Countdown to Safe in Sussex’s Gingerbread House Fun – Get involved!
The last 2 years have been a great success with local companies and groups coming together for team bonding and festive fun whilst raising vital funds for the charity. This year due to COVID-19 plans have had to change with the introduction of a friends and family smaller gingerbread house decorating kit as well as the corporate competition.
The Corporate/Groups Gingerbread Decorating Competition like previous years will continue with the winner getting the amazing Gingerbread House Decorating Competition Trophy for a year and having their Group/Business name engraved on it.
Fay Millar from Brighton Cakes who makes the gingerbread packs will be judging once again this year, along with another yet to be announced judge, as judging the amazing creations is a difficult task.
In previous years the gingerbread houses have been given to the refuges, but this year companies, groups and families will get to keep them and enjoy their creations to reduce the risk of possible infection.
In addition to the corporate competition, a smaller Gingerbread pack option has been designed so that individuals, couples and families can take part. There is no judging event, however Safe in Sussex will host a Gingerbread House Zoom event to allow people to show off their finished houses and enjoy some festive fun.
Debbie West, Community and Corporate Fundraiser for Safe in Sussex said “Our annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition has been well supported by local businesses and groups for the last two years raising funds and awareness for the work of Safe in Sussex. This year we were determined that despite the pandemic the event would go ahead. I am so grateful that Fay Millar has once again stepped up to the challenge to create and bake the gingerbread houses flat packs for the competition as well as for the families and friend’s option. Like many charities fundraising during a pandemic is a challenge and we hope that as many businesses, groups and families as possible will get involved to help us to continue to be there for those in our community who are impacted by domestic abuse.”
To take part and find out more about the Gingerbread House Event email email@example.com
Fay Millar, Brighton Cakes & Anna Dyda, Rayner.
The group of 6 women hope it will be 3rd time lucky for them next year.
Next year they will be challenging themselves to idrop down the British Airways i360 in Brighton to raise vital funds for Safe in Sussex. The Awesome Droppers are Deb, Ros, Sian, Helen, Rebecca and Carolyn.
Linda has been running for approximately 5 years, but only just last year completed in the Gatwick Half Marathon as a challenge to herself. Having enjoyed this, when the space came up for her to run for the charity where she works, she felt she had to give it a go!
At the end of June Safe in Sussex went ahead with their Shocking Shirts and Funky Frocks Day virtually. Shocking Shirts and Funky Frocks is held the last Friday of June which coincides with National Cream Tea Day.
Safe In Sussex receives 14% of its funding from the government. The rest is through grants, fundraising events, donations, legacies and corporate sponsorship.
Demand for our services grows every year and finding the money to fund our vital services gets tougher all the time.
We are fortunate to receive some grant funding from Children in Need, the National Lottery and local authority organisations, but we are constantly looking for new ways to attract funding.
If you would like to help us in any way please call us on 0330 333 7416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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