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Safe In Sussex

Safe in Sussex is a charity that provides help and support to people who have, or who are currently experiencing, domestic abuse. The charity has three refuges providing safe and temporary housing for women and their children fleeing domestic violence. With space for up to 19 families, the refuges are places women can feel safe and be given the support …

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Association

Based in Oxted, The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK (TNA UK) is a national charity providing information, support, and encouragement to those who suffer with, Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). The charity was founded 19 years ago by one of the world’s leading Trigeminal Neuralgia experts, Professor Joanna Zakrzewska together with a patient of the condition. The charity’s aim is to raise awareness …

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Gatwick Staff In St Catherine’s Hospice Shop Challenge

Gatwick Staff In St Catherine’s Hospice Shop Challenge

More than 60 airport staff from Gatwick Airport swapped their regular jobs for retail roles as part of a volunteering charity challenge in St Catherine’s Hospice charity shops across Surrey and Sussex. The programme saw Gatwick employees split into teams and deployed to St Catherine’s 16 shops across Sussex and Surrey, including the Crawley shop. Teams were kept busy with …

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Haywards Heath Business Backs Sussex Charity In Fundraising Efforts

Haywards Heath Business Backs Sussex Charity In Fundraising Efforts

Earlier this year, employees from Haywards Heath-based business, Harlands Group helped plan stalls and entertainment for a family fun day to raise money for the bereavement support charity Oscar’s Wish Foundation which supports families who have lost a baby through a number of circumstances. The event boasted a host of family-friendly events including a ‘yucky dip’ where guests paid to …

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The Power of Play

The Power of Play

One can reminisce about the excitement of the summer holidays, when you had just finished school for the year, and are ready to go out and have six weeks of carefree fun. Was that not an amazing feeling? This is where Challengers comes in, the charity provides play and leisure schemes for disabled children and young people, meaning that everyone …

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The Charity Making Headway In Surrey

The Charity Making Headway In Surrey

Headway (National Head Injuries Association) is a charity working to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches in the UK, it has provided support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to those in the health and legal professions since 1980. Headway Surrey provides support …

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Fighting For A Cure With The Lily Foundation

Fighting For A Cure With The Lily Foundation

The Lily Foundation is a charity based in Surrey built on the bravery and strength of a little girl named Lily. Lily had a chronic illness called mitochondrial disease, developed at birth. Founded in 2007, The Lily Foundation was started to give hope, answers and support to other children and families facing the challenges of the disease. Mitochondrial disease is …

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Redhill’s Strongest Link

“Volunteers aren’t paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless” I have just discovered a match-making service – not for the romantically inclined, you understand, I am happily married, but one that pairs-up volunteers with eligible voluntary organisations. As acronyms go, VARB might keep us guessing, but there is no guesswork involved in the work of …

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Home Is Where The Heart Is In East Surrey

Home Is Where The Heart Is In East Surrey

It is said, home is where the heart is, it is a lovely, warm, cosy sentiment but what if your heart is stressed, lonely, desperate, and even broken? What is home life like then? For many families with young children life can be very difficult – a variety of issues can pile on the pressure, ill health or disability, isolation, …

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Mark And Matt’s Parisian Pedal Power Raises More Than £3,000 For Charity

Mark And Matt’s Parisian Pedal Power Raises More Than £3,000 For Charity

A father and son duo from Sussex have completed their very own Tour De France, complete with a grand finish in the French capital and in doing so raised £3,400 for St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley. In early August, Mark Heppell, 57, musical director and choir leader at Sussex-based choir, inChoir, and his son Matt, 28, a self-employed web designer …

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