20 in 2020

West Sussex Mediation Service has reached a milestone.

The original service (Horsham & District Community Mediation Service), that moved on to become West Sussex Mediation Service (WSMS), was born in 2000*. That makes us 20 years old this year – 2020!

From humble beginning with nine mediators, WSMS has grown to become a countywide service with over sixty volunteer mediators servicing up to 350 referrals a year.

Our budget has grown from £24,000 in 2000/01 to £90,000 in 2019/20.

In 2019 WSMS achieved the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

You could help make sure that WSMS continues for another 20 years by donating £20 to our good cause. If you were able to Gift Aid it, the benefit would be even greater to the charity.

WSMS does some fantastic work in West Sussex and does change lives for the better. We help resolve disputes/conflicts that could otherwise escalate to worse things and affect the health & wellbeing of those experiencing those situations. We specialise in resolving neighbour disputes and conflicts within families, across the generations.

Ways to make a donation can be found on our website: http://wsms.org.uk/donate-to-wsms/

For example, £20 could help pay for the hiring of a venue for us to hold a private mediation session near to clients homes, where the ‘magic of mediation’ would take place.

The charity has no ‘fat cat’ salaries and doesn’t fritter money on gimmicks or unnecessary expenditure. Your donation would be well spent. Check out our latest accounts here.

*(formally registered as a charity in January 2001).