THE BIKE RIDE IS BIG SUCCESS!
Spring arrived in time for the third HHDBA-led Bike Ride on Sunday 21st April. Lots of members rode, more were registering and marshalling so a big thank you to all of you!
It was a brilliant community event with over 900 riders and hundreds of family, friends and supporters making the Broadway one big party. The totting up has begun to see how many defibrillators can be purchased with the proceeds.
STRICTLY COME GARDENING 27TH APRIL
Don’t miss Strictly Come Gardening on 27th April in the Orchards. The Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, and the High Sheriff, will open the event, which is full of ideas for enjoying everything about gardening.
An expert panel, led by BBC Sussex’s Jean Griffin, will be dispensing gardening tips, the Strictly Schools Challenge painting competition will be judged, there will be displays by Mid Sussex’s famous gardens, stalls from nurseries and plant societies and a flower arranging master class. In the afternoon there will also be entertainment from local schools and choirs as well as food and drink from The Paella Fella and our own Grape & Grain! It’s on from 10.00 am until 3.30pm and it’s FREE!
GET RUNNING IN THE SUSSEX LIVING MID SUSSEX MARATHON
May 5th to the 7th is the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend; runs take place in East Grinstead on 5th, in Haywards Heath on 6th May and in Burgess Hill on 7th May, the three races adding up to the Marathon distance.
Sussex Living is the sponsor and full details can be found at www.midsussexmarathonweekend.co.uk
EGBA RETURN ‘US VERSUS THEM’ QUIz
Round Three of the inter association Quiz contest takes place on Tuesday 4th June at the Rose & Crown in East Grinstead at 7.30 pm. HHDBA teams won both the opening rounds and so, if honour is to be safeguarded at all costs, we need your (very clever) brains to make it three in a row!
Further details will follow shortly.
CALLING RENEWABLES, ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RETROFIT COMPANIES
Are you keen to sell to large public and private sector organisations? Do you struggle however to make the right contacts or are you daunted by policy requirements? RE:Start Local can help!
It’s a free programme of seminars, one-to-one support and meet-the-buyer events to help your business better compete for sizable contracts. The first event is a Tendering Masterclass, a morning seminar where you’ll have the chance to meet and quiz a member of a council procurement team and find out what makes a winning bid.
Events are being held in Brighton, Crawley and Hastings. RE:Start Local is led by the Institute for Sustainability and part funded by the ERDF. Events are being delivered in Sussex by the Sustainable Business Partnership. For full details please phone 07807 588887 or visit: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/restart-local
ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH CHARITY GOLF DAY
Action Medical Research provides research funding into medical science to the benefit of babies, children and young people. With mentor Peter James, the author of the Roy Grace crime novels, they arrange an annual Charity Golf Day this year on Wednesday 11 September 2013.at Haywards Heath.
They would particularly like to invite local business to join this event, raising money for a very worthwhile cause. The event costs £250 for a team of four and includes coffee and bacon roll on arrival and running buffet following the golf round; there is over £1,000 in prizes to be won, with a maximum of 32 teams taking part.
They also require ‘Hole’ sponsors (£200-£300) and a main sponsor for the day. For further information please ring Peter Milton on 01444-482927.