Guest Blog: Children’s Respite Trust

The Children’s Respite Trust provides respite for disabled children and support for their families throughout East Sussex and beyond. Its team of volunteer caseworkers work with the families to fight their cases and make sure that they are getting all of the statutory support that they are entitled to before then fundraising to provide a break privately.

Throughout 2015 the Trust is fundraising to recruit a team of community carers who can provide respite for families at home while making sure that the children have a fantastic time in the process.

None of this work would be possible without the support of the local community and the numerous fundraising events that are organised throughout the year by the local community and the trust itself.

Coming up is the Charity Family Fun day on 27 June – Tennis in the Park at Gildredge Park – a popular event which last year attracted over 1,000 visitors and provides local businesses with sponsorship & brand awareness opportunities.

There is also a unique opportunity for the brave to take part in a sponsored skydive for our charity.  The scheduled date for this is 30 August.

To find out about sponsoring the Charity Family Fun day Click here

To find out about getting involved in the skydive Click here

For general information about the work of the Childrens’ Respite Trust & to find out about volunteering see the Children’s Respite Trust website

Our charity for 2012

During 2011 we found out about some of the great work done by The Children’s Respite Trust and so we have decided that we will support this charity during 2012.

The Children’s Respite Trust is a registered charity that supports children with disabilities and their families by helping them to get a break. For more information about their work see their website:

In addition to our donations, during the year we will regularly mention The Children’s Respite Trust on Twitter and they tweet as @ChildRespite . If you are on Twitter, please do think about following them and tweeting with them.  This is one of the many ways that you can help raise awareness of their valuable work in Sussex.

If you would like to make a donation or find out more about The Children’s Respite Trust please do take a moment to visit their website.