Wilder Life Wellbeing

The trustees are delighted to have been able to fund two Family Nature Connection days for ISEND (Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability Service) families, including siblings. The two days funded 6 sessions for 6 ISEND family bubbles.

Wilder Life Wellbeing CIC was able to offer the ISEND families the precious opportunity to spend a day in the stunning Herstmonceux Castle Woods. This was to experience a range of natural crafts and bushcraft style activities together as a family and to have the opportunity to spend time outside and immersed in nature, something they had not been able to do (many of the families had been shielding for 4 months).

For more information about the work of Wilder Life Wellbeing CIC please visit their website www.wilderlifewelbeing.com

St Michaels – Hub on the Hill

The trustees  were delighted to be able to help St Michaels – Hub on the Hill with new and energy efficient electric radiators for their community centre buidling.

In the grounds of St. Michael’s Church, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne,  the Hub on the  Hill has recently been refurbished. The Hub has a large private secluded lawn area, suitable for picnics, bouncy castles & outdoor fun!  as well as a large hall with a serving kitchen and disabled & baby changing facilities.

For more information on the Hub on the Hill  please click this link


The trustees were delight to be able to provide funding for up to 20 supporting  a “healthy exercise programme” for 12 months.

Amaze is a charity for families with disabled children and young people in Sussex

To find out more about Amaze and the work they do please visit their website www.amazesussex.org.uk

Epilepsy Sussex

The trustees were delighted to support Epilepsy Sussex with Alert Bracelets and Alarms.

More information about Epilepsy Sussex can be found on their website www.epilepsysussex.com

St Catherine’s College

The trustees were delighted to be able to support St Catherine’s College, in Eastbourne, with new outdoor adventure equipment.  We have been told “the pupils love it”.

St Wilfred’s Hospice

The trustees were delighted to be able to provide St Wilfred’s Hospice with an electric reclining chair.

Canine Partners help Claire

The trustees were delighted to be able to help Canine Partners who have transformed the life of Eastbourne resident Claire.

Here is an extract from the press release about Claire.

Claire lives in Eastbourne and she was matched to a specially trained assistance dog called Ulli, who was trained by charity Canine Partners in 2005. The two of them had a bond like no other and soon  became inseparable.

Not only did Ulli help Claire, who has the spinal condition transverse myelitis which affects her mobility, with everyday tasks, including getting dressed, fetching the post and anything she dropped – he also gave her back the confidence to go outside again………

To read the full press release please click here

To find out more about the work of Canine Partners   please click here to read their E-Brochure.

Alternatively you can visit their website www.caninepartners.org.uk

Eastbourne Youth Field Gun

The trustees were delighted to be able to support the Eastbourne Youth Field Gun that allows teenagers to come together in a sport that promotes leadership, disipline and teamwork.

For more information on the Eastbourne Youth Field Gun and see them in action visit their Facebook Page

Aspens Charity

The trustees were delighted to make a donation for the benefit of the Eastbourne Support Group of the Aspens Charity.

To find out more information aout the Aspens Charity and Support Group click here


The trustees were delighted to make a donation to East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People for ‘The Keeping in Contact’ project.  The ESAB Bulletin Newletter is provided 3 times a year to give information and updates on  community events.

To find out more about ESAB click here

Willingdon Cricket Club

The trustees were able to make a donation towards the cost of Health & Safety requirements for the Huggetts Lane ground.

For information on Willingdon Cricket Club click here

Children with Cancer

The trustees were delighted to make a donation  towards supporting children and their families.


To find out more about the work of Children with Cancer UK  click here

Eastbourne Bombers Softball Club

The trustees were delighted to assist the Eastbourne Bombers Softball Club with new equipment, soft ball gloves, batting helmets and bats.

For more information on the  club please click here to visit their website.

Multiple System Atrophy Trust

The trustees were delighted to make a donation  to the Multiple System Atrophy Trust that  provide for  specialist support and practical help to individuals living in Eastbourne  who have this rare condition.

More for information on the work of the Multiple System Atrophy Trust click here

Hampden Park Rangers FC

The trustees were pleaed to make a donation to a start up fund for children to grow, learn and understand the importance of teamwork, community and fun.

To find out more about the Hampden Park Rangers FC please click here for visit their Facebook page.

Deaf Blind UK

The trustees were delighted to be able to make a donation to support the work of Deaf Blind UK in the Eastbourne Area.

For more information on the work of Deaf Blind UK  please  Click Here

East Sussex Foster Care Association

The trustees were pleased to be able to support the East Sussex Foster Care Association who bought 206 tickets for the Panto in Eastbourne.  Foster families enjoyed a performance of Cinderella at the Devonshire Park Theatre where it was the first ever theatre experience for many of the children and their faces told a story of joy and happiness.

Through Care Service

The Trustees were delighted to be able to help the Through Care Service provide a young people’s Christmas party for around 100 young people.

Old Town Library

Old Town Library now has splendid new signage after a successful grant application to the Trust.

Association of Carers

The trustees were pleased to help the Association of Carers provide a Christmas Lunch for a local group of carers.

Oakwood Primary Academy

“We are absolutely delighted with the donation made by the John Jackson Trust.  The children now have a beautiful surface area on which to play and develop their outside learning.  On behalf of all of the children and staff, thank you!” – Oakfield Primary Academy

Motcombe Gardens Dovecote

Excavation, Investigation and Renovation work at the Motcombe Gardens Dovecote, in Old Town.

The trustees have been able to support the Friends of Motcombe Gardens with this project and a  sign will shortly be erected in front of the Dovecote outlining its history.

Civilian War Memorial

The  trustees  were able to contribute to the cost of establishing a Peace Garden situated at the Wish Tower, Eastbourne in memory of the people killed and injured in the bombing raids on the town during the war of 1939-45 and in memory of the fortitude of residents during those years.

The centre piece of the Peace Garden is a  nine ton piece of glacial granite with a  plaque bearing the names of the 180 civilians who lost their lives in bombing.

Royal Hippodrome Theatre

The trustees were pleased to help the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne as an important asset for the benefit of people in Eastbourne.  The John Jackson Charitable Trust together with the Lottery provided the funding that had a £100,000 makeover with the  restoration of the building’s deteriorating facade .

The image gallery  above shows the transformation.


The Haven School – Polli:Nation

The Haven School have been presented with a Polli:Nation certificate and legacy pack for successfully changing the school environment to encourage pollinating insects.

The Haven school are now considered ambassadors in the South East for its efforts. 

The trustees of the trust  are pleased to have supported the school on this initiative.

Motcombe Primary School

The Trustees were pleased to assist Motcombe School  with a new hall ceiling and lighting.

It has made a huge difference and the children are looking forward to putting on performances in the new improved hall.

BDAA – Disabled Angling

The Trustees were please to assist the British Disabled Angling Association in improving   the facilities at Hailsham Country Park.  Disabled access platforms were built  which allow wheelchair users to fish.

Band of Brothers

The trustees were  glad to be able to assist the Band of Brothers with their mentoring scheme in Eastbourne.