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The People's Charity 2019

Ace the Airbear at Eastbourne Airshow

This is your chance to vote for a charity to become the ‘People’s Charity’ at this year’s air show.

Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre, Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, Muma Nurture and The Chaseley Trust have all reached the final shortlist, after an overwhelming response from the general public saw 20 applications from local charities.

The ‘People’s Charity’ will then join two other Rotary Club chosen charities in receiving a share of 30% of all Airbourne donations in 2019.

Find out more about each of this year's finalists below and you can vote online or complete a voting slip at Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QA.

Voting closes 16:30pm on Friday 29 March.

Donations Keep Airbourne Flying High

The annual Airbourne bucket collection, organised by Steve Newman and Mike Barlow of Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club, and the Rotary Clubs of Hailsham, is a mammoth project each year with over 200 buckets out and about across the town during the four days of the airshow.

The bucket collection has become integral in securing both the future of the airshow and keeping entry free, with 70% of donations helping to fund the flying displays. The remaining 30% of donations are split between three local charities, all of whom support the show with volunteer collectors.

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Chalk Farm LDC

Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre

This year Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre celebrates its 25th Birthday. That’s 25 Years of supporting adults with learning disabilities in Eastbourne and surrounding areas. Set at Chalk Farm Hotel and Nurseries in Willingdon, our charity is unique and vital for those with learning disabilities and autism.

Adults can attend Monday to Friday and learn the skills they need to get a job, either paid or voluntary. Students work in the fully functioning hotel, setting and serving tables, cleaning hotel rooms and common areas and some students even work in preparing food and assisting in the kitchen, they host functions and work on reception.

Garden centre students serve customers, learn about wildlife and the environment, work on the tills and sort through deliveries. But most importantly the students gain confidence, improve their social skills and independence.

We rely solely on donations to keep it up and running for our 44 students.

Friends DGH

Friends of Eastbourne Hospital

For over 70 years we have been raising funds to provide extra services, equipment and amenities for the patients, staff and visitors to the Eastbourne DGH. Everything that has been donated is over and above what the NHS provides and is an enhancement to the wonderful work done by the staff and volunteers at the Eastbourne DGH.

Recently the Friends have donated items ranging from £750 for ITU patient diaries to £382,000 for a CT scanner for the new Radiotherapy Department, and this year hope to raise £500,000 for the new Urology Unit

Every pound donated makes a difference to the support that we can give the Eastbourne DGH and the community it serves. The hospital staff and patients are so grateful for the help we give them.

It is thanks to the generosity of local people that we are able to achieve so much.

Muma Nurture

Muma Nurture

We provide counselling, therapies and support for fertility, pregnancy, related loss.
Clients report feeling isolated, but issues are common: It’s estimated in 2016 in Sussex there were; 19,462 pregnancies, 2,385 abortions, 2,785 miscarriages, 67 perinatal deaths and 86,315 with infertility.

IVF "postcode lottery", means Eastbourne NHS provision is below NICE guidelines and denied where a partner has children. Averaging £10,000 a round and 25% success, it is impossible for many. However, we find often there is a lack of knowledge, which can be improved with support and potentially natural pregnancy could be possible.

Our services are available regardless of gender, sexuality, financial status or specific issue, whether it is you or somebody close to you, now or in the past.

Vote for us, and when you or your friends or family struggle with becoming parents in any way we will provide support for you and or them too.

The Chaseley Trust

The Chaseley Trust

Hello and thank you for reading our entry for the People's Charity vote.

Supporting people in Eastbourne with significant disabilities for the past 74 years, the Chaseley Trust are proud of our high quality rehabilitation and care service which supports adults to enable them to live a full and active life.

Recently rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Chaseley specialises in providing person centred care and rehabilitation packages for people with brain; spinal cord injury and neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone.

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our community. Each year we look to raise over £500,000 to fully support those who use our service and look to individuals and charitable organisations to help us deliver the activities for which no Government or Local Authority funding is received. We would be very grateful for your vote. 

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Voting closes 16.30 on Friday 29 March.

Printed voting slips can be completed at Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QA.