Posted on 10th October 2018
Community Transport Sussex Charity Halloween Ball – 26th October 2018
Most people have seen the Blue Bird buses transporting members of our local community around the county in our fleet of mini-buses. Community Transport Sussex has local depots at Mid Sussex, (Chailey near Burgess Hill) , East Grinstead, Horsham and Crawley – providing over 8000 journeys a month to residents who for various reasons such as health and mobility, struggle to access mainstream transport.
CTS is the local Charity which runs the Blue Bird Community Transport service – and every year we arrange events and activities to raise essential funds to ensure the Charity is sustainable and available for our residents in Sussex.
Our biggest fundraising event of the year is a Grand Charity Fund Raising Halloween Ball to be held at the Gatwick Hilton Hotel (South) on Friday 26th October 2018. The event will include a 2 course dinner, live Halloween themed entertainment, a live auction of fantastic donated experiences and items such as a week in a 5* French Chateau for 12 people, a weekend in a country Sussex cottage, vouchers for afternoon teas, hair and pampering sessions and much more. There will be a raffle and dancing till midnight with our DJ. Halloween dressing up and make-up is optional but encouraged !
A key feature of the evening will be a Virtual Reality ‘scare’ experience for the braver members of the audience !! being provided by ABCOM IT in Burgess Hill.
CTS (Community Transport Sussex) offers a Dial-A-Ride service to people of all ages who can register with us for transport – there is no charge for membership. We provide a door to door service for passengers who require transport to hospital and doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, visits to friends and family, which helps to alleviate social isolation for people who do not get the opportunity to get out very often and may be located away from the main bus routes
Our mini-buses transport our members to their elder care centres, with a helping hand from their front door from our sociable and fully qualified drivers. All of our buses have disability access and tail lifts. We also have volunteer drivers who transport our members in their own cars for hospital and medical appointments.
Tickets for the Halloween Ball are selling fast, you can book yours at buytickets.at/communitytransportsussex
"“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”"
"“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.”"
"“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.""
"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."