Seven East Sussex charities receive share of £1 million

A group of charities across East Sussex have received a share of £1 million.

Each charity won a £1,000 donation as part of the Movement for Good Awards.

The awards, launched by Benefact Group, involved thousands of people across the UK nominating a cause close to their hearts to be in with a chance of winning a share of £1 million.

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The seven local charities that won are:

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The Pelham CIO, Bexhill-on-Sea – Runs a community hub, coffee lounge and community projects.

Mascot Brighton, Portslade – Parent-led peer-to-peer support network for families who have an autistic child/young person.

East Sussex WRAS, Whitesmith – Animal rescue service.

Little Gate Farm, Rye – Helping people with learning disabilities and autism into paid work.

Kempton House Day Centre, Peacehaven – Works at cutting out social isolation.

Ashburnham Christian Trust, Battle – A centre for Christian conferences, renewal and prayer.

The Grace Eyre Foundation, Hove – Supports people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health problems.

Mark Hews, group chief executive of Benefact Group, said, “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good Awards.

“As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

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