FACE Events 2019
FACE Quiz Night Quirky & incredible!
Our Quiz Night was on 5th October 2019 at Graveney School and was a fantastic success - thanks to everyone who came. It was great fun and helped raise money for local causes like MNDA.
Team Biscuit won the quiz again CRUMBS!
But everyone enjoyed the quirky questions that involved identifying ketchups in a taste test, cartoon super-heroes and a LIVE music round with keyboards played by the talented Andrew Holdsworth... the food was delicious too and Greggs donated 80 doughnuts, and big thanks to the pupils and staff of Graveney School who helped make everything run smoothly.
There were great prizes donated by local favourites like The Rose & Crown, Ricks Restaurant, Goldfinch, Unwined, Alan Coles, The Goldfinch Bar, Gardens By Design, Urban Wine, Harry's chocolates, Schroder of Wallington and Heyland & Whittle - and Dr Rosena Khan's prize of a tour of Parliment with tea on the terrace for four people was won by a Graveney pupil helping out on the night.
Attached are some images of the night and this morning we received an emotional email which we'd like to share, from someone helped by South London MNDA - who we've been supporting regularly:
This is a thank you rather than an enquiry. I heard about your support for MNDA South London. My husband was diagnosed last March with this horrific disease and since then our lives have been turned completely upside down.
MNDA have so far been able to offer help with voicebanking and financing works to the house. They've also offered to pay for support for me. They are a relatively small charity because the profile of the disease is not as high as other diseases such as cancer. The impact however can be even more devastating.
Without support from MNDA, we would have struggled to know what to expect or where to get help. Thank you for supporting them, and by extension, us.
...thanks to furzedown!
Kid's Halloween Party
Thursday 31st October 4 to 6pm at The Rose & Crown; Entry £2 donation per little monster...
It'll be a scream! Your mini monsters can enjoy DJ Dan's spookstasic disco, with games and prizes to be won, while grown-up witches and warlocks can chill-out; theres a great menu of delicious sourdough pizzas and special offers at the bar.
Money raised will go to help FACE charities like MNDA.
All kids must be accompanied at all times by a responsible human adult
Chill-out room opens
FACE has been supporting the development of a special unit in St Georges that will uplift the experiences of children and young adults while they are in hospital being treated for cancer, by creating a special zone for relaxation, communication, and enjoyment. A specialist nurse advocate (funded by MacMillan Nurses) will be based in the room to support young people.
The chill-out room was officially opened on 18th September by our local MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan with St George's staff, governers and patients and members of FACE- This was only possible thanks to all the fundraising efforts locally; including Graveney School and FCN. This successful outcome demonstrates what a caring and brilliant community we live in. By uniting efforts from individuals, families, schools, organisations, and enterprises in and around Furzedown we can make such a difference and have helped make this dream become a reality. Please read more in the official press release HERE
We are looking for new blood to join the FACE gang - There are also many other ways you can help in the future, including providing prizes, visiting out stall and buying or selling raffle tickets. You can also make a donation and we welcome any other ideas or support you can offer.
Please help publicise our events and print out these PDFs and display our posters and leaflets where ever you can.
Please email us here or contact Alan Feast on 07973 216260 and we will keep you up to date with our news