10 FOR 10 Challenge – Amaze
As part of the 10 for 10 challenge across 2023, Priavo Security is raising money for charities and good causes. Our chosen charity for October is Amaze.
Who are Amaze?
Amaze is a charity that gives information, advice, and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also support young people with SEND up to 25, and provide a range of support services direct to children and young people in Sussex.
Amaze was launched in October 1997 bringing together two existing local projects – the Network of Parents, which was started by a parent in 1992 and focused on social care and health matters, and the Parent Link Project, which started in 1994 and set about building parent partnerships with schools and the Local Education Authority. By merging these organisations, both originally projects of the Brighton & Hove Council for Voluntary Service, Amaze became a ‘one stop shop’ for Brighton and Hove families, spanning all issues concerned with children’s educational, social and emotional development.
The charity’s foundations were formed from parent carers coming together to identify that they needed more information, advice and support in caring for their child with disabilities and then working together to develop and deliver this. Amaze’s parent-led, innovative approach has been recognised locally and nationally as an example of good practice and excellence.
How are we helping?
Amaze is an independent charity whose work with parent carers and young people is funded from a variety of sources, including fundraising events such as their annual BIG CHEER comedy night.
Our team was privileged enough to attend and support the 11TH BIG CHEER for Amaze – a comedy fundraiser featuring a host of the brightest names in the world of stand-up, including Angela Barnes, Marcus Brigstocke, Ahir Shah (winner of the Best Comedy Show at the 2023 Edinburgh Comedy Awards) and Brighton comedian Joe Foster (winner of Foster’s South Coast Comedian of the Year 2015).
All proceeds on the night went directly to the charity and the funds raised are spent supporting families with disabled children and young people in Sussex.
Find out more at: www.amazesussex.org.uk
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