Posted on 14th July 2016
Great support for hospice Star Walk 2016
St Peter & St James Hospice held its annual Star Walk at the weekend where the event was brilliantly supported by the local community! There were 410 people registered to take part in support of the Hospice at Saturday night’s event, sponsored by MetLife. Once the sponsorship money has been donated, then the Hospice will announce the final fundraising total.
It was great to see such support from everyone from the local community. Anyone wishing to donate can still do so by going to the Hospice’s website www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk/donate You can see pictures from the event at http://www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk/fundraising/star-walk-2016
Setting off in the evening, the 10k route went from The Dolphin Leisure Centre, around Haywards Heath finishing with everyone receiving a finisher’s memento and a free breakfast. The fastest time was from Jozef Tester-Mottram who came in at 1.40:47.
Giles Witcomb, Head of Fundraising, said, “We’re so grateful to everyone who supported the Star Walk. It was a wonderful opportunity for families to remember their loved ones whilst raising funds to help more people across the local community.
“We’ve been providing our services for over 40 years and it’s only with the community’s help that we can continue to care for our patients in years to come. This sum raised will be used to continue providing treatment to our patients in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Uckfield and surrounding villages.”
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
"“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! ” "