Recent Donations

Some of this year’s support to date…

St. Mary’s Nursery Battle

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Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

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St. Mary’s Church Northiam

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and Wadhurst Culture

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Donation to Rye Community Centre

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The Jempson Foundation has made a donation to Rye Community Centre.

The period buildings main hall ceiling required urgent replacement, which now nearing completion, was necessary for the continuing use by many volunteer organisations, who are the main users of the hall.

Geoff Boudreau Chairman of the Community Centre Association said ‘We would like to thank the Jempson Foundation for its donation’ he continued ‘We need to raise £10,000 for this essential repair work to be undertaken, so far we have raised over £8,000’.

Stephen Jempson said ‘The Jempson Foundation was established to extend our support to the local community where we operate our Supermarkets and Cafe’s, it gives us tremendous pleasure to make this donation’.

Throughout 2013, the Foundation donated thousands of pounds worth of support by way of donations, as well as continuing sponsorship of local events such as Rye’s Christmas Festival.

Over the Festive Season, in the region of 400 grocery bags were also gifted to members of the community that have been affected by the economic downturn. Rye Lions, Rye Rotary, Rye Partnership, Amicus Horizon and The Salvation Army assisted with the distribution of those donations in the lead-up to Christmas.

Photographed is Community Centre Chairman Geoff Boudreau with Jempson’s Peasmarsh Greeter Nick Double.

 

 

 

Three Years On… Our support throughout the year

Founded in June 2010 to coincide with our 75th Anniversary, The Jempson Foundation has offered a considerable amount of support by way of donations to good causes & local charities within the communities that we are proud to serve.

Below is just a selection of those causes it has given us immense pleasure to have been able to support over the past year:

B.A.C.E.

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Battle Area Community Transport

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Creative Bexhill

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Hawkhurst U3A

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Northiam Bonfire Society

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Playden Community Friends

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Rother Responders

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Sandhurst Sportsreach

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As well as… Bexhill Philatelic Society, Christian Resources for Developing Countries, Flipflops Pre-School, Friends of Sussex Hospices, Hawkhurst Friendship Club, Hawkhurst Primary School, Iden Players, North Street Centre, Ore Church Mice Pre-School, Parish Church of St. Laurence, Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival, Pett Older Peoples Project, Rye Arts Festival, Rye Bonfire Society, Rye Christmas Festival, Rye College, Rye Community Centre, Rye Town Boxing Club, Wadhurst Christmas Lights and Wadhurst Parish Church amongst others.

Also, in the run up to Christmas 2013, The Foundation donated 400 bags of groceries to local organisations, churches and other charities within our community for distribution to those they in turn deemed in most need over the Christmas period.

We would like to offer our sincere appreciation to the many suppliers that had offered their goodwill and wholehearted support of these donations.

It is wonderful to see the positive impact these donations have made locally, if you would like to apply for a donation, please complete an application form.

Donation to Battle Area Community Transport

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The Foundation has made a £100 donation to Battle Area Community Transport.

Battle Area Community Transport (BACT) is a charity serving the local transport needs of people living in rural Rother, from the Battle area in the south to Ticehurst in the north of the district.

Lyn Bollen said ‘We would like to thank the Jempson Foundation for its donation’ she continued ‘BACT is looking to expanding its services to rural communities and we currently require more volunteer drivers. Our fleet of modern minibuses are easy to drive and training is given, so please call us for more details of volunteering opportunities’.

Stephen Jempson said ‘The Jempson Foundation was established to extend our support to the local community where we operate our supermarkets and cafe’s, it gives us tremendous pleasure to make this donation’.

Photographed are Bryn Newman, Lyn Bollen, Jempson’s Greeter James, Colin Harmer and Will Reeves.

Foundation donation to Rother Responders

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The Foundation has contributed £250 to the Rother Responders CFR.

The Rother Responder Community First Responders are volunteer members of the community, who are trained to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system in conjunction with the South East Coast Ambulance Service. The primary role of the CFR is to provide life-saving emergency treatment in their local area and was first setup in November 2012. The majority of its members cover Rye and surrounding Rother communities.

Jon Padovani, Rother Responders CFR Team Leader said ‘With our scheme currently expanding, we greatly appreciate this kind contribution from The Jempson Foundation as it will help towards the purchasing of the new equipment needed for the volunteers we have joining from the local area’. He continued ‘Each kit including a defibrillator has a cost of £1,400. You can find out more about us or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or scheme supporter, please visit www.rothercfr.co.uk

Stephen Jempson said ‘The role of the CFR’s is vital and is made up of people who donate their own time to help other members of the community’. He continued ‘The Jempson Foundation was established to extend our support to the local community where we operate our stores, and it was with tremendous pleasure that we made this donation’.

