This year RMFGC (Raising Money for Good Causes) is pleased to confirm its continued support of the following Charities/Organisations:


The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 as a voice for the ex-servicemen community as a merger of three organisations: the Comrades of the Great War, the National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers and the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers, and incorporated the fundraising department of the Officers’ Association.

The Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependents.

ABF – The Soldiers Charity

Why does ABF The Soldiers’ Charity exist?

We give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. We make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.

We take pride in being responsive, making a difference at a critical point in people’s lives. We have been doing this since 1944, working with veterans of every conflict, and we envisage continuing doing so for the ‘long haul’ – supporting all future generations of our soldiers and their dependants.


Sussex Search & Rescue (SusSAR) is one of many Lowland Search & Rescue units which exist across the country. We are affiliated to Lowland Rescue who co-ordinate the county-based groups and set the training standards we have to adhere to.

As a 100% volunteer organisation our members give their time free of charge and expect nothing in return but satisfaction from a job well done. We exist to serve the community of Sussex through the goodwill of our members and charitable donations.

We can be called out by Sussex Police and neighbouring units at any time day or night. Our team are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year whatever the weather.

We dedicate our time to help the people of Sussex that need us the most when their loved ones go missing.

We are professionally trained and qualified to high standards, and are a vital volunteer resource to Sussex Police.


SERV Sussex is a UK registered charity (Charity number 284455) that provides night time transportation of blood, blood products and other urgent medical items for NHS Hospitals across Sussex. The service is provided free of charge to the NHS between the hours of 7pm and 6am, 365 days of the year via a committed team of volunteer riders and drivers often using their own vehicles.

It may come as a surprise that the NHS has no formal and FREE way of moving urgent blood, samples and patient notes overnight. By providing a free transport service, SERV enables hospitals to focus their resources on patient care and eliminate costly transport bills.


Charity for Kids was established in 2011 to provide help for disabled, sick and terminally ill children – and their families – across Hastings & Rother.  We help children and their families with specialised equipment that is either not available via the health services or comes with a very high costs, which is not always possible.


Calm Farm was founded in 2007 and is a Community Interest Company, (not for profit).

We are based in Sidley and provide a wide range of services across in Sidley, Bexhill, Hastings, St Leonards, Eastbourne and occasionally other locations across East Sussex.

Our aims are to promote social inclusion, develop skills for learning, life and employment, to improving well-being through a broad range of sensory, therapeutic, healthy and educational services for children, young people, parents and carers, including services for additional learning needs and PMLD.


Respond Academy will create a safe space where young people can come together across age, racial and social spectrum in pursuit of an aim in creative arts, music or the media.
This will be supported by experts, teachers and peer trainers.  We will deliver to young people who care about their futures and who want employment in jobs they want to do, in and around the Hastings and St Leonard’s area


Our organisation carries the name of Demelza Phillips, daughter of Derek and Jennifer Phillips, who died tragically from a brain tumour at the age of 24.

Demelza had worked at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham and was inspired by their work. This inspiration was passed on to her parents who had the vision to establish a children’s hospice in the South-East of England.

Working with a small group of founding supporters, in 1994 Derek and Jennifer set up a charity that campaigned tirelessly across the areas where we are now so well established. This attracted tens, then hundreds, and then thousands of supporters.


Haemochromatosis UK is a patient organisation that was founded in 1991 by people affected by genetic haemochromatosis and is still run by patients. More formally, we are The Haemochromatosis Society, and Haemochromatosis UK is our working, public facing name. We are here to support people affected by genetic haemochromatosis (GH).

GH is not as rare as is often implied, and we know there are many people in the UK who are affected directly or indirectly, who need information and support, most especially at the time of diagnosis. There is a lot of information and misinformation available, and sorting it all out at a time of personal stress is often quite difficult. We are here to help.

Diagnosis of GH, unfortunately, is often made later than ideal, perhaps at a stage where iron overload has started to cause severe symptoms or serious damage to the organs of the body.  Relatively simple blood tests, genetic tests, and recognition by healthcare professionals of patterns of symptoms, should lead to diagnosis sooner than it often does. The charity works to raise awareness of GH with families, healthcare professionals and policy makers, in an effort to address this problem.


Providing high quality, responsive palliative care an bereavement support across Hastings and Rother, and working collaboratively with others to improve end of life fare for all.

1st Sidley Scout Group

We here at the 1st pride ourselves on being an open group, meaning that we are not sponsored by any organisation other than the parents, carer’s, friends and children of our group. Hence the need for continuous fundraising activities.

Our youngest section Beavers start as young as 6 years old. With a packed programme of crafts games and elementary life skills earning badges that culminate in the Bronze award.

Our Cub section aged from 8 years regularly get involved in community activities, camping and more advanced life skills earning badges that contribute towards their Silver award.

Scouts who are aged from 10 and half have a varied spread of activities that become more adventurous and challenging such as outdoor survival skills, sporting and social events that combine to form their Gold award.

For the older child aged 14 and half to 18 we have our Explorer section.

All our scout’s sections enjoy making the most of the great outdoors and enjoying an adventurous life to the full.

Bexhill Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Warming up the Homeless

Helping the Homeless in Hastings, St Leonards, Eastbourne and Bexhill

Warming Up The Homeless helps people without a home, one meal, hot drink or change of clothes at a time. You can help by donating money, clothes, food or your time.

15th November 2019


Following on from the Poppy Half, we have been in touch with this organisation and helped them with some of the essentials they need.  We prioritised the women and children this time, to try and help the little ones, especially at this time of year.  Watch this space for notifications of further support we give as and when we can.

11th November 2019


The day after the Poppy Half Marathon we made contact with the Charity Warming up the Homeless and were able to donate everything left from the race, and have made plans to subsequently support them with many items they need to help the homeless and families in temporary accommodation in Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill and surrounding areas.

10th November 2019


These guys have become an integral part of our events, not only at the Poppy Half but during the year.  Couldn’t manage without them they are there for you at registration and do a great job, and when they aren’t helping us out they’re out there doing great things keeping us all safe.  Very happy to continue to support you guys.

10th November 2019


The 1st Sidley Scout Group once again helped out at the Poppy Half Marathon.  They handed out all of the finishers medals in every distance run, and were as enthusiastic with the last runner of the Half Marathon as they were with the first finishers in the children’s Races.  We couldn’t do this race without you guys and are happy to help support you each year.

12th September 2019


On 12th September 2019, we were proud to get involved in helping the Bexhill Foodbank by supplying goods direct to the cause, providing them with items they were totally out of.

Over recent months they had seen increasing demand on their service and in September alone had fed over 2,700 people – 1,005 of which were children.


This project initiated by the Charity is funded by The Bexhill Poppy Half Marathon and has been set up for local people to access high quality coaching/training. It allows for individuals or small teams to have the opportunity to gain the essential guidance to make the most of their passion.  Some people simply dream of success while others work at it…

The ethos of the Lifestyle Development Charitable Foundation is to invest directly at grass roots level to enhance and develop the lifestyles and futures of local people. Those that want the opportunity to develop creatively or physically can apply for sponsorship.

With the applicant’s commitment demonstrated in a nurturing environment, the Trustees believe they will make permanent and positive changes in their lives. Whatever the goals, applicants are simply expected to demonstrate their passion, reliability and respect consistently during the time of sponsorship.

Initially, applications should be created in the form of a digital portfolio and sent to: [email protected] A brief description and examples of experiences relevant to their intended area of  sponsorship should be included. For example, a collage of pictures, video references or images of certificates achieved would be beneficial.

The trustees look forward immensely to seeing how far positive people can go in the right environment.