Here at My Choice Children’s Homes, we are committed to charity work, sponsorship and fundraising events. Our passion is supporting children and settings in our local area of Sussex and Surrey.
Part of our mission is to engage and encourage our children to get involved in our charity work and to learn about giving to others in the local community. This provides our children with a real sense of empathy and understanding. We are committed to promoting a Growth Mindset for our children, being part of our charity work helps them care for others and in term this promotes their own wellbeing and development.
We couldn’t be prouder of how so many people have come together to give to our chosen charities. Our children inspire us every day, and in doing this they become part of something so incredible and meaningful.
Here’s some of our charity and sponsorship work:
- Bentswood Hub offers community support through a community larder and a range of community activity. Empowering the community to embrace it’s youth and build better future… more information can be found on their Facebook Page.
- Since 2020, we have supported Chestnut Tree House hospice and have to date donated 620 gifts and £1172.33 to this worthy cause.
Brunch With Santa 2023
In December we hosted our very own Brunch with Santa for all My Choice Children and Staff! The children were served their brunch by staff. There was the opportunity to decorate gingerbread men and mix with friends. A great time was had by all.
Christmas Party with Bentswood Hub CIC 2023
This year we teamed up with Bentswood Hub C.I.C to host their Christmas Party so that children in the local area, along with children from My Choice could enjoy the fun. Each child got to meet Santa in the grotto with Mrs Claus and was gifted a present carefully matched, there was food provided, face paints and a disco.
We also opened our grotto to local Pre Schools and Day Care Nurseries and invited them to bring the children along for some arts and crafts and the opportunity for a story with Mrs Claus in the Grotto and to WAKE UP SANTA! Each child received a gift. Donations were collected in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity.
Children in Need 2023
We hosted a fabulous cake sale in aid of Children in Need. All our delicious bakes were made by staff and children from My Choice Homes and the sale was attended by our local residents and businesses nearby and the local fire station crew popped down to sample some goodies too!
Summer Fayre June 2023
In June we opened up our business estate and hosted our first Summer Fayre. We had a fantastic array of different stalls and activities for all to enjoy including Bouncy Castle, Hook a Duck, a variety of food and beverages, football and penalty shoot out! Massive thank you to all who attended and helped us to raise £1375.08 for the Fire Fighters Charity.
Save The Children December 2022
Staff dusted off their tinsel and donned their most festive Christmas jumpers, all in aid of Save the Children UK Christmas Jumper Day. Our Head Office staff, Homes staff and children loved wearing their Christmassy outfits and we raised a fantastic £100.50 for Save the Children. The money we raised will help their campaign in Kenya, supporting mothers and young babies by providing essential food and medicines.
Christingle Event December 2022
Here at Head Office we collected donations to help support homeless people in our local region over winter. Thanks to a brilliant effort from our staff and children we have managed to support three charities.
BHT Sussex received 18 rucksacks complete with essential items and £167 cash.
Worthing Soup Kitchen received 18 rucksacks complete with essential items and £169 cash.
Crawley Open House received 19 rucksacks and £169 cash.
Chestnut Tree Christmas 2021 Appeal photos at the early stages
Photos of the Chestnut Tree House Christmas 2021 Event
Photos of the local football clubs we support
We are proud sponsors of three local football clubs – Barns Green Youth Football Club, Burgess Hill Youth football club and Littlehampton Youth Football Club