Author: Embrace East Sussex

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)

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.