Posted on 11th October 2016
Hello and welcome…to our latest edition of Caring Magazine.
The BHBPA is delighted to have a special relationship with St Peter & St James, which goes back over many years. But why do we choose to support the Hospice on a regular basis? The reasons are many and varied, but for our Association it’s all about community.
St Peter & St James plays a vital role in our community and we are proud to play a small part in providing much needed funds for its on-going, vital work. There cannot be a member of the BHBPA who has not personally known someone who has benefitted from the expert care provided by the Hospice. We have built a special relationship with Carolyn Robinson – and other members of the team – who attend many of our members’ meetings. Our contributions from our annual pub quiz and Burgess Hill Means Business exhibition amount to a few hundred pounds which in the great scheme of things is just a drop in the ocean of what is needed by the Hospice. So what else can we do? Spread the word to our members, employees, family and friends – the more people who know about the Hospice, the more likely donations, legacies and bequests will follow.
We are delighted to see several of our members also support the Hospice on an-going basis – Bennett Christmas and AM&M to name but two. They, like us, have witnessed the remarkable service provided to our community and want to contribute with fundraising.
We are proud to support St Peter & St James and plan to continue for many years to come.
"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."
"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 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."
"“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! ” "