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Seaford Half Marathon
NP&S Lions Club 'Seaford Half Marathon' on Sunday 9th June. Starts at 9am from Marine Parade, Seaford
Open to runners, joggers and walkers. The route around Seaford is 95% off road taking in some spectacular views over the Weald and the Cuckmere Valley.
Entry fee: £14.00 per person. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Online entries only via www.npslions.co.uk/halfmarathon/halfmarathon.htm
Seven Sisters South Downs Way Walk
The walks are taking place on Saturday 25th May, organised by Eastbourne Fire and Rescue Services
There are 3 route lengths to choose from - 2 circular walks of 15 or 25 miles and an 8.7 mile linear walk. Refreshments are included en route
For more information and entry forms go to www.esfrs.org/southdownswaywalk
Look Who's Walking
A sponsored night time Coastal Charity Walk on Saturday 15 June
Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support
From Jerwood Gallery, Hastings Old Town at 8pm to Beachy Head
For more information, please visit www.lookwhoswalking.org
Just Sing! Is a charity single raising money for the Pevensey Ward at the Eastbourne DGH. There are plans to move the ward to a larger site within the hospital, with the addition of 3 radiotherapy machines, eliminating the need for multiple 50-mile round trips to Brighton.
“Just Sing” was composed by Michael Sellings, the musical director and pianist of The Evergreen Singers. Michael is a leukaemia patient at Pevensey Ward, and two other members fo the group are currently being teeted in the ward.
“Just Sing” is available to buy from
The Rodmill (opposite the DGH)
ASDA Customer Service counter and Tobacco kiosk, the Crumbles
Eastbourne Information Centre, Cornfield Road
Friends of Eastbourne Hospital Shop, DGH
Grahams Plumbers Merchants, Lottbridge Drove
Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, Hailsham
You can pick up a copy from doctors surgeries in Stone Cross (Mimram Road), Pevensey Bay (Richmond Road) and Westham (Church Bailey)
It is also available online at download sits including Amazon and I Tunes
Volunteer drivers are needed for The MORE Club.
You need to be aged between 25-70, hold a clean Driving License, be willing to load passengers in wheelchairs with the use of a tail lift, as well as some with partial mobility.
You will be driving a couple of times a month local and within approx. 60 miles on day trips.
If you can help out or to find out more please call Derek Campbell on 01323 722820
Do you know any talented musical children?
The Teenage Cancer Trust are appealing to Eastbourne schools and colleges to showcase their students’ musical talents while raising cash for a specialist treatment unit.
They are looking for kids to help organise a music talent show at their school.
Each school or college will vote for their own winning act with the winner filmed and submitted to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The winner of the grand final will then receive a once in a lifetime prize of a recording session at a music studio and the chance to perform live at a music festival next summer. Cash raised will help pay for a state-of-the-art 13 bed specialist cancer unit at The Royal Marsden.
To take part email email@example.com or call 020 7612 0370
Join the team at Radio DGH
Radio DGH is celebrating 60 years of providing a free radio service to hospital patients in Eastbourne.
Past presenters include our Rik Scott.
The station is run entirely by volunteers, so if you'd like to join the team check out www.radiodgh.com
Alzheimer's Society – volunteers required
Alzheimer's Society in Sussex are currently looking for dedicated volunteers to join with existing or form new Volunteer Fundraising Groups in East, West and Mid Sussex and the surrounding villages.
The groups will start some exciting new fundraising events and activities in the local area as well as increasing dementia awareness.
The groups will be actively supporting the work done at the Alzheimer's Society by funding local services for people with dementia and their carers as well as raising funds towards research programmes into finding a cure for dementia.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like further information, please contact Kylie Prankerd (Community Fundraiser – Sussex) on 01403 276649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help train a puppy to become a Canine Partner
National charity, Canine Partners, is looking to recruit more volunteer puppy parents in the local area. In order to increase the number of trained dogs that could be partnered with a local person with disabilities, Canine Partners are looking to more volunteers to take on this vital role from most parts of East Sussex.
