Charity Quiz Night | Cooksbridge

Special Friday 13th Charity Quiz Night in Cooksbridge

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Friday 13th October Charity Quiz Night

Join us at our fantastic Charity Quiz Night in Cooksbridge on Friday 13th October in aid of The Bevern Trust and help give people with profound disabilities the opportunity to live life in abundance.


Venue: Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane Cooksbridge BN7 3QG

Date:    Friday 13th October 2017

Time:    7pm-11pm

Cost:     £6pp (advance bookings only)

With a great range of questions to suit everyone, you and your friends will be part of a fun Friday 13th  Charity Quiz Night with a cash bar and we’ve even included a Ploughman’s supper! Beechwood Hall in Cooksbridge is only 2.5 from Lewes, 5 miles from Chailey and 10 miles from Brighton with easy access from Cooksbridsge train station nearby.

Did you know? 

The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: “triskaidekaphobia“; and an analogy to this the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek word Paraskeví.

Many think that the reason for the number 13’s bad luck comes from the Bible. Judas, who betrayed Jesus, is thought to have been the 13th guest to sit down to the Last Supper.

Even today, it’s considered unlucky to have 13 people sitting at a dinner table, and some people pop a teddy bear in a seat to make the number of guests up to 14!

In Norse mythology, a dinner party of the gods was ruined by the 13th guest called Loki, who caused the world to be plunged into darkness.

It seems the superstition has stuck. Some hotels will have no room 13, while a lot of tall buildings “don’t have” a 13th floor, jumping straight from 12 to 14, and some airlines refuse to have a row 13 in their planes too.

But the combination of Friday and the number 13 as a day of particularly bad luck seems to be a relatively recent tradition – perhaps only about 100 years old.

However, we are going to defy superstition and make Friday 13th October a lucky quiz night and raise vital funds for The Bevern Trust!


Supporting our events like the Charity Quiz Night organised by Bevern Friends can allow us to give people at Bevern View with profound disabilities the life experiences and everyday joys like music and art, or even a visit to see a film at the cinema, which many of us might take for granted. Your support will help us to continue to provide life fulfilling activities, and educational and sensory programs at our home, Bevern View.

As a Sussex disability charity organizations we need to raise at least £12,000 each month. If you’re not a quiz person but would still like to support us, you can donate by clicking here. Thank you for your support.

Mid Sussex Golf Club | Charity Golf Day

Mid Sussex Golf Club Charity Golf Day, 27th September in Ditchling, East Sussex

Your hosts, Anant Suchak of Mid Sussex Golf Club and The Bevern Trust offer full exclusivity of Mid Sussex Golf Course for you and your colleagues or clients to enjoy a wonderful day of golf, whilst supporting Sussex Disability Charity, The Bevern Trust.

Book your golf day places here for just £60pp (£40pp MSGC Members) or call 01273 021241.

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Golf Tournament Charity Day

Book for just £60pp, Including:

– Bacon Rolls Tea/Coffee on arrival from 10am

– 18 Hole Shotgun Start from 12pm

– Nearest The Pin/Longest Drive

– 3 Course Meal

– Trophies and Prize Giving

– Charity Raffle

– Close 6pm

Designed to high specifications by renowned course architect David Williams and former winner of the European Open, Andrew Murray, Mid Sussex Golf Club first opened its doors to the public in 1995. Since then they have hosted such events as the Sussex Mid-Age Championship, the Sussex Seniors Open and a number of County Matches and Events, which is a great tribute to the quality of the course. 

The course is set in mature parkland and features superbly contoured greens, interesting natural water hazards and a host of strategically placed bunkers. It is maintained all year round to a very high standard, without the need for temporary tees and greens.

Mid Sussex Golf Club is within easy reach of DitchlingHaywards Heath and Burgess Hill and is only 30 minutes from Brighton or 20 minutes from Lewes.

Mid Sussex Golf Club, Spatham Lane, Ditching, East Sussex BN6 8XJ.

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Charity Golf Day at Mid Sussex Golf Club

Mid Sussex Golf Course has a reputation for being a fun course to play for all standards of golfers off the forward tees, and so lends itself well as a golf day venue.

The 14th is the signature hole on the course – a par 5 which the big hitters can hit in two, but with water snaking through the hole, with bunkers waiting for every mistake and with a “switchback” green, there is also the danger of a scorecard wrecking double bogey or worse!

