Fund-raising Activities 2011

JAZZ AT THE ELMS – Jazz at Rudyard Kipling’s former residence
DSC04427Over 100 guests enjoyed glorious summer sunshine in the gardens of The Elms, courtesy of Frank and Marnya Wenstrom who allowed their historic house to be used for the occasion. As they sipped their Pimms on the lawns, they were entertained by the lyrical tones of our popular local duo, Imogen Ryall and Rod Hart with guests. Time seemed to stand still…  See more photos ->

CHALLONERS GARDEN PARTY – The Copper Family.  Rottingdean’s social history and Challoners
DSC04525In spite of the inclement weather, over 100 guests took advantage of the kind offer of Helena, Lady Hughes to host a garden party – complete with cream teas – at her beautiful house, Challoners. After an introduction by Rod Hart, the centrepiece was a performance by the Copper Family, whose tradition of Sussex folk-songs have received world-renown. Sadly their performance was cut short by a downpour, but not before guests had heard some iconic songs, and a little of the history of Challoners as the home of the Beard family for whom their ancestors, notably Bob and ‘Brasser’ Copper had worked for many years.  See more photos ->

ROTTINGDEAN X-FACTOR – Discovering new musical talent in Rottingdean
Rottingdean X Factor Julie Cowell & judgesPARC partnered with the Paul Nicholas School of Performing Arts to present Rottingdean X Factor in aid of the Rottingdean Terraces Stage appeal. 43 contestants aged between 7 and 18 entered the auditions in May and 16 talented young people were selected to perform in the final on 18th June at the Village Hall. The audience was entertained by a very high standard of performance supported by the Brighton Singing School and entertained during the intervals by the very cute infants of the Paul Nicholas School.  See more photos ->

FROCK SWAP – FAB, girly evening out! Music, Wine & Chocolate
frocks 15Local Tailor Elif Kose put on a fun packed evening with the first ever “Frock Swap” in Rottingdean. A huge success, over 60 attendees brought their unwanted quality garments and swapped with others, many items from the event were donated to PARC. The event was supported by Barefoot Wine who generously donated wine and goody bags. Thanks to Amanda Blyth (Brighton Stylist) who was on hand with fashion tips. See more photos ->

Funds raised from the annual Lions BBQ in the Kipling Gardens were kindly donated towards the Terraces appeal. Guests were treated to the finalists from the Rottingdean X-factor, and could admire our local talent.

Proceeds from this year’s concert were generously donated to the Terraces appeal by the Headmaster, Simon Hitchins.