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Halloween Ball

Come join us on the 27th October for a Halloween Ball.

A great evening has been planned at the Cavendish Hotel with a 3 course Halloween inspired dinner, silly games, a charity auction and a raffle with some fabulous prizes. There will also be a disco and lots of fun games

We will be awarding a prize for the best Halloween themed outfit.

Tickets are £45 per person.

To buy your tickets for this amazing fundraising event click on the link below. We look forward to you joining us on the night.


Help – it’s magic

Don’t throw away those used printer ink cartridges and mobile phones – bring them to
Embrace and we can turn them into money!

Did you know that more than 60 million used ink cartridges are replaced in UK every
year, and 50 million of these are just thrown away in waste?

Yet even a single used ink cartridge is worth £1 to us – just drop yours into our
recycling box at the Embrace Centre and the unwanted items can be converted into
much needed funds to further our work with autistic and disabled children.

If you can’t get into the centre, just contact us and we can send you an envelope to
send them free of charge to the recycle centre, and we will still receive our donation.

Our box can’t accept laser toner cartridges, but you can still dispose of these through and if you quote our Charity ID (C76553) they will
donate the rebated amount to Embrace.

So, your used ink cartridges can help us improve the lives of needy children and
families throughout East Sussex.

But don’t stop there!
Unwanted mobiles are even more valuable. If you are an average household, you are
likely to have a few old mobiles around. Money Supermarket estimates that the
average UK person has at least two old mobiles and their total recycle value is a
staggering £1.4 billion!

So, drop your old mobiles into our box, and we can raise up to £70 for every one (the
average value is £25)

Birthday Party Hire

Our wonderful Embrace Centre is a great place to hire for birthday parties. Our Centre is available to hire on Sundays and we have two great Birthday party options available.

Option 1: Main room hire only – access to the main room and kitchen.

Option 2: Sensory Party – access to main room, art room, sensory room and kitchen. Two messy play stations set up by Embrace and party bags provided by Embrace.


Option 1: £30 refundable deposit on confirmation of booking. £40 hire costs to be paid by the day of the party. The deposit will be refunded at the end of the hire period as long as the centre is clear and clean, including the kitchen area. Any damages will be taken out of the deposit.

Option 2: £40 refundable deposit on confirmation of booking. £8 per child hire costs to be paid by the day of the party (minimum of ten children or £80 total). The deposit will be refunded at the end of the hire period as long as the centre is clear and clean,including the kitchen area. Any damages will be taken out of the deposit.

Fore further information or to book a slot, email

Become our fundraiser of the month

It’s the summer holidays – we bet you could do with a lovely bottle of wine!

Great news! If you become our fundraiser of the month we will buy you one!

The person who signs the most people up for our Eastbourne Lottery in support of Embrace this
month will win a bottle of wine.

All you need to do is encourage people to sign up using the link below and select us as their charity. When
you have them all signed up let us know and we will keep a log of who is our fundraiser of the month
on our special chart at the Centre. All you then have to do is email Anna on

You could win a bottle of wine and will of course be helping your favourite charity!
(Winning Fundraiser will have a choice of red or white wine or a box of chocolates)

Privacy Policy Update


Embrace East Sussex – Revised Privacy Policy from 25th May 2018


What and why we are sending this to you

At Embrace, we take the safeguarding of your information very seriously. We have always adhered to the requirements of UK data protection legislation, and some of those requirements have changed as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that became law on 25 May 2018.

Embrace East Sussex is the data controller under GDPR and we are responsible for all of the personal data that we hold.

If you would like more details about the new regulations (GDPR) you can contact the office of the UK Information Commissioner (ICO) at:

To explain how we deal with the information we hold about you and your family we give you below the details of our privacy policy.

This policy explains when and why we collect your information, how we use it, and how we keep it secure. Please read it through so you know what choices and rights you have about the information we ask you for or collect about you. If any significant changes are made in future, we will let you know straight away.

‘We’, ‘us’, ‘our’ etc.  refers to Embrace East Sussex and our employees, each of whom has been carefully vetted, trained and who complies with all the requirements of the GDPR.


The two types of information we collect

Personal (non-sensitive data)

These are your basic contact details such as name, address, telephone number(s), and email address(es).

Sensitive data

This section may include selected details of your banking arrangements, where you have opted to make payments to us by standing order or other banking processes.

However, due to the nature of our relationships with many of our members we often also hold data of a highly sensitive nature. This data can be very detailed, highly personal, and of course relate to several members of your family, and their physical and medical status.


Sharing of your information

We will only use your information where legally permitted to do so, and only share it with people or organisations that are legitimately involved in your situation, such as educational, medical and legal entities, and in every case, only with your permission.