At least £20 from each golf place sold is donated to the Bevern Trust. Profits from the raffle or auction prizes will also be donated to the charity and all donations will directly help profoundly disabled people in Sussex to live their life in abundance. Thank you for your support.

Practice Facilities at Mid Sussex Golf Course


The driving range is set in a most idyllic location in the peaceful countryside just a short pitch from the first tee. Grass tees are often in use as well as the all-weather mats. The range is now partly covered and so in use 12 months of the year. The serious practicer may want to consider the Practice facilities at great token rates. All societies, green fees and guests for the day will be able to warm up on the range on purchase of a token.


There is an area of land set aside solely for those who wish to tighten up their game from 100 yards and in. There are four “short” holes which can be played from tee to green. The main green is flanked by a practice bunker giving opportunity to rid yourself of your fear of sand.


You’ll find the main putting green right where it should be… the first tee. As it was constructed in keeping with the rest of the greens with regards to it’s contours, undulations and consistency of pace, you’ll know exactly what to expect when you venture out onto the course. The other putting green is conveniently close to the clubhouse bar – ideal should your practice not go to plan!

Christ Church Lewes

Christ Church Lewes support The Bevern Trust

Christ Church in Lewes selected The Bevern Trust as their local charity of the year in 2017 which has raised a wonderful £1200 so far. We would like to thank everyone who has donated and supported The Bevern Trust from the Church, it is very much appreciated.

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Jonathan Spencer from The Bevern Trust with Lindsay Frost and Rev. Peter Rayson from Christ Church, Lewes.

On Sunday 9th July, Jonathan Spencer, Chief Executive of the charity was invited to the Service at Christ Church to talk to the congregation about the The Bevern Trust and explain how their fundraising and support has such a positive impact on the lives of the profoundly disabled people in Sussex that we care for.

The Bevern Trust must raise at least £12,000 each month to allow people with profound disabilities to live their lives in abundance. As a charity, we ensure each person we support has real choice and control over the care they need to achieve their goals, to live a fulfilling life and stay in contact with their family and the local community. We rely on the local community to raise the vital funds we need to do this and so we are delighted to have the support from Christ Church in Lewes this year.

If your Church or community group choose a local charity to support each year, The Bevern Trust would be the perfect match and can clearly demonstrate the positive impact of giving back to your local community. You can call 01273 021241 or email for details of how your support can provide life-changing support for people in Sussex who live with the most complex needs, every day.

Hurst College A* Garden Makeover

Hurst College A* Garden Makeover gets top marks!

Students from Hurstpierpoint College spent the day in The Bevern Trust garden on the 23rd June, ‘digging for disability’.

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.

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Hurst College Digging for Disability

Many of the students also spent time in the afternoon with residents at Bevern View, joining in with activities, reading stories and getting involved.

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Hurst College Students at The Bevern Trust

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 for more information.

Lewes Golf Club Show The Bevern Trust The ’Green’

Lewes Golf Club Captain, John Clark presented a cheque for £2500 to The Bevern Trust.

John Clark’s Charity Golf Day was supported by the generosity of members at Lewes Golf Club and will directly support the charity who care for vulnerable people in Sussex with profound disabilities.

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Jonathan Spencer is presented with a cheque for £2500 from John Clark at Lewes Golf Club

Chief Executive Jonathan Spencer said, ”As a local charity, we see wonderful acts of kindness and support, but to receive a gift like this from John Clark and Lewes Golf Club is absolutely fantastic and will make a huge difference to the lives of the people we care for.

”As we grow and will soon start to provide home care to disabled people in Sussex, we will look to more organisations and groups like this to help raise the funds we need to care for more local people.
”Our thanks go to John and all at Lewes Golf Club for their generous support.”

John Clark said ” The Captain at Lewes is in office for one year and an important part of the role is the Captain’s choice of charity. I chose the Bevern Trust because I had heard such good things about the work they do. When I visited them, I was so impressed with the set up and their care for profoundly disabled people.
“The money was raised by a Captain’s Day Charity Competition and the Rotary Club of Lewes organise a Charity Golf Day too and generously give a donation from the money they raise to the Captain’s Charity at The Golf Club. We also asked any member playing, who hit in to the nominated ‘Captain’s Bunker’, to make an extra donation!

