The JPK Sussex Project marked a major milestone with a drinks reception and presentation at the Centre on Thursday 28 January.
The event was held in advance of construction work which will commence this Spring in preparation for the first phase of the development of the Supported Living Centre at our site in Church Street, Old Town.
The evening drew more than 70 guests, including a number of dignitaries from Eastbourne and East Sussex. We were honoured to welcome The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field and Margaret Field, The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Julia Smith, and the Worshipful the Mayor of Eastbourne, Mrs Janet Coles, along with guests from a number of local organisations who have supported the JPK Project.
Chair and Founder, Jill Parker, MBE, “The event was a great opportunity to mark important progress and gave us a moment to reflect on everything that has been achieved so far. Peter Murphy of CPL Architects provided an excellent presentation, with detail on the plans for the building and its various elements, and an overview of the planned construction works and how this has been devised into several phases.
“Alongside our guests, I would like to give special mention to the Trustees and supporters who made the evening by welcoming and escorting dignitaries and guests, preparing and serving drinks and canapes, and more.”
On completion, the JPK Project will provide accommodation for 24 people with 24-hr staff support. It will also comprise a Community Centre, Charity Shop, Bakery and Tearoom and provide training and work experience opportunity for residents and other individuals in the area, along with a valuable new community resource. In addition to news online, you can also keep up to date with the JPK Project on Facebook.
Pictured at the reception from left to right: Maggie Clive-Matthews, Jacky Bevan, Freda Hampson, JPK Supporters, Brian Hampson, President elect Eastboure Soveriegn Rotary Club (back row) also JPK supporter, Leonie Turner, Trustee of The JPK Sussex Project and John-Paul Turner (front row), Nigel Greaves, President of Eastbourne Rotary Club, Canon Tom Mendel of St. Mary’s Church in Old Town (back row), Mrs Juliet Smith, High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Lesley Goble, JPK supporter, Jill Parker, MBE, Chair of The JPK Sussex Project, Mr Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mrs Sylvia Westley, JPK supporter, and Mrs Margaret Field, wife of Peter Field.