Helpline available Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 2.30pm call us 01903 896202 Online Chat available Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm

support is vital

Safe in Sussex receives limited funding from local authorities towards the cost of running our four refuges.

We receive some additional funding through the National Lottery and Children in Need but we also to have to raise a substantial amount ourselves each year.

We couldn’t do this without the amazing support and generosity we receive from corporate sponsors, local businesses, volunteers and individuals.




We are grateful for all the donations we receive – your generosity allows us to help more and more people affected by domestic abuse. 

Making a donation is simple

Online – Make a donation on the Safe in Sussex Virgin Money Giving page.

Text – Text SISDONATE 3/5/10/20 to 70085 to donate £3/£5/£10/£20

Texts cost the amount donated plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text your donation amount to SISDONATENOINFO

By cheque – Please make cheques payable to Worthing Women’s Aid Ltd or Safe in Sussex and post to Safe in Sussex, PO Box 4127, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1AF.

By bank transfer

We use Lloyds Bank.
Our Account Name is: Worthing Women’s Aid Ltd
or Safe in Sussex

Sort Code 30-99-93
Account No. 03825926

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Download and share our leaflet that explains all about our services and events that support Safe In Sussex.


Corporate Sponsorship

Partnerships with corporate sponsors and local businesses are incredibly important to us.

Domestic abuse can affect anyone and supporting Safe in Sussex is a great way to show your employees your commitment to tackling domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships.

Sponsorship packages are flexible and can be designed to align with your business goals and budget.

In return for becoming a corporate partner, we can provide staff training on domestic abuse and help you develop a domestic abuse policy for your business.

You will also benefit from the positive publicity we generate across West Sussex for our work.

To find out more, please contact the Fundraising Team on 0330 333 7416 or email

Fundraising Events

We regularly hold fundraising events and are always grateful for volunteer help to run and promote our events

Gingerbread House Decorating Competition for Businesses & Community Groups Friday, 10th December 2021

It will be the 4th year of the annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition. Get your company, school or community group to take part in our gingerbread decorating competition – as a team or individually.

It’s great Festive fun – we provide the Gingerbread House pieces a couple of weeks before the online event and you put it together and decorate it with anything edible.

There’s a trophy for the winner and great publicity to be had too!

Gingerbread House Event Saturday, 11th December 2021 (location TBC)
This year we have small and large Gingerbread House packs you can buy and make with the added bonus of being able to enter them in one of our competitions being held at our new Gingerbread House Event.

Come and enjoy a beautiful display of gingerbread houses.  There will be 3 competitions at the event:

Adult Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (16 years old +)
This competition is for any adult that buys and decorates one Safe in Sussex’s large or small gingerbread houses.

Child Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (15 years old and under)
This competition is for any child that decorates one of Safe in Sussex’s large or small gingerbread houses.

Freestyle Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (any age)
This competition is for any adult or child that makes and decorates their own gingerbread house from scratch.

The competitions will all be judged on 3 things – Imagination, Inspiration, and Appearance.

Entrance to see the displays will be by donation only.

For more information or to get involved, email Deb West at

We have corporate sponsorship options to this year.

Download the information for getting your business involved

Download the information for getting involved as a member of the public



If you don’t want to get involved but want to support us, please donate here:
Virgin Money Giving | Donation | Donation amount

Shocking Shirts & Funky Frocks – Friday, Friday 24th June 2022 (or any other day in June if you can’t do the 24th!)

Dress to impress and entertain your colleagues and make a donation to Safe in Sussex.
Our annual event is held on the last Friday of June and businesses, schools and community groups take part by wearing some pretty outlandish and funky clothes to work or meetings and make a donation to Safe in Sussex.

If organising an event for this it can be any day in June.
Email for more information or to get involved.

If you don’t want to get involved but want to support us, please donate here:

Make a donation on the Safe in Sussex Virgin Money Giving page.


Hold your own fundraising event

If you would like to help Safe in Sussex raise money by holding a fundraising event, please do get in touch by or calling us on 0330 333 7416.

We can supply you with banners, leaflets, sponsorship forms and help you promote your event. 

For details of forthcoming fundraising events, please visit the News page.

Safe in Sussex Charity Shop

Safe In Sussex - ShopOur Broadwater charity shop, located at 5 Broadwater Street West, is a great way for us to raise funds.

We welcome donations of excellent quality (clean, not stained, marked, faded, damaged or broken) household goods, bric-a-brac and clothes.

We would also love volunteers to help out at the shop. Sorting clothes and collecting donations. Please see our Vacancies page for more details.

Our shop is open 9.30am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday and between 9.30am and 3.00pm on Saturdays and you can call them on 01903 234325.

Donate from the comfort of your home

You can help us by posting us your unwanted jewellery and foreign banknotes – it won’t cost you a penny and you can do it from the comfort of your armchair.

You can donate all your broken and unwanted jewellery to raise money for Safe in Sussex.

If you have any gold, silver, odd earrings, broken chains, costume jewellery and watches, you can recycle them at no cost to you whilst raising money for Safe in Sussex. 

  • Any jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones).
  • Unwanted banknotes – old and new, UK and foreign banknotes, including all the pre-Euro notes that are now worthless to you.
  • Please do not send coins as the postage costs will far outweigh your donation. 

Simply wrap, pack, print label and send! 

Use your own envelope or jiffy bag, no bigger than A5 in size, and post free of charge by printing out the freepost label Click to download and attaching to your envelope. 

Safe in Sussex Recycling Bins

You can help us and the environment by recycling your unwanted goods through Safe in Sussex collection bins.

We have three collection bins

  • Safe in Sussex Charity Shop, Broadwater
  • Co-Op, South Street, Worthing
  • Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, Goring

We collect jewellery, watches, currency (any sort, old or current), small gadgets including mobile phones, cameras, video cameras, electronic gaming devices, I Pods / MP3 players, laptops, sat navs, tablet devices and Stamps (any sort, old or current).

All items can be working, damaged or broken.

Give as you live

Raise funds for Safe in Sussex when you shop online at over 4,300 stores, including huge names Amazon, Argos, Matalan, Millets and thousands more.

Sign up for free at Give as you Live – Safe in Sussex and shop as normal and your purchases will automatically generate funds for us.

Remember Safe in Sussex in your Will

Legacies and bequests make an invaluable contribution to our work and allow us to help more and more people each year affected by domestic abuse.

A donation in your Will could help save someone else’s life and allow them and their children to look forward to a brighter, safer life.

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Safe In Sussex receives 14% of its funding from the government. The rest is through grants, fundraising events, donations, legacies and corporate sponsorship.

Demand for our services grows every year and finding the money to fund our vital services gets tougher all the time.

We are fortunate to receive some grant funding from Children in Need, the National Lottery and local authority organisations, but we are constantly looking for new ways to attract funding.

If you would like to help us in any way please call us on 0330 333 7416 or email

If you would like to help our fundraising activities, please click here to find out how you can get involved.

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A2 Yeoman Gate, Yeoman Way, Worthing, BN13 3QZ

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