Celebrating 10 Years of Support

This year, the Jempson Foundation is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

Since its inception a decade ago, the Foundation has donated £’ 000’s for sponsorship of local events, support to local charities, good causes and local community groups in the area which we are proud to serve.

Thank you for all your support – and here’s to the next 10!

Donation to BACE

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to BACE (Building and Assisting Communities with Education), a small charity with a long reach formed to help children in rural communities in the Gambia access education and health services.

Sarah Curd said, “We would like to thank the Jempson Foundation for their support. BACE are now providing a healthy “meal a day” for the children attending the school as malnutrition is still a major health concern for the government. The feeding programme costs in the region of £350 per month, which is around £1.00 a week per child for the charity. BACE have also built and opened The BACE Primary Health Care Clinic in November 2014, and employ 4 full time nurses who live in the Gambia to work there. Many of the volunteers helped raise the funds to build and continue to raise the funds to sustain the fantastic work being done. As volunteers we pay for our own travel and accommodation, so every penny we raise goes direct to our work in The Gambia.

Pictured Sarah Curd and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

 

 

Donation to Playden WI

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Playden WI for the maintenance of the car park and a small garden area.

John Holbrook said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The WI hall is a hub for the local community used by toddlers, play groups, yoga classes and is a help for young mums. This car park needs to be secure and accessible, especially in the winter time. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured John & Margaret Holbrook and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

Donation to Better Beckley Project – Phase Two

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to the Better Beckley Project for phase two for the multi-use games area.

Phil Maynard said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. Phase two will enable us to commence work on a multi-use games area. We plan to renovate and upgrade the tennis court to a multi-use games area for tennis, football, basket ball & netball, install goal posts on Jubilee field and provide a shelter and path to car park. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.” 

Pictured Pupils from Beckley CE Primary School and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

Donation to The Rye Christmas Festival

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to The Rye Christmas Festival, as a contribution towards the towns annual festival.

Heather Stevenson said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. Being a local event based on community spirit and well being, we come to local people and businesses seeking contributions. This donation will be used to provide street entertainment within the town during this year’s Christmas Festival.”

Stephen Jempson said ‘The Foundation was established in 2010, Jempson’s 75th Anniversary, with the principle to support local projects and charities” he continued “We are delighted to be able to offer our support and we hope that our contribution will make a difference to the local community which we are proud to serve.”

Pictured with Heather Stevenson from Rye Christmas Festival and Rye deputy manager Francis Walker.

 

Donation to Hub on Rye Hill

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Hub on Rye Hill, which is a state-of-the-art building on Rye Hospital site, providing well being and health facilities for the community.

Sally Compton said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. This innovative, ecofriendly new Hub will provide much needed space for a wide variety of therapies, activities, daycare and out of hospital services, voluntary groups, events, offices and a café for all and is provided for all of the community to use.”

Pictured Sally Compton and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

Donation to Encompass Care

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Encompass Care, to support their Healthy Eating and Easy Preparation of Meals workshop.

Irna Mortlock said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. Encompass Care offers social activities for disabled and sensory impaired people in a safe and friendly environment. The donation will be spent assisting our clients to be more independent and to be able to access local Supermarkets for food shopping which will enable them to interact with other people and gain confidence in shopping, preparing simple recipes in their homes. We will be running heathy eating and simple cookery workshops at Tilling Green Community Centre every Thursday and Friday.  Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured Irna Mortlock, clients from Encompass Care and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

Donation to St. Peter’s Church, Newenden

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to St. Peter’s Church, Newenden, to support the repair of their church roof.

Reverend Chris Hodgkins said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. We are holding a Flower Festival at St Peter’s Church on 28th – 30th June to coincide with St Peter’s Day with the purpose of of raising funds for the much-needed repair of our ancient church roof, so thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured Reverend Chris Hodgkins and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

Donation to Battle & Langton C.E Primary School – The Pod

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Battle & Langton C.E Primary School to help provide snacks for their nurture unit, The Pod.

Natasha Worsley said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. As part of our group we provide children with breakfast, snacks and lunches. We have noticed the difference in the way children behave and learn if they have had a good breakfast and aren’t hungry. We also provide the children with a lot of cooking experiences. Currently we are trying to teach the children to be mindful of food waste, the importance of using everything and recycling so this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured ambassadors from the Battle & Langton School POD & Battle Local store manager Lorraine

Donation to Strandliners CIC

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Strandliners CIC, to support their ongoing beach and river-cleans in the Rye Bay area.

Andrew Dinsdale said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. Strandliners conducts beach-cleans along the shores and clean-ups along the banks of the Rivers Tillingham, Brede and Rother as far up as Iden. This donation will be used to extend beach cleans throughout the year and train volunteers as “Citizen Scientists”, qualified to identify and quantify all types of waste with a view to preventing it entering the Marine environment, so this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured Andrew Dinsdale from Stranndliners CIC and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.