Sunrise of Eastbourne strives to make a difference to people’s lives, each and every day, whether it’s delivering high-quality care to residents, or supporting local causes and national charities.
The community, on Upper King’s Drive, has long been a supporter of national charity Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA), which provides help to those living with PSP and CBD, whilst funding research into treatments and ultimately, a cure.
As part of Sunrise of Eastbourne’s work with the charity, the community hosts monthly support groups where residents and attendees from the local community can speak with and get advice from PSPA representatives.
As part of their festive celebrations, the community extended its support for the charity and hosted a Christmas Fair, in aid of the PSPA. The fair was held on Saturday 1st December, and was attended by residents, friends and family of the Sunrise of Eastbourne community.
The fair had lots of Christmas stalls, including guess the weight of the cake and how many sweets in the gingerbread house; tombola; handcrafted cards and gifts; crocheted goods; JJ Fashions; Stella & Dot Jewellery; Christmas Wreaths; the Very Nice Handbag Company; Amber Jewellery and more. The fair raised £300 and all the funds will be donated to PSPA so they can continue to do great work.
At the heart of Sunrise of Eastbourne’s ethos is the desire to enhance people’s quality of life and ensure happiness and fulfilment for all, and this commitment extends from the community’s high-quality care for residents, right through to its ongoing support for vital national and local causes.
Sandy Hamblyn, Director of Community Relations, Sunrise of Eastbourne, said:
“PSPA do such important, life-saving work so we were so pleased to get the opportunity to raise some money for them and help them reach their ultimate goal of finding a cure. The Christmas Fair was great fun and I am so pleased the residents and their guests had such a nice time. Christmas is such a lovely time of year and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the residents get into the festive spirit, while raising money for such a worthy cause.”