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From tragedy to charity – a brave mother’s act to honour her mum

Local mother starts charity after tragedy.



Dad Alan; Son Jamie; Mum Caroline; Daughter Paige and Gayle Cassinos from County Mall during the fundraising for Hannah's Wings.

A local lady who was sadly bereaved by the death of her mother after she was brutally murdered in 2018 has made the brave move of turning a tragic event into a positive by launching a charity.

Caroline Snowling is setting up Hannah’s Wings in order to help victims bereaved by murder.

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She said: “I know from first hand experience the massive lack of emotional and financial support available from government. I intend to offer a platform via our charity and website that offers support, advice and financial contributions where possible.”

The charity is in partnership with a Christian Church who are offering their ministers to conduct funeral services for free if they come via Hannah’s Wings.

Caroline, along with her family, are in County Mall today (8 August), Friday 10 August and next Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 4.30pm, raising funds in aid of Hannah’s Wings.

They’re also promoting an event run for the charity too, which is being held at Fort Fun.

The VIP charity event at Eastbourne’s Fort Fun takes place on Wednesday 15 August from 6.30pm-9pm. The majority of the sales will go straight to Hannah’s Wings; admission includes the Splash Park, Teacup and Carousel Ride, Bouncy Pillow, Crazy Golf, Bouncy Slide, Sand Play, Imagination Role Play Village, Outdoor Jungle Gym, Ball Game Court and more.

Also available at an extra cost is face painting, balloon modelling, candy floss and a café.

Tickets can be purchased on Hannah’s Wings’ Facebook page or at one of the shopping centre stands. Message the Facebook page for more information.

Hannah’s Wings has a GoFundMe page, which contains links to the many national TV interviews booked to raise awareness about the charity.

Caroline said:

“We have a lot of National and local media interested including, BBC, ITV, Sky News, The Sun, The Irish Post just to name a few.

“Our website is in the making any support would be appreciated.”

Caroline adds: “We shall be fundraising in all different types of ways from fun days, raffles, race nights and more!”

Click here to go to Hannah’s Wings’ GoFundMe page.

Click here to go to Hannah’s Wings’ Facebook page.

Click here to go to Hannah’s Wings’ petition.


Hundreds of Super Heroes descend on Tilgate Park

Hundreds of Crawley Super Heroes joined the race at Tilgate Park in order to raise money for the charity Home-Start CHAMS.



Spider-Man and Wonder Woman came to town at the weekend for local charity Home-Start CHAMS’ Super Hero Fun Run.

The charity, which is celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, were delighted to see so many Super Heroes supporting their event at Tilgate Park on Saturday morning.

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Spider-Man and Wonder Woman entertained the crowds of children and families, and led a special Super Hero warm-up before setting off the 1.5km and 500m Fun Run.

Hundreds of local Super Heroes joined in to race around the lake, as part of a special mission to raise sponsorship money for the charity. Runners were given a bottle of water kindly donated by Tesco Crawley, to cool them down at the finish line, and a Super Hero wrist band for taking part.

Aneliese Whittaker, Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator at Home-Start said:

“What a fantastic day! A big thank you to all the super heroes who have come along, and to Tilgate Park Run, Super Hero Parties, Squirrel Girl and Tesco who have supported the event. It’s been great fun and helped us to raise vital funds for our work with local children and families.”

Home-Start CHAMS support hundreds of vulnerable children each year through their dedicated team of trained Home-Visiting Volunteers. They also run a family group in Tilgate for families with young twins and triplets.

For more information on the work Home-Start CHAMS, their volunteering opportunities and other fundraising events, go to

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