Jon Ball and Sir Nicholas Soames MP presented two local charities with cheques totalling over £6,000 from the proceeds of last year’s Broadway Sound Music Festival.

Sir Nicholas, MP, said; “I am very grateful to Jon Ball and his colleagues at Fairfax for their very handsome donation to two wonderful local charities; Time 4 Children and Group B Strep Support. They both do wonderful work and Fairfax’s generosity will enable them to extend their projects.”

Time 4 Children is a charity which aims to increase the emotional wellbeing, self-confidence and self-esteem of emotionally vulnerable children between the ages of 4 and 12 in the Mid Sussex area.

Group B Strep Support is a Haywards Heath based baby charity, working to stop life-threatening group B Strep infection in new-born babies. Group B Strep is the most common cause of serious infection in new-born babies, causing sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia.

Jon Ball, Managing Director at Fairfax, said “It was an honour to be able to present these two incredible charities with their donation and Fairfax are thrilled to be able to help support the fantastic work both Group B Strep Support and Time4Children do. We as a company are very passionate about helping our local community and we are very grateful to Sir Nicholas Soames for nominating two thoroughly deserving charities.”

Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive & Founder of Group B Strep Support, said “We are so grateful for Fairfax’s incredible donation and would like to thank everyone involved. As an independent charity we do not receive any government funding, so rely on generous supporters like Fairfax to continue raising awareness and providing support for families affected by group B Strep infection.”

Vicky Chalmers MBE, Chief Executive at Time 4 Children, said “As Founder of Time 4 Children, I know I speak on behalf of everyone who works tirelessly within our small local charity supporting children with emotional needs, to give enormous and hugely grateful thanks to Fairfax Properties for selecting Time 4 Children to be a beneficiary from the proceeds of the Haywards Heath Music Sound Festival, and to thank Sir Nicholas Soames for his continued and valuable support.  Fairfax Properties incredibly generous donation will help us continue providing our vital service of one-to-one, Emotional Listening Support to children between the ages of 4 and 12 in Mid Sussex.”

Each charity was presented with a cheque for £3108.50 on Friday 23rd March 2018 and Fairfax will continue to work to support both charities and the work they do.