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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.

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Transition Town news: November

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Transition Town Hastings: the group was established to respond to the challenges of climate change, over-dependence on fossil fuels and economic instability; to support affiliated groups; to provide practical examples of sustainable living; to promote knowledge-sharing, raise awareness and encourage community participation and well-being. It is an unincorporated, non political organisation relying on a committed group of volunteers. Please scroll down to read news for November from the TTH network of affiliated groups.

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Hastings Greenway news

The Hastings Greenway Project is an innovative network of linked almost traffic-free routes, that everyone can enjoy for leisure, amenity and utility walking, as well as cycling. Starting at Hastings Town Centre the Greenway will run 10 miles to Ore, Silverhill, Hollington & Mayfield and the Conquest Hospital. Here’s news of what’s coming up:

Posted 09:01 Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 In: Green Times Tags: ,
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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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Award leads to ‘secret garden’

Hastings-based support charity Education Futures Trust (EFT) were recently given a boost when they were chosen by Sussex Lund to receive an award.  The funds have been allocated to a new project at The Firs with plans to create a ‘secret garden’ for local families to enjoy. 

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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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Thrift Fest success

Approx 1,000 people attended and participated in Thrift Fest, the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hastings Furniture Service on 22 September 2018 at the Hastings Centre. Thrift Fest gathered the local groups, clubs and organisations that are helping people live active, rich, creative, fulfilled lives without costing the earth to provide a day of activities for local families.

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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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