Elements of your information may also be shared with our internal colleagues, but only where necessary to enhance the quality of our caring service.

Additionally, we would provide relevant elements of your data if required to do so to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. In the unlikely event of this happening we would of course advise you immediately.


Data Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. Where data has to be shared with our internal colleagues, as mentioned earlier, we will always ensure that it is treated with absolute integrity.

Where we are obliged to share your information with external bodies such as educational, medical and legal entities, whilst we will always expect similar levels of integrity, we cannot be held responsible for their data security, and for your peace of mind you may wish to view their privacy policies.

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you immediately if we become aware of any such occurrence. In addition, we will notify the regulator (The Information Commissioner mentioned earlier) where we are required to do so.


Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which we originally obtained it, including for the purpose of satisfying any legal requirements. If you decide to cease your relationship with us at any time, you can request that we erase your data from our records, and we will do so immediately and confirm to you that this has been done.


Links on our website that take you to another site

Occasionally our site may provide access to other web sites by linking to them. We are not responsible for the data policies (including data protection and use of cookies), content or security of these linked websites. So, it’s a good idea to make sure you refer to their privacy policies to ensure you know how they use your data.

However, any such links are likely to be related to buying tickets, or enrolling for external events, so the data you will be providing is most likely to be of the non-sensitive type.


Your legal rights

Under UK Data Protection Laws (including GDPR) you have rights in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:

  • Request access, correction to, or erasure of your personal data
  • Object to the use of your personal data
  • Request restrictions to our use of your personal data

You can find more information about your rights at:


How we will use your data

Apart from the provision of our various services that you have requested, we would, from time to time, like to use your contact data to notify you of upcoming events relating to our caring services and fundraising activities. If you do not agree to this, please let us know and we will ensure that such communications are not sent to you.


How can you contact us?

If you have any questions regarding our use of your personal information, please call us on 01323 404 775

Or write to:

The Data Privacy Team, Embrace East Sussex

Suites 1 & 2, The Undercroft, 20 Wharf Road,

Eastbourne, BN21 3AW

Or email us at:

If you have any concerns regarding our response to your questions, or believe our processing of your information doesn’t comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at





Eastbourne Local Lottery

Join the Brand New Eastbourne Local Lottery and support Embrace too.

Just set up by Eastbourne Borough Council this is a no-profit lottery.

60% of all the money you invest goes to support local good causes.

You could win up to £25,000, tickets are just £1 and for every ticket you buy Embrace gets 50p, and a further 10p goes to support other local good causes.

The Jackpot Prize is £25,000 every Saturday. There are lots of smaller prizes too – every ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning.

Click on the link to have a go and support Embrace!


Services at Embrace


We have a full timetable of sessions, including some brand new ones! Check it out: 


We also offer the following services:


  • Embrace Legal

A legal service provided to parents by our Legal Professional, Rebecca Whippy, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. This is a chargeable service and Rebecca will help with reports, attend tribunals and lasting powers of attorney, along with a range of other areas.

Rebecca can be contacted on


  • Advocacy Service

Our team of volunteer advocates are fully trained and highly skilled in order to support parents to ensure their children with special educational needs and disabilities are provided with the correct support and education. This can include help with the EHCP process.

Call 01323 404775 to connect with an advocate.


  • Learning Sessions

Our qualified and experienced teacher, Leanna Forse, runs a range of groups throughout the week; see the timetable for our basic list of sessions.

These are open to all children unless stated otherwise.


  • Sensory Snipz

Annette Ackland is our hairdresser and she’s great with children with SEND. Contact the centre for more information and to book. Haircuts are £8 each.

Please call 01323 404775.


  • Birthday Party Hire

We offer two party packages for Sundays: 11-2 or 2:30-5:30.


  • Sensory Room Hire

You can hire our sensory room for £10 an hour. This offers exclusive use and is a fantastic space to be calm and relaxed.


  • Centre Hire

The whole centre is available for hire. Price varies depending on which rooms you wish to use.

A number of local business groups have hired to hold meetings; some independent therapists and schools also hire rooms from us.


  • Champagne Glass Hire

If you need glasses for an event, you can hire up to 50 champagne flutes from Embrace. All we ask is for a donation to the charity.

Literacy Classes

Literacy Classes at the Embrace Centre

Our qualified teacher, Leanna, has just started running Literacy classes for a group of 8 to 10 year olds on Tuesday afternoons.

There will be a group for 5 to 7 year olds starting in the new term and will be on Wednesdays, 1-2pm.

These groups are specifically for children with SEND who are home educated or educated other than at school.

Spaces are very limited as the groups will only ever be for a maximum of six children at any one time and parents are expected to stay.

Email for further information or to book.