Thank you Gareth...
Our neighbour Gareth was told in 2010 that he had Motor Neurone Disease. Sadly he passed away in March 2012.
At his service in St Pauls' Church in Furzedown, hundreds of people paid tribute to him and remembered his generosity, enthusiasim, good humour and courage.
He was central to FACE's activities and will be sadly missed, especially at committee meetings with his battle cry of... "Get on with it!"
Thank you Rose & Crown Tooting Bec, for making us your charity fundraising partner! Also a big thanks to Ruby Group Recruitment for sponsoring the 2019 comedy night
Thanks to everyone who provided these fantastic prizes for our next raffle and games
An Accurist watch worth £100 from Schroder of Wallington; Tea of the Terrace and tour of the Houses of Parliment for four with Rosena Allin-Khan MP; A gorgeous planter from Gwyn Jones at Gardens By Design; A Heyland & Whittle Hamper, including candles, handcreams and soaps; A special prize from A Grape Night In and Unwined at Tooting Market; A bottle of Chateau Tooting's sparkling wine & t-shirt from UrbanWine.co; therapies from Alan Coles; A bottle from The GoldfinchBarSW17; An original print from sue Pearson sproutarts.com;
Previous supporters and prize givers:
Harris-Global.com; Cut the Mustard on Moyser Road, who sponsored our 2017 raffle printing & licence costs Hideaway Club; The Furzedown Pub; Mollete; Alan Coles ; Elephant Bakehouse Sadiq Khan; Graveney Gin; ; Graveney and Meadow IY Yoga Nikki's ironing service: Physio session Jill Simmons; The Little Bar & Coe Vintners: Gazette; The Bloomsbury Hotel; P&O Ferries; Dertour; Thorald Wines; The Goring; Ricks; Brady's Fish; Palmers; Gill Symonds; Konnighans, Dana Bragman; The White House School; Creatives of Balham; Radio Jackie; Waitrose
Thanks to Mark Warner.com who donated a fantastic 2015 summer holiday in Rhodes, including flights and half-board accommodation - won by Sarah Karslake. Mark Warner also donated the ski holiday for our 2013 Christmas prize draw - won by Francis & Rachel from Nimrod Road.
Thanks also to our generous neighbours who have supported us with gifts and donations, including the Furzedown Garden Gig and Furzedown Net. Businesses who have helped including Harris-Global, The Resident's Journal and Creatives of Balham. A special thank you to Paddy & Ursula of Heyland & Whittle for their continued generosity and Graveney School for their fantastic support.
The Rose and Crown in Tooting Bec have made Furzedown FACE their local charity partner.
This is a great local pub, close to the common and popular with families and locals, which serves excellent craft beers and tasty gourmet pizzas, as well as having quiz nights on Thursdays and activities like 'Lego Robot Wars'.They will be raising money on their charity nights for local causes as well as giving prizes and helping support other events. Cheers!
Lucky winners of our Mark Warner Ski Holiday - Francis, Harvey, Rachel and Stanley from Nimrod Road in Furzedown. This year's prize is a holiday to Rhodes!
Win an exclusive meal for two at one of London's most exclusive member only Dining Clubs. Standing 180m tall at 30 St Mary Axe is the towering London venue known as the Gherkin. With its striking architecture, it is one of the most prestigious and iconic venues. An unforgettable experience. Donated by www.harrisglobal.com
Purveyors of fine soaps to the gentry and the filthy rich... Ursula & Paddy, who used to live in Furzedown, have produced ranges of wonderful handmade soaps in the traditional cold-processed method, using only the very best natural ingredients. They have supported FACE since the beginning.
Sadiq Khan MP is offering a lucky raffle winner a chance to visit the heart of Westminster and join him for tea on the terrace. He has supported all our events and become patron of MNDA after meeting Graham
The lovely Little Bar at the bottom of Church Lane offered an evening of Martini cocktails up to the value of £150 at our 2013 Quiz night. As well as Martinis you can enjoy the house wine, scrumptious ciders and beers for a special evening at Tooting's best little-big destination.
Forristals Salon, on Moyser Road uses the prestigious Aveda brand. Relax, rejuvenate and enjoy a unique hair care experience. We not only colour and cut hair, enjoy a cup of comforting Aveda herbal tea, followed by sensory journey with stress relieving head, shoulder and back massage using natural essential oils.
Rick's Restaurant is Tooting's first and only Modern British and Modern European restaurant. Owned by Rick Gibbs, former Head Chef at the Chelsea Arts Club, this cosy and intimate dining establishment, prides itself with the Tooting Community Good Neighbour Award and has supported FACE with prizes.
The hotel has supported us with prizes of stays and gave us a wonderful evening for The fACE Ball
Our 2013 Charity Ball in The Bloomsbury Hotel had a very successful Auction. Our thanks to all the businesses that supported us: Mark Warner Holiday to Sardinia - won by Rachel Bowden: Weekend at the Bloomsbury hotel: Tickets to Goodwood Revival donated by Harris-Global: Heyland & Whittle goodies: Tea on the terrace with Sadiq Khan: Afternoon tea at a Handpicked Hotel: Painting by Lucinda Denning: Dinner at Hideaway: Golf day at Wentworth donated by Bloomsbury Hotel: Mirror from E A Wates: Meal at The Trinity: Diamond earrings from Shroder of Wallington: Villa holiday from lisboncoastcottages.com: Meal at Brady's Fish Restaurant