West Sussex charity needs £5,000 worth of donations in the next 36 hours

A West Sussex charity has just 36 hours to fill a £5,000 funding gap.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:34 pm

West Sussex Mediation Service needs to fill the gap before the end of its current financial year – just 36 hours away. The charity specialises in helping to resolve neighbour disputes and conflicts within families, but offers a full range of mediation services, plus conflict coaching.

Nick Handley, service coordinator for the charity, said: “£5,000 is a significant amount of money to a small charity like ours.

“We are not as ‘sexy’ as other great causes but we do some fantastic work in the communities of West Sussex and we can change lives for the better.”

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Fundraising for a small specialist charity like the mediation service is difficult at the best of times, but even more so due to the pandemic, the charity said.

Nick added: “The pandemic has had a significant affect on charities in terms of income. We have seen demand for our skills increase as lockdowns has increased pressures on families and neighbourly relations.”

To donate £5 to the Queen’s Award winning charity text Mediate to 70085.

The charity can be contacted on 0300 200 0025 or email [email protected]