It's All About Charity - March 2019

It’s All About Charity – March 2019

Bevern Trust’s Charity Golf Day

The Bevern Trust’s charity golf day returns to Mid Sussex Golf Club on Friday 22nd March, raising vital funds for the Sussex disability charity.

The golf day is expected to raise £5,000 giving profoundly disabled people in Sussex like James (pictured), the care and support to live their lives with more freedom and opportunity.

Entering a golf team, donating an auction prize or sponsoring a hole is a great way to raise your business profile, demonstrate your company’s support for a local cause, whilst helping to make a difference to profoundly disabled people’s lives.

Care To Win for Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex and collectively their Lottery players pay for one in four days of their hospice care services.

Mrs R from Pevensey has been playing since 2012 and won the £1,000 prize in January 2019. She said, “I was absolutely knocked out, it was such a surprise to get the £1,000 cheque.”

“I support the charity because of the fantastic work they do and the wonderful support given to patients’ families. I’ve lost two husbands that were both cared for by a hospice so I know how important hospices are. Thank you and I’ll keep on supporting you.”

Join the Lottery and you will help to provide life changing hospice care for local children, week after week. You could also win a top prize of £1,000 every single week.

Players must be 16 years old or over. Promoter: St Barnabas Hospices (Sussex) Ltd. Managers responsible: S Smith and M Caunhye. St Barnabas Hospices (Sussex) Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission. www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk www.begambleaware.org

Photo by Dan Bridge

East Sussex Carers Launch Free Films and Workbook

Local charity Care for the Carers, which supports unpaid carers across East Sussex, has launched its free Creative Writing workbook, designed for use by carers groups across the country, and also reveals a collection of short films featuring local carers reflecting on their experiences as carers.

East Sussex carers’ stories

The resources were produced as part of a project to capture the voices of this generation of carers, in a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Including poetry from local carers and writing exercises, the Creative Writing workbook was produced in collaboration with Care for the Carers’Writer in Residence, Evlynn Sharp, who has been running workshops to support unpaid carers in the county to voice and share their stories through creative writing.

About the local carers

The short films contain many different experiences of caring, including Seerche, a former young carer, Hazel, who cares for her neighbour, and Chris, who has been a carer for more than 30 years, his entire adult life. The participants of the films were interviewed by unpaid carer volunteers, who received training from Heritage Eastbourne.

Care for the Carers Director of Services, Jo Egan, says, “We hope that through sharing these stories more people will become aware of the number of unpaid carers out there, and people may be able to identify themselves as carers and seek support from us. We are excited to launch the workbook and films, so that other groups can benefit from the power of creative writing.”

Thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ExPat and Eastbourne Borough Council the workbook and films are free to access and use.