We are delighted to announce that on Monday 19 June the chill-out room for young people with cancer will be opening at St George’s Hospital.
Over 6 years we have raised almost £20,000 to enable St George’s Hospital transform a small tatty staff room into a relaxing oasis for young people with cancer, as well as being a base for a specialist nurse (funded by Macmillan Nurses) who will provide support and therapeutic activities – which we are hoping to support in the future.
This has only been possible thanks to the support of Furzedown neighbours, local schools, businesses and friends. Including the generous donations from Heyland & Whittle, plus fundraising and support from Graveney School and FCN.
We have held many events, including our popular FACE Quiz Nights, Garden Gigs, Arthur Smith’s Comedy night, Valuation Days and The FACE Ball and we’ve sold lovely Heyland & Whittle products, bric-a-brac and plants at local events. Plus our raffles have offered fantastic prizes, including holidays!
Looking forward to updating everyone after the night!
Furzedown’s Big Day Out is on Saturday 17 June and has a fantastic seaside theme. We’re looking forward to being part of it , selling Heyland & Whittle half-price goodies and lots of lovely plants as well as having a Garden Gig.
More details soon!
Together with FCN we held a funtastic fundraising night with Arthur Smith & his Smithereens doing their own unique take on Leonard Cohen.
Arthur (AKA the 2nd best Leonard Cohen tribute in Balham) lives locally in Balham and was delighted to support FACE and FCN (Furzedown Community Network) with this show. His reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death were marinated in Cohen’s music in a performance that was personal and poignant, yet packed with big laughs.
Smith’s rendition of the songs was hugely enhanced by his beautiful backing trio, The Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day, plus a very energetic bit of dancing.
It was a great venue at Chestnut Grove Academy and the tickets were sold out well in advance, the bar was very busy and there was also a raffle to win great prizes which were drawn at the end of the evening
- a ‘Taste of Tooting’ Hamper with Graveney Gin, Chateau Tooting, Tooting honey and preserves plus other Tootastic treats
- a hand-made Furzedown window box planted with Spring flowers
- Cheese and wine
- Arthur Smith’s signed autobiography – My name is Daphne Fairfax
The money raised will help FCN keep this year’s Big Day Out event FREE and FACE will be helping local charities including opening a chill-out room for young people with cancer in St George’s Hospital early this year.
Thanks to everyone who came – looking forward to the next event!
Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen comedy event
Enjoy his celebrated Edinburgh hit – Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen – a fantastic event to look forward to on Saturday 21 January 2017
A critical and word-of-mouth hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, is a love letter to his mother with reflections on life, death, dementia and Leonard Cohen along the way.
Arthur lives locally in Balham and is delighted to support FACE and FCN with this show. His reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death are marinated in Cohen’s music in a performance that is personal and poignant, yet packed with big laughs. Smith’s rendition of the songs is hugely enhanced by his backing trio, The Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day.
Tickets are on sale now (with reduced rates for FCN members) from email@example.com there is limited availability so please book early to avaoid dissapointment
Watch a clip of Arthur’s show here:
Furzedown enjoyed a wonderful Christmas event on Saturday 17 December, with Moyser Road being closed for all the fantastic stalls selling local produce and gifts – from Graveney Gin to EA Wates – lovely crafts in Sprout, including Jane’s nice knits and our Heyland & Whittle stall was so popular that we sold out!
We raised over £1500 which will be going to local causes, including St Georges, where the chill-out room for young people with cancer is now being built, thanks to people supporting events like this.
We also started selling tickets for the Arthur Smith comedy night – a joint venture between FACE and FCN – something to look forward to in January2017! For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org today
This is Nickie, the recently appointed nurse/advocate for young people with cancer, speaking at our recent Quiz Night – who will be based in the special chill-out room that will be opening soon thanks to all our fundraising efforts.
Our recent Quiz-Night was a fantastic success…
Together with all our friends & neighbours in Furzedown we have raised the final amount of funds to cover the opening of a chill-out room for young people with cancer in St George’s Hospital!
Please share these great photos of the night – the quiz was a hard-fought draw between The Brilliant Friends & Tooting Muffins!
We’ve been very well supported by local businesses who have given prizes for our charity raffle and quiz night.
Dinner for two at the Gherkin, Searcys Private Members Club, donated by Harris-Global.com
Rotary watch (choose a man’s or woman’s style) worth £100 from Schroder of Wallington
A Red Letter Day at The Shard, with afternoon tea for two, worth £120 donated by http://www.suepearsondesign
A gorgeous planter from Gwyn Jones at Gardens By Design
Heyland & Whittle Hamper, including candles, handcreams and soaps
Treat your hair with a voucher from Forristal’s Hair Studio, a specialist Aveda salon on Moyser road.
A special prize from Graveney Gin; in Tooting Market
Lunch for two at The Village Restaurant in Furzedown
A special prize from A Grape Night In and Unwined at Tooting Market
A bottle of Chateau Tooting’s Urban Wine & t-shirt from UrbanWine.co
A giant basket of fresh fruit from a local greengrocer and vouchers from Route to Juice in Tooting
PLUS MORE TO COME!
Raffle tickets cost £1 and are available from 6 Chillerton Road, they will also be for sale locally including at Sprout Arts on Thursday 6 October and at lunchtime at The Village Restaurant on Wednesday 28 Sept and outside Cut the Mustard on Saturday on 1 September.
A big thank-you to everyone and looking forward to Saturday 8th October when the raffle will be drawn
Saturday 8 October 2016 from 7-10pm at Graveney School, Welham Road SW17.
This will be our 6th annual Quiz Night and it looks set to be the best so far!
The quiz will have a wide range of questions; something for everyone, including taste challenges, music rounds and general knowledge. Get together a team of 8 or come and join new friends on the night.
This year our new MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan will be opening the evening (and hopefully bringing a team). We’ll be raising money for local causes including opening a chill-out room for teenagers with cancer in St Georges and South London MNDA.
Tickets for the night are available now for £15, which includes a delicious two-course meal and a chance to win special prizes on the night, provided by Unwined and Graveney Gin, as well as taking part in the Quiz, which was won last year by Team Biscuit.
We will also be drawing our Charity Raffle at the end of the evening, with prizes including dinner at The Gherkin and a Red Letter Day at The Shard; tickets are £1 and available now from local businesses and on the night.
For tickets email email@example.com or call Elaine on 07976 368 204