Carpenter Box: “Our company celebrates 85 years as a Worthing business this year. The firm and its employees are passionate about Worthing and the surrounding area and raise thousands of pounds for local and national charities every year. The opportunity to contribute to and support the Worthing and Adur fund was therefore an easy decision and was the first donation from our own charity, the Carpenter Box Charitable Foundation. We’re proud to be the first corporate donor to the fund and want to encourage as many Worthing and Adur businesses to contribute too. That way we can reach the £25,000 target and attract the matched funding from government and build a lasting endowment for Worthing and Adur" Chris Coopey, Director
Pressleys: “ 'Pressleys' are delighted to become a founder donor of the Fund in this the 100th anniversary of our grandfather opening his first jewellery shop in Worthing. The family have a long tradition of active involvement in local charities, large and small, and we welcome the opportunity that will be provided by the Worthing and Adur Community Fund to assist small charities and community groups." Charles & Neville Pressley
Thomas Eggar: “ Our partners and staff have been actively involved in supporting local charities for many years, since we started as solicitors in Worthing in 1875. We see the Worthing and Adur Fund as a great way of helping people find the right local cause for their charitable giving, particularly encouraging smaller projects where a donation of £500 or £1,000 can make a big difference to valuable work in the local community.” John Bunker, Partner
Karen Simporis, Vice President of Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce, owner of Henry House: “I’m passionate about this fund. In my work running Henry House Hydro Therapy Centre and my involvement with local arts and community groups, I come across so many projects that could do even more with some financial support. This fund could give volunteers and charities that vital leg-up both now and far into the future. That’s why I’m putting my money where my mouth is and becoming a founder donor.”
Caroline Nicholls: “I’ve been involved with Sussex Community Foundation from the start and as soon as the grassroots initiative was launch, I’ve been determined that this area, where I live should gain from the opportunity this creates – that’s why I’ve had no hesitation in becoming one of the founder donors – knowing that my money, with others, can build a legacy of giving for generations to come.”
Paine Manwaring: Paine Manwaring provides a full range of services in plumbing, heating and electrical and is dedicated to excel in the service they provide to all their customers, whether they are domestic or commercial. They offer a full range of services including fireplaces and stoves, boiler and system installation and maintenance, solar / renewable energy and have a comprehensive display at their showroom in Broadwater, Worthing.
“The government match funding provides an excellent opportunity for establishing a local community fund that can assist smaller good causes that can sometime find it difficult to raise their own funds. As a long and well established Worthing based company we were more than happy to be a founder member”.Bob Grigson
Shoreham Port: Shoreham Port's main activities are divided between its cargo handling interests, fishing and leisure communities as well as a thriving property portfolio. Fast, efficient cargo handling and reliable distribution are the key elements to Shoreham's reputation for quality.
As a trust port, they are committed to the continual investment in the quality of facilities and the sustainability of their services for future generations.
“We are delighted to be one of the founder donors of the Worthing and Adur fund. The port is very much part of the community and we want to support the good work by charities locally to improve the area.” Peter Davies, Development Director
Colliers: Colliers, a fourth generation family run firm, traces its roots in Worthing back to 1905. The business moved to its current location in Teville Road in 1935, trading as builders and decorators.
Since installing their first kitchen in 1962, the company has focussed on becoming one of the leading independent kitchen specialists in the South of England, with a reputation for quality and service.
“As a long established Worthing company, we were delighted to become a Founder Member to help boost the Worthing & Adur Fund. With the Government matching each donation, it is a very efficient way to support local charities that may otherwise be overlooked.” Clifford Collier
Gill Fielding:“I am delighted to be able to support the Worthing and Adur Fund and it’s a particular pleasure to support a fund which contributes to local, grass roots and smaller projects. I am looking forward to getting personally involved with these local projects in the future.”