Lucy Kerby
4 hours ago

WYLANDS is proud to have supported an East Sussex charity which helps the homeless.

Very often in business, everyone is so busy and keen to succeed that helping others can often be left  behind.

Not so at Wylands, which has raised £1318.60 for Warming up the Homeless – a charity formed in 2015 which supports homeless people across East Sussex, from Hastings to Eastbourne.

More and more people have become homeless as the cost of living crisis has hit home, and Wylands staff felt passionate to do their little bit.

And so often, it’s the little bits which can make a big difference.

Donna Bull from The Family Parks Group said: “Wylands staff have had a great time helping what is an amazing charity carrying out amazing work.

“We all know that homelessness is a big problem throughout the country, including in East Sussex, and we are thrilled that we have been able to play our small part to help the charity.”

The money was raised through a number of events. These included fees paid by stall holders at the Wylands Christmas Market, donations at the half-term kids Woodland Trail and charity pots in the farm shop and cafe.

There was also a monthly book swap at Wylands cafe on the last Monday of each month where people could pop in, exchange books and make a donation.

Donna said: “Here at Wylands, we are proud to be part of the local community, and we want to continue this in the coming years.

“It is important to support local charities which can make a real difference in our communities.”

Warming Up The Homeless has thanked The Family Parks Group for the donation.

Supporting the community and local charities is key to the Wylands community.