Natasha Kaplinsky Launches Santa Run Lewes

Lewes Santa Run Launches With Natasha Kaplinsky

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, 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 Don’t miss out, places will go quickly.

Grow Your Tenner 17 October

Grow Your Tenner | Every £10 you donate will be doubled on 17 October

Grow Your Tenner 2017‘ is an online campaign in which Localgiving will double your donation. Your gift will help profoundly disabled people and their families to live life in abundance. Charitable donations of £10 via the donation website below could help pay for precious time in the pool, where the people we care for have the freedom and opportunity to move around more freely. This allows our residents time out of their wheelchair in warm water, reducing pain and improving their well-being.

On 17 October from 10am, The Bevern Trust will receive an additional £10 from every £10 donation you make via the Local giving page. The ‘Grow Your Tenner 2017’ campaign helps charity organizations like The Bevern Trust make a positive difference to the lives of people with profound disabilities.


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Grow Your Tenner 17 October

Change the lives of people with profound disabilities in Sussex

Every resident in our home uses a wheelchair and needs support with all aspects of their life. The Hydropool at our home, Bevern View allows profoundly disabled people with painful muscle contractions, breathing difficulties and anxiety to experience the freedom and warmth of warm water. This calms and relaxes and means the people we care for are in less pain and can move in ways that are just not possible otherwise.  Your £10 donation (doubled to £20 through the localgiving initiative) will help us raise the £5000 a year it costs to run the pool, helping people with complex needs to experience the freedom and joy of the water, giving happiness and joy.


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The Bevern Trust Grow Your Tenner

‘Grow Your Tenner’ 2017

This year ‘Grow Your Tenner’ is much larger than previous years, a match funding for charities pot of £200,000 available to help smaller local charities. We have access to £5000 of this pot; £1000 in monthly match funding and £4000 matched in one-time donations. Whichever way you choose to donate, it will make a bigger difference to the lives of profoundly disabled people in Sussex on 17 October.

You can donate on the 17th of October from 10am until either the matchfunding pot has run out, or on the 16th of November at midday when the Grow Your Tenner campaign closes.

The Bevern Trust must raise £12,000 each month to help care for the residents at our home Bevern View in Barcombe, near Lewes. Your donation counts towards providing the best support and care, not only to our 9 residents, but to the 10 people who come to Bevern View for regular respite too.

To get involved and find out about other ways you can support The Bevern Trust email or call 01273021241

Keep up to date with all our activities and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Thank you.

Santa Run is coming to Lewes!

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Santa Run Lewes is a festive fundraiser and the perfect start for some Christmas cheer. Join hundreds of Santa’s in Lewes on Saturday 2nd December for a 2km fun run starting and finishing from Harvey’s Yard, off Harvey’s Way. All Santa’s must book online before 26th November.

Book your Santa Fun Run places HERE!

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Santa Run is coming to Lewes

 FREE Santa Suit, Finisher’s Medal and Refreshments! 

Lewes Santa Run is here! Get sponsored, get ‘elfy’ and help raise vital funds for profoundly disabled people in Sussex this Christmas at the first ever Lewes Santa Fun Run. We need each of our Lewes Santa’s to raise at least £50 this Santa Run, to allow profoundly disabled people and their families to get more from life.

Santa’s are to gather at Harvey’s Yard, off Harvey’s Way, Lewes to be ready to start at 11am. Harvey’s is easy to find in the centre of Lewes. Not far from Brighton, Seaford or Uckfield, our Lewes Santa Fun Run is the perfect destination to get your Christmas off to a cracking start!


Please check Santa Run Terms and Conditions before you book your place.

We would like to thank the Lewes businesses for their support for 2017 Lewes Santa Run and Lewes District Council.

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Harvey’s Santa Run Sponsor

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W E Clark & Son Santa Run Sponsor

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HRS Creative Santa Run Sponsor


P.S. Dogs welcome on a lead – with plenty of Christmas Decorations of course.

Boshier-Hinton Donation | Bevern Home Care Project

The Boshier-Hinton Foundation have kindly donated £4979.00 of funding towards our new Bevern Home Care project after our recent successful donation request.

This much needed new service from The Bevern Trust will see carers giving hundreds of hours of specialist care to families in Sussex with profoundly disabled dependants. The Bevern Trust has seventeen years experience in person-centred care for profoundly disabled people at its care home Bevern View in Barcombe, and this latest development will allow many more people with complex needs to access specialist home care.

We are most grateful for the support Boshier-Hinton Foundation have given to The Bevern Trust which will allow us to provide vital training and equipment to carers joining the new Home Care project.

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Boshier-Hinton Donation Supports Bevern Home Care. Tom and Paul pictured at Bevern View.

The Bevern Trust cares for 20 respite and permanent residents allowing people with profound disabilities to get more from life. Our new home care project will be a vital extension of our care services, allowing the charity to reach out to hundreds of people who also need our help in their own homes.

The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and their families, in any part of the country, by making a donation to charitable institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs: or by making a donation to other registered Charities: or by making donations to local community charities or other agencies in any part of the country whose objects are no wider than the charity’s own, or to any charity for particular purposes which fall within the Foundation’s objects.

The Bevern Trust is registered with the Charity Commission 1103520.

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. Arrival 10am for bacon rolls, 12pm shotgun start followed by dinner.

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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.