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He saw, he swam, he cone-quered

A few days ago, William The Cone-queror, aka William Stevens, he of the famous ice-cream bicycle who literally peddles his wares (Di Paulo’s ice cream from Bexhill) along our seafront promenade and at local events, achieved his goal of swimming from Royal Sovereign Lighthouse to St Leonards’ beach by Azur. All in the name of charitable goodWill, raising money for The Seaview Project and FSN. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks him some questions about himself and his successful but exhausting mission.

Posted 18:18 Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Andy Francis Annie Whelan children Dick Hogg FSN HSL Sailing Club Hugh Ashford Illuminated Bike Ride The Lions Club The Seaview Project The Sovereign Lighthouse The Time To Shine Project William Stevens William The Cone-querer

This week! Rough sleeping for Seaview

This Friday, it’s The Big Sleep Hastings 2016 – with the goal to raise more funds for the Seaview Project than last year (£23,000) – and simultaneously raise awareness of homelessness. HOT’s Zelly Restorick takes up the HOT Big Sleep baton from last year’s cardboard citizen, Nick Terdre. She’ll be joining up with the many other one-night-insomniacs who’re taking part in the experience, united by spending the night in a cardboard city at the Stade.

Lorna Strawson – White Rock Theatre’s bright new face

Posted 08:02 Friday, Sep 23, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Luke Strawson Toby Sargent White Rock Theatre

Hastings People #1: Lindsay Wright, the new face of ‘Maggie’s’

Posted 22:23 Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: catering Lindsay Wright Maggie's Rock-a-Nore seaside Toby Sargent TripAdvisor

Sea-front memorial to Jeremy Birch completed

A community arts project has been completed in Warrior Square in St Leonards in memory of Jeremy Birch, council leader in 2001-08 and 2010-15 until his untimely death in May 2015. HBC media office reports.

Posted 19:38 Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Graffiti Plus Huda Caglayan Jeremy Birch memorial Peter Chowney

A remarkable Hastings family that need a hand

A little under three years ago, a fundraising charity, 52 Lives, was set up with a simple – and unremarkable – aim: to get good people to work together to help particular individuals in need. One a week – and from anywhere in the world. This week, they’ve chosen a little girl called Izzie. She’s from here in Hastings. Toby Sargent tells her story.

Posted 12:53 Friday, Jul 22, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: 52 Lives diplegia cerebral palsy fundraising hydrotherapy physiotherapy Toby Sargent

Facing her fear for charity!

Jessamy Ingamells, a Year 6 pupil from Guesting Bradshaw CE Primary School, recently embarked on a sponsored challenge for Pestalozzi International Village Trust. Not only did she raise an incredible £100, but also faced her fear in holding a snake for 20 minutes. Hannah Nice reports from Pestalozzi.

Posted 13:51 Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Guesting Bradshaw CE Primary School James Bacon Jessamy Ingamells Pestalozzi International Village Trust

i-Rock launches in Hastings

i-Rock a new service for 14 -25 year olds has been launched in Hastings. The new service based at Rock House, Cambridge Road offers young people help and advice with issues including emotional wellbeing, mental health, education, employment and housing.

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