MONTE CARLO OR BUST FOR CHARITY
HHDBA members, AM & M and Extech, took part in the Gatwick Diamond Business 2013 Charity Challenge in May helping to raise more than £12,000 for the GDB’s chosen charities
12 teams in cars provided by Coulsdon Audi set off for the Monte Carlo Columbus Hotel, driving non -stop and competing against a GDB team using only public transport. Brilliant navigation, dastardly intrigues amongst competitors to outsmart others at toll queues, not to mention generous contributions to the French Police for speeding fines, made for a close contest.
Alix Cox from AM&M, Becky Sharpe from Harvey John Recruitment and Tony Rice from Audi, found themselves in the lead car coming to the final toll approaching Monte Carlo itself, but a disastrous choice of toll queues, coupled with an inadvertent tour of the famous Grand Prix racing circuit, saw them pipped to the post by Team EasyJet, and, ultimately, end up in fifth place behind even the Public Transport team.
CHARITY ZUMBATHON IN AID OF CHAILEY
HHDBA members will be supporting charity Zumbathon at The Dolphin Leasure Centre on Sunday 2nd June between 4pm and 7pm, to raise money for Chailey Heritage School and Oathall College
Not only will there be a chance to shimmy away your blues, but there will be a live singer, a samba show, 5+ instructors and special effects.
Tickets cost £15 in advance and £20 on the door. Come and join the party with Gian Da Silva at www.gian-zumba.co.uk.
LET’S GET QUIZZICAL!
1st Haywards Heath Scouts are holding a quiz on 28 June 2013 to raise funds for new camping equipment. Starting at 7.30 for 8pm, food will be provided but please bring your own liquid refreshments and glass! Adults only, it’s just £20 per team, with a maximum of six people per team and there are fantastic prizes to be won. Tickets need to be purchased in advance.
It will be held at the Scout Hut, behind the garages, in Franklands Village Haywards Heath RH16 3RS. For tickets and more information call Kate Graham on 07546 943 939 or e-mail Tony Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEX KENT SPONSORS NEW CHOIR’S CONCERT
HHDBA member, Alex Kent Associates Ltd, is sponsoring a Midsummer Concert by local new choir Coro Nuovo in St Wilfrid’s Church, Haywards Heath on Sunday 23rd June at 7.30 pm.
The choir is led by the Newick-based international opera singer, Andrew Rees, and the event promises to be an evening packed with fabulous music, theatre and spectacle. The concert will include some well-known opera pieces as well as some guest spots from talented local soloists.
For details see www.coronuovo.org.uk Tickets are £12.50 with £10.00 for concessions and can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or calling Kate on 07740 946276.
MIDDY AND YOUR BUSINESS: MARKETING MADE IN HEAVEN
The Middy and its sister papers want to support local businesses as much as possible and will be holding a Middy Marketing Opps presentation at the Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th June. On Monday 17th, there will be presentations at 9.00am, 10:45am, 12:30pm and 2:45pm. It’s the same time on Tuesday, with an extra session at 4.30pm.
The sessions will give advice and tips on how to market your business effectively. It’s completely free to attend and each presentation lasts about 30 minutes – and there are exclusive advertising rates for a range of our titles including the Middy which are only available for attendees.
To participate, businesses can register their interest by emailing Richard Harmer at firstname.lastname@example.org, but be quick as demand will be high!
The Mewes Veterinary Clinic is busily meeting lots of prospective clients. They recently held a Dog Show at the Cuckoo Fayre, which was blessed with sunny weather, and lots of wagging tails, and are now planning an Open Day on Saturday July 13th.
Features include guided tours behind the scenes at the clinic, the opportunity to have your photo taken with your pet, and the chance to meet a fantastic four-legged celebrity, in ‘Brin the Afghanistan Hero Dog’, who saved many soldiers’ lives while out in Afghanistan.
The Mewes is also offering a ‘Recommend a Friend’ initiative starting this month, whereby if an existing client brings a new client, they get a 50% discount on their dog, cat or rabbit’s next vaccination.
TAX MYTH 11 – THE TAX SYSTEM DOESN’T SUPPORT MARRIAGE
Paula Tomlinson, of On the Spotax, says Marriage and Civil Partnerships are provided with many tax reliefs and people shouldn’t say there are none.
For instance business partnerships, where one spouse is a working partner, provides scope or, if the company is limited, there are opportunities via share distribution. Paula also warns of the risks on not managing inheritance tax.
Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn for more up to date practical tax information. www.onthespottax.co.uk
REEVES SPONSOR GB SHORT TRACK
Reeves, one of the South East’s leading Accountancy and Financial Service firms, will be a new commercial sponsor of the British Short Track Speed Skating team as they begin their 2014 Winter Olympic campaign.
Reeves will be sponsoring alongside the international children’s charity Right To Play, whose work aims to use the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity.
With 255 days to go until the Games, the British Short Track Speed Skating team is back training on the ice following valuable rest ahead of the final stage of the four year training cycle for the Winter Olympics.
GB Short Track performance director Stuart Horsepool said, “We are delighted to have a new sponsor in an Olympic year. The sport relies almost completely on UK Sport Lottery funding, so the addition of commercial sponsorship from a company like Reeves is invaluable to us when it comes to the detailed planning of Olympic preparations and the build up to the Games next February in Sochi, Russia.