Welcome to the ACT news page, where we share regular updates and fundraising ideas.
As the last of the snow starts to melt, we thought our March update is the perfect thing to warm you up! Since Christmas, we have thrown “Kindness Snowballs” at more than 25 local families and individuals, helping with costs from GP letters to new flooring and from an electric riser chair to rent arrears, ensuring a #Sussex family was not left out in the cold. Just last month, we gifted a local resident with a special mattress to help with an existing medical condition and ensure they could be discharged from hospital and come home to a good nights sleep. To help more local residents who find themselves on thin ice this March, you can give a one-off gift by clicking “Donate” on our website ❄️
This Christmas, we’ve helped two young Mum’s on the Sussex coast to get their little ones to school this Christmas term and put food on the table. As the nights grew cold and dark, we helped E with a fix for his wood-burning stove. This December, D from Brighton unwrapped some specialist trainers, to help minimize pain when he’s walking. We’ve given a Mum and Dad a much needed break, organising specialist play sessions for their 4 year old. And ACT’s little helpers have given Lauren a bed of her own and essential counselling for a local resident with nowhere else to turn. Wishing you all - and all our supporters - a very happy Christmas and thank you for all your support this year.
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
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
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.