Wilder Life Wellbeing

The trustees were delighted to support the Wilder Life Wellbeing CIC with a further grant to fund the Family Nature Connection days for ISEND families (families with a child with special educational needs and/or a disability).

Helen Stringfellow and Penny Hotchkin of Wilder Lifer Wellbeing reported

“We are delighted to share with you that with the support of the John Jackson Charitable Trust, Wilder Life Wellbeing CIC was able to offer the precious opportunity for ISEND families to spend a day in the stunning Herstmonceux Castle Woods. This was to experience a range of natural crafts, bush craft and nature connection activities together as a family and to have the opportunity to spend time outside and immersed in nature in the warmer Spring weather, something they are rarely able to do. The funding enabled us to offer sessions for individual family bubbles, making them COVID safe and allowing us to follow government guidelines.”

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

St Wilfrid’s Hospice

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The trustees were delighted to be able to support the St Wilfrid’s Hospice,  Learning Disability Project.

St Wilfred’s Hospice reported

“The hospice has been particularly busy in the last year and at the height of the pandemic our patient numbers were up 18%. We have continued to care for patients with Covid-19 until very recently and have procedures in place to care for further people with the illness if needed. We were delighted to receive £1,500 from the trust last year towards our Learning Disability Project. We are  happy to update that this project began in February  (after a slight delay due to Covid) with the recruitment of  a Learning Disability Specialist Nurse. She has been working hard getting the project up and running and providing training for staff to ensure that patients and family members with learning disabilities receive the best care.”

To find out more about St Wilfrid’s Hospice click here.

People Matter

The trustees were delighted to be able to assist the local charity People Matter  to continue offering its services to people trying to find employment during  the Covid-19 pandemic,

Ann Gillard CEO of People Matter said:
“Along with many charities and businesses, we moved to remote working in the middle of March 2020, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. A small team of advisers and support staff immediately began to work from home, initially using their own personal laptops and mobile phones, to support clients by telephone and email.

We very quickly saw a substantial increase in enquiries across all sectors but particularly from people in the local hospitality and tourism sectors, industries that have been hardest hit locally by furlough and redundancies. We sought funding to help us to service the growing demand in client numbers and the increasing workflow caused by remote working, alongside the need for increased digital security.

We are delighted that funding from The John Jackson Charitable Trust  enabled us to service that demand and meet the continuing trend.”

To find out more about the work of People Matter  please visit their website.

Community Wise

The trustees were delighted to be able to help  a local community centre,  Community Wise in Old Town with the funds to repair and renew their emergency lighting.

Community Wise said
” We are most grateful to the John Jackson Charitable Trust for their grant  which has enabled this necessary work to take place while we are closed due to lockdown.  The work was carried out efficiently and expertly by a most obliging and helpful local business.  We are now ready to re-open our doors within the Government guidelines on Monday 12th April and restart our work in enabling and supporting community life in Eastbourne.”

To find out more about Community Wise please visit their website.

Chestnut Tree House

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

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.wilderlifewellbeing.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 building.

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

Amaze

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

ESAB

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.