Charity Fundraising


This year Dawson Hart are pleased to announce that their Charity of the Year is the Uckfield Foodbank

The Uckfield Foodbank opened in 2013 after they began to hear that people living in Uckfield were travelling to Hailsham and Haywards Heath to use the foodbanks there. At that time they investigated the local indices of deprivation and found that 24% of households in Uckfield lived in poverty.  With the help of several churches they were able to open in September 2013 with the hope of restoring dignity and revive hope to those who used their service.

They provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They work closely with over 40 agencies to ensure that their clients situations are resolved so that they do not become dependant on the foodbank. The service is headed up by their project manager, 5 trustees and 54 volunteers and is supported buy the Trussell Trust All the food donated to the project comes from individual within the community. 

We very much look forward to raising money for Uckfield foodbank and supporting our community

Eight years ago we decided to formalise our partnership with charities by naming one charity each year that we would fundraise for.
Previous charities we have worked with are:

  • Charity for Kids 2022
  • Sussex Support Services 2020 & 2021
  • Hospice in the Weald - 2019
  • Children's Respite Trust - 2018
  • St Wilfrid’s Hospice – 2017
  • Chestnut Tree House – 2016
  • Rockinghorse – 2015
  • Uckfield Performance Ensemble (in memory of Luke Bland) - 2014