Posted on 21st February 2016
Celebrate St George’s Day and support your local hospice
St Peter & St James Hospice is inviting everyone to celebrate St George’s Day with a Gala Lunch and auction at Pelham House Hotel.
On Friday 22 April, the Hospice and Pelham House Hotel, in Lewes, will be jointly hosting the event, involving a 3-course meal and auction. The day is the perfect occasion to celebrate English culture with traditional and locally-sourced food while raising funds for St Peter & St James Hospice.
All the Hospice services are free of charge to patients and loved ones and St Peter & St James relies on its local community for 86% of its funds, as just 14% comes from the Government. St Peter & St James cares for patients from Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Uckfield and surrounding villages. With a population of 200,000, if every person in the catchment area gave just £1 a month this would nearly cover the running costs.
Carolyn Robinson, Donor Relationship Manager at St Peter & St James Hospice, said, “We’re very grateful to Pelham House Hotel for facilitating this lunch and look forward to welcoming our guests to a very special event to help raise much needed funds for the hospice”
General Manager at Pelham House Hotel, Tony Giauna, said, “It’s fantastic to host an event and be able to support a local charity offering such an important service to the community. We hope we can make this an annual event that businesses will support.”
To book a ticket, please see www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk/event/st-georges-day or call 01444 470722. Tickets cost £35 per head of £300 for a table of 10.
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "