Our support from across the Sussex community comes in a number of different ways and is greatly appreciated. Not only do you help raise vital funds for the profoundly disabled people we care for but also help spread our message on inclusivity and care.
From dress down days in schools to national organisations volunteering at our home, you can be sure of a rewarding time with The Bevern Trust.
You, your colleagues and customers will love the experience of supporting The Bevern Trust, and we will do everything we can to make it as fun and successful as possible.
We have worked with large national employers, independent local businesses and every type of business in between, so you can be sure your support will make a positive difference.
Star Sports were delighted to present a cheque for £6,350, raised through sponsorship and betting on the Lewes/Newhaven 2019 raft race.
Many thanks to everyone who supported us on such a great cause.
In terms of the raft design – it’s back to the drawing board but watch this space as it might well be full steam ahead next year.
Our Charity Golf Day in March raised £2000, thank you to the teams from Hayward and Green, Mid Sussex Golf, Holford Manor, and Plumpton Racecourse. Also thank you to all who donated prizes. Do you have any prizes you could donate to the Bevern Trust ?
Southdown Tennis Club has picked us as their charity of the year and raised £90 from a fabulous Quiz.
SeaSalt Lewes picked us as one of their Charities of the Year donating £500 and baking cakes for our Open Gardens. They are looking to hold a Cornish day at Bevern View later on in the year.
W.E Clark & Son continue to support us, by sponsoring our events and providing auction prizes.
Knill James sponsorship of Santa Run and Golf day
Provide auction prizes and put on an amazing quiz for us.
Over the festive period Christmas tree collection was carried out by J.G. Wilkins Forestry, Estate & Garden
Services in aid of the Bevern Trust.
They collected tress in the following
areas…Newick, Chailey, Fletching, Piltdown, Maresfield, Spithurst,
Barcombe and all areas in between.
There was a minimum donation £5 per tree, but many people gave more .
In total they picked up 98 trees and raised a massive £700.
The Bevern Trust would like to say a massive thank you to Jonathan and Team who are truly Bevern Community Champions .
We have worked with a number of groups around Lewes, Uckfield and East Sussex and are inspired by their support and generosity. Fundraising and volunteering for The Bevern Trust is great fun and you can see the difference you make to the lives of the people we care for for yourself.
We have been honoured that the Rotary Club of Lewes has chosen to support us in 2019. We would like to thank Fiona Kay, President, and all Rotarians for their generosity towards their local Lewes charity, The Bevern Trust. Over the year they have raised £9,0000
The Uckfield Divas year of supporting us has come to an end and they have raised £1400 through a charity quiz, Christmas Carol Service and so much more. Thank you for your support.
Holy Trinity Vintage Fair and Hartfield Church raised £1870 in May. James really enjoyed his day out. It was also also a pleasure to speak to the Youth group at Hatfield who were very engaging and willing to learn about disability and its effects.
Lewes Old Grammar School raised a £2000 from their Summer Fete.
The lewes Lions donated £350 to help with the refurbishment of the kitchen.
This was raised though unused tokens at Lewes Beer Festival
In October the Ardingly Gift Fair returned organised by the East Sussex Fundraising Committee raising £9,480. This was the 3rd Year of support from the East Sussex Fundraising Committee who have raised £39,660 over that period. It has been such a pleasure working with all involved with the group. We are truly thankful for all of your support and efforts over the last few years and will certainly miss being a part of the October gift fair this year.
Thank you also to Lewes Rotary Barbican and President Sandra Webb (pictured above left) for organising Suspiciously Elvis in aid of the Bevern Trust and other local charities. It was a fantastic fun filled night which raised a massive £1000.
The 17th Hove Cubs for raising £207.46 from their own festive run.
This could be the year you’ve decided to do something different, to achieve a personal milestone or goal for a special occasion or even a Birthday that defines 2019 for you. As a disability charity, we are inspired daily
by the physical and emotional challenges that
our residents, their families and supporters regularly face and live with every day.
Participating in challenge events like the London Marathon or Ride London whilst raising funds for The Bevern Trust can be even more inspiring, knowing your efforts can help profoundly disabled people to live their lives with more freedom and opportunity. The fundraising team are on hand to support you along every step of that momentous journey.
On 27th May we had two incredible runners supporting The Bevern Trust in the Vitality London 10k. Chris Weller (52:35) and Pippa Evans (1:17:04): Chris and Pippa were last minute replacements with only a week to go and managed to raise £438.75
Steve Southwell from Star Physiotherapy raised £1009 by running Ultra Man, 150 miles long. He raised funds for a new pool cover.
Mark Cycled the London to Surrey in 5:55.52 hours and raised a massive £636.25
This support is vital not only in contributing to our ongoing costs, but also in providing essential funding for new service developments, for capital or equipment needs. Each and every grant we receive makes a real difference in helping us deliver the best possible care and opportunities for the people we care for.
Here are some illustrations of the kind of areas of our services that have been kindly funded through grant-making trusts:
In 2019 granted us £2,000 as a contribution towards a new Clinical Support room
In April we received a new single wheelchair vehicle. This was made possible from the fundraising of Bevern Friends and an amazing £9000 donation from the Mary Alice Harris Charitable Trust via Nigel and Val Harris ,Trustees.
This meant we could finally retire the old green mini bus, which was costing money to upkeep, repair and was expensive in petrol for single trips.
The single wheelchair vehicle is helping to ensure that we can provide more freedom and opportunity to all of our residents everyday.