It's All About Charity This February

It’s All About Charity This February

Local Accountancy Firm Raises Over £4,000 For Chestnut Tree House

Watson Associates, an accountancy firm with offices in Hailsham and Brighton, has handed a cheque for £4,183 to Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire.

The firm named Chestnut Tree House as their charity for 2018 and spent the year taking on various fundraising challenges. They have sold sweets in their reception all year, played golf, held lunchtime cake sales, entered a team into the 170-mile Ragnar Relay, taken part in Beat the Street and held a Christmas jumper day as part of Get Festive with The SnowmanTM.

This is the first time that Watsons Associates have chosen a charity of the year, and it’s been a positive experience says Director Suzie Vine: “We were honoured to be able to support Chestnut Tree House. The whole experience had the knock-on effect of bringing the Watsons already strongly bonded team, even closer together. Raising funds for such a wonderful charity was fun and exhilarating.”

To find out more about adopting Chestnut Tree House as your charity of the year visit

Without Borders. An Evening With The Modulus String Quartet And The New Network Singers

London based Modulus String Quartet join forces with the New Network Singers to perform an array of new works composed in response to one of the biggest challenges of our time, the migrant crisis. The performance features world premieres by Eastbourne based composers, Melody Woodham, Clive Whitburn and Tim Laverack alongside music by Bafta award winning composer and Classic FM presenter, Jessica Curry.

All profits from the concert will be directed to nominated charity Migrant Help, who offer support for vulnerable migrants and victims of human traf- ficking and modern slavery. It is hoped that by keep- ing the crisis at the forefront of public consciousness it will remain high on the political agenda.

The concert is at The Birley Centre, Eastbourne, on Saturday February 23rd at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £12, under 18s: £8 in advance from and on the door, subject to availability.

Helping You Live Your Life As You Choose

Possability People is a Sussex charity that supports people to live independently. Its new Possability People: At Home service helps disabled people, older people or people who just have health troubles with things many of us take for granted.

At Home employs personal assistants (PAs) on behalf of its service users. From personal care to help around the home or even support going out, it creates be- spoke services so people can live life independently.

It has enabled Joanna to achieve many things. Four years ago she faced the prospect of living on her own after her mother died. Her confidence was at an all-time low and she rarely ventured out.

With support from her PAs, Joanna has regained her sparkle and now volunteers for Possability People. She also visits Naples each year to see her family, something she never attempted before.

Possability People’s Chief Executive, Geraldine Des Moulins says: “We don’t want people to live their lives according to a care timetable, we want to support people so they can live their lives as they choose, whether that’s help with medications or personal care, or simply help getting out and about to shop or socialise.”

Possability People operates across East Sussex. For more details call 01273 894040, or email