We seek to make a positive contribution to our local communities by considering their needs and identifying how we can offer them our expertise and support. We’ve chosen to collaborate with three charities working across Sussex and the South of England, which each support the local community in varying ways. We support these charities with a year-round programme of fundraising and awareness-raising activities for the invaluable services they provide to the local area.
Friends of Sussex Hospices was established in 1995 and started with a Christmas Fair to raise money to help build the Martlets Hospice in Hove. It gradually evolved to support all hospices in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Today the charity is Sussex-wide, supporting 12 hospices and is entirely run by a dedicated team of around 170 volunteers who tirelessly raise awareness and vital funds for both adult and children’s hospice care providers across Sussex. Friends of Sussex Hospices has no paid staff which means all monies raised goes to maximising the amount of support given to each Hospice’ running costs.
Nyetimber is honoured to be working with a charity which supports so many people in the local area, caring for those that need it the most.
Lodge Hill is an outdoor activity centre in West Sussex specialising in personal development and team building for children and young people of all abilities, and is based in 32 acres of woodlands overlooking the South Downs. Their ChallengeU scheme is a unique, holistic outdoor activity-based early intervention programme for young people who have disengaged with society or education, including those who have offended or are in danger of offending.
At Nyetimber, we believe that young people are our future and we are privileged to be working with Lodge Hill to both improve quality of life and offer experiences to youngsters from across the county.
The South Downs National Park Trust is the official charity of the South Downs National Park. Their vision is to see more land managed for wildlife, more rare habitats protected, more local communities thriving and more people able to access and enjoy their National Park. This requires more investment and they want to secure and direct the substantial goodwill that exists for the South Downs to places where it can make a real difference. The SDNPT are proud to support high quality projects, informed by the South Downs Rangers, local communities and environmental and heritage experts.
At Nyetimber, we care deeply about nature and our surroundings and it seems fitting that we should be helping to support and protect a very special region in which many of our vineyards lie.
The Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention offers health screenings to spot the early signs of cancer and other serious illnesses. The Trust was founded in 1988 in memory of Mary How, a West Chiltington resident, who died at age 46 from bowel cancer. Earlier detection of this disease could have saved her life, and through health screenings the Trust aims to spot the signs of cancer and other serious illnesses before symptoms develop in others. The charity relies solely on donations from the local community, fundraising events and profits from two charity shops in Pulborough and Billingshurst.
Nyetimber is proud to be supporting a charity that is held in such high regard, is engrained into the local community, and as Mary How herself was a resident in the same village as our vineyard estate.
For the first time ever, Nyetimber is opening its doors to three select Plumpton wine students to gain work experience in a variety of disciplines and departments over a period of 10 days during the Spring/Summer Term 2020. The students will shadow members of the Marketing, Sales, Vineyard and Winery teams. This is a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of Nyetimber and activities undertaken will vary from attending Nyetimber events and/or wine tastings with the Marketing team, visiting on-trade/off-trade accounts with the Sales team, shadowing vineyard tours with our Brand Ambassadors, to assisting with vineyard maintenance, bottling, disgorging and other aspects of the production process, all with our Vineyard and Winery teams.
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