Sussex-based Business Management Consultancy, Business Pulse, raised an amazing £4,000 for Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity at their corporate networking event last week.
Held on a glorious day in the wonderful setting of the Sussex Roof Garden suite at Goodwood Racecourse, the event was organised by Business Pulse’s founder, Nass, a long term supporter and Business Ambassador of Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity. Throughout the day guests enjoyed a lunch and performance of a selection of jazz songs by Susan Fleet, accompanied by her pianist, Michael Hinton, followed by an afternoon of racing with a raffle raising funds for the Charity.
Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity supports children under 5 years of age who have cerebral palsy and other motor learning disabilities at its Centre in Cuckfield, West Sussex.
The Charity were privileged to be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex John Nelson, CBE who was kind enough to say a few words of introduction. Ann Wenn, whose son Sebbie attended Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, was then invited to speak about the difference the Charity has made to their lives and the positive impact this has had on Sebbie. She went on to say that for them the Charity is magical and they call it their place hope.
Pilar Cloud, Executive Manager of the Charity, said: “This Charity has been overwhelmed by the generosity of all the business leaders who chose to support us at this glorious day of racing at Goodwood. It was an honour to have Ann and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, John Nelson, in attendance. So much has changed for this Charity over the past year or so, and we would not have been able to relocate to our beautiful new home in Cuckfield or to be able to support now over 40 families with access to free weekly hands-on early intervention sessions, music therapy, swimming sessions, as well as Outreach support in their own homes without the incredible generosity shown by Nass and his Business Pulse network.”
Since the Charity was established in 2001 it has helped more than 500 families across the South East. It receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on the community to raise the money needed to ensure its services can continue.
For more information about its services call 01444 473274 or email: [email protected] or visit www.dvlcc.org.uk. Early intervention services are held throughout the week and include additional activities such as music therapy, swimming and sensory sessions and an outreach service to support families in their own homes.