The Charity is specifically looking for volunteers who can take a puppy into their home from the age of eight weeks until they are 12-14 months old. They will need to be available to take the puppy to regular classes, and to teach the pup basic obedience and core tasks that will be vital later on in advanced training. Puppy parents will have full support from Canine Partners’ puppy satellite trainers, and all expenses will be met by the Charity.
For further information please contact Ruth Narracott on 07764 823 501 or email email@example.com
Home Works housing solutions
Home Works is a short term Service for people who live in East Sussex and have housing related support needs
If you are aged 16 – 64 and are:
• at risk of losing your home,
• have never lived alone before, feel overwhelmed and need to learn to manage your budget and paperwork.
• need help to learn how to set up electric / gas / water etc and manage your home.
• feel vulnerable in your home and need help to link in with other services and groups.
• are fleeing domestic violence, and new to the area.
• need help to maximise your income / apply for benefits so that you can live independently.
• live in a rural area and need to find, or keep a roof over your head.
• are experiencing discrimination that’s affecting your housing or finding a place to live.
• need help to prevent a crisis that could threaten the security of your home.
• have lost your job or had an event in your life that has affected your confidence and may put your housing at risk....
Home Works can help!
To find out more, contact Home Works by calling (01273) 898700 or click http://www.southdownhousing.org/housingsupport/EastSxHomeWorks.cfm
The Beach Belles Ladies Club
The Beach Belles Ladies Club meets on a Monday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm at The Beach Tavern Public House in Pevensey Bay.
It may seem unusual to think that a ladies club is run in a public house and you may be sceptical of coming for that reason especially if you are on your own.... BUT be assured that it is really 'home from home' and they have their own part of the pub to themselves and everyone is made to feel very welcome by the tavern owners, Sonia and Stephan
Find out more about the pub at www.thebeachtavern.co.uk
Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network
RAYNET, the Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network provide communications services from local community events right up to major civil emergencies.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hailsham & District U3A – new members welcome
The Hailsham & District U3A (The University Of The 3rd Age) are always looking for new members.
They are a self-help organisation for people no longer in full-time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment
They have regular activities including music, crafts, lunches, poetry, short walks, languages, discussion groups and more!
They meet regularly at the Community Hall in Hailsham.
To find out more please call Frank on 01323 740820
RSPCA - volunteers needed!
The RSPCA are searching for volunteer to help out with an array of tasks, ranging from fundraising, assisting in the shops and customer service to and having a say in key decisions as a branch trustee.
Many of the tasks they need help with could help you if you are struggling to find work to gain employment in the future or it could give school leavers and recent graduates that all-important work experience.
The RSPCA is a charity and receives no Government funding. It relies on members of the public to continue encouraging kindness and preventing cruelty to animals.
Experience is not necessary for many of the tasks, so whatever your forte in life, there should be something for you.
If you’re interested in getting involved then they can contact the RSPCA enquiries team on 0300 1234 555, click www.rspca.org.uk or contact your local branch to find out more.
345 Social Group Eastbourne – Join in the fun!
You can expand your social life and have fun with the 345 Social Group Eastbourne.
They are a local, friendly group of male & female people aged between 30 to 70, who meet once a month at a local pub.
Their aim is to have fun and socialise. The members get to choose the events.
Everyone is welcome to go along. For more information you can email email@example.com or call 07773409094
Age Concern Eastbourne - mini bus drivers required
Age Concern Eastbourne operates an escorted shopping service in their 6 seater minibus.
They are currently looking for volunteer drivers and escorts who can give a half day or two of their time to allow them to expand this very valuable service.
A D1 licence entitlement is required. Full MiDAS Training will be given and if over 70, a medical examination may be required.
If you can help to maintain and expand this very valuable and much appreciated service, please call John Douglas on 01323 638474
Drusillas - help feed the animals
Drusillas Zoo is looking for help from gardeners to feed its animals.
