Local children and young adults’ charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation, is encouraging picnic lovers nationwide to share a sandwich, flask of tea, or a cupcake or two whilst raising money for the charity with the launch of its Big Chailey Picnic fundraising campaign.
The charity unveiled its Big Chailey Picnic initiative, at a launch event with a VIP flight on the i360 on evening of 7 June. The event, kindly sponsored by i360, was attended by supporters of the charity, local dignitaries and friends and some of the young people from Chailey Heritage Foundation.
The Big Chailey Picnic coincides with National Picnic Week (15-24 June), and is a brand new annual initiative that encourages ‘picnickers’ far and wide to come together, share their fayre and raise money for the charity. From builders to office colleagues, playgroups to politicians and mums to nuns, the charity is asking groups to take at least 30 minutes out of their day to break for a picnic, anywhere, anytime, and raise money for a great cause.
Promotional Big Chailey Picnic packs are downloadable free from www.thebigchaileypicnic.org.uk and include bunting, printable stickers for jam-jars, ideas of how to fundraise and tips on how to organise your own picnic. All donations will go directly to the Sussex charity that educates and cares for over 220 children and young people with complex disabilities and high health needs.
Sally-Anne Murray, Development Director at Chailey Heritage Foundation comments, “We are so excited about the launch of The Big Chailey Picnic. As well as having fun and stopping for a break to have a picnic with a friend, family member or colleagues, participants will be raising much needed monies for the amazing children and young people at Chailey Heritage. What a way to launch with a flight on the i360. We are particularly thankful to British Airways i360 as without the support from our kind sponsors we would never be able to launch initiatives such as these.”
Steve Bax, Chief Executive of British Airways i360 continues, “We are delighted to be working with Chailey Heritage Foundation on the start of their journey for the Big Chailey Picnic. We are looking forward to hosting our own special ‘in-flight’ picnic to raise funds with views that will stretch across Brighton and Hove and beyond.”