The Bevern Trust would like to work with more golf clubs and organisations around Lewes who would like to support a local charity. Call us on 01273 021241 or email Each month we need to raise at least £15,000 to allow people with profound disabilities more freedom and opportunity to live their lives in abundance.

Lewes Lions’ Fundraising Joy

Lewes Lions present fundraising cheque for £1500 to The Bevern Trust

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.

If you know of any community groups in Sussex that would like to get involved and support a Sussex Disability Charity, we would love to work with them. We can come and talk to the group and deliver an inspiring presentation about the care we provide to vulnerable people in Sussex.

Email or call 01273 021241


Appeal for gardeners to help Sussex disability charity

Appeal from Sussex Disability Charity's Chief Executive for volunteer gardeners

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.

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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.

Volunteer gardeners* can call me directly on 01273 021240 and we can arrange to meet here and I'll show you around the grounds at Bevern View.

With thanks,

Jonathan Spencer, Chief Executive

The Bevern Trust

*Subject to enhanced DBS check and two references.


Spring Newsletter 2017

Spring Newsletter 2017 from The Bevern Trust

"In this edition of our Spring Newsletter 2017 from The Bevern Trust, we feature the importance of diet and nutrition for people with profound disabilities, we highlight two beautiful open gardens this Spring and offer many ways of getting involved and supporting us this year."

Thank you to everyone for giving their time by volunteering, donating and helping to tell our story.

Click to read our latest: Newsletter 2017

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Spring Newsletter 2017


The Bevern Trust, a Sussex Disability Charity must raise at least £10,000 each month. To donate click here.

Lewes Lions Club It’s a Knockout 2017

Lewes and local Lions Clubs ‘It’s a Knockout’ March 2017

Thank you to Lewes Lions for hosting us at their 2017 ‘It’s a Knockout’ event at Longhill High School in Rottingdean this month. Your support is very much appreciated in making events like this fully accessible for people with profound disabilities.

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Bevern Residents @ Lewes Lions ‘It’s a Knockout’, March 2017

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James and Sandra from The Bevern Trust at ‘It’s a Knockout’ with Lions Club.

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Party time at ‘It’s a Knockout’ with Lewes Lions.


Thank you to all the Lions involved in the organisation of this wonderful event and for your ongoing support. Our residents had a fantastic time and we look forward to joining you again next year. Thank you Lions!

Charity Golf Day at The Dyke, Brighton

Charity Golf Day at The Dyke Golf Club, Brighton

Fresh bacon rolls and coffee, 18 holes of fabulous golf from 10am, followed by a hearty dinner and great charity raffle in the beautiful surroundings of The Dyke Golf Course, Brighton. What a great way to support Sussex Disability Charity, The Bevern Trust!

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Venue: Dyke Golf Club, Devil’s Dyke, Devil’s Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8YJ

Date: Friday 2nd June, 2017

Arrival Time: 9am

Bacon Rolls & Coffee, 18 Holes of Golf (10am) and 1 Course Dinner* included.

*We will be sending out meal choice forms by email in May.

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Charity Golf Day, The Dyke, Brighton.

Supporting our events like the Golf Day can allow us to give people at Bevern View with profound disabilities the life experiences and everyday joys like music and art, or a visit to see a film at the cinema, which many of us might take for granted. Your support will help us to continue to keep everyone’s individual choices and interests at the heart of their activities at our care home, Bevern View in Barcombe, East Sussex.

The Dyke golf course was created in 1906 and is perched at 650 feet, high on the Sussex Downs, now part of the South Downs National Park. Overlooking Brighton, there are spectacular views out across the English Channel towards the Isle of Wight, with the rolling hills of the South Downs stretching for many miles.

Terms & Conditions:

Your place at the Bevern Trust Charity Golf Day will be confirmed by paying the non-refundable ticket fee of £49.00. If you wish to transfer your place to someone else, you must email the details of the person taking your place before Friday 19th May to At least £10 of the ticket price will be donated to The Bevern Trust. The Bevern Trust is not held responsible for the catering or venue access. Competent golfers are welcome and must abide by local club rules, dress code and golfing etiquette. See more details here  or call the club directly on 01273 857296. The Dyke Golf Club allow players on the course at their discretion and their decision is final.