Posted on 20th February 2017
Local teenager seeks support and sponsorship for Volunteer trip to Peru
Luke Minett, age 15, is raising money to fund a volunteer trip to Peru in August 2018 to help provide life changing facilities for hundreds of people living in the poorest areas of the country. Arranged through Warden Park School and Camps International, this four week secondment will help build amenities for communities with no sanitation or water, and classrooms for children who currently have never gone to school, as well as creating greenhouses to help small villages grow crops.
Luke says ‘this is an opportunity of a lifetime; I am really looking forward to experiencing the different way of life and doing some good for the communities. I need to raise over four thousand pounds so am spending all my spare time helping out with odd jobs for friends, families and neighbours, and am looking for a summer job. I’m also seeking sponsorship from local businesses: in return their company logo would be displayed on my official trip T shirts and also in photos, and their sponsorship would be mentioned in other promotional activities. All this would be great publicity for the sponsoring companies.’
"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."
""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.""
"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 the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "