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The horses at the Brownbread sanctuary

Horse rescue centre needs your support!

Brownbread Horse Rescue runs on the untiring devotion and love energy of Dinty and Tony Smith – owners of the horse (pony and donkey) sanctuary –  and their volunteers and donors, who help keep this equine safe haven in existence. And now, here’s a call-out for some extra helping hands.  Zelly Restorick writes. 

Fergus Garrett in the gardens at Great Dixter.

Fergus Garrett helps greenhouse project to grow

If you are interested in learning the secrets of cultivating a successful cottage garden, take the chance to bid for a study day with gardening expert Fergus Garrett when he gives a talk on behalf of the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group next month. Lynda Foy reports.

The mayor, Cllr Bruce Dowling, flanked by Emma Dell, Sara Lee Trust's area retail manager, left, and

Mayor opens new Sara Lee shop in Ore

With the aid of the mayor, Sara Lee Trust has opened a new charity shop which establishes its presence in Ore. Volunteers are still wanted to help staff the new outlet. Nick Terdre reports.

Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors, winners of the 2014 SPARK award.

SPARK calls for award nominations

SPARK, the network for young’s people’s organisations in East Sussex, is inviting member groups to apply for one of its 2016 awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in May, for which the main sponsor is the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. Nick Terdre reports.

Photo from the Super-T 2014 in Philapdelphia

Learn how to make meetings better

Making Meetings Better: 2-5pm, Sunday 21 February, at

Otter (Photo Derek Middleton, Sussex Wildlife Trust)

Water: not an enemy but a misunderstood friend

As the effects of climate change start to impact all over the world, Sussex Wildlife Trust is committed to helping people understand the importance of wetlands, as they play a vital role acting as ‘overflow storage’ for water which may otherwise flood nearby towns.

Sara Lee Trust's Silevrhill charity shop.

Wanted: volunteers for Sara Lee Trust

As it prepares to open a new charity shop in Ore village – its fifth – the Sara Lee Trust is on the look-out for volunteers to staff it. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:00 Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 In: Grassroots Tags: , , , , ,
Talent Match South East with the Mayor

Talent Match South East

Councillor Bruce Dowling, Mayor of Hastings, presented 23 young people participating in the ‘Talent Match South East’ programme with certificates recognising individual journeys and their achievements to date.

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