A POPULAR Eastbourne charity has staged a relaunch after Lockdown.

Embrace – East Sussex, based in Wharf Road, Eastbourne, is a charity for special needs and disabled children.

It provides home schooling support, weekend respite clubs and advocacy service.

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell visited the premises on Saturday to perform the official relaunch.

Other guests included former MP Stephen Lloyd and borough council leader David Tutt.

A spokesman said: “Embrace (East Sussex) is re-launching after four months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We have secured funding and will be relaunching a scaled down respite care and advocacy service.

“We need your kind donations to help us continue our work.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has affected some of our most vulnerable children and families.

“With services and clubs closing due to lack of funding, Embrace has been lucky to survive with funding from the Lottery Emergency Fund and the government.

“This means we can open our doors again for a limited service.”

The charity has launched an appeal which runs throughout the month.

You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/embracerelaunch