Posted on 13th June 2018
I wondered if any of your members might just possibly help with this?
Due to stringent new requirements from the Environmental Health Department, we have been told that antiseptic gel is no longer a sufficient safeguard against infection after handling live animals of any kind, but that adequate portable hand washing facilities must be provided for the public. The Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network are a small local conservation charity, we are all unpaid volunteers. We hold several free events for the community throughout spring and summer, including ‘Wild About Mid Sussex’ and the ‘Children’s Safari’, as well as many others, at which live animals are normally present. We need to buy a purpose-built portable sink, particularly for the many children who attend each event and love handling live reptiles and other creatures, but also for their parents, as this is a legal hygienic requirement. We can only do this by means of a donation, sponsorship or a grant.
I wonder if any of your members would be willing to help? We would, of course, fix a plaque to the sink acknowledging the company or companies concerned, should any of them enable us to buy it. Thank you for considering this somewhat desperate request.
Dominic Moore (Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network, registered charity 1118153 – chairman.)
"“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! ” "
"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 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.”"
"“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”"