Butchers from our Peasmarsh Superstore entered their homemade traditional G.T. Jempson recipe sausages into the ‘British Sausage Week’ National Competition and received a Gold Award.
British Sausage Week takes place between the 5th – 11th November, and has been highlighting the quality and variety of one of Britain’s favourite dishes since 1997.
Dave Masters head of Butchery said ‘We entered our Traditional G.T.J. Sausage after finding the original recipe used by our founder amongst some of the Jempson family archives. We are honoured that this has been rated highly amongst the judges to win a gold award in this UK-wide competition’. He continued ‘We produce a dozen different types of sausage and the quality of the produce we use has always been the most important thing for us. We are an independent family-run supermarket so it’s fantastic for us to receive this recognition at a national level’.
Andrew Jempson said ‘This competition is run by the British Sausage Appreciation Society in advance of British Sausage Week, it is a tremendous achievement for Dave and his team, we have a fantastic range of quality homemade sausages in-store, and I am delighted that one made from a recipe used by my Grandfather had scored so highly’.
We will be sampling some of the range of sausages, including our G.T.J. Traditional in-store throughout British Sausage Week.
Peasmarsh butcher Kit Anscombe is pictured holding a freshly made batch of Traditional G.T.J. recipe sausages.
Our Peasmarsh Superstore played host to a number of Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fairs, with this year’s once again, proving very popular, which in turn helped to raise a significant amount of money for local good causes.
This year’s car boots attracted hundreds of sellers and enthusiastic bargain hunters, with an impressive total of £1,135 being raised.
All the money from the sales of pitches and collections on the day where donated to Rye’s Bonfire Society, District Community Transport, Day Centre & Activities, Respite & Rehabilitation Care Centre.
The first Boot Fair was held in April and they continued every Bank Holiday Monday until the end of August.
Stephen Jempson said “Despite what seemed to be continued rain, our annual Boot Fairs are now a well established event in the Jempson’s calendar, we look forward to welcoming even more traders and bargain hunters to next year’s Bank Holiday events”.
Andrew Jempson added “We take great pleasure in offering our services for the benefit of local good causes and the community over-all, these events are well organised and we hope that they will be even bigger and better when they return”.
Pictured are John Ciccone & Margaret Graham from ARRCC, Jempson’s Greeter Nick Double, John Izot from Rye & District Community Transport and Ria Haywood from Rye Day Centre.
We getting into the spirit of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and our store’s vans have been adorned with bespoke commemorative graphics.
Stephen Jempson said “We have a number of events and initiatives to mark this auspicious occasion, and we thought that this was a fitting additional touch”.
Andrew Jempson added “Everyone at Jempson’s would like to congratulate Her Majesty on the marvellous occasion of her Diamond Jubilee”.
The Jempson Foundation has made a donation of £200 to the Hawkhurst Diamond Jubilee Fete Committee, which will be held on The Moor from the 2nd June to 5th June.
Stephen Jempson said “It give us great pleasure to make this contribution, the Jubilee is an historic event and the fete will help enhance the sense of occasion, we hope this will bring enjoyment for both Hawkhurst residents and visitors to the village” he continued “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to be involved”
Mike Appelbe said “The government grant towards this celebration cannot be spent on fireworks. So Jempson’s contribution is much appreciated as it will go towards the cost of the 4th June display on The Moor”
Pictured are Jempson’s Budgens store manager Shelia Wilson, Mike Appelbe & Jempson’s Dominic Plomer-Roberts
Our charitable Foundation made a £250 donation to the year’s Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival to be held in the village and surrounding areas from 14th to 17th June.
The event will be a weekend of exquisite chamber music featuring a host of acclaimed musicians including Grammy Award winning Steven Mackey, cellist Richard Lester as well as renowned violinist Anthony Marwood co-director of the festival and Peasmarsh resident.
Performances will take place at the village church of St Peter & St. Paul as well as St Mary’s church in Rye.
Anthony Marwood said “On behalf of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival Trust, I would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for its support” he continued “We are delighted that Jempson’s share our commitment to bringing musicians of international stature to Peasmarsh and Rye in order for people locally to enjoy world-class concerts on their doorstep”
Stephen Jempson said “Artists and ensembles of international standing will perform right here in Peasmarsh, it is with absolute pleasure that we offer our support to this event”.
Pictured are violinist Anthony Marwood, Jempson’s Wendy Townsend & festival coordinator Sue Schlesinger.
Our Jempson’s Budgens supermarket in Hawkhurst has has recently re-opened its doors after a multi-million pound refurbishment.
The first phase of the store remodelling began last year with the Post Office counter introduction, free to use cash machine and new Customer Services desk.
The final transformation to the new look store has seen the addition of local fish and meat counters, an enhanced fresh fruit and vegetables ‘Market Hall’ featuring an array of local seasonal produce, an expansion to the bakery, a complete aisle relay with an additional 25% of shop sales floor added and increased check-out facilities, an enlarged local produce range – with plans to augment this even further, more car parking with extra ‘mother and child’ spaces, with the key part of the extension being and a stylish traditional design 60 seater conservatory restaurant.
