CCVS – Newsletter

A message from Tracey Martin (Crawley Community & Voluntary Service)

Dear Members,

Please see the latest e-Newsletter from Crawley CVS.

The latest newsletter contains sections on:

  • Fight Flu this winter
  • Age Well in West Sussex
  • Access to child and adolescent mental health services in 2019
  • DrinkCoach online coaching
  • The Charity Awards 2020
  • People’s Postcode Lottery grants
  • This Girl Can Community Fund
  • Funding to Help Young People in Transition to Secondary School
  • Grants for arts, health and wellbeing, and nature conservation
  • Weaver‘s Company Benevolent Fund
  • Understanding, Improving & Measuring well being
  • Free Digital Introduction with Design Hop

If you have any queries, or something you would like to appear in a future newsletter, please get in touch.
Kind regards,

Tracey Martin
Communications and Membership Manager
Crawley Community & Voluntary Services
Tel: phone 01293 657011

Please note that my usual working hours are 9.30 am to 4 pm, Monday to Thursday

Crawley Community & Voluntary Service
The Orchard
1-2 Gleneagles Court
Brighton Road
RH10 6AD
Charity Number: 1094699
Company Number: 4488714

Telephone: phone 01293 657000
E-mail: email

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CCVS member helpline phone 01293 657162: Available 10am – 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

CCVS is an independent charity supported by Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council

CCVS – Join in Crawley

A message from Charis Easter (Crawley Community & Voluntary Service)

Dear Member,

A Special event for those aged 60 and over …

I would like to invite you to ‘Join in Crawley’ on Wednesday 8th August, 10am – 1pm at The Hawth Theatre. There will be information stalls and taster sessions such as Tai Chi, Seated Exercise and Walking Football to name a few.

  • Find out what low cost activities you can take up locally
  • Come alone or bring along someone you know
  • We’ll have information stands and taster sessions on how to keep active and involved no matter what your mobility
  • Pop along for a cup of tea and a chat
  • Challenge us to find something you enjoy doing

So pop along and join us for a cup of tea and a chat and challenge us to find something you enjoy doing!

Best wishes, Charis

Charis Easter
Membership Engagement Officer

Crawley Community & Voluntary Service
The Orchard
1-2 Gleneagles Court
Brighton Road
RH10 6AD
Charity Number: 1094699
Company Number: 4488714

Telephone: phone 01293 657000
E-mail: email

Facebook CrawleyCVS

CCVS member helpline phone 01293 657162: Available 10am – 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

CCVS is an independent charity supported by Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council

British Airways Run Gatwick

Information from Nicola Curran, British Airways Run Gatwick
04th March 2018

You may already know about our brand new community running event for the South East – the British Airways Run Gatwick International Half Marathon, 5K/Corporate 5K and Family Run taking place on Sunday 13th May 2018, starting and finishing in Crawley’s Southgate Park.

Runners will complete either a 13.1 mile or 5km route through stunning local scenery and youngsters and their families will be encouraged to participate and enjoy a 1 mile run in and around the centre of Crawley.

We are working closely with Crawley Borough Council and British Airways on delivering this new mass participation event for the area. For the last four years we have organised a very similar event in Reigate called Run Reigate which has been extremely successful and has raised so far over £700,000 for charities in Surrey and Sussex.

This year we are launching our Run Gatwick event in Crawley and it’s designed to get people active, boost local tourism and support many local charities.

For this event to work, we recruit around 300 volunteers (marshals/racemakers) and this is my reason for contacting you as we would the community to be involved .. We have quite a few roles to fill, ranging from marshals for the routes, team leaders, water, medal, and banana distributers and running the Information Tent.

All volunteers (aged 18 + will receive a free breakfast, a quality racemaker t-shirt and entry to 2019 Run Gatwick event)

Please see poster below

The link to sign up: website

If you would like anymore information please email or call me

Many thanks


Nicola Curran| Racemaker Coordinator
| British Airways Run Gatwick | Half Marathon, 5K, Corporate 5K and Family Run
| site: website

For further information please contact: –
phone 07771 636524
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Instagram rungatwick

Outreach 3 Way

Information from Outreach 3 Way
20th January 2018

Do you want to help change
someone’s life for the better?

  • Arrive at 10am on 5th February to find out about our Support Worker opportunities and what we can offer
  • Online applications, tests and guaranteed interviews completed on the day

Venue: Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue,
Crawley, RH10 6HG

To register, please contact Jenny Ng:

By phone: phone 0300 303 9032 (ext 2872)
By email: email

Outreach 3Way is part of Dimensions, one of the largest non-for-profit support providers for adults with learning disabilities and people with autism.


Tesco – Bags of Help

What is Bags of Help?

Bags of Help is our exciting local community grant scheme funded by the government’s 5p bag charge.

Supported by environmental charity Groundwork, we’re transforming green spaces, sports facilities and woodland walks across the UK for customers, colleagues and communities to enjoy.

Bags For Help

It’s your money, so have a say where it goes.

How do I get involved?

Apply for funding for your community group

Applications are now open at website

Nominate community projects close to you

Does a green space in your local area need some attention? Let us know at website

Vote for your favourite

Groundwork and Tesco colleagues will shortlist three projects to receive funding of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000. Your in-store vote decides who gets which amount.

Check the results in-store and online.

Want to know more?

Call our dedicated helpline phone 0121 237 5780 or visit website

Tesco Bags of help flyer

Tesco, like other large retailers, is required by law to charge a minimum of 5p for every carrier bag bought by a customer. It’s all part of the government’s drive to reduce waste. Proceeds generated from sales of the bags will be given to good causes as set out by Defra (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs). Reasonable administrative costs, as set out by Defra, will be deducted from the proceeds by Tesco. For more information, please visit website

Big Sleep Out – Crawley Observer

More than £7,500 raised for Crawley Open House
Rough sleeper £7k for shelter
21st October 2015 – Crawley Observer

By Berny Torre
phone 01403 751201

Rough sleepers have raised more than £7,500 for a Crawley homeless shelter.


More than 40 people including a group from St Wilfrid’s School took part in the Big Sleep Out in Queens Square in aid of Crawley Open House on Thursday (October 15).

The charity’s chairman Chris Oxlade, who took part in the event, which ran from 7pm to 7am, said more than €7500 had been raised.

He said: “It was a great night for raising the profile of homelessness and raising some money as well.

“It’s a tough thing to do but we all get to go back to a warm bed and a place lo live but last year Crawley Open House turned away the best part of 2,000 people.

“Anyone can be homeless in a blink of an eye, there’s not a certain stereotype that the homeless are like at all.”


Speaking of his experience, he said: “When you’re lying there – and most homeless people don’t sleep in groups – if somebody is walking past or somebody is shouting in the town centre you do wake up with a jump because there’s that sort of fear factor, let alone the cold and little things like going to the toilet – all those things you take for granted.

“When you get up it’s quite a sobering experience because you kind of get a glimpse of what it’s like to sleep on the streets because some people just totally ignore you like you’re not there, others give you a look, others give you a smile.”

The shelter in Stephenson Way Three Bridges, has 24 beds.

Mr Oxlade said the funds raised would go towards the shelter’s help for the homeless and its community outreach in times of financial uncertainty’.

The previous Sleep Out in 2012 raised some €3,000 and had around 30 participants.

Mr Oxlade said the event could be repeated in 2016 following this year’s success.