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Free Santa's Grotto.

It’s all systems go for Christmas charities

Christmas is a busy time for charities working with homeless people and families short of the resources to provide for themselves at the toughest time of the year. This is especially true for those charities with a Christmas focus, such as Surviving Christmas, which will be providing its usual seasonal hospitality. Another event has been arranged at the YMCA. Nick Terdre (himself a Surviving Christmas volunteer) reports. Photos by Surviving Christmas.

Tinned food for hampers.

Season’s greetings from Surviving Christmas

Surviving Christmas is putting the final touches to its annual arrangements to bring seasonal cheer to those who are homeless or, for whatever reason, are unable to provide an enjoyable Christmas for themselves and their families. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Surviving Christmas.

Surviving Christmas volunteers prepare to get packing food and gifts. This photo, from Christmas 2014, shows chef Max Scard in the centre - Max died this year and will be sadly missed, according to chair of trustees Ann Andrews (photo: Surviving Christmas).

Christmas cheer for all in Hastings!

Christmas arrangements are in hand to provide seasonal cheer to those who would otherwise miss out due to tough economic or personal circumstances. Leading the way is Surviving Christmas, which pays tribute to the generosity of people and companies in supporting its work. Nick Terdre reports.

Surviving Christmas offers free meals, vouchers and hampers for those who need them (photo: Surviving Christmas).

Charities step up to provide Christmas cheer

As government progressively shrinks the welfare state, it is increasingly left to the voluntary sector to tackle the ensuing social problems. Again this year it is charities which will step into the gap to provide some Christmas cheer for families and individuals deprived of the resources to do it for themselves. Nick Terdre reports.

Packing Christmas hampers (photo: Surviving Christmas).

No need to be alone this Christmas

Earlier today I bumped into big-hearted Kevin of the Community, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick – a man who always seems to be doing something for someone somewhere – and he told me about what’s happening in the town this Christmas ‘so that no-one needs to be alone if they don’t want to be’. 

surviving xmas logo

Before I heard of the amazing work of Surviving Christmas, Hastings, writes Beth Davies, I thought that the Season of Goodwill had died alongside Ebenezer Scrooge. However, since 1985 this local charity has been helping the vulnerable people of Hastings, St Leonards and Rother, providing food and company over the Christmas period, delivering hampers and despatching vouchers to local people in need.

Posted 12:15 Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,
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