Charity Networking Morning Raises Business Pulse
In his role as Business Ambassador for the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC), Business Mentor and Coach, Nasser Elaheebocus, organised a highly successful networking event at the Charity HQ recently. This was his second corporate networking event in his role for the charity. He has also played host to a variety of fun and fruitful race days.
The aim of the networking morning was to engage business with charity in the locality as well as raise awareness of and funds for, the DVLCC. It offered the perfect opportunity for members of the business community to learn more about the charity and to meet some of the staff, and parents of the children benefitting from the charity.
DVLCC supports families with young children under five years of age with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments. Its centre in Cuckfield includes a state-of-the-art multi-sensory room.
The networking event featured lots of engagement and delicious refreshments. Coffee was courtesy of Heather Barrie and Harrie’s Coffee and the special logo cakes were provided by Faye Miller of Brighton Cakes. As well as participants learning more about the work and needs of the charity, it gave them the opportunity to network with each other in a very different setting. It included a presentation from Executive Manager, Pilar Cloud, Virginia Lewis-Jones (Dame Vera’s daughter and Vice President of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity) and two parents.
A Christmas Raffle and sales of DVLCC Christmas Cards raised £180 on the day. Also the event led to many connections within the business community with the promise of future involvement with the charity.
Pilar Cloud, Executive Manager, DVLCC, said, “We were so pleased with the incredible turnout at the Business Pulse Networking Event that our Business Ambassador and Business Pulse founder, Nasser Elaheebocus, organised. It was a pleasure to welcome so many engaged individuals who came not only to network, but also to find out more about how they might get involved with this Charity. It is thanks to the varied and generous support we receive from local businesses, trusts, individuals and community groups that we are able to provide our vital early intervention service free to families with very young children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor impairments. I am so grateful to Nasser for all of his support.”
Nasser, who won the Business Matter’s Business Personality of the year in 2017, is a well-known local businessman, entrepreneur and founder of Business Pulse in Horsham.
Nasser enthused, “What an amazing morning at the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity HQ. 36 people gave up their valuable time to visit the centre, and heard from two wonderful parents on how the staff and facilities had fundamentally changed the lives of their children. It was incredibly moving. All I can say is thank you for everyone’s support. Some of the feedback was incredible.”
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Note to Editors:
The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC) supports under fives with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments to realise their full potential. The charity was created to give very special children a place where they can learn and thrive in a warm, supportive setting that understands their unique journey. Through their early intervention service and support network, the charity works alongside families to give their very young children the best possible start in life.
Feedback from the event:
“Thank you Nasser Business Pulse for the invitation. Zander’s mum’s story has not left me. What amazing place with such vital support for children and parents.” ~ Clare Jones, Director at Bright Light Film
“Really brilliant event Nasser Business Pulse! Thank you for inviting me! Absolutely brilliant.” ~ Shalom Lloyd, Managing Director at Naturally Tribal
“Thank you Nasser Business Pulse and the incredible team at Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity for inviting us to hear more about the marvellous things you do. And to the two mums who shared their stories with us – you and your children are absolutely amazing!!” ~ Lisa Downs, Solicitor & Managing Director, LJD Law Ltd (CIPP/E), & Executive Council Member of the Gatwick Diamond Business
“Thank you – as always – Nasser Business Pulse, for your on-going support and role as Business Ambassador. It is truly appreciated.” ~ Deborah Hay, PR & Partnerships Manager and Interim Head of Sales & Marketing at Lingfield Park Resort
“I’ll echo what everyone’s said… fantastic morning! Thanks Nasser Business Pulse for organising and for inviting me. The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity are doing an amazing job with the children and their families living with cerebral palsy. I was very impressed.” ~ Mary Asante FCIPD CISM, Director at Maysante Consultancy Ltd
“An amazing charity and a great morning seeing first-hand the superb work that goes on at DVLCC – thank you for the invite.” ~ Nick Carter FCMI, CEO & Founder of Home Guarantee Ltd – The Rent Guarantor Service for Students
“We would like to thank Nasser for organising an excellent event yesterday, to Heather Barrie and Faye Millar for providing exceptional coffee and cakes and everyone who attended and supported the event. Thank you so much.” ~ Helen Bournat, Business Development Manager at Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity