Welcome to the ACT news page, where we share regular updates and fundraising ideas.

Milestone Monday - 16th October 2017

We did it! Delighted to announce that ACT has now helped over 530 West Kent and Sussex residents in desperate need and given grants totalling more than a quarter of a million pounds ✨ #MilestoneMonday

Hello, Autumn! - 17th September 2017

This September, we've given more than £3,000 worth of grants to West Kent and Sussex families in need.

From Hove to Hastings, these essential gifts have paid for everything from school uniform for the new term and hostel fees to mobility scooter batteries and doctors prescriptions.

As the leaves start to fall, thanks Autumn, for reminding us that a little change is AMAZING.

Speaking of a little change, if you have any spare, you can donate a one-off gift by clicking Donate

See you in September! - 09th August 2017

Please note that the Alchemy Charitable Trust office will be closed from Wednesday, 16th August 2017 until Monday, 4th September 2017. During this time, we will be unable to respond to any communication, new or ongoing. We're so sorry for any inconvenience but look forward to helping West Kent and Sussex residents in need this Autumn. 

Before we go, here's just some of the ways we have been supporting families and individuals in your local community who had nowhere else to turn and desperately needed our help. This Summer we have provided grants for:

  • A family in Edenbridge with school uniforms and funds for kids holiday activities as Mum is unwell
  • School uniforms for a family in Eastbourne Dad who has just lost his job
  • Sofa-bed for a mum in Newhaven so she didn't have to sleep on floor
  • Clothes and trainers for a homeless gentleman from Hove

We couldn't have done it without our fabulous supporters, so thank you for helping us make a difference.

We love our supporters! - 09th July 2017

We truly love our supporters! Summer 2017 has been busy and we have managed to make some real changes to the lives of West Kent and Sussex residents who had nowhere else to turn. Thanks to you, we've helped with school uniform, items for a new born baby, a washing machine, a bus pass and we've even helped someone secure their own home in St Leonards On Sea. So this Sunday, we thought we'd share a little love - you guys are our heroes. 

Don’t worry, tee happy! - 30th April 2017

We are delighted to announce that our golf day fundraiser raised £13,129.50. Fabulous result and a great day had by all! Thank you so much to everyone who took part and this Bank Holiday - don't worry, tee happy!

Some bunny loves you, this Easter! - 16th April 2017

Happy Easter! Here's a little note to remind you that if you have nowhere else to turn, some bunny is always there for you. We have been helping tons and tons of local Sussex and West Kent residents in need this Spring.

Thanks to your support, we've covered rent and living expenses for four Sussex families from Brighton, Peacehaven, Arundel and Worthing so they can share memories (and hopefully some chocolate eggs!) at home with their loved ones.

Happy new year to all our supporters! - 01st January 2017

Since we started the charity in 2012, we have helped over 400 families and individuals across West Kent and Sussex and paid out over £200,000 which is amazing!

We are so excited to continue to help people in need in 2017 - the best is yet to come!

Some Christmas magic… - 24th December 2016

We just heard this morning that a local Sussex resident has received funding for a local hostel, meaning he's got somewhere warm and safe to stay tonight! ❄

Thought we'd share this bit of Christmas Eve magic with you and on behalf of all the trustees, wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

Spread some joy this Christmas. Now’s the perfect time to order your ACT Christmas cards! - 12th November 2016

We are excited to announce that this year, we have our own personalised greeting cards for you to share with your family and friends this Christmas.

With a wide range of designs available, you can raise £1 for Alchemy Charitable Trust every time you order a card. Every donation will go towards helping West Kent and Sussex residents in need this Christmas time.

With postage already included in the pricing and every card guaranteed to raise a donation, why not spread some Christmas cheer to friends and family this festive season!

Simply, visit https://cards.giveasyoulive.com and choose Alchemy Charitable Trust as your cause. Thank you so much for your support! 

Hello November! - 03rd November 2016

There's a slight chill in the air so we thought it might be the perfect time to warm you up with some news from the Spring!

In April, we helped a local Brighton resident. M had previously been homeless and battled alcohol dependency, whilst suffering with PTSD. He has come an awful long way and now has his own studio flat by the sea.

He has the rare thing of a back yard and with ACT's help, he's bought some fencing, paving slabs and a garden shed - a great project for him to do to settle into his new home! W said it has been so beneficial for his well-being to enjoy the outside space and have that extra storage.