In his role as Business Ambassador for the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC), Business Mentor and Coach, Nasser Elaheebocus, organised a highly successful networking event at the Charity HQ recently. This was his second corporate networking event in his role for the charity. He has also played host to a variety of fun and fruitful race days.
The aim of the networking morning was to engage business with charity in the locality, as well as raise awareness of and funds for, the DVLCC. The event offered the perfect opportunity for members of the business community to learn more about the charity and to meet some of the staff, and parents of the children benefitting from the charity.
DVLCC supports families with young children under five years of age with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments. Its centre in Cuckfield includes a state-of-the-art multi-sensory room.
The networking event featured lots of engagement and delicious refreshments. Coffee was courtesy of Heather Barrie and Harrie’s Coffee and the special logo cakes were provided by Faye Miller of Brighton Cakes. As well as participants learning more about the work and needs of the charity, it gave them the opportunity to network with each other in a very different setting. It included a presentation from Executive Manager, Pilar Cloud, Virginia Lewis-Jones (Dame Vera’s daughter and Vice President of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity) and two parents.
A Christmas Raffle and sales of DVLCC Christmas Cards raised £180 on the day. The event led to many connections within the business community with the promise of future involvement with the charity.
Pilar Cloud, Executive Manager, DVLCC, said: “We were so pleased with the incredible turnout at the Business Pulse Networking Event that our Business Ambassador and Business Pulse founder, Nasser Elaheebocus, organised. It was a pleasure to welcome so many engaged individuals who came not only to network, but also to find out more about how they might get involved with this Charity. It is thanks to the varied and generous support we receive from local businesses, trusts, individuals and community groups that we are able to provide our vital early intervention service free to families with very young children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor impairments. I am so grateful to Nasser for all of his support.”
Nasser, who won the Business Matter’s Business Personality of the year in 2017, is a well-known local businessman, entrepreneur and founder of Business Pulse in Horsham. He enthused: “What an amazing morning at the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity HQ. 36 people gave up their valuable time to visit the centre, and heard from two wonderful parents on how the staff and facilities had fundamentally changed the lives of their children. It was incredibly moving. All I can say is thank you for everyone’s support. Some of the feedback was incredible.”