Lewes Santa Run Success

Lewes | Santa Run 2017

The Bevern Trust welcomed scores of good girls and boys participating in the first ever Lewes ‘Santa Run’ on Saturday 2nd December to Harvey’s Yard. The fun run kick-started the festive season for the town as ‘Santas’ suited-up for a Yuletide 2km run and walk, setting off from Harvey’s Yard around Malling Brooks in Lewes, raising vital funds for the Sussex disability charity.

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Our Patron Natasha Kaplinsky and CEO Jonathan Spencer with Santas!

Thank you to the 150 participants, supporters and the pupils and teachers from Priory School in Lewes who joined us. Beneficiaries from the charity’s home Bevern View in Barcombe, also took part with family and friends supporting them along the way. The route was fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, so the whole family could take part, even festive dressed dogs! Our thanks also go to Lewes Lions who helped marshal the route.

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Lewes Lions and Marshals – Santa Run 2017

The Charity’s Patron, newsreader and television presenter Natasha Kaplinsky officially started the run, after Group Exercise & Gym Coordinator Debbie McLean from Wave Leisure kindly provided the warm up for all the Santas to get on their way.

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Our Patron Natasha Kaplinsky with parents of residents from Bevern View

At least £1130 has been raised so far from the event to support the charity and its work caring for profoundly disabled people and their families across East Sussex.

All those entering were given their own Santa suits and medal with refreshments and mince pies afterwards provided courtesy of Harvey’s Brewery. The Bevern Trust relies on donations from the public to raise more than £12,000 each month to continue providing its specialist services and opportunities for profoundly disabled people to get more from life.

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Santas in Harvey’s Yard, Lewes

Chief Executive for The Bevern Trust, Jonathan Spencer said “For us to bring the first ever Santa Run to Lewes is very exciting. Not only have we raised vital funds for the profoundly disabled people we care for, but we also hope to have Santa Run as an annual inclusive event that brings the Lewes community together, whilst raising awareness for The Bevern Trust who care for people with highly complex needs in Sussex.”

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Debbie from Wave Leisure, warming up Santas!

Lewes Santa Run 2017 was kindly supported by Lewes District Council and sponsored by Lewes businesses: Harvey’s, HRS Creative and WE Clark & Son, which means all the money raised from runner’s sponsorship goes towards the vital care The Bevern Trust provides.

For more information on The Bevern Trust and how you can get involved like us at www.Facebook.com/thebeverntrust or follow us at www.twitter.com/thebeverntrust

 


Charity Christmas Cards on Sale

Charity Christmas Cards on sale | in aid of The Bevern Trust

Our new Christmas cards have been lovingly designed by the residents of our home, Bevern View.

This year we have a range of fantastic Charity Christmas cards on sale for just £6 per pack. At least £4 from the sale of a pack of 8 cards will be donated to The Bevern Trust.

Packs of Charity Christmas cards 2017 with two of each of the four designs below are on sale now in reception at our home Bevern View in Barcombe.

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Charity Christmas cards on sale

Your support will help to raise vital funds for people with profound disabilities. Each month The Bevern Trust  must raise at least £12,000 to allow people with complex needs to live with more freedom and opportunity.

Art, music and cooking at Bevern View are all sensory therapies that can improve motor skills, aid communication and help relieve pain. Your purchase of our Christmas cards can help us purchase more paints, and art materials that can give people with profound disabilities the opportunity to live life to the full.

Thanks to Tim, our Activities Coordinator for designing the Christmas cards together with our residents at Bevern View.

Our residents need care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including Christmas. Our staff and volunteers work around the clock to provide care to the most vulnerable people in our community and so it is only with the support from local people, businesses and schools that we can continue to change the lives of people who live with the most complex needs.

If you’re looking for other ways to get involved this Christmas with local charity organizations, then join us on the Santa Run in Lewes on the 2nd December! For more details on the 2km fun run, click here.


October Charity Fair Success

East Sussex Fundraising Committee | October Charity Fair

East Sussex Fundraising Committee welcomed hundreds of people through the door at Ardingly Show Ground for the Charity Fair on the 10th October to help raise thousands for The Bevern Trust.

