The trustess were delighted to be able to fund 24 new laptops for the school.
The trustees were delighted to support Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Care.
Chestnut Tree House reported:
“More than ever before, the community services supported by the John Jackson Charitable Trust have been welcomed and appreciated by our vulnerable children and their families in the Eastbourne area.”
“Thanks to the ongoing support of the John Jackson Charitable Trust, we have been able to continue making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in the Eastbourne area, even during these unprecedented times.”
To read the full report from Chestnut Tree House click here
To find out more out the work and how to support Chestnut Tree House click he
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
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 delighted to be able to support the Willingdon Community Hub Library with funding to replace the front top windows, the facia and the front doors.
For more information on the Willingdon Community Hub Library please visit their website.
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
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”.
The trustees were delighted to be able to provide St Wilfred’s Hospice with an electric reclining chair.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 now has splendid new signage after a successful grant application to the Trust.
The trustees were pleased to help the Association of Carers provide a Christmas Lunch for a local group of carers.
“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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.