Charity Events in Sussex this Autumn

The period of giving is upon us once more, and there are several charity events taking place throughout Sussex towards the end of 2019 and into the early parts of 2020. From fundraisers to sporting events, charity events are the ideal way to create magical memories while gaining the emotional satisfaction of giving something back.

Here are five of the top charity events taking place across the county over the coming months.Kangaroos Silver BallPhoto: Kangaroos Silver Ball, photo credit: ©

Kangaroos Silver Ball event is one of the longest-standing black-tie charity events in the county, with this year's event marking the 25th anniversary. A champagne reception, three-course meal, dancing, entertainment, and raffle will all be on offer at the Buxted Park Hotel on Saturday 23rd November. With funds going towards the Fun Disability Club once more, it's not only a highlight of a year from an entertainment perspective. It's additionally a night that's sure to make a difference.

The Christmas Quiz - Heads On Charity

Heads On Charity Photo: Heads On Charity, photo credit: ©

The Christmas Quiz hosted in support of the Heads On charity has already been a success and is sure to be bigger and better in 2019. It's a great way to celebrate the festive season while everyone enjoys the fun and competitive nature of a quiz. This year's events are held at Hastings United Sports & Social Club and St Mary's Church Hall (Goring) on Friday 29th November with doors opening at both events for 7 pm. It's the taking part that counts, but winning would be pretty special.
Santa Dash Brighton

Santa Dash Phoho: Santa Dash, photo credit: ©

If you love running (or need an excuse to feel less guilty about all the food you'll be consuming over the festive period), the 5km Santa Dash race is the ultimate charity event for you. The event is in aid of Rockinghorse, helping sick children throughout the county, and the magic of dressing up as Santa before racing through Brighton on 14th December is sure to be a highlight of the festive build-up. With a free 400m kids race and plenty of stools and entertainment, it's not an event to miss.
East Sussex Carol Evening

Hailsham Market will play host to this year's East Sussex Carol Evening, which is held on Friday 6th December in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Funds raised are due to support farming families throughout the region while the event itself is sure to bring the community together and spread the festive cheer across East Sussex and beyond. The wholesome event is perfect for all the family with children, seniors, and parents all uniting in the spirit of Christmas.
The Winter Concert

The Winter Concert Photo: The Winter Concert, photo credit: ©
On 29th November, children's charity Chestnut Tree House is holding a special children's winter concert at Brighton's Unitarian Church. Children from local schools will put on a show of classical singing, piano, cello, violin and flute recitals while also playing some festive tunes from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, with monies raised going towards the children's hospice. For parents, friends of the musicians, and local supporters of the Chestnut Tree House hospice, it is a must-attend event.