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Hastings residents shine on cancer awareness

Earlier in May, around fifty local residents participated in a night time lantern parade between Ore Community Centre and Downs Farm Community Centre, including the Mayor of Hastings, Councillor Judy Rogers. The event was organised by Hastings and Rother Community Cancer Awareness Project to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and involve local people in sharing the message. Chris Cooper writes.

The Lantern Trail route

Hastings Lantern Trail shines a light on cancer

Residents of Hastings and Rother will be lighting up the streets on Friday 11 May with a special night time lantern trail to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer. Report by Chris Cooper of Unique Improvements, a social enterprise that specialises in supporting community awareness of cancer.

Advice service

NHS helps thousands with benefits advice project

The Benefits & Debt Advice Project for Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea offers invaluable help and support to local people on a whole range of issues. HOT has been in contact with Project Manager Barry Cooper and is keen to spread the word of what this service offers to the community.

Photo by MaryBeth Haas of Miward Road

Food poverty in Hastings and St. Leonards: a snapshot

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Clio and Kat from Vista Study team

Volunteers needed for a youth mental health study

A pioneering new study, that considers the social relationships of adolescents who receive care from mental health services and young people who experience ‘hearing voices’, is looking for volunteers.

Dementia Drawing group: participants, carers, teachers, family and, in boater, life model.

Vote, vote, vote for people’s projects in Hastings

It’s not just the forthcoming local elections which require your vote – two community initiatives based in Hastings have been shortlisted in this year’s People’s Projects competition – Dementia Drawing and the Hope Project. Judy Parkinson of Dementia Drawing puts HOT in the picture.

One You East Sussex team

‘One You’ 400-600-600 calorie campaign

‘One You’ is a national campaign designed to ‘help people who are overweight or obese’, which is an issue that affects 57% of adults in East Sussex. One You East Sussex is making available free resources to East Sussex residents to raise awareness around calorie consumption. Zelly Restorick writes.

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Over 70s urged to check for signs of breast cancer

PUBLIC health bosses in East Sussex are urging women over 70 to check their breasts for early signs of cancer. The call comes as a new national Be Clear On Cancer campaign launches, aimed at highlighting the symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.

Posted 11:23 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: , , ,
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