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Eastbourne Access Group

15 June 2021

In the photo: Members of the Eastbourne Access Group outside the Welcome Building in winter 2020 proudly show their certificate for winning the Charity Sector Award in the town’s Beat the Street Challenge. Back row l – r Brian Day, Jane Burrowes, Clare Westgate Front row l – r Liz Trethewey, Ian Westgate What did […]

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Tracey and Nicola’s story

1 June 2021

In the photo: Tracey Xerxes and Nicola Allen, two of WayfinderWoman Trust‘s wonderful volunteers outside the organisation’s new headquarters at the Hub, Highlight House, 8 St Leonards Road in Eastbourne. What did your volunteers do? The WayfinderWoman Trust, is run by women for women. We help those who are feeling anxious and uncertain about themselves […]

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Forest Row Community Fridge

In the photo: Forest Row Community Fridge volunteers giving out food to the community. What did your volunteers do? Our Volunteers collect food donations from suppliers and deliver or give out food to people in need within the community and pass on food surplus that cannot be kept in the foodbank onto the wider community. […]

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Holding Space

In the photo: An amazing team of volunteers and professionals at Holding Space who give their time and expertise to support parents and children struggling with their mental health. What did your volunteers do? Throughout the pandemic the team have supported parents and children across East Sussex who are struggling with their mental health. They […]

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Crowborough Foodbank

In the photo: Wealden MP, Nus Ghani, recognises the Crowborough Foodbank team leaders as “heroes” for the way they responded during the pandemic. What did your volunteer(s) do? Wealden MP, Nus Ghani, recognised the Crowborough Foodbank leaders as “heroes” for the way they responded during the pandemic. Lockdown and social distancing meant they had to […]

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RSM Drivers’ story

In the photo: Some of the volunteer drivers at Rotherfield St Martin who have worked throughout the last lockdown to get our members to their medical appointments. What did your volunteers do? The last 12 months have been very uncertain and many older people in our area have been frightened having been told they were […]

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Susan and Roy’s story

At Kempton House Day Centre, Susan helps in the kitchen and Roy helps with delivering meals and general getting ready for opening back up. What did your volunteers do? Susan Newton work in the kitchen helps the cook with cutting vegetables and washing up . Roy a trustee that during covid was delivering meals to […]

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Treat Tuesday Team’s story

In the photo: Some of the fabulous Treat Tuesday team at Rotherfield St Martin (RSM) preparing to set out across the community to visit older people living alone, to deliver a wholesome meal and combat isolation and loneliness. The team is managed by Lead Volunteer Sharon Howard who has co ordinated over 1,400 visits in […]

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Paula’s story

In the photo: Paula Woolven receiving a certificate for 25 completed journeys as a volunteer community driver. What did your volunteer do? Paula founded the Havens Community Hub in 2018, working from her garage in Telscombe Cliffs to establish the needs of the coastal community between Saltdean and Seaford (The Havens) and to ‘find a […]

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Pam’s story

In the photo: 72 years young! The infamous mud slide! Tradition has it that Pam has to go down first! N.I.P.P.E.R.S.¬†annual summer fun day was started by Pam over 20 years ago and is now a huge event held in Fort Road Recreation Grounds firmly embedded into the Newhaven calendar. What did your volunteer do? […]

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