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HFS launches mobile training

With the support of Sussex Freemasons, Hastings Furniture Services has set up a mobile workshop to take training opportunities to people unable to come to them, as the charity reports.

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Comedy benefit gig raises £1000s for HFS

A comedy benefit gig at the De La Warr Pavilion on 25 May

Bilbobasso POLAR ©Frédérique Calloch

Journeys Dance Festival

A glorious weekend of dance is headed our way for Bank Holiday weekend as Journeys Dance Festival returns for its fifth year. With three free family shows; one in Battle, one in Hastings and one in Bexhill, the annual festival presents fun and surprising outdoor dance performances for all. Naomi Robinson from local events management company, 18 Hours writes.

Mark Thomas: Making furniture sexy

Making furniture re-use sexy

“Dealing with the very unsexy issue of providing furniture for poor people, HFS is a magnificent group” said Mark Thomas, the comedian, writer and campaigner who is patron of Hastings Furniture Service (HFS). Naomi Ridley of HFS writes.

POP-UP bookshop for HFS

Successful pop-up bookshop seeks new home

A group of local volunteers have become victims of their own success this week as the empty shop they were using has been successfully let to a business. Hastings Furniture Service used an empty shop in Bexhill to offer books for free to people passing by – raising awareness of the work of HFS and donations in the process.

POP-UP bookshop for HFS

Free bookshop raises funds for charity

A dynamic group of volunteers has taken over an empty shop in Devonshire Road, Bexhill, and filled it with free books to encourage people to enjoy reading and raise funds for local charity, Hastings Furniture Service (HFS). Chief executive Naomi Ridley writes.

Posted 09:44 Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 In: Shops & Things Tags: , , , ,
HFS team members Mark and Andy holding up the pillow line Photo by HFS

MPs given wake-up call

Last week, chief executive Naomi Ridley and her colleagues at Hastings Furniture Service went to Westminster to deliver a pillowcase to every MP, asking ‘How did you sleep last night?’, in an effort to raise awareness of the consequences of cutting Local Welfare Assistance. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked Naomi to let us know what happened.

HFS pillowcase

How do you sleep at night?

To raise awareness of the consequences of cutting Local Welfare Assistance, Hastings Furniture Service, winner of the BBC Community Heroes Award 2013, is delivering a pillowcase to every MP in the country, screen printed with the question: ‘How do you sleep at night?’

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