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
"“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.”"
"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."
"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. "
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."