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Gallery displaying brightly coloured graffiti art on canvases. There are a series with messages including "mental health", "stop bullying", "save the environment", "safety". There is one large piece reading "Be yourself, love yourself, let your voice be heard, don't let people discriminate.". One piece features many overlapping words. And one piece has the cartoon character Stitch from Lilo and Stitch and a quote from the film: "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten."

Autumn update from Amazing Futures East Sussex It was a big job packing up all our games, art supplies, cooking equipment, and the other contents of our very full office, but Amazing Futures East Sussex has successfully moved venues in Eastbourne! Our office is now based in The Deerfold Centre, and we’re running groups and…

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Latest from Amazing Futures East Sussex A quick update for you from our ever-busy Amazing Futures groups for young people with SEND in East Sussex… As well as our many regular groups and sessions where we play games, make food, and catch up with each other, we also had a fantastic time taking part in…

Young people from Amazing Futures pose in a big cut out frame like a polaroid photo in a rainforest with lots of animals, that says "Me and my wild friends" along the bottom

What’s new with Amazing Futures East Sussex: monkeying around at Drusillas, wellbeing walks, Eastbourne 5 race, and more. The young people at our Amazing Futures East Sussex groups have been keeping busy as usual! Here’s what they’ve been up to lately… As Drusillas’ Charity of the Year, Amaze was able to send some of our…

A group of people smiling at the camera, of a variety of ages, mostly wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with the Amaze logo, holding rainbow umbrellas, stood next to a woman in a bright sequined dress, big curly hair, and bright dramatic make up. It looks like a sunny day, with a bright blue sky behind them.

Amaze celebrates Pride Young People’s Voice Intern, Pagane Gacheva, is here to tell us about the fantastic time Amaze had at Brighton Pride this year, and why it’s important the voices of young people with SEND are heard in the LGBTQIA+ community. This August, Amaze took part in the Brighton Pride Parade for the very…

Spotlight on Kacey – our Kickstarter Advice Line Assistant You may have seen our previous blog post about staff members Mia and Charlotte who joined Amaze in roles funded by the Kickstart government scheme for unemployed young people. This feature focuses on Kacey, who has been working as our Kickstarter SENDIASS Advice Line Assistant for…

Rachel’s round-up – Feb 22 Welcome to my February round-up of Amaze news and other information we hope you will find helpful. We continue to see a high rate of Covid infections across Sussex, with many parent carers and their children affected, including in the Amaze team. I hope you are managing to avoid it…

Ex-intern Jade reports in We always love to hear from our previous interns about what they’ve been up to since they finished their Amazing Futures paid internship! So we’re happy to be able to share an update from past Young People’s Intern Jade, who’s been a busy bee from the sounds of things: Happy New…

Rachel’s round up of Amaze news – December 2021 Welcome to our December round up of Amaze news, plus other information we hope you will find interesting or helpful. We know your time is even more precious at this time of year than ever, so here’s an overview of what’s included this month: First, as…

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Young people join fundraising efforts Volunteer peer supporter Bryony has some news for us about what Amaze’s youth voice group in East Sussex has been up to recently. Bryony has been volunteering with Amazing Futures in East Sussex for several years now, and was previously one of our Young People’s Interns. She is currently editor…

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Rachel’s autumn round up of Amaze news – September 2021 Welcome to our autumn round up of Amaze news. Though this month sees a return to school for most, we know some of our more vulnerable young people are still waiting for their second vaccination before they feel able to return, and many others remain…

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