A great event was run on saturday to raise funds for Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team.
It started at 2pm and ran on until closing time, they were aiming to raise a total of £1000, which would have been an amazing result, However they went beyond their target and raised £1420.80. There was face painting, raffles, an auction, Live Music, sale of works and various other means of raising funds.
Mark Pybus Director of Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team wishes to thank everybody involved, and having spent a number of hours there, said the spirit and the feeling of community really was great, so thanks for a great event, and thank you everybody for your generosity.
Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 18 searches, during the week ending 7th december 2014 resulting in the rescue of 6 persons who were despondent/Suicidal.
We Were called to 13 searches by sussex police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons, 1 by the Beachy Head Hotel, and 1 by the General Public.
The Frontline Pro-Active team came across another 3 persons during our routine patrols.
Sadly There was one death at the cliffs this week and I ask you to pray for the family the police, and those member of corroner’s off and the members of the lifebpoat who have to deal with the aftermath.
Please come and support this event that is being put on by the Red Lion pub to raise funds for the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team.
CHARITY DAY AGENDA – RED LION PUB, WILLINGDON
OPEN AT 12 NOON IN THE TOP ROOM
Art classes for children or adults – Table top sale – Photo booth – Face Painting £50 prize for ‘Guess the coins in the bottle’ – Classic Car with organ playing
Grand opening of the day at 2pm with the Director of B.H.C.T
IN THE MAIN BAR
2.15 Top Entertainment starting with ‘In Ruins’
3.20 Top Comedy from ‘Stids’
3.30 Auction No 1 presented by Stephen Lloyd M.P.
3.45 The renowned and popular singer and radio presenter ‘Justine’
4.30 ‘Stids’ part 2
4.45 International singing sensation ‘Nina’
6.00 Race Night – 8 races, 8 horses per race – A chance to sponsor a horse and win a fabulous prize.
9.00 Auction No 2 followed by the raffle draw
Then non-stop dancing with 3 top rated DJ’s till 11pm
Super chef Gavin and the team will be offering a selection of burgers and hotdogs from 2pm until 8pm
I am very proud to be able to announce that Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were nominated for an award at the Sovereign Awards Evening Held in Eastbourne’s Grand Hotel on Friday Evening.
We ended up being awarded The “Chris Copsey Gold Award”
Which was sponsored by Southern Water.
It was a good evening and I am proud on behalf of the Team to be able to receive the award on their behalf.
I would like to thank all those involved in organising the event, and thank those that nominated, and voted for us, it is great to be recognised for what the team is involved in.
Photo’s were taken on the night & once I have them I will post them on the site
Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 13 searches during the week ending 30th November, resulting in the rescue of 11 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.
We were called to 5 searches by Sussex Police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons and 1 by the general public, in the form of a taxi driver.
The frontline proactive team came across another 8 persons, in 7 incidents. (One of the incidents was a two person suicide pact) during our routine patrols.
I am happy to announce that there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.
Beachy Head Chaplaincy team were involved in 12 searches during the week ending 23rd November 2014, resulting in the rescue of 7 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.
We were called to 6 searches by Sussex Police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.
The frontline pro-active team came across another 6 persons during our routine patrols.
Thankfully there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.
Above please see a picture of our five new recruits, who have successfully completed the formal part of their training and you will start to see them on duty with other chaplains. If you see them please give them encouragement, what they have taken on is both daunting and rewarding.
Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 12 searches during the week ending 16th November 2014, resulting in the rescue of 6 persons who were despondent/suicidal.
We were called to 7 searches by sussex police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons, 1 by the Beachy Head Pub and 1 by the general public.
The frontline pro-active team came across another 3 persons during our routine patrols
We are pleased to confirm that there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.
Mark Pybus, the director, and the trustees of Beachy Head Chaplaincy team are thrilled to be able to congratulate 5 new members to the frontline team, to assist in the life saving work up on Beachy Head. They have all been through an intense 10 week training course, and have passed their rigorous assessments. We are very proud of their acheivements.
Ben Russell (Chair of Trustees) on assessing the Girls said ” I am very sorry, that the testing has to be so lifelike, but if the testing was less lifelike it would not prepare you for what you will find when on duty”
The Girls now get to wear the uniform of a Beachy Head Chaplain, and were told by Mark, “the stage that you have arrived at, is that you have passed the driving test, now you have to learn to drive”
These new recruits will now spend a period of time working with experience chaplains, to help hone their skills and gain the experiience that will allow them to be effective at saving lives on Beachy Head.
Director and trustees were present on wednesday night when the girls were signed off , annointed and prayed for,
Would you like to run through various obstacles and water slides, carrying tyres and logs in lots of cold mud swamps? No, I certainly wouldn’t, but thanks to Rebecca who did and raised nearly £500 for BHCT. Rebecca ran in the 10K Mud Monster Run, which took place in East Grinstead on Sunday 12th October.
BHCT would like to thank Rebecca and all those that sponsored her.
Beachy Head Chaplaincy team were involved in 14 searches during the week ending 9th
November 2014, resulting in the rescue of 7 persons who were despondent/ suicidal
We were called to 7 searches by Sussex Police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons,
2 by the general Public, and 2 by the Beachy Head Pub.
The frontline proactive team came across another 3 persons during our routine Patrols.
I am happy to be able to advise that there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.