Prizes galore

We’ve been very well supported by local businesses who have given prizes for our charity raffle and quiz night.

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

The 2016 FACE Charity Quiz Night: on Saturday 8 October

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.

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For tickets email elaine@elainesutton.co.uk or call Elaine on 07976 368 204

Chilling-out at FACE Garden Gig

On Friday 24 June we hosted a fantastic Garden Gig as part of the 2016 Furzedown Festival.

 After a very traumatic day it was wonderful to do something positive and relax, eat a fantastic meal and listen to live music. Alan Feast opened his beautiful garden and prepared a delicious selection of food; including beer-smoked chicken, burgers and a delicious vegetarian option with drinks – to enjoy while listening to live acoustic music.

 The evening started with talented performances from Graveney School Music department:  singers Willow and Josh, Ella on the flute, Faye on the piano, Teiba on electric guitar and Mia, Alice, Oliver and Theo on the Sax. Their teachers Ms Berry and Ms King must be very proud of these fantastic performers. Many of their friends also came to support them.

To end the evening the great singer/songwriter Gabriel Mesh played (www.gabrielmesh.com) – he is helping organise and will be appearing in this year’s Tooting Folk-Festival on 6 August which we’ll be looking forward to going to!

FACE Garden Gig 2016

On Friday 24 June 7 – 10pm we will be hosting a Garden Gig as part of the 2016 Furzedown Festival.

Alan Feast will be opening his garden at 27 Chillerton Road, London SW17 9BE and preparing a delicious selection of food; including beer-smoked chicken, burgers and a delicious vegetarian option with drinks – to enjoy while listening to live acoustic music.

We are delighted to start the evening with talented performances from Graveney School Music department – very appropriate as we’re raising funds to open a chill-out room for young people with cancer in St George’s Hospital

Tooting Folk-Festival www.tootingfolkandblues.co.uk are providing acts including young award-winning folk singer/songwriter Conrad Vingoe (listen to him HERE) and Gabriel Mesh (TBC).

Last year was great and we hope to be even better this year so please book your tickets as soon as possible.

Call Alan on 07973 216 260 or email alan@feast.me.uk

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Bigger & better #BigDayOut

The furzedown Festival Big Day Out on 18 June was a fantastic day despite the cloudy weather; the afternoon got very busy with crowds enjoying the music and entertainment from local groups and we sold lots of Heyland & Whittle goodies, bric-a-brac and lovely plants – including the popular hand-made Furzedown window boxes.

It was a great boost to our efforts to raise funds to open a chill-out room for young people with cancer in St Georges hospital.

Furzedown 100 Club supports St George’s Chill-out room

For the last 5 years FACE have been raising money to open a ‘Chill-out room’ for young people with cancer in St Georges – but there is still a £1500 shortfall in funds.

This year, to boost the campaign FCN Furzedown Community Network) have combined forces with FACE to bring you Furzedown’s very own 100 Club. We aim to sell 100 tickets at just £2 per month and run the scheme initially for one year.

Three winning tickets will be drawn at the FCN monthly committee meeting. First prize is £50, second is £25 and third is £10; winners will be announced on the chat group.

As there are no admin fees all profits go directly to the ‘chill out room’ fund.

If you would be interested in buying a ticket (or two) please email furzedown100club@gmail.com to register your interest. Or come and sign up at either the FACE or FCN stall at the Big Day Out on June 18thOnce all numbers are sold and paid for we will start the draw.

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Chill-Out Garden Gig

On Friday 24 June from 7pm we will be hosting a Garden Gig as part of the 2016 Furzedown Festival.

 FACE Chairman, Alan Feast will be opening his garden at 27 Chillerton Road, London and preparing a delicious selection of food; including beer-smoked chicken, burgers and a delicious vegetarian option to enjoy while listening to live music from local musicians.

The final music line-up is still to be confirmed and if any local singers or musicians are interested in helping us then please get in touch… The funds raised will help to open a Chill-Out Room for teenagers with cancer in St George’s Hospital this year! 

The evening will start at 7pm and should end by 10pm. Drinks will also be available and all ages are welcome, there is wheelchair access.

Last year (pictured below) was great and we hope to be even better this year so please book your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are £15 (all money goes to our charities) and include a delicious meal with a drink, plus live music to enjoy.

Call Alan on 07973 216 260 or email alan@feast.me.uk

FACE at the 2016 Furzedown Festival

FACE will be at the Furzedown Festival this summer on Saturday 18 June 2016 where we’ll be selling gorgeous Heyland & Whittle goodies at half price (all money raised going to local charities). We are also busy growing plants and flowers to sell; including sunflowers, vegetables like squashes, tomatoes, peppers, chilli and herbs, plus we’ll be making special herb boxes and Furzedown planters. They were very popular last year so be sure to get yours quick!

There will also be a chance to win a Heyland & Whittle hamper in our special festival raffle.

Please come along and support us – and help us reach the £1,500 target to open the door of the Chill-Out Room for teenagers with cancer at St George’s

Launching St George’s Day: St George’s Chill-Out Challenges

Launching today – on St George’s Day – we are challenging our local community to help us make the final push to open the doors of a special ‘chill-out’ area in St George’s Hospital for Teenagers with cancer.
FACE has been supporting the development of a special unit in St Georges that will uplift the experiences of children and young adults while they are in hospital being treated for cancer, by creating a special zone for relaxation, communication, and enjoyment. Plans are advanced, but there remains a serious shortfall in funding:
We want to help St Georges Hospital fight Cancer, by combining the resources of Furzedown Community Network (FCN) and Furzedown Annual Charity Events (FACE) and demonstrate what a caring and brilliant community we live in. By uniting efforts from individuals, families, schools, organisations, and enterprises in and around Furzedown we can make such a difference and help make thiorganisations,s become a reality.

What’s YOUR Chill-out Challenge?

We’d love to hear from any schools, societies or local business running events, or from any individual who is planning a fundraising challenge, or could help organise a street party- you would be part of opening the doors to the St George’s Chill-out room this summer!
  • by organising a fundraising event on behalf of FACE & St George’s
  • by donating PRIZES
  • by supporting us at local events such as our stall at the Furzedown Big Day Out on 18 June, our raffle, Garden Gig on 24 June and Quiz Night in October
  • or with a personal cash donation

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