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.
Contact Alan on 07973 216260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
We are delighted to announce that on Monday 19 June 2017 the chill-out room for young people with cancer opened at St George’s Hospital. We were delighted to come to see the room and meet Nikki, the TYA nurse who will be using this room as a base for counselling and therapeutic activities.
Please read St George’s press statement here:
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 Nikki, 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.
There will be a full opening later in the year
The FACE Team had a great meal at our local Moroccan cafe/restaurant on Moyser Road http://le-comptoir.co.uk.
We wern’t just having a great time but also there discussing things like our stall at the Moyser Road Winter Market, the ski prize raffle and 2014 events!
Lots to look forward to!
The lovely back room in le Comptoir where we had our meeting
Delicious choices of food including Meze.
Our friend at Mark Warner has donated an amazing prize for us to raffle!
A fantastic ski holiday worth up to £5000, including flights and half board accommodation and we are selling tickets now! The lucky winner will be drawn at the Moyser Road Winter Market on Saturday 14 December and we’ll be selling the last of the lucky numbers when the market starts at 4.30pm so please come along!
The holiday is a ski holiday in Europe for up to four people, with flights, transfers, one week’s half board and shared accommodation (excluding school holidays). For more details please visit the Mark Warner website on http://www.markwarner.co.uk
To win simply donate £10 to get a ‘lucky number’ from a member of FACE or visit Stuart at 6 Chillerton Road. He has the master board with 400 numbers, to which names will be added. Tickets will also be sold at various local businesses – to be confirmed.
Please check out on our website for full details www.furzedown-face.org.uk
FACE is going to be entered into November’s Resident’s Journal Charity competition – neighbours will have the chance to vote for several local charities and the winners will each receive a donation of £500!
As we are raising money for 3 different local causes we’re hoping to get lots of votes – it will be wonderful if we can give The Furzedown Project the defibrillator they wanted as a Christmas present this December!
We’ve been featured in the local issue of The Resident’s Journal, more than we’d thought – a whole double page spread. We’re a bit embarrassed but proud too, and of course we could have done nothing without the support of everyone in Furzedown!
Sadiq Khan opened the event,
Our hardworking local MP has been amazingly supportive of our work, giving up his time and donating prizes for our raffle. His opening speech was great – he apoligised for not being Arthur Smith! He knew Gareth and was moved by him and his family and their struggle with MND.
Sadiq also picked the winning ticket for a Heyland & Whittle gift hamper.
Our Heads & Tails game was very popular – probably because of the great prize – a Martini evening at The Little Bar worth up to £150
She was very happy to win!
The food was delicious – chilli con carne and jacket potatoes followed by a cakes galore
The quiz itself was challenging and fun with 10 rounds of very different questions, from identifying pasta and rice to film stills and current affairs… something for everyone!
There were teams from St George’s hospital as well as the South London MND Association and even a team of Graveney six formers!
The winning team were The Cherry Garcias – well done to them!
Hope everyone enjoyed the evening