FACE Events 2020
Our community is under huge pressure under the current health crisis, but there are so many heart-warming examples of people helping each other and supporting those under self-isolation, cheering on our health-care workers and everyone who is still working to ensure we manage as best as possible - including shop keepers, bin men, police, and all carers
FACE - our 2020 vision!
This year Furzedown Community Network (FCN) had already decided not to have a Big Day Out - it is now 20 years since the first one so it is sad we won't be celebrating. This will give at the organisers a bit of a break (and hopefully find new members and funds for the future).
But once the crisis is over we are hoping to put on some special events which will help raise morale and funds for struggling charities.
We hope to have a Garden Gig this summer - although it will be at short notice (possibly in July) - which will be featuring great musicians and delicious foods, so please keep in touch!
There will also be street plant sales over the summer and hopefully we can find a local event to sell our lovely Heyland & Whittle goodies. Our partnership with the Rose & Crown pub should continue once they reopen.
We are planning the FACE Quiz Night on 3rd October and we have the Furzedown Christmas Fair to look forward to.
For more information on the FCN please visit their website here:
Join the local chat group by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kid's Halloween Party
We are delighted that we raised £379 at the Rose & Crown's fantastic Kid's Halloween Party this year...
It was a scream! Thanks to all the mini monsters and their human minders who came and enjoyed DJ Dan's spookstasic disco, with all the games and prizes !
FACE Quiz Night
Thanks to you we raised almost £2000 at this year's Quirky Quiz Night
There was an excellent turn-out from Furzedown, with lots of chances to win, plus a delicious meal and some great rounds of questionable questions - identify the ketchup?! - Andrew Holdsworth on the piano for Name that tune... Team Biscuit were the winning team but everyone had fun.
It was wonderful to hear from Eveline, the chair of our local MNDA group, who helped explain how important our fundraising has been for them.
Please read more on our blog here
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