Stall holders from across the country were selling the most beautiful items, from scarves, to woollens, jewellery to perfume, many of which can’t be found on the high street. The home-made cakes and produce on sale were a huge success and very few visitors went home empty handed from the fair.

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October Charity Gift Fair 2017

Entry fees, donations and contributions from stall holder sales helped the committee raise just over £10,500 for The Bevern Trust which was an incredible achievement. All the funds raised, directly help provide round the clock care, more freedom and opportunities for profoundly disabled people at the Trusts home ‘Bevern View’ in Barcombe.

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Charity Gift Fair October 2017

We are very grateful to everyone in the East Sussex Fundraising Committee – all of whom are volunteers, who worked tirelessly to make this event such a success. Thank you to everyone who visited, that made purchases and to Sally from The Bevern Friends for taking the time to staff our charity table.

The date for next year’s charity fair at Ardingly in aid of The Bevern Trust, is Tuesday 16th October 2018. Save the date!

Natasha Kaplinsky Launches Santa Run Lewes

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Television Presenter, Newsreader and Strictly Come Dancing Winner Natasha Kaplinsky launches Santa Run Lewes for The Bevern Trust! 

Natasha launched Lewes’ first ever ‘Santa Run’ with our sponsors on Monday this week, which is coming to Malling Brooks recreation ground on Saturday 2nd December.

Natasha, Patron of The Bevern Trust is also joining the family friendly 2km fun run which kick-starts the festive season for the town. Hundreds of ‘Santa’s’ are needed to sign-up and suit-up for the yuletide run, walk or wheelchair-push, which hopes to raise at least £5000 for the Sussex disability charity.

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Natasha Kaplinsky Launches Santa Run Lewes

Registration is now open for Santa’s to sign up at www.beverntrust.org/santarun, which starts and finishes at Harvey’s Yard, Lewes to support the charity’s work caring for profoundly disabled people and their families across East Sussex.

You can join this festive family fun run from just £10 per child, £20 per adult and under 5s are FREE!

 

Natasha Kaplinsky said “I can’t wait to see all the Santa’s running around Lewes on the 2nd December and I’m delighted to be supporting a local charity that is doing so much for the local community, not only with the Santa Run, but also to support their work with profoundly disabled people at their care home, Bevern View in Barcombe. We want to see a really fun-filled event to get the festivities off to a wonderful start in Lewes, so book now as places are limited; run, walk or dance round and help make our first ever Santa Run an unforgettable day!”

All those entering will be given their very own Santa suits and medal with refreshments afterwards provided courtesy of Harvey’s Brewery.

Jonathan Spencer, Chief Executive at the Bevern Trust said: “The people The Bevern Trust care for at our home Bevern View require specialist support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fundraising and sponsorship people raise from our events like the Santa Run, are absolutely vital for us to provide the support our residents need, so join us and help make this an extra special Christmas for profoundly disabled people in Sussex. We’re so very grateful to Natasha Kaplinsky family for such fantastic support and to the sponsors for helping to raise the profile of the Santa Run, we couldn’t do it without them.”

The Bevern Trust relies on donations from the public to raise more than £12,000 each month to continue providing its specialist services and opportunities for profoundly disabled people to get more from life.

The Santa Run 2 km is kindly sponsored by Lewes businesses: Harvey’s, HRS Creative and WE Clark & Son, which means all the money raised from runner’s sponsorship can go towards the vital care The Bevern Trust provides.

The route is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, so the whole family can take part – even well-behaved dogs on a lead!

Entry is just £10 for under 16s, £20 per adult and under 5s are free. Your Santa suit, medal and refreshments from Harvey’s are all included. Although under 5s are free, they cannot be given a Santa suit due to size limitations, but they will have their own Santa Hat and medal and still must register in advance.

We ho-ho-hope to see you there!

To sign up today, visit www.beverntrust.org/santarun. Don’t miss out, places will go quickly.