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,
"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. "
"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."
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""