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The People's Charity 2019

Chaseley Trust

The Chaseley Trust
has been revealed as the ‘People’s Charity’ at Airbourne 2019, after winning the public vote.

The Chaseley Trust joins the Rotary charities of the Eastbourne Blind Society and Parkinson’s UK (Hailsham) chosen by members of the Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club and Hailsham Rotary Club.

Sandie Foster, Head of Fundraising at the Chaseley Trust said “Thank you to everyone who voted for us – we are honoured and thrilled to have been chosen as the People’s Charity this year. 

"Airbourne will give us an amazing opportunity to raise Chaseley’s profile and help us raise funds to complete the resident’s kitchen garden to enhance the lives of the people we support who each day face enormous challenges which come from living with significant and complex disabilities. From all of us thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this happen for us.”


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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About the Chaseley Trust

Supporting people in Eastbourne with significant disabilities for the past 74 years, the Chaseley Trust are proud of their 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, they rely on the generosity of the community. Each year they look to raise over £500,000 to fully support those who use their services and look to individuals and charitable organisations to help deliver the activities for which no Government or Local Authority funding is received.