The Batcheller Monkhouse offices are very much part of their local community and we take pleasure in supporting a wide variety of charities, events and organisations. Each office supports a cross section of local charity events and organisations, holding several small fundraisers throughout the year. In addition, we get involved with local schools and collages including Plumpton College, supporting their activities.
We are proud to be involved in supporting a number of charities from local, Sussex charities such as Friends of Sussex Hospices to national charities like Crisis and Save the Children. Read about the latest charity fundraiser events the firm have taken part in below.
To show our support for breast cancer research and breast cancer awareness month, our Battle and Tunbridge Wells office took part in #WearItPink. On the day we sourced all things pink, including delicious cake, pink attire and office decorations. Milo was proud to show off his new pink bow and there were some striking ankles under the desk. Read about the amazing work Breast Cancer Now do here. A big thank you to all who took part.
Little Princess Trust
Harriet Richardson, Associate Planner at Batcheller Monkhouse recently chopped off over 12 inches of hair. Harriet donated her locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, who have lost their hair through cancer treatment and other conditions. Since 2006 the charity has provided over 8,000 wigs and received the Queen’s award for Voluntary Service in 2012. At Batcheller Monkhouse we try to support a number of cancer charities every year, this year the cause is even closer to our hearts having lost two staff members this autumn. Interested in donating your hair or money? Find out how here.
Sussex Hospices Trail
Batcheller Monkhouse and Robert Batcheller have been proud sponsors of Friends of Sussex Hospices for a number of years. Every year the charity runs ‘The Sussex Hospices Trail’, a unique trail which encourages people to celebrate the beauty of the Sussex countryside, whilst remembering friends or family and raising money. In 2020 the cause is even closer to our hearts. One of our colleagues, Richard Bingham and his family received a lot of support from St Michael’s Hospice during his fight against bowel cancer. Well done to Fiona from our Battle office and everyone else who took part, helping to raise money for an incredible cause. Read more about the work Friends of Sussex Hospices do here.
Batcheller Monkhouse are pleased to support the Exe Enduro Round Britain Challenge, a team of four young men who are planning to row around Britain in July 2020 in support of Just One Ocean. If successful they will become the youngest ever team to have completed what is often referred to as the toughest rowing race in the world. Even more remarkable is the fact that before they decided to attempt this challenge, NONE of them had rowed before. The GB Row Challenge is a non-stop, unsupported rowing race around the UK mainland, setting off from Tower Bridge on the 1st June. It’s a formidable race that will see the team face all manner of dangers and obstacles, both physical and mental.
The Exe Endurow team, who had no prior rowing experience, left Tower Bridge in London at around on the 5th July to start the 2,000-mile GB Row Challenge 2020, known as one of the toughest races in the world, that is estimated to take them around 30 days to complete, in order to raise money for marine conservation charity Just One Ocean and the British Red Cross, in support of their COVID-19 response.
Art Exhibition at our Battle Office for Friends of Sussex Hospices
On 11 December 2019 the Batcheller Monkhouse, Battle office hosted an art exhibition of internationally renowned local artists and photographers to raise money for charity. The exhibition was curated by Lucy Bell of Lucy Bell Galleries and artists who exhibited their work were Rosti Romanoff, Russell Dorey, Kirsten Reynolds, Bruce Rae and the late Michael Putland.
Overall the evening was a huge success and over £300 was raised for Friends of Sussex Hospices, a local charity which raises funds to support the twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children in the Sussex communities.
Matthew Braxton, Partner at Battle said “This was a fun and different way of celebrating our three years at 68 High Street, whilst at the same time raising funds and awareness of Friends of Sussex Hospices for all the wonderful work they do. We were delighted to welcome Rosti Romanoff and Russell Dorey to the party and guests enjoyed hearing about their various art works.
Be Brave Don’t Shave was the challenge – Beating Bowel Cancer
Batcheller Monkhouse, encouraged by a colleague in the throes of cancer treatment took up the Beating Bowel Cancer, 2017 Decembeard challenge. Several members of staff entered the annual Beating Bowel Cancer Decembeard challenge and with the whole firm behind them, and the support of friends and family, raised an incredible £8,010 for this charity.
Simon Henkel, Partner at Haywards Heath said “despite protests from our nearest and dearest we all decided it was a small price to pay to raise money for this extremely worthwhile charity. As you will see from the Leaderboard, amazingly Batcheller Monkhouse has raised the most of any team from across the whole country. As a firm, each office regularly supports a wide cross section of charities, and we look forward to taking up new fund-raising challenges in 2018.”
Batcheller Monkhouse are pleased to sponsor many local clubs and events including Claremont Clarefest, Heathfield Show, Fletching Open Garden, Plumpton College, Mark Cross Primary School Fete, Brightling Flower Show and more.
Newick Cricket Club
It is great to get involved in the local community and we are thrilled we can continue to support Newick Cricket Club as main sponsor in 2021. Batcheller Monkhouse has a long relationship with Newick CC and we look forward to our continued partnership. Keep an eye out for the new merchandise and here is hoping for a successful season starting in Spring. Find out more about Newick Cricket Club here.
Don’t Leave Anyone Behind this Christmas
We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to give back this Christmas. This year the Haywards Heath Town Council have set up a campaign called ‘Don’t leave anyone behind this Christmas’. The campaign aims to spread Christmas spirit, light and love to the local elderly and vulnerable residents. This week the team are busy delivering Christmas care bags and we are proud to sponsor the wonderful cause. A big thank you to all who have volunteered and donated. From all of us at Batcheller Monkhouse we wish you a Merry Christmas.
Mayfield Country Market Christmas Fair
We were thrilled to able to sponsor the Mayfield Christmas Fair on Friday 16 October 2020. We ‘spread the word’ with some of our boards and also took Batcheller Monkhouse goody bags for visitors to enjoy. With everyone following the Covid-19 guidance, the day was successful and safe. It was great to support local, small businesses who produce beautiful gifts, fun crafts and tasty food.