Our fabulous Garden Gig is part of the Furzedown Festival’s Summer of Love and will be a great chance to relax in a beautiful garden and listen to amazing singers and musicians while enjoying a delicious gourmet BBQ (BYO drinks & glasses).
Starring popular R&B jazz singer Margo Random, Andrew Holdsworth, Graveney Music Saxophone trio and drummer and the incredibly talented Jennifer Owens: https://youtu.be/BsRj6BBIARk
On Friday 22nd June from 7 to 10pm in a lovely private garden in Furzedown. Tickets are £15 and expected to sell out fast – raising money for local causes like the South London MNDA, St Georges Hospital and the Furzedown Foodbank.
For over 5 years 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. A specialist nurse advocate (funded by MacMillan Nurses) will be based in the room to support young people.
The chill-out room was officially opened on 18th September by our local MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan with St George’s staff, governers and members of FACE – it was great to hear from a young patient about how much this will mean to them and staff who will be working there.
This was only possible thanks to all the fundraising efforts locally; including Graveney School and FCN. This successful outcome demonstrates 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 have helped make this dream become a reality.
Please read more in the official press release HERE
The lovely Little Bar at the bottom of Church Lane has offered us a great prize for our quiz night on 5 October. @LittleBarSW17 WIN a Martini Cocktail evening for up to 6 people to the value of £150. This will include their special Martini cocktails as well as House wines, ciders and beers.
The prize has been supported by their suppliers, Coe Vintners. It is not part of the raffle(which can’t feature alcoholic prizes) but will be won by someone coming to the Quiz night – another great reason to join in!
If you haven’t got tickets yet please get in touch here, you can enter as a team of between 8 to 10 people, or join with new friends on the night.
We have some fantastic prizes this year including an exclusive meal in the Gherkin – something money can’t buy as it is a members only club! Also a trip to the Houses of Parliment with our MP Sadiq Khan to have tea on the terrace with him.
There will also be a chance to win a Fossil watch worth £100, (winner can choose the male or female version) donated by Schroder of Wallingdon. And a two course meal with wine and live entertainment at the wonderful Hideaway Jazz Club – voted the nation’s premier Jazz Club.
Local businesses have also been very generous with Wink offering a hair cut and head massage, Nikki’s ironing services has donated £50 worth of ironing. And her son who runs a plumbing company called MEAN maintenance has offered a free gutter inspection and gutter clean worth £100.
A local family has donated two tickets for the London Duck tours which will be great fun for the lucky winner! and there are many more great prizes to be won…
Tickets are £1 and will be for sale soon – if anyone could offer to sell any to friends or workmates please get in touch today! email firstname.lastname@example.org
Throw a ball that is… the answer seems to be yes, despite these hard financial times there is a lot of enthusiasm for our Charity Ball next month. We had heated discussions about what to charge, with some people worried that £75 was too much but others pointing out that similar events often charge over £100 – and because of the prestigious central London venue and the fact it includes a three course meal with drinks and a fantastic band playing it was really good value for money!
We have just about reached 100 tickets sold now, which means we’re already making money for our charities and we hope that lots more people will come – especially from the local area – to make this event HUGE!
We’re planning a Ball on Friday March 22nd, this will be a celebration of Gareth’s life as well as raising money for our local charities. It will be held at The Bloomsbury Hotel in central London and will include a live band, three course meal with wine, and lots of fun money raising activities including an auction.
We want to sell tickets for £75 and this will include the chance to win a stay in the hotel…. there is already a lot of interest so save the date!
Great success! Our annual charity quiz night at Graveney school had both fun and challenging questions, plus some great prizes were won in the raffle including holidays, meals at local restaurants and days out.
Thanks to Graveney – the six formers who helped out and all the friends and businesses who gave raffle prizes including The Bloomsbury hotel, Sadiq Khan, Ricks restaurant, Konnigans, The Gazette, Gardens by Design, Pembrokeshire holiday homes, The Goring and Goodwood.