Posted on 16th May 2017
I am writing to you from Community Transport Sussex, who you may know as Bluebird Community Transport. Bluebird has now merged with two other local community transport operators to create Community Transport Sussex, providing long term financial sustainability to be able to help more people within our community.
I am sure you are aware of the work we do, but I will just remind you briefly. We cover Mid Sussex, Horsham District and Crawley to provide transport for those who struggle to access public transport due to age, sickness, disability or a lack of safe or adequate public transport in their area. Last year we completed over 110,000 passenger journeys, taking people to the shops, medical appointments, to see friends, attend a social club or even to school. Each of those 110,000 Journeys helps some of the most vulnerable people in our community to stay connected and stops them becoming socially isolated and unable to easily access services in their daily life.
We generate, income from fares, Special needs school contracts and attract some grant funding.
We are working to become truly sustainable as grant funding becomes harder to come by.
Our fundraising enables us to deliver our charitable aims and have a huge positive impact on people’s lives.
We are about to hold our first big fundraiser!
This is your invitation to our Big Event! We would like to invite all of the members of Burgess Hill Business Park.
Our first ever CT Sussex summer ball is being held at Effingham Park Hotel, Copthorne on 6th July 2017 at 7pm! And we would love to see you there!
Tickets are on sale now and as you only have 8 weeks until the event get in quick to avoid disappointment!
Tickets are just £35 and include a 3 course meal, live music, a 007 themed evening, casino, raffle, auction and the opportunity to use our photo booth as well!
We have some amazing prizes up for grabs in the raffle including £100 towards a holiday from Icelolly.com, a tablet from ABCOM, Spa voucher for 2 people from the Alexander House Hotel, a Denbies wine tour and so much more!
We also have an auction with some truly once in a lifetime lots including a Super-Yacht charter for up to 11 people in Palma, Mallorca courtesy of White Star Charter, as well as many other incredible opportunities!
I have attached our event poster so if you would be able to distribute this to your members It would be greatly appreciated.
If you and your members would like to attend, we would love to have you there!
Feel free to email me anytime and I will happily talk you though booking, either through us directly or online via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ct-sussex-summer-ball-tickets-30244019677
In the meantime I hope you have a great day and hopefully see you at our summer ball in July!
Business Development Support,
"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."
"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! ” "
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"