Drusillas Park

Drusillas' Supports Amaze as Charity of the Year 2023

Fundraising for Amaze
raised of £1,000 target
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Drusillas Supports Amaze as their Charity of the Year 2023

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1078094
We provide advice, information and support to families with disabled children


In 2023, Drusillas are delighted to be supporting Amaze as our official Charity of the Year!

Amaze is a Sussex based charity that provides information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Amaze was set up in 1997 by a group of parent carers to support other parent carers through the challenges of bringing up a disabled child. 25 years later and they are proud to continue to be user-led throughout. Amaze's Trustees are either parent/sibling carers or young people with SEND, at least 50% of staff and volunteers are parent carers and they have well established internship and volunteering programmes for young people with SEND.

They provide a range of services aimed at improving the emotional, physical, social and financial wellbeing of parent carers and young people with SEND aged 14-25:

Information and advice via their advice line and website

Workshops and courses on education, health and social care issues

Peer support groups for young people

Education, employment and training support for young people

Befriending support groups for parent carers

Help with claiming disability benefits

NDP Family Training and Navigation Service for families of children with neurodevelopmental conditions (eg. autism and ADHD).

Children and young people with SEND are more likely to live in poverty, have mental health problems, live in single parent households and not be in education, employment or training as they move into adulthood.

Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis has exacerbated many existing issues for disabled young people and parent carers including increased anxiety, reduced education, education and training options, more families falling into poverty as their household income is squeezed and reduction or stopping of vital services and long waiting times for assessment and treatment, particularly for mental health services. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

About the charity


Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1078094
Amaze helps families with disabled children and young people tackle issues such as poverty, school exclusion, social isolation, physical and mental ill-health and poor housing by providing high quality and impartial information, advice and support. www.amazesussex.org.uk.

Donation summary

Total raised
Online donations
Offline donations

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.