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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:


 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


FACE 2013 Quiz Night a great success!


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!


Get your thinking caps on – Quiz night on Saturday!

We’re all getting ready for the quiz night this Saturday at 7pm in Graveney School upper hall, we’ve sold over 160 tickets so far and have some great brain-teasers and prizes for the night.

Heyland & Whittle have given us a magnificent gift hamper of their handmade goodies (worth apx £150 pictured) which will be the special prize on the night and everyone who comes will have a chance of winning it!


They will also have the chance to enter the Heads & Tails game to win a night at The Little Bar worth £150 and they can also buy raffle tickets.

The prizes will be drawn on the night.

Looking forward to everyone being there!

Amazing time at the FACE Charity Ball

FACE Charity Ball – great success!

We all really strutted our stuff and showed everyone how to have a great time and raise an amazing amount of money – nearly £7000 on the night!

The Bloomsbury Ballroom looked beautiful – thanks to Belinda’s mum, who did the flowers and the management who were so helpful. We had a delicious three course meal, (I really enjoyed the Guinea Fowl) defiantly had too much to drink but was well oiled to get the dancing going – the Firebirds Function Band was good and we danced until midnight.


There were competitions – Heads & Tails to win a meal at Brady’s Fish Restaurant plus the prize draw to win a Mark Warner holiday for two to Corsica which included flights, accommodation, meals and sports – thank you Tim for donating the prize and congratulations to Rachel Bowden who had lucky number 152.



The Charity Auction was fantastic and made lots of money, our auctioneers Phoebe and Jay were very good, it was very exciting! We even had a last minute lot from the hotel manager Michael who gave us a Golfing day at Wentworth.


Thanks too for prizes – diamond earrings from Schroder of Wallington, a villa holiday from Lisboncoastcottages, Heyland & Whittle goodies, tea on the terrace with Sadiq Khan, meals at The Trinity restaurant and Hideaway Jazz Club, tickets to Goodwood revival event, a portrait by Lucinda Denning , Tea at any Handpicked Hotels and a lovely mirror from E A Wates

Stuart and Belinda get on down
Stuart and Belinda get on down

It will be hard to follow such an amazing event but we’re already looking forward to the next challenge!