Welcome to the Friends of Sussex Hospices
Friends of Sussex Hospices is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It raises funds, through a variety of activities, to support the running costs of the twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. FSH works alongside our hospices, promoting awareness of the invaluable services provided by them to our community.
FSH Dalemain award winners (featured)
Friends of Sussex Hospices were thrilled to achieve no fewer than 4 Silver Awards in the World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Festival 2017. Each winner has donated their entry fee to FSH and the charity will receive a cheque for £70 for entrants from this year’s festival. Our winners are (from left to right):
Violet Hancock of Ringmer received her Silver Award for the ‘Seville’ category. She was delighted to achieve 18 out of 20 points for her first ever entry in the competition.
Sir Patrick Cable-Alexander of Worthing is a seasoned winner! Not only did he win for the second year running, but he received two separate awards this year and both silver; an amazing 19 out of 20 points for the ‘Mister’ (ie made by a man) category and 18 out of 20 for the ‘Dark and Chunky’ category. So proving that there is no luck involved – just pure culinary expertise!
Felicity Whitehead of Burwash must be thanked for introducing the charity to the Dalemain Festival. A prize winner in the past, this year she entered the ‘Gardeners’ category using juice from her own apples, and received her second Silver Award.
The Dalemain Marmalade Festival is going from strength to strength – promoting a resurgence of all things marmalade! This year entries came from 35 countries making it truly international. The Japanese Ambassador was a guest of honour and plans are afoot for a Festival in Japan with this years prize winners coming from as far as Australia and Tokyo. Jane Hazell-McCosh is the mastermind of the whole venture and more details can be found on the website dalemain.com/marmalade-awards/
The Big Get Together is an opportunity to Get Together with your friends or family and have some fun – and one of the easiest ways to raise money for FSH and local hospice care. Friends of Sussex Hospices has joined up with other hospices across the South East to invite you to be part of The Big Get Together in October; all you have to do is ask your guests to make a donation that will go straight towards providing hospice care in your local community. You could invite the family around for a barbeque; hold a cocktails and canapés evening; watch films and eat pizza in your PJs; dance like divas or simply raise the roof with a good old-fashioned gossip; you can be as sophisticated or silly as you like! Find out more»
We would like to thank our generous supporters: