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Meaningful mingles support charity summer skipping challenge

The #skip4snowdrop campaign was launched by TV’s Judge Rinder for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust to raise the profile and vital funds this summer which will contribute to the work of the Snowdrop nurses and counsellor who are supporting local children who have a life threatening or terminal illness.


Members of a networking group, The Collective South Coast, have embraced this fun challenge that encourages people to skip, donate and nominate in a series of online skipping videos which can be viewed on social media.


Founders of The Collective South Coast, Helen Hoile and Abby Smith, have built a thriving and supportive platform for small businesses and entrepreneurs to share and champion each other.


Abby explains: “Throughout this ‘Coronacoaster’, members have continued to meet up virtually via our coffee catch Ups and monthly summits. They have shared their experiences, the highs and the lows.


“It has been a worrying time for some but we have had stories celebrating expansion and agility as businesses navigate new ways of working. The ethos of the group is to encapsulate the importance of mind, body and soul and to champion members in their pursuits.


“This summer has brought the challenge of charity fundraising without gatherings and events. We have been totally blown away by the positivity, determination and innovation demonstrated by The Sussex Snowdrop Trust. It has inspired us all to fundraise individually for the charity and then to get involved with the wonderful skip4snowdrop campaign.”


Helen continued: “One of our members, JBS Design offered to produce the graphics for the campaign. This period of uncertainty and change has emphasised the importance of connections whether in virtual meetings or via social media platforms.


“At The Collective, our members continue to inspire each other and forge community connections that feed our wellbeing and business journey. We hope that many people join in and make a difference this summer with #skip4snowdrop.”


The Sussex Snowdrop Trust is supporting approximately 70 families in the Post area and beyond.


The Snowdrop families are amongst the most vulnerable in the county. These families have been ‘shielded’ for long periods of time and the families are experiencing high degrees of anxiety which the counsellor has been supporting them through.


The nurses continue to provide vital support and advice on the child’s care in full PPE or remotely online. Many children have been missing their nurse support workers so in ‘lockdown’ they created puppet shows and storytelling sessions online to entertain.


To take part in #skip4snowdrop challenge please visit:thesussexsnowdroptrust.comand to skip, donate and nominate,


Videos of skipping can put on social media or emailed to:

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