Welcome to the latest edition of The Bevern Trust Summer Newsletter 2018
Jobs at The Bevern Trust
There a new vacancies here at the Bevern trust, in Barcombe near Lewes we are looking for IT Technical Support, Care Support and a Deputy Manager, why not take a look at our jobs page
The Bevern Trust offer a generous package including 30 days holidays, enhanced pension scheme, an opportunity to join and support an innovative and forward-thinking Charity, based in the heart of Sussex, near Lewes.
These are fantastic opportunities to join a growing organisation and have the ability to get involved in a broad range of responsibilities
Transport essential due to commute.
All posts subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
The Bevern Trust is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
BUSINESSES which are helping to boost the career prospects of young people have been recognised at a ceremony in East Sussex.
The event, at County Hall, in Lewes, celebrated the role of the first 27 companies and individuals (including The Bevern Trust) to be accredited under East Sussex County Council’s ‘Industry Champions’ scheme.
The initiative sees businesses offer their time to represent their industry to young people and deliver activities in schools and colleges around the county.
Certificates and a ‘digital badge’ which can be displayed on company website are awarded to businesses which deliver activities on at least three occasions during a year.
These may include giving talks, presentations or workshops, mentoring young people, taking part in careers fairs or options evenings or offering work experience or apprenticeship opportunities.
The scheme is part of the council’s strategy to improve young people’s career prospects through the local employment and skills partnership board ‘Skills East Sussex’, which the council facilitates.
Other Skills East Sussex initiatives have included appointing Enterprise Advisers from local businesses to work with individual schools, and the Open Doors project, which sees students visiting businesses to learn more about the world of work.
Cllr Rupert Simmons, East Sussex County Council lead member for economy, said: “This is another important step in our drive to build ever stronger links between businesses and schools in the county.
“The more interaction young people have with the world of work, the better chance they have of building a successful future for themselves in their educational and professional careers.
“I was very impressed by the passion, enthusiasm and commitment shown by the Industry Champions, who give up their time to help young people develop their skills and knowledge and to embark upon a bright future.”
Matthew Cornish, Fundraising and Development Manager at The Bevern Trust said: “Our work with schools and young people through the Industry Champion initiative is very important in raising awareness for us as a Sussex disability charity, but also in allowing us to reach out to younger people about the rewarding career paths they could take in adult social care, physiotherapy or fundraising.”
Any businesses interested in working with schools and colleges as an industry champion are asked to contact the council’s enterprise co-ordinators by emailing EnterpriseCoordinator@eastsussex.gov.uk.
A video showing some of the Industry Champions can be viewed at https://youtu.be/mF_H8ZvNMwU
We can only help people with profound disabilities to lead more full and rewarding lives with support from our volunteers and the donations we receive.
With a small monthly gift of just £5, you can help make a life-long difference to people living with profound disabilities in Sussex. Your donation could give the vulnerable people we care for more independence to access their community and help us reach out to some of the most marginalised people in our society, who can’t yet access our care.
Thank you for your support.
Charity Quiz Night Tickets are on sale now for just £6pp which include: a light Ploughman’s supper, bowls of nibbles on your table, a variety of great quiz questions and a cash bar with Harvey’s ale and wine available to purchase. There might even be a traditional pub quiz picture round…
*We can accommodate teams up to 6 people on one table and you must book in advance.
By joining us at our Charity quiz night on 23rd February, you will be helping Bevern Friends raise the vital funds needed to allow people with complex needs to live with more freedom and opportunity.
If you’d like to get involved as a Bevern Friend and organise or help at quiz nights, coffee mornings or even plan your own fun events to help raise funds for profoundly disabled people in Sussex, drop us a line on 01273 021241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat about how giving a little of your time, can make the biggest difference.
Explore the fascinating grounds at Banks Farm off Boast Lane in Barcombe on Sunday 8th April. These intriguing private grounds span nine acres and are home to extensive lawns, enchanting woodland, and orchards all set around the lake, teeming with wildlife.
Stunning gardens and a rich tapestry of flowers and herbaceous borders at Holford Manor, North Chailey are open for two days on Sunday 3rd June* and Sunday 8th July. Here you’ll also find rare sheep grazing in the meadow, resident geese, and in the distance, you might just see the bees working to make honey which will be available to buy.
*On Sunday 3rd June, don’t miss the special Bird of Prey ‘Owl Display’ at Holford Manor from Owls Out and About.
Both Sussex gardens are local treasures that you won’t want to miss and are perfect days out for family and friends. Fresh tea and coffee with homemade delicious cakes will be on sale at both Open Gardens. All profits donated to The Bevern Trust.
| Banks Farm |
Boast Lane, Barcombe BN8 5DY
Date: Sunday 8th April
Open: 11am – 4pm
Entry: £5pp, Children free with accompanying adult
Access: At least half of grounds accessible by wheelchair
Note: No dogs, delicious home-made cake and fresh tea on sale
| Holford Manor |
North Chailey, BN8 4DU
Date: Sunday 3rd June and Sunday 8th July
Open: 11am – 4pm
Entry: £5pp, Children free with accompanying adult
Access: Stone and grass paths suitable for wheelchairs
Note: No dogs, home-made cake and fresh tea on sale
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.
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.
The team from Hurst College spent Friday 23rd June tidying up the grounds at Sussex disability charity The Bevern Trust, making the gardens look great in time for summer. Students worked incredibly hard throughout the day, transforming the borders, getting rid of the weeds and giving the outside spaces some real TLC.
Many of the students also spent time in the afternoon with residents at Bevern View, joining in with activities, reading stories and getting involved.
Residents at our home Bevern View love to have visitors and all the students from Hurst were so enthusiastic, friendly and so positive about helping in the garden or getting involved in activities.
Our thanks go to everyone from Hurst College for their time and to the Teachers and coordinators for making it possible… We look forward to seeing you again next year!
If your school has the opportunity to get involved with local charities like The Bevern Trust, we would love to hear from you. You can come and get involved at our home, volunteer or come for work experience, or we can come to you and hold an assembly in your school that inspires your fellow students and gets everyone talking about disability in an engaging inclusive way. Call 01273 021241 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Lewes Lions have set the bar high with a number of fundraising events to present a wonderful donation of £1500 for The Bevern Trust. On 8th June, Lions Sid Decaix, Ann and Alan Dunn (pictured below with Chief Executive Jonathan Spencer) visited the Sussex Disability Charity in Barcombe to see exactly how their gift will make a difference to the lives of profoundly disabled people living at Bevern View.
Working with community groups like Lions Clubs is very important to us as a local disability charity and it was great to welcome Lewes Lions to Bevern View to see how their fundraising helps to change the lives of vulnerable people.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 021241
As the Chief Executive of The Bevern Trust and an avid gardener myself, I get to see first hand how a lovely looking and well-maintained garden brings so much happiness to the people with profound disabilities who we care for.
However, I need your help. Two of the regular gardeners who were originally volunteering to look after the garden at our home Bevern View in Barcombe, are no longer able to come and help and so the weeds are starting to creep up again and the bushes are overgrown. I need someone who can spare a couple of hours each week to volunteer and help us keep on top of things in the garden.
We have two adjacent sites at our home in Barcombe where the grass needs cutting, the flower beds and the borders really need some TLC. We can provide some basic tools and materials as needed.
The surroundings are so important to the people who live at Bevern View and their families, so if you can share my appeal with any fellow gardeners that would like to come and help make a difference at their Sussex disability charity, I would love to hear from them.
Jonathan Spencer, Chief Executive
The Bevern Trust
*Subject to enhanced DBS check and two references.