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FACE Garden Gig 2018

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 alan@feast.me.uk

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Checking out the chill-out room!

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:

https://www.stgeorgeshospitalcharity.org.uk/news/latest-news/post/158-new-room-for-young-people-with-cancer-

 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

Our Great Big 2017 Garden Gig

We had a fantastic fundraising Garden Gig last night.
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Over 100 people of all ages came to enjoy the music and perform on a beautiful sunny Wednesday night. The evening started with the Uka-ladies sing-a-long which was great fun, then the very talented pupils from Graveney music department entertained us with classical music, jazz, and songs from soloists and a wonderful new girl’s choir. Finally the FAB FWB (Furzedown Wind-Breakers) treated us to their debut performance to close the show.
There was a delicious BBQ featuring beer-basted chicken (thanks to Alan Feast’s Big Green Egg) followed by strawberries.
It was a great success – thanks to everyone who came – we raised nearly £1000 to help local causes like St George’s Hospital, South London MNDA, Furzedown Project minibus and Furzedown Youth Club.
Looking forward to more fun at the Big Day Out on 17 June!
#GreatGetTogether

FACE 2013 Quiz Night a great success!

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Furzedown came out in force and the event was packed. The night began with a few words from Jane, whose daughter had been treated for cancer in St George’s when she was a teenager and who also spoke about Gareth who inspired our fundraising efforts. The Quiz was opened by Sadiq Khan MP who gave a funny and moving speech and then picked the happy winner of our Heyland & Whittle gift hamper worth almost £150.

Before the quiz started we held a Heads & Tails game to win a Martini Cocktail evening at The Little Bar in Tooting, which proved very popular and raised well over £200.

There were teams from MNDA, St George’s Hospital, Graveney and lots of friends and neighbours of all ages and even a dog made a guest appearance. Graham Loveland was our expert Quizmaster who took us through 10 fun and challenging rounds, beginning with having to identify different pastas and rice! At the end of the evening the Quiz champions were team Cherry Garcia – well done to them!

There was a delicious hearty meal half way through the quiz, with hot chilli con carne and jacket potatoes followed by choices of chocolate and cream cakes. The evening ended with the raffle draw to win lots of great prizes and everyone agreed it was a great evening and are already starting to talk about next year!

 

Photos of the FACE Charity Ball

ImageThanks to the staff at Bloomsbury, the room looked great and they really saved the day when one of the tables caught fire just before the guests arrived – they put it out and relaid everything without any fuss!

ImageHeads &Tails were looked after by Hannah, and Ava!

ImageThe lucky winner of a weekend at the Bloomsbury hotel – Dave Sollis – was chosen by Sally Light, the chief executive of MNDA.

ImageMike Richards and The Firebirds Function Band put on a really good show!

Thanks also to the photographer Phil from Ignite-images who took some great shots on the night, if you were there some are still available to buy. http://3223602.tifmember.com/?Action=_VC&id=123041002&ppp=0&ppwd=26502khk

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Raised over £3000 at our quiz night!

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.

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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.