Te Children's Respite Trust hosts their first Summer Soiree

Summer Soirée Success We are thrilled to share the success of our first ever Summer Soirée, held on Saturday at the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne. It really was the ‘Greatest Day’?? The night began with a refreshing Pimm’s drinks reception, followed by a delightful 2-course meal and a variety of fundraising activities throughout the evening….

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Simply Patisserie Charity Afternoon Tea in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Afternoon Tea Empty plates were the order of the day after Simply Patisserie’s spectacular fundraising afternoon tea. Guests were treated to a sumptuous “high tea” of sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and delicate cakes accompanied by gallons of tea, all beautifully presented and tasting even better. Dozens of prizes were generously donated to…

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Westley and Baz took on London Landmarks Half Marathon

Amidst the iconic landmarks of London, Westley Waller and Baz Firth, two dedicated supporters of the Children’s Respite Trust, laced up their running shoes and embarked on a monumental journey – the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Full of determination and a commitment to making a difference, they set out to conquer the 13.1-mile course, all…

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Team 3 takes the victory at CRT Quiz Night 2024

Exciting Success at Children’s Respite Trust Quiz Night! We are thrilled to announce the incredible success of our recent Quiz Night, held last Friday. Thanks to the overwhelming support from the community, the event raised an astounding £2,253 making a significant difference  to the Trust’s efforts in supporting disabled children and their families. The evening…

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Colour Show in Hailsham raised £1000 for CRt

The Children’s Respite Trust receives support from the Hailsham Photographic society as part of their 2024 Colour Show. The Hailsham Photographic Society recently hosted a breath-taking Colour Show, showcasing the creative talents of its members through an array of audio-visual presentations and a captivating exhibition of photographs. The event, held at the Hailsham Civic Community…

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Craig Campbell headlines incredible comedy night

Wow, what an amazing night of laughs at Langney Sports Club on Friday night. Thank you to everyone involved in our most successful Comedy Night yet. You helped us raise a fantastic £5,155. Paul Pirie‘s high octane opening was followed by Anthony Ayton’s satirical observations and the evening was closed by the ever-brilliant Craig Campbell…

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CRT hosts another busy half term of Respite

Over the February half-term, the Children’s Respite trust hosted a week of fun fuelled days for our young people. These days included trips out, activities at the centre and celebrations. We were lucky enough to have Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day in the same week so there was lots of excitement amongst our stars. We…

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The Children's Respite Trust and Teddy Bear Run host another successful Winter Wonderland

The Children’s Respite Trust and the Teddy Bear Run hosted another incredible Winter Wonderland to bring magic to the lives of families with disabled children. The event opened its doors to 24 families with its purpose to create lasting memories for those who face unique challenges. Against the backdrop of festive decorations and Christmas spirit,…

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Two of our All Stars went to collect donations from the works

We’d like to thank the team at The Works and the Uckfield community for their extraordinary generosity during the Christmas season and leading up to it. The support demonstrated through the astounding number of donations, has made an overwhelming difference to our organisation and the families we serve. The final collection of fantastic donations was…

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CRT run another year of successful Christmas sessions

As the Christmas celebrations come to a close, we want to share the fun had over the holidays to brighten the start of your January. Our All Stars and Superstars had a fantastic two weeks taking part in Christmas activities and getting out in the community while their parents had a much needed break. At…

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Thank you to all the generous organistaion and individuals givig back with Christmas Donations

As we embrace the most wonderful time of the year, our dedicated team has been working tirelessly to ensure that every child in our care experiences the joy of Christmas. Achieving this feat is no small task, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the incredible individuals and organisations that have supported us. This festive…

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Community Champion CJ Thorne donate to the Children's Respite Trust

In a touching demonstration of corporate compassion, C J Thorne have donated a transformative £2500 to the Children’s Respite Trust. This generous contribution allows us to continue our mission of providing essential respite care for children with disabilities and their families. C J Thorne & Co, founded in 1939, is a third generation family firm…

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Athena Sussex smashed 100 mile walk challenge in October for teh Children's Respite Trust

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Julie Eltham and the incredible ladies of Athena Sussex South East for their outstanding commitment and generosity in supporting the Children’s Respite Trust. Their recent fundraising initiative saw them walking over 100 miles throughout the month of October, all to benefit the Trust and the families we serve. This…

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Len Smith, Children's Respite Trust Volunteer

We were recently very saddened to hear of the passing of Len Smith, a passionate volunteer and supporter of the Trust. To many in Eastbourne Len is known for his achievements for Eastbourne Borough Football Club and Langney Sports Club. At the Trust, however, we know him for his dedicated support, firstly through the Acorns…

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John Whippy Foundation

The Masquerade Ball wasn’t just an evening of fundraising games. The Trust was delighted to learn of a number of supporters who chose the occasion to give significant personal donations or contributions on behalf of their company. This included the John Whippy Foundation, who came on stage to present a cheque for £4,000, which will…

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Little Stars have sparkled this term at the Children's Respite Trust

The Little Stars Nursery, has just completed its first term of the academic year, making a profound difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families. From day one, our dedicated staff has created an atmosphere of love, support, and boundless enthusiasm. Children with a range of disabilities, from developmental delays to physical…

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Two Terrific jumpers took on the flight of their lives for the Children's Respite Trust

The Children’s Respite Trust recently witnessed a daring and exhilarating fundraising event as two fearless individuals took to the skies at Headcorn Airfield for a skydiving adventure. Their efforts were aimed at raising essential funds to support disabled children and their families, and the results were remarkable. The fundraising team at CRT are always committed…

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3 Challengers took on the terrifying Tough Mudder for the Children's Respite Trust

In a display of grit, determination, and unwavering support, a trio of dedicated individuals from Cranwell Wealth Solutions recently conquered the challenging Tough Mudder obstacle course to raise funds for the Children’s Respite Trust. Taking place on a demanding course filled with mud, obstacles, and physical challenges, the Tough Mudder event presented the ultimate test…

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