The ABC Fund was founded in 1991. It's purpose was to encourage children to raise funds to bring a smile to other children by providing them with treats.​

Starting in a small way we bought pantomime tickets, Christmas food hampers which we still do to this day only on a much bigger scale.

We also bought in vouchers, provided equipment for holiday play schemes, 1500 colouring books and crayons for the hospital as well as trauma teddies for the ambulance service.​

As our funds grew, so did our activities. We bought in more pantomime seats, increased the number of food hampers and enjoyed many more days out.​

Today we are a small and voluntary team raising funds and organising many activities for children.


2013 - Queens Honours List – British Empire Medal

Some notable examples are Anne Bickmore, who founded the charity The ABC Fund to help under privileged children with food, day out and Christmas presents in East Sussex

David Cameron

2015 - East Sussex Women of the Year Luncheon

2015 - Halifax Extra Awards Winner

2017 - Unsung Hero Lewes District Council

2022 - Recognised by The Chairman of East Sussex County Council



Your amazing work goes from strength to strength. Your support to children and their families from a humble beginning is wonderful.We have always treasured the memories of you being such a strength to us. The ABC team work work so hard and their work is so much appreciated by an enormous amount of children and their families. We are prime examples. Thanks ABC team for all your tirelessly good work. Thank you on behalf of all.

One of our first families who are still in touch

Myself and our Families can never thank The ABC Fund enough for the amazing experience of a pantomime, meeting real characters afterwards!! And the incredible hampers, many families wouldn’t have the treats they were given at Christmas if it wasn’t for The ABC Fund!

Local Authority Social Worker

We have been given panto tickets and received Xmas hampers for our poorest families every year. I cannot count how many times The ABC Fund has made our users smile – but dealing with them has been the fun part of my job and I will be eternally grateful”

Project Leader


The ABC Fund receives sponsorship as well as donations to keep our community work going.

Every penny of any money we receive goes toward the fund and helping children.