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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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
it was amazing that so many people braved the weather to support our community festival, with locally produced beer and bread; crafts and therapies; as well as cake making competitions, sporting activities and charity stalls like ours and a great line up of local bands, music and dancing.
The Furzedown Festival survived incredible downpours and carried on regardless.
Despite the rain and cold we were kept really busy on our stalls selling Heyland & Whittle handmade soaps, bric-a-brac and books as well as a huge selection of plants grown by our green fingered experts Stuart and John.
Our gazebo coped very well at keeping the rain off!
But still the customers came….
When the sun did appear the atmosphere was great and people were very supportive, we sold most of the bric-a-brac and books and a lot of plants – although there are still some available for sale at 6 Chillerton Road if you missed out.