Staff at the zoo are looking for donations of large and small off-cuts of fruit, willow, ash and eucalyptus trees to feed the animals and to refurbish their enclosures. The zoo is normally able to supply enough trees for the animals but is suffering from a shortage this year.
If you can help contact Drusillas on 01323 874100.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue – volunteers and help required
Young Hedgehogs are being abandoned in their droves by their mothers, and wildlife rescuers have appealed for support to get them through the winter.
In recent weeks 20 hedgehogs have been abandoned and rescued by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Services.
The charity is also hoping to increase the number of volunteers helping at its casualty care centr.
For more information or to make a donation contact the WRAS on 07815078234 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Local History Society Appeal
Eastbourne’s Local History Society is appealing to the public for space to house its archives which are currently scattered around the town.
The council cannot store the town’s considerable number of books and papers between local warehouses and society members houses anymore and is now on the lookout for a space the size of a moderate living room where they can put their storage units and work table for a limited number of people to have regular access to.
If you would like to help the society call chairman Tom Hollobone on 01323 417164 or visit the website at www.eastbournehistory.org.uk
Donations for Tuesday O'Hara Fund
The Tuesday O’Hara Fund is a charity which raises money to help young people aged between 18 and 30 who suffer with cancer and have financial hardship within their family.
Many are receiving treatment in inappropriate facilities. Until the age of 16 a teenager is likely to treated in a paediatric ward alongside toddlers, but when they turn 16 they are likely to end up in a ward with elderly patients.
The charity would like these units equipped with day rooms, kitchens and chill-out rooms where teenagers can relax and feel at home or have friends and family to visit in a comfortable environment, plus computers with internet access to keep in contact with their friends and family.
If you would like to make a donation visit the website www.tuesdayoharafund.co.uk
Hospital Volunteers Needed
The Friends of the DGH are currently looking for more volunteers to help run the hospital’s shops and trolley service.
If you’re interested please call the Voluntary Services Manager Corinne France on 01323 417400 ext. 4880
Tree Of Hope Appeal
The Tree Of Hope Children’s Charity is in desperate need of more funding as they help to fund life saving medical treatment for sick children in the UK.
They have been flooded with funding requests this year and all the children they have helped are now having their treatment, however this has left their funds very low.
They now have 7 children needing expensive surgery and treatment in America and Germany. If you can help by making a donation, you can do so at www.justgiving.com/treeofhope/donate
Volunteers Needed For St.Wilfrid's Shops
St Wilfrid’s Hospice is urgently looking for volunteers to work in charity shops in Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford.
There are various shifts and jobs to do at the shops, giving you a great opportunity to make new friends and help a local good cause.
Enquiries can be made in each shop directly or email email@example.com
Appeal for Accordion Players
The Eastbourne Accordion Club is appealing for more players to join their monthly meetings.
If you have an accordion in the attic or used to play one, head down to the new club which meets every month at the Langham Hotel in Eastbourne. For more details visit the website
www.playaccordion.co.uk/eastbourne If you’re interested call John or Jackie Romero on 01323 733700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Concern Shopping Minibus Service
One of the services offered by Age Concern Eastbourne is an escorted minibus shopping service for residents in Eastbourne.
They can collect you and up to 5 others from home and take you to the supermarket where you can shop independently or with help from the store, they’ll then take you and your shopping home.
This service operates Tuesday to Friday , both mornings and afternoons depending on minibus availability and costs £5 per trip. Many people are unaware of this service so if you would like to take advantage of this offer call 01323 638474 and ask for Pearl Smith or John Douglas.
Sussex Air Ambulance
Sussex Air Ambulance is appealing for more volunteers to join the life-saving charity which needs £1.7 million a year to keep the helicopter flying.
Each flying mission costs between £1500 and £2000 so fundraising is vital as they receive no lottery funding and relies almost entirely on voluntary public donations.
You can help out in a number of ways including selling merchandise, representing the charity at events and cheque presentations or placing, collecting and managing static collection boxes plus when you have more experience you could give presentations and talks about the emergency service.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer call the East Sussex County Fundraiser Bridget Pepper on 07800 649246.