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Home-Start CHAMS given grant from Sussex Freemasons

Families with young children in Mid Sussex who need support to deal with the challenges they face will be able to continue to call on the help available from Home-StartCHAMS thanks to financial support in the form of a grant from Sussex Freemasons.

The organisation – which has lodges that meet in Hurstpierpoint, Haywards Heath and Uckfield – works to support those in need in the community, including food banks, scout groups, dementia care, and hospice support.

The £15,000 grant, which will be spread over three years, will help the charity to continue to support parents across the area as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

During the last year the charity, through its team of 55 volunteers, has supported 146 families and transformed the lives of 260 children in the Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex areas, working hard to give young local children in need the best possible start in life.


Alyson Smith, the business and fundraising manager from Home-StartCHAMS and Christopher Moore, head of Sussex Freemasons SUS-210306-110812001

Alyson Smith, business and fundraising manager at Home-StartCHAMS, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this support from Sussex Freemasons. It will make a tremendous difference to us.

“Fundraising has been challenging over the last year and to know that we’ve got this funding support behind us for the next three years is so welcome”

Home-StartCHAMS is a registered charity with the aim of helping families to give their children the best start in life.

Christopher Moore, head of Sussex Freemasons, said: “I am delighted that Sussex Freemasons, through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, are able to provide financial help to Home-StartCHAMS.

“Help that will directly support local Sussex families with young children.”

To find out more about Sussex Freemasons, visit their website at, and to find out more about Home-Start CHAMS, visit their website at

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