a means to promote learning, the charity uses drama, dance, multimedia, and music to prepare the students for independent living. Providing such creative opportunities really allows the …

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Celebrations at Chestnut Tree House 10th Birthday Business Awards

I am thrilled to have won the award for Most Innovative Fundraising Idea at the Chestnut Tree House 10th Birthday Business Awards.  ‘Pay for a Day’ encourages both individuals and organisations to donate to the charity by laying bare the entire running costs for 24 hours care. For £6, 850 supporters can literally ‘Pay for a Day’ and understand in …

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A Busy Week at the British Engineerium

As usual it’s been a busy week of meetings and events but it’s great to see the ball rolling and really picking up speed with all my plans for the British Engineerium.  I’m aiming to keep the whole process eco-friendly and community focused so the support I’ve had from a number of local companies and initiatives is exciting. It will …

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Open Day Success!

Following yesterday’s Open Day at the British Engineerium I just want to express my personal gratitude to everyone who came along. There is so much background work that goes into projects like these and without the dedicated team of staff and volunteers who helped out yesterday the event simply would not have been possible, so a huge thankyou to all. …

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Raising a glass to ‘The New Alex’

  It doesn’t seem five years since The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital opened its doors back in June 2007 but its impact on children’s care across Sussex has been staggering. Arm in arm with the Rockinghorse children’s charity  in this short time ‘The New Alex’ has  raised  £250, 000 to fund expensive hospital equipment and specialised staff – truly providing …

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The British Engineerium on Facebook

Everything is on track  for October’s Open Day at the British Engineerium and it is about time I made the Museum a little bit more ‘Open to the Public’. We already have a website which contains all the main information and links (www.britishengineerium.org) but we have now set up a Facebook page so that everyone can get involved. So please …

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Update on works at the British Engineerium

So I think we are all fed up of the bloody great crane we have  jutting out of the Engineerium but now that the heavy groundwork has been completed it won’t be long before we can wave goodbye to it. Passers by might peer through the gates and percieve very little progress to the site but in fact we are …

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Best of British 2012

Considering the record-breaking rainfall we are experiencing it seemed only apt for the annual ‘Best of British’ fundraiser last Friday afternoon. Amongst the sporting legends Jimmy Greaves (England’s third greatest football goal scorer) and Duncan Goodhew MBE (Olympic Gold Medal swimmer) guests celebrated the ‘Ultimate Summer of Sport’. With Britain’s hopes for Gold at the 2012 Olympic Games resting largely …

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Chestnut Tree House Wins National Award

I am thrilled to announce that Chestnut Tree House has won ‘Best use of major gifts fundraising’ at this years Fundraising Awards ceremony. Such national recognition is truly deserved for a local charity which provides endless and free support to thousands of families. On top of the immense time and effort given by the volunteers the charities daily expenditure is …

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