Charity Partnerships

Charity Programme:

Network Xpress is a business tradeshow and conferencing company with a twist. Our events are revitalising the B2B market with themes for growth, development and personal fulfilment, but giving back to the community that we so want to bring together is of utmost priority to us. What better way to say thank you than supporting our local charities?

Network Xpress carefully nominates different charities for each expo to support, these are chosen for not only what they do, but also their capabilities to secure advertisement and awareness themselves. We therefore choose small independent agencies without the marketing capacity to raise huge amounts of awareness. Network Xpress is all about raising business profiles, both online and off, so by supporting these charities, we hope to help them gain a similar level of visibility.
We have chosen a couple of worthwhile charities for each expo.

So far we have supported the following:

-    Kangaroos
Kangaroos is a Haywards Heath based charity, established in 1994, designed to support children and young adults with learning disabilities and complex medical needs with the opportunity to participate in enjoyable, entertaining and inclusive clubs and trips. Committed staff, volunteers, trustees and supporters in and around Mid Sussex aspire to enrich the lives of these children and young adults and their families, ensuring their differences don’t restrict them. Network Xpress chose this charity for its individual focus, and supportive attitudes.

-    CHEC
CHEC aims to offer a professional working environment to young adults with physical disabilities that may have experienced problems gaining access to employment. The chance to develop a meaningful career, working as part of a team, is a vital part of life that many of us take for granted and CHEC recognises this. They aim to provide work opportunities to fill this void, thus supporting the intrinsic benefits that work can bring, such as improved self-esteem, personal development and social interaction.

-    Chestnut Tree House
Chestnut Tree House is a haven for families with life-limited children across Sussex, offering vital psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and other care options for those who need it. They strive to offer the best quality of life for everyone involved to make their time comfortable and supported. Families are not charged to stay there, and less than 7p in every pound, that makes up the £3.5m cost of running the hospice each year, is funded by the government, meaning they rely heavily on the support of the people of Sussex.

-    St Wilfrid’s Hospice
St Wilfrid’s hospice in Chichester provides care and support for those living with a terminal illness and for their family and friends alike. Their vision and purpose is to achieve high quality specialist palliative and end of life care within the community, but their spending goes further than just medical equipment, drugs and nurse wages. Running a hospice requires more than that, whether it is helping to keep the buildings running with gas and electric, or paying for a nurse to be a core form of support in the last hours of a patient’s life.

-    Time 4 Children
Time 4 Children is a small charity based in Haywards Heath, which is dedicated to helping improve the emotional wellbeing of children between the ages of 4 and 12 in Mid Sussex. The charity offers a free service and has a team of trained volunteer practitioners who give children long term one-to-one sessions of Emotional Listening Support. Time 4 Children is passionate in their belief, that supporting children early enough when they are struggling with emotional upset in their lives can help prevent more serious mental health problems later on.

-    The Disabilities Trust
The Disabilities Trust, founded 30 years ago in Burgess Hill, is a charity offering support for those with physical, acquired or learning disabilities as well as children and adults with autism. Their services range from innovative care, rehabilitation, and support solutions and are designed to maximise every person’s independence. Meeting the complex and challenging needs with enthusiasm, determination and passion, The Disabilities Trust works in partnership with patients, families and friends, local organisations and health authorities amongst others to deliver the best quality services.

-    Demelza
Demelza Hospice offers help to babies, children and young people who may not lead the longest life, to make sure they live the fullest life. Their wonderful care and support touches the lives of families across East Sussex, Kent and South-East London, offering a respite from the often harsh reality of living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. With a particular focus on the individual, they recognise that ‘everybody’s journey is unique’ and caters for that accordingly.

Network Xpress’ work with these charities provide the foundations of business giving back to the community. Not only do we aim to inspire and help local businesses grow and develop and forge connections with one another in a fun, different environment, encouraging a different mindset but we want businesses to realise we all have to help each other in order to progress and so will continue to support such valuable charities across the regions.

Along with raising awareness of these wonderful charities we have also raised a total of £1150 so far...... Would you like to help? Contact us.