Donation to Carillon Cottage – Wadhurst Open Gardens

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Carillon Cottage, for their annual fundraising event ‘Wadhurst Open Gardens’.

Wadhurst Open Gardens is an annual fundraising event which gives the opportunity to reach out to the whole community by providing a very enjoyable afternoon involving the whole village. From small beginnings the event has grown and now attracts visitors from near and far. This event for the village is their main fundraiser and helps support all the local services they provide for the local community including a volunteer driving scheme to take people to local and hospital appointments.

Pictured Michael Hardcastle from Carillon Cottage and Nigel Carter from Jempson’s

Donation to Wadhurst Polyphony

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Wadhurst Polyphony, supporting music students in helping to further their careers.

Peter Ward said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. This donation will be used to promote active singing for old and young within the community of Wadhurst and provide first rate concerts featuring young, gifted artists, instrumentalists and soloists. The choir also raises money for Hospice in the Weald.’

Pictured Peter Ward from Wadhurst Polyphony and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s

Donation to Beckley Village Hall Trust

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Beckley Village Hall Trust, for the renovation of the village hall kitchen.

Ann Jones said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. This donation will be used to purchase kitchen cupboards and a new cooker for the village hall. The kitchen area was last renovated in the 1990s and the cooker was second hand so it is now in urgent need of replacement. The clubs and societies especially Beckley Pre-School, need their own storage space so this will make a real difference to the village.’

Pictured Ann Jones from Beckley Village Hall Trust and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s

 

Donation to St Thomas’ C of E Aided Primary School

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to St Thomas’ C of E Primary School, for construction of an outdoor classroom.

Carol Gardiner said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. This donation will be used to provide the children with a new outdoor classroom with construction beginning over the Summer holidays’.

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 village of Winchelsea.’

Pictured Carol Gardiner, Dominic from Jempson’s and three year 6 pupils.

Donation to Rye Street Pastors

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to the Rye Street Pastors.

The Street Pastors assist those within the community who may be in a vulnerable situation, they cover Rye, Rye Harbour and Camber using a vehicle which was donated by Sussex Police and insured by Jempson’s.

Stephen Jempson said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to offer our support to Nizam and his team’ he continued, ‘These trained volunteers offer invaluable support to the residents of Rye as well as other local communities for which we are very grateful’.

Pictured with Nizam Mohammed and his team are Rye store manager Neil Sheppard and deputy manager Bowie Senior.

Rye Christmas Festival

The Jempson Foundation recently made a £500 donation to Rye Christmas Festival as a contribution towards the towns annual Festival.

Liz PenDennis said ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support, 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 Liz PenDennis and Jen Sinclair from Rye Christmas Festival are new Rye deputy manager Francis Walker and store manager Neil Sheppard

Peasmarsh Recreation Ground

Jempsons Foundation donation to Peasmarsh Recreation Ground to help with their project to improve the facilities and create a modern up to date play space with adult fitness.

Stephen Jempson said ‘We are delighted to be able to offer our support for this local project. Many of Peasmarsh residents are our customers and some supply our stores, we hope that our contribution will make a difference to the villages Recreation Ground’.

The Better Beckley Playgound Project

Jempsons Foundation donation to The Beckley Fund to help with their project to update the village playground.

Beckley parish council in collaboration with the Beckley Fund, a local charity group are working together to install new play equipment and update some of the existing play facilities in the village playing field.

Stephen Jempson said ‘We are delighted to be able to offer our support for this local project. Beckley is a neighbouring village, many of its residents are our customers and some supply our stores, we hope that our contribution will make a difference to the villages new play area’.

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.