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Locals kayak over the channel in aid of Elsie-Rose charity

On Tuesday 1 August 2018, Mark Little and Jason Carrick of the Dolphin Inn, fisherman Paul Stanley and care worker Kerry Phillips all set off for Dungeness to kayak over to Boulogne to raise money for the Elsie-Rose and Friends Foundation. Last Thursday 30 November, before the usual Dolphin Inn quiz night, four year old Elsie-Rose was presented with a cheque for £3,253! HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asked the intrepid paddlers to tell their story.

CIP - Penny Hembrow, Chair

Hastings social enterprise funding marks a UK first

The Work People (also known as Hastings Works) is the first social enterprise in the UK to benefit from the newly-created Community Impact Partnership (CIP) fund. Based in Hastings in East Sussex, The Work People will benefit from £107,000 to take its business to the next stage of its development.

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Austerity and Cuts Advice and Support Group

Austerity and Cuts Advice and Support Group will meet on Wednesday mornings weekly between 10am – 1pm at the Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings near the centre of town. The first meeting is on the 21 November 2018. June Knight writes.

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Volunteer with Hastings charity EFT to gain access to work

If you are looking to volunteer and would like to work in a cafe environment or outdoors in nature, Hastings based support charity, Education Futures Trust (EFT) would love to hear from you. Simone Brookes, Social Media & Publicity Co-ordinator at Education Futures Trust writes.

Members of the Bike Lab team.

Community Project Award for Bike Lab

Local community group Bike Lab Hastings were shortlisted in in the Best Community Project category for Cycling UK’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Posted 06:23 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: , ,
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Spook-a-Thon in the castle to support sexual abuse charity

The One Voice Foundation, a newly formed charity set up to support victims of childhood sexual abuse, is holding a Halloween Spook-a-Thon in Hastings Castle to raise funds. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:28 Monday, Oct 29, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: , ,
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Hastings women take on Everest challenge

Zahra Rose Alazaibi, along with her friend Natalie Hassan, is shortly off to climb Everest in a sponsored expedition on behalf of the Rohingya refugees. Nick Terdre reports.

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Erica says: “Do something!”

HOT’s Erica Smith has been a stalwart of this town for many many years, creating, encouraging, campaigning, initiating, catalysing, inputting and participating – all from a place of sincere love and genuine passion for this town that’s been her home, work and play location for nearly two decades. HOT colleague, Zelly Restorick, speaks to Erica about the exhibition and series of events, Protest and Thrive at Hastings Arts Forum.

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