Photographed with Jempson’s Peasmarsh store Greeter Pat Pepper are Rother Responders Michelle Kirkham, Jon Padovani, Carl Fraser & Tom.

Donation to Creative Bexhill CIC

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The Jempson Foundation has contributed £300 to the Creative Bexhill Community Interest Company.

The mission of CB CIC is to provide creative activities to the Wellbeing community in Bexhill, Rother District and elsewhere. Among the activities they provided are music workshops, yoga, pottery and theatre workshops.

Andrew Voyce from CB CIC said ‘We are very grateful to the Jempson Foundation for their support, our sessions encourage individuals to improve their health and wellbeing and this contribution will make a difference to our social enterprise in these difficult times and help towards our running expenses’.

Stephen Jempson said ‘The Jempson Foundation was established to extend our support to the local community where we operate our supermarkets and cafe’s’. He continued ‘It gives us tremendous pleasure to make this donation’.

Photographed are Jempson’s Greeter Pat Pepper and Andrew Voyce from Creative Bexhill Community Interest Company.

 

Foundation Donation to Hawkhurst CEP School

The Foundation donated £250 to Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School towards their Grand Fireworks Display which is being held at the school on Wednesday 31st October.

Hawkhurst Jempson’s Budgens store manager Carl Anderson and colleagues were treated to an assembly before presenting a cheque to representatives from the school council.

Carl Anderson said ‘We where delighted to be invited by Head Teacher Mrs Hatcher & Theresa Hughes the school’s secretary to attend their assembly, and it is our absolute pleasure to offer our support to their fireworks display, we wish them every success with their event’.

 

 

Two Years On… Our support throughout the year

Founded in June 2010 to coincide with our 75th Anniversary, The Jempson Foundation has offered a considerable amount of support by way of donations to good causes & local charities within the communities that we are proud to serve.

Below is just a selection of those causes it has given us immense pleasure to have been able to support over the past year:

1st Rye Scouts

Beautiful Battle

Beckley Cricket Club

Beckley Rangers Football Club

Iden Sports Pavillion

Hawkhurst United Football Club

Hawkhurst Jubilee Fete

Hope Kitchen

Northiam Village Hall Trust

Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

Rye Ladies Netball Club

Sportsreach

…and many, many, more…

In the run up to Christmas 2011, The Foundation donated over 300 bags of groceries to local organisations, churches and other charities within our community for distribution to those they in turn deemed in most need over the Christmas period.

We would like to offer our sincere appreciation to the many suppliers that had offered their goodwill and wholehearted support of these donations.

The Salvation Army

Rye Lions Club

It is wonderful to see the positive impact these donations have made locally, if you would like to apply for a donation, please complete an application form.

 

 

 

Donation to Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

The Foundation made a £250 donation to the 2012 Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival to be held in the village and surrounding areas.

The event is a weekend of exquisite chamber music featuring a host of acclaimed musicians including Grammy Award winning Steven Mackey, cellist Richard Lester as well as renowned violinist Anthony Marwood co-director of the festival and Peasmarsh resident.

Anthony Marwood said “On behalf of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival Trust, I would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for its support” he continued “We are delighted that Jempson’s share our commitment to bringing musicians of international stature to Peasmarsh and Rye in order for people locally to enjoy world-class concerts on their doorstep”

Stephen Jempson said “Artists and ensembles of international standing will perform right here in Peasmarsh, it is with absolute pleasure that we offer our support to this event”.

Pictured are violinist Anthony Marwood, Jempson’s Wendy Townsend & festival coordinator Sue Schlesinger.

Donation to the Hawkhurst Jubilee Fete Committee

The Jempson Foundation has donated £200 to the Hawkhurst Diamond Jubilee Fete, which will be held on The Moor from the 2nd June to 5th June.

Stephen Jempson said “It give us great pleasure to make this contribution, the Jubilee is an historic event and the fete will help enhance the sense of occasion, we hope this will bring enjoyment for both Hawkhurst residents and visitors to the village” he continued “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to be involved”

Mike Appelbe said “The government grant towards this celebration cannot be spent on fireworks. So Jempson’s contribution is much appreciated as it will go towards the cost of the 4th June display on The Moor”

Pictured are Jempson’s Budgens store manager Shelia Wilson, Mike Appelbe & Jempson’s Dominic Plomer-Roberts