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Headway East Sussex £4,000
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Headway East Sussex

Headway East Sussex was formed from by families with brain injured loved-ones in 1988, recognising there were no specialist local services available...

Headway East Sussex was formed from by families with brain injured loved-ones in 1988, recognising there were no specialist local services available. Originally in Hayward’s Heath, the charity later moved to its Day Centre in Newick. Fundraising secured a purpose-built wheelchair accessible annexe, gym and client training kitchen. Today we help hundreds of people annually with a range of tailored rehabilitation and reablement services for those affected across the region including Brighton and Hove and parts of West Sussex.

Our mission is to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury, with practical and emotional help. We provide a free Advice & Support service for all those living with brain injury and their carers. Our specialist team offer Counselling, Carer support, Rehabilitation and Reablement, and evening support groups to share experience and advice. Clients are referred with a confirmed diagnosis resulting from any cause including stroke, tumour, road traffic accident causing a traumatic brain injury or any loss of oxygen to the brain. This may include spouses, partners, parents, siblings, other family members or close friends.

We are independent, and autonomous but also affiliated to the national charity Headway UK.

RISE £4,000
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RISE

RISE is a Brighton and Hove based independent, registered charity and company founded in 1994 to help those affected by domestic abuse – women, children, young people, LGBTQI people by providing a Refuge, IDVA Service, therapeutic services and a Helpline...

RISE is a Brighton and Hove based independent, registered charity and company founded in 1994 to help those affected by domestic abuse – women, children, young people, LGBTQI people by providing a Refuge, IDVA Service, therapeutic services and a Helpline. Our strategic mission is: Freedom from Violence and Abuse. We work across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

Founded 22 years ago RISE has helped 20 thousand people. We have a Kings Fund GSK Award for innovation; set up one of the first LGBT domestic violence services in the country; and took a lead in an EU DAPHNE funded programme to tackle ‘child to parent violence’. We are part of the national pilot with Women’s Aid for ‘Ask Me’, a first disclosure scheme and our Big Lottery Women and Girls projects – one of only 62 in England – is developing an Asset Based Community Development Project building on survivor strengths.

Rockinghorse £25,000
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Rockinghorse

Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity that has been supporting children for 50 years...

Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity that has been supporting children for 50 years. It was set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, who recognised there was a real need for additional resources to improve healthcare services for sick children and babies.

Best-known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, the charity has launched its ‘Sussex Giving for Sussex Children’ 50th year appeal for 2017. Throughout the year, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary by raising £500,000 to be shared across 10 paediatric centres in the local area. Every one of these projects share the same goal – to support the healthcare needs of local children and babies across Sussex.

Rockinghorse strives to make these services stimulating, cutting-edge and accessible for the many children, babies and young people who need them by supporting some truly deserving projects.

Rockinghorse does not receive any government funding and relies on the generous support of individuals, community groups, companies and trusts.

Sussex Heart Charity £4,000
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Sussex Heart Charity

We are a Sussex based Charity striving to provide support the development of care and new services for cardiac patients...

We are a Sussex based Charity striving to provide support the development of care and new services for cardiac patients. Since the opening of the cardiothoracic unit in 1997 “The Sussex Cardiac Centre,” the numbers of people benefiting from our charities activities has increased dramatically. The centre now offers a service to the whole of Sussex. The charity originally formed in 1987 and called Brighton Heart Support Trust, was renamed in August 2007 to the Sussex Heart Charity, this was to reflect the change in demographics of the people that this charity supports.

Through the generous support from the people of Sussex. We believe that, we have provided a lasting legacy of care. Our Legacy to Sussex:

• Placement of Defibrillators in Ambulances and wards
• Central patient monitoring equipment on cardiac unit wards
• A Cardiac Rehabilitation service and Specialist Heart Failure team
• A resuscitation training department that provides vital training to hospital staff
• A thriving Cardiology Research Unit involved in international research projects

In the community we now have initiated:
• Underwriting set up cost and purchasing exercise equipment for a growing number of post hospital (Phase 4) community based cardiac Exercise classes throughout Sussex.
• Over 150 Automated External Defibrillators placed various locations throughout Sussex
• Training of over 118,000 people in Sussex how to save a life with Emergency Life Support via our Heartguard Resuscitator

Sussex MS Centre £6,000
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Sussex MS Centre

Our Centre is based in Southwick, and is a vibrant self-help community for people with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease of the nervous system. We also support those wi...

Our Centre is based in Southwick, and is a vibrant self-help community for people with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease of the nervous system. We also support those with other chronic neurological conditions such as Cerebral Ataxia, ME and stroke survivors. We offer our services to their carers as well. We open every weekday and people travel from all over Sussex to take advantage of a range of drug free therapies and exercise classes which help to maintain or improve current abilities. We also have a welcoming and accessible café area where everyone can socialise and swop information, tips and tricks to make life with MS more manageable. We have over 600 members and are visited by around 130 individuals every week.

The Clock Tower Sanctuary £15,000
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The Clock Tower Sanctuary

With such an acutely visible presence in the City, it may come as no surprise that Brighton and Hove now has the second largest homeless population in the UK (Homeless Link, 2016)...

With such an acutely visible presence in the City, it may come as no surprise that Brighton and Hove now has the second largest homeless population in the UK (Homeless Link, 2016). Over half of all long term rough sleepers first became homeless aged 20 or younger (Crisis, ‘Nations Apart’, 2015). The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only drop-in service providing all-round information, advice and support to homeless young people (aged 16-25) in Brighton and Hove. Our centre is open 6 days a week. We provide a friendly, bright, centrally-located, safe space for young people to engage with their peers and other visiting agencies – without the worry of having to share a service with older people who can be intimidating. Without early intervention and the right kind of support, homeless young people are at high risk of becoming long term homeless, with potentially devastating effects on their education, employment, health and well-being. Shockingly, the average life expectancy of a rough sleeper is just 47 years.

At The Clock Tower Sanctuary, we recognise that’s it’s vital to intervene early with young people to help prevent problems spiralling out of control. We work in close partnership with organisations across the City, helping young people to get the specific support they need to make positive, lasting change. By voting for CTS, you will help provide the crucial services and support homeless young people need to break away from homelessness and move towards a brighter future.

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