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Crawley business raises £15,000 for RNIB with giant inflatable eyeball run

The Royal National Institute of Blind People recently received a financial boost of £15,000 thanks to the generosity of a Sussex-based business.



RNIB’s Area Fundraising Manager South East, Natalie Hargreaves (in the grey dress) accepting the cheque from Karlie Holmes, Lucy Quaile and Hannah Charlton from Scope Ophthalmics.

Runners from Scope Ophthalmics, which is based in Crawley, carried a giant inflatable, ‘Roll Your Eyes’ eye ball over 50 miles during National Eye Health Week last September.

Scope Ophthalmics’ work relates to eye health and the business supported RNIB to highlight the impact of sight loss on people’s lives.

RNIB’s Area Fundraising Manager for the South East, Natalie Hargreaves said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have received the support of Scope Ophthalmics and can’t thank the staff enough for their dedication and hard work in raising such a magnificent amount. This donation will help us to continue breaking down the barriers for people with sight loss and reach those who need us.”

Scope UK Operations Manager, Lucy Quaile said:

“This was our first big fundraising company-wide event, and what an event it turned out to be! The whole company really dug deep, and we couldn’t have been prouder to achieve the amazing results that we did. We chose to support the RNIB because of the amazing work they do for sight loss; we work extensively in this area, with patient welfare being at the forefront of the Scope ethos. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to contribute even further and we hope to continue doing so in the future.” 


The Cowdray Arms is back!

The anticipated re-launch following a huge refit has finally completed and it looks amazing.



Only two weeks ago we did a story on how the Cowdray Arms had been bought and leased by new owners. You can read that story here.

Now after many weeks renovations, a new concept, a new Michelin Star chef and staff eager to show off their stunning venue it has finally opened.

We took a glimpse inside to share the wonderful new look and feel.

A brand new dining room with stunning fire place.
Spaces transformed to accommodate more guests.
A high class feel in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Beautiful touches of design incorporated throughout with lighting to match.
Maintaining the traditional feel of the pub.
Introducing a new range of gins for guests to try.
The traditional pub feel has not been lost.
Refreshed yet stylish design throughout.
The ‘iconic’ branding is back.

It is a fantastic transformation, but the venue is only one part for the new menu and with a Michelin Star chef overseeing the kitchen the class of cooking is way above any ‘pub chain’ across the town.

With an enlarged garden area now finished and even boutique rooms soon to be available, the Cowdray Arms is certainly back

You can find out more information by contacting the Cowdray Arms on 01444 811 280

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