Intrepid walker Verena Leppard and members of her family recently undertook a walk across a number of London bridges and have donated £85 from funds raised to People Matter. We are grateful to Verena and her team.
Grateful thanks to Judith Moore who completed a sponsored swim of 100 lengths at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne and raised almost £300 for People Matter. Judith was accompanied by Kathryn Anderson another of our loyal supporters.
a big thank you to Eastbourne Rotary for their kind donation of £500 to support our work
We recently held a Vintage Tea in celebration of being established and serving the Eastbourne and Wealden job seeking community for the past 20 years. Around 80 people gathered at Victoria Baptist Church, including The Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Pat Hearn and Philip Hearn her Consort. We were all treated to a sumptuous cream tea, prepared and served by a new local company ‘The Vintage Kitchen‘.
students from Cavendish, Moira House and Ringmer secondary schools who came joint top in our ‘Great Interview Challenge’ competition at the Big Futures Show.
They all managed to correctly sort 16 interview skills and behaviours in just 8 seconds! – surely some great employees of the future.
You can support our work by buying tickets to win a Barry Wilson original painting or a stunning picture-sized photograph mounted on canvas by Jonathan Webley. The combined value of these two prizes is £2,765. The closing date to purchase tickets online is 12 noon on Monday 27th March; or 12 noon on Thursday 30th March at our offices in Gildredge Road. The draw will take place at 12 noon on 31st March at The Grand Hotel and we will contact you if you have won.
Thanks to the St Elisabeth’s Church and all those involved in the ‘Yule Love It’ event. We have received a cheque for £600.
Thanks to the Hall & Woodhouse community chest fund for voluntary organisations in the south of England. We have received a cheque for £1,400 towards our Confidence building workshop.
A dedicated band of walkers and their dogs recently completed a trail around Friston Forest raising much needed funds for People Matter.
Congratulations to Jane Steen – winner of the Super Senior category at the Eastbourne Achievers Awards 2016 for her work as a volunteer here at People Matter for the last 13 years and for 25 years in the Girl Guides movement in the Eastbourne area. Jane is also an active member of All Saints Church involved in Prime Time – a group for older people and also as a welcomer, lesson reader and coffee maker. Jane also volunteers at the Eastbourne winter night shelter during December to February. At People Matter, we are grateful to Jane for keeping our day to day finances in order and for her cycling fund raising exploits too.