We regularly update this page with news, upcoming fundraising events and celebrations.

Some of may know that our wonderful Julie Mercer has unfortunately diagnose with terminal cancer. It is tragic news and has hit those around her very hard. Her daughter Emma has decided to take on the massive Yorkshire 3 peak’s challenge this June to raise money and awareness for the Association of Carers.

‘I lead a charity based in Hastings, covering the whole of East Sussex. Our aim is to support unpaid family carers, who care for a loved one at home. 

Recently I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer and am now at end of life. Literally overnight my husband became my carer, taking leave from work to do so. 

This focused the importance of our charity’s work in supporting family carers by providing free, volunteer led services, such as a regular break from caring. 

My daughter, Emma is taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on the 17th June, to raise funds for our charity. 

Please support her!

Many thanks’ – Julie

 

If you would like to support Emma with her challenge please click on the link Donate Now!

Alternatively email us on admin@associationofcarers.org.uk or call us on 01424 722309

Good luck Emma

We are so happy to announce that our Peacehaven and Hellingly Carer’s Cafe are now fully up and running. If you wish to attend, please call and book your place.

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Association of Carers on the BBC!

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Volunteers Week round up!

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Eastbourne Local Lottery

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Volunteer Lunch Celebrations, June 2018

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Uckfield FM Interview

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Health & Social Care Matters, Seaford, 1st May

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Driftwood Open Garden, 16th June 2018

Driftwood Garden in Seaford will, once again, be welcoming guests to the garden in aid of Association of Carers. This event will be taking place on Saturday the 16th of June, between 1pm and 5pm. Coast magazine described the garden as, “A coastal garden full of innovative

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