Our purpose is to run a successful, community-minded company, which supports local micro-businesses and enhances the community. Our success will be measured on our sustained ability to bring people together in a lovely welcoming environment and create a community hub; a place for people to meet, a place that locals can be proud of.
We try and do this by hosting many workshops at the very reasonable rate of £4 per hour, so that the workshop organiser can then concentrate on their activity as opposed to worrying about the costs. Registered charities can use our workshop space FREE of CHARGE!
We have a few Charities that we help support; Hope, Burgess Hill Food Bank, Macmillan, Samara's aid, St Peter & St James Hospice, and Off The Fence.
We have been supporting Hope for a few years, mainly by hosting their wonderful Sensory Grotto During the Month of December
We love to host the Macmillan Coffee Mornings; they are a great way to socialise and catch up with friends over a lovely cup of Mabel's coffee and raise important funds for this great charity at the same time.
We have been supporting Samara's Aid over the last few years by hosting various Clothing Appeals. Samara's Aid is a local charity that sends out much-needed material support to refugees of the conflict in Syria.
Off The Fence is very dear to us as it is one of the Charities the late Emma Haward personally supported. We have "adopted" them into our Tea Room by donating 5% of our profits
We have a collection basket at the front of the building for the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank which needs emptying weekly as we are their second "fullest" collection point! If you ever have any unwanted dry goods, please just pop them along to us.
When we have fundraising events we often have St Peter & St James at the forefront of our organising. They are very special to us as they aided the late Emma Haward, who founded Mabel's, in her peaceful passing.