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Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fairs – A Bumper Success

Our Peasmarsh Superstore played host to a number of Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fairs, with this year’s proving very popular, which in turn helped to raise a significant amount of money for local good causes.

This year’s car boots attracted hordes of sellers and enthusiastic bargain hunters, with over £1,300’s being raised.

All the money from the sales of pitches and collections on the day, were donated to Rye & District Community Transport, Rye & District Day Centre and Rye Hospital. The Easter Monday event was called off due to Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions.

Stephen Jempson said ‘Our Boot Fairs are a well-established event in the Jempson’s calendar. We take great pleasure in offering our services for the benefit of local good causes and the community over-all. Thank you to everyone who attended. We look forward to welcoming even more traders and bargain hunters to next year’s Bank Holiday events’

Pat Hughes from Rye & District Community Transport said ‘It was just lovely! Following lockdown, it was brilliant to see people so happy!’

Rye & District Day Centre’s Bill Coleman said ‘We would like to thank Jempson’s for all their support for the Day Centre, both from these events and their donations at Christmas’

Pictured are Pat Hughes (Rye & District Community Transport) Bill Coleman (Rye & District Day Centre) with Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s

Catering and Hospitality

Our Catering and Hospitality service offers freshly prepared and beautifully presented home-made food for all occasions.

No matter what your occasion or event, either private or business, our catering team offer an excellent buffet service with fantastic quality and variety, all freshly prepared to your requirements and sensibly priced.

We will endeavour to cater for any request, please telephone Emma to discuss your specific requirements on 01797 230 214 or email us – mail@jempsons.com

To see details of our menu please see https://www.jempsons.com/catering-hospitality/

Catering for the local community since 1935.

Donation to Battle Town Football Club Runners

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Battle Town Football Club Runners, to go towards essential equipment and emergency First Aid Training.

Esther Dunn said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. In order to ensure the safety of our club members we would like to train our volunteer coaches in emergency First Aid. We are committed to supporting local people who are not active. We have seen increased numbers in this group and participants have benefitted from improved mental health and improved physical health and fitness. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Donation to The Jempson Foundation Hardship Fund – Rye Food Bank

A longstanding customer made the excellent suggestion that in this time of need, customers be given the opportunity to hand their individual SavaClub COUPONS into Customer Services at Peasmarsh store with all proceeds being donated to The Jempson Foundation Hardship fund. This amazing act of generosity, along with Rye & Battle Food Bank Donations has raised an amazing £4,000.00 taking the TOTAL raised to date to over £24,000.00!!!

A massive, ‘Thank you’ for all your support and donations received.

Donations are gratefully received via the Jempson Foundation website to both Rye and Battle Food Banks – www.jempson-foundation.org/rye-food-bank/

Donation to Ninfield Health & Well-being

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Ninfield Health & Well-being, to go towards their Musical Matinees.

Jackie Langley said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. I run our Musical Matinees that are dementia and heard of hearing friendly. These afternoons are free and open to all. Our audience comes largely from the Ninfield and Bexhill area and we reply on donations to pay for our license, hall hire and refreshments. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Donation to Sensory Soft Play

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Sensory Soft Play, to go towards their refurbishment project of the Community Hub.

Lisa Henderson said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. Sensory Soft Play are aiming to relieve the needs of children and their families (primarily but not exclusively), with additional needs in Hastings and the surrounding area through the provision of multi-sensory soft play activities. We know that many carers feel very isolated which impacts their mental health so this supports parents and carers within the local community.  Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Jempson’s Local Kitchen – 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating

Jempson’s Local Kitchen prides itself on serving fresh, seasonal, local produce we have on our doorstep. From the wealth of Sussex Cheeses and of course G.T Jempson’s own range of sausages and Rye Bakery bread, we really do have it all and we’ve even got 5 star’s Food Hygiene Rating!!

Why not come and see for yourself how the best of fresh local produce can make a great local restaurant. Open from Monday – Saturday, 7am to 4pm.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Donation to Beulah Baptist Church

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Beulah Baptish Church, to go towards the replacement of their community room roof.

Paul Hellyer said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. With closure of other churches, community spaces are decreasing in number in central Bexhill. When lockdown ends, we will restart day center, toddlers and youth work and also continue with meals. Recently we provided short term emergency refuge for local residents evacuated from sheltered housing. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Donation to Xtrax – Young People’s Centre

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Xtrax – Youngs People’s Centre, for accredited skateboarding coaching to qualify a young man currently at risk of homelessness for the training at Three Shill Sports Park in June 2021.

Matt Davey said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. We have a young man who has agreed to volunteer to qualify through Skateboarding GB/Street Games in Folkestone this year and then to deliver free sessions to other 16-24 year old’s benefiting both their mental and physical health. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two – Book Now

It’s time to stop dreaming of treating yourselves to our famous Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two.

To book online please go to https://www.jempsons.com/sussex-afternooon-tea-for-two/ click on your chosen café and reserve your table at Jempson’s Local Kitchen – Peasmarsh, Rye, Hastings or Bexhill Café from 12 noon – 4pm, Mon to Sat.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Cafes Open for Eat In – 17th May

From Monday 17th May all of our cafes are open for Eat In!!

Why not come and see us for a delicious handmade cake or pastry? Or treat yourself to our famous, Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two, https://www.jempsons.com/sussex-afternooon-tea-for-two/

Our teams are ready to welcome you!*

*Every person dining to check in via NHS Track and Trace app, use the QR code provided or sign in. Max 6 people or two households. Social distancing observed. Sanitising stations available on entry. Please wear mask when mobile.

Donation to Camber Community Group

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Camber Community Group, to develop and design Camber village logo and anti-litter/social responsibility campaign for Summer 2021.

Janette Robins said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. With the large number of visitors and holidaymakers to Camber beach resort, litter and dog fouling has become a very serious issue throughout the Camber village and the beach. The local community would like to encourage those visitors to have a sense of ‘ownership’, sharing and responsibility to where they are and the environment during their stay. This funding would enable work on an overall logo concept for the campaign. We are delighted that the new antilitter and anti-social behaviour campaign has been approved by Rother District Council and we hope to start rolling out by the end of May. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”