Click on each tab below for details of our local charities. Information on supporting these is beside each. This might be leaving an online review, ordering online or sharing a referral. Each charity has different needs and different ways you can help.

Abbeyfield South Downs
New care-enabled assisted living for older people - opening Spring 2021

The development of Holdenhurst marks a new chapter for Abbeyfield South Downs, providing exceptional Care Enabled housing for the community. Holdenhurst is a fully affordable rental development. This makes it special as it enables people to enjoy the beautiful homes we are offering, at a price that is within reach for everyone.

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Business hours: see website

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Darwin House, Abbeyfield Crowborough

Darwin House, Abbeyfield Crowborough is a supported living retirement home and respite service, based in Jarvis Brook, just outside Crowborough.

If you are looking for a home to enjoy your retirement, we offer a friendly, homely atmosphere, to enjoy peace of mind.

Our prices are very competitive and all inclusive. We have a wonderful team of staff and volunteers who have considerable experience and are a great support to our elderly residents.

Business hours: see website

01892 653653 | Website | FacebookEmail

Chestnut Tree House - children's hospice

Chestnut Tree House cares for around 300 children and young people with life-shortening conditions across Sussex and South East Hampshire, all of whom are unlikely to reach adulthood.
On a visit to the House, kids can be astronauts for the day in the multi-sensory room, discover creepy crawlies on a woodland walk, or form their very own pop group in the music room. It is a place where parents can just be parents, and not carers, and where siblings have people to talk to who understand.
As well as care provided at the House, there is a Community Nursing Team who visit families at home, taking children out to explore their local community or simply giving tired families and carers the chance to take a well-earned break.
Then, when the time comes, Chestnut Tree House help families say goodbye, in whatever way feels right for them, either at home or in the hospice itself. They offer ongoing bereavement support for the whole family.
All care is offered to families free of charge, so Chestnut Tree House relies heavily on the generosity of the local community. For today. For tomorrow. For the Now.

01323 725095Website | Facebook 

Children's Respite Trust

The Children’s Respite Trust truly believes that no family should be left to care for a disabled child alone. To this end, we provide respite for disabled children and support for their families through community outreach care across Sussex and Kent and fun sessions at our day-care Centre at the heart of this catchment area in Uckfield.

To find out how you can get involved visit our website

01825 817 417 | Website | Facebook 

Children With Cancer Fund (CWCF)

Children with Cancer Fund (CWCF) is a small charity that aims to grant wishes to children who have/had cancer and their families across East Sussex, Brighton & Hove. CWCF also runs exciting local events, giving the families the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation that come with a child’s cancer diagnosis. We also own three caravans across East Sussex which we offer out to the families as mini breaks so that they can spend some quality time together away from the harsh reality of cancer and treatment.

We have recently moved from Polegate to our new office in ‘The Triangle’ Lower Willingdon, look out for our bright yellow and red signs across the area! If you would like to support our charity in any way or find out more about what we do, visit our website on the link below or give us a call.


01323 488561 | Website | Facebook | Email

Computers for Charities

Computers for Charities is a registered charity No: 1107802. Supporting Charities, Voluntary Organisations & Faith groups Locally, Nationally & Worldwide. Primarily through I.T & computer support. Operating since 1994, the charity operates totally through the support of Volunteers and the generous support of companies and individuals, with donations of working computer equipment. CfC provides support to Vulnerable people within it's work experience opportunities, undertakes an annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal to aid disadvantaged Children & Elderly and Lots more. CfC is not funded in it's operations, despite manages to assist and support a wide range of need.

Need IT advice or want to donate / Volunteer.. please get in touch

Business hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy their time together as a family, for as long as they have. As a charity, Demelza is almost entirely dependent on people like you to provide the funds that keep our services going.

Please ensure every child and family can depend on us when they need us most.

If you wish to donate online, go to, or if you are interested in joining up with other local people to help with fundraising events then email us below.

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East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People

We are a charity looking after the welfare of Blind and Partially Sighted People across East Sussex..

Business hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm.

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Hailsham foodbank

We are part of the nationwide network of Trussell Trust foodbanks who provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.  We provide 3 day emergency food parcels to people referred to us in Hailsham and the surrounding villages (between Pevensey and Heathfield).  We have collections points in various locations in Hailsham and Heathfield if you would like to donate food to us or see our website for how to give a regular or one-off financial donation to help our work locally.

Business hours: Contact us

07474 671350 | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Email

St Wilfrid's Hospice

St WIlfrid's Hospice provides compassionate end of life care to any adult with a terminal illness in our catchment area which includes Uckfield, Heathfield, Hailsham, Pevensey, Eastbourne and the small villages in between. We provide care in our hospice in Eastbourne but also across the community through our community nursing and wellbeing teams. We have also opened up our bereavement services to all across our catchment area in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who have recently been bereaved (even if they do not have a connection with the hospice) can now access free bereavement support via phone and video calls. We have community charity shops in Uckfield, Heathfield, Hailsham and Eastbourne where you can buy high quality goods which contributes to our vital work. We also have a number of fundraising events which anyone from our local community can get involved in, For more information about our work, how to access our services and to make a donation towards our work please visit our website.

Business hours: Contact us

01323 434200 | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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