The completion of the refit work also saw significant big brand price reductions throughout.
Store manager Carl Anderson said “Jempson’s is a name synonymous for excellence, we are confident that the overhaul of the Hawkhurst store has underlined our continued commitment to the people of Hawkhurst and surrounding areas”. He added “We hope that customers enjoy their new look store, and we look forward to being of continued service to them’.
Stephen Jempson said: “Andrew and I would firstly like to thank our neighbours for their understanding, patience and support during the refurbishment of the store”. He continued “We have been delighted and very encouraged by how well the new look store has been received. Jempson’s are proud to be part of the local community and we hope that the store and new services it now provides will be well used by all”.
Andrew Jempson added ‘We have always had a great commitment to our Hawkhurst store and to say that my colleagues and I are excited by how the upgraded, extended and improved supermarket looks is an understatement”. He concluded “Stephen and I appreciate that there is a choice of shopping destination, and we would like to say thank you for your continued support and custom. If there are any comments or suggestions on how we can improve your shopping experience with us even further, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either of us”
Our Peasmarsh Superstore recently hosted an Easter Bunny Hunt with prizes of a Giant Cuddly Lindt Bunny and two 500g luxury chocolate Gold Bunnies as runner-up prizes, each participant received a yummy chocolate gift.
The activity also included a giant 8m inflatable Lindt Bunny which featured prominently outside the entrance along with a custom Easter Bunny car.
Stephen Jempson said ‘We were delighted with the response that we received to our Easter Hunt and the huge rabbit enthralled customers, there are numerous photographs somewhere of people standing alongside, it was great to see such a positive reaction and getting into the spirit of Easter’.
Chris Knowles from Lindt Chocolate added ‘We would like to thank the team at Jempson’s for bringing Easter to life and giving our Gold Bunny a new home for 2 weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for him and his friends next year!’
Photographed are the prize winners Elenor and Millie with Jempson’s Greeter Nick Double.
The Jempson Foundation has contributed £500 to Rye Scouts new building project.
The groups new building will replace the current Scout hut & will be constructed on land adjacent to the leisure centre, the first phase is due to be completed by February 2012.
Stephen Jempson said ‘The Scout Association’s aims are to promote the development of young people within a safe environment. Their current premises are no longer suitable for this purpose as it is too small, old & in a poor state, with no outdoor area’. He continued ‘It is because of this that it gives us tremendous pleasure to make this donation to the 1st Rye Scouts’.
William Perfitt Group Scout Leader said ‘On behalf of 1st Rye Scout Group I would like to thank Jempson’s for this grant, it is very warmly received & will make a lot of difference to our building work’.
Photographed are William Perfitt, the 1st Rye Scouts & Dominic Plomer-Roberts from The Jempson Foundation.
‘Beautiful Battle’ a voluntary community team who actively create & maintain gardens, planters & hanging baskets within the historic market town received a £250 donation from The Jempson Foundation as a contribution towards the tidying up process of Market Square.
Stephen Jempson said ‘Market Square is one of the main pedestrian entries into Battle & the forecourt to our Jempsons Budgens supermarket’ he continued ‘Beautiful Battle arranged for the grass mowing to be done, four volunteers tend the garden areas & a delightful plant bed has been added outside the store, they have absolutely transformed the area & we are delighted to make this contribution towards the upkeep of the square’.
Simon Alexander Beautiful Battle Chairman said ‘It is always a pleasure to work closely with our sponsors & the evidence is readily visible in Market Square’.
Pictured are Rikky Easter & Mary Pannel from Jempson’s Budgens & the Market Square Gardeners, Geoff & Sheila Lawrence with John & Sylvia Cherrington.
Our Jempson Foundation Charity recently donated a total of £900 to a number of good causes & organisations within the local community.
Beneficiaries of the Foundation’s support include Pett Level Rescue Boat Association £250, Beckley Park Cricket Club £100, 2nd Rye Guides £100, Rye Wurlitzer Academy £200, Winchelsea Methodist Chapel £100, Burr Social Club £50 & Battle Arts £100.
Stephen Jempson said ‘The Foundation receives its funding via a number of channels, company profits, donations & rebates from key suppliers as well as through the sale of specific products instore branded with the ‘Make A Difference’ emblem’. He continued ‘Every time a purchase is made on an item with this symbol, the manufacturer guarantees to donate a small amount per sale’. He added ‘It’s great to see the positive impact these donations have on our local communities & how much each donation, irrespective of size, makes a difference’.
Andrew Jempson said ‘We hope that these donations from our Foundation will help these local good causes continue with the excellent work that they undertake or help with their fundraising for specific projects’.
Pictured are John Pulfer – Pett Level Rescue Association, Terry Novis – Winchelsea Methodist Church, David Martin & John Booker – Pett Level Rescue Association, Lois Benton – 2nd Rye Guides, June Harris & Brian Hall – Burr Association & Jempson’s Customer Services Manager Nigel Carter.
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