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The Big Sleep for Seaview 2019

The Seaview Project’s annual sponsored sleep takes place on Friday 27 September, raising awareness and vital funds for some of the town’s most vulnerable people and there are still some boxes left for more sleepers to take part. Sue Burgess writes.  

Posted 09:29 Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: A4A FILO John Stiles Lions Club of Hastings No Labels Sue Burgess The Big Sleep 2019 The Foreshore Trust The Seaview Project

Decision: Javad stays in the UK!

Readers of Hastings Online Times have been part of the campaign to support Javad in his quest to remain in the UK – and it is with delight that we update you: Javad has been given permission to stay here. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 14:33 Monday, Sep 16, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Javad Links Project Stuart Alexander Terry Alexander The Roebuck Centre

Children’s Air Ambulance helps save Hastings baby’s life

Set up in 2012, the Children’s Air Ambulance provides, in its words, “the first and only dedicated helicopter transfer service for critically ill children – a flying intensive care unit.” They recently helped save the life of a Hastings baby who stopped breathing six times, flying her to a specialist unit in London in just 24 minutes. Press officer Camilla Roca tells the story.

Posted 19:46 Friday, Aug 23, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Camilla Roca Charlotte Children's Air Ambulance Scarlet

Fund raising challenge: Race To The Stones

Education Futures Trust (EFT) volunteer, Emily Mitchell (19), has taken on the epic challenge, Race To The Stones, in July in a quest to raise funds for the Hastings based charity.

Posted 19:35 Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Education Futures Trust Emily Mitchell

Eric’s pier walk to raise funds for Conquest Hospital Radio

For the third time Eric Peckham is undertaking a sponsored walk from Eastbourne pier to Hastings pier to raise money for Conquest Hospital Radio, on which he is a presenter. Nick Terdre listened in on his plan.

Posted 11:38 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Conquest Hospital Radio Eric Peckham Nick Terdre

Hastings choir makes donation to local youth charity

The Sound Waves Community Choir recently made a generous donation of £1,700 to local charity XTRAX at their annual general meeting. The gift will help support the charity’s efforts to assist the most vulnerable of young people in the Hastings and Rother area. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 09:44 Friday, May 3, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Chan Reid charity Folk music Sound Waves Choir Xtrax young people

Hastings woman recognised for work with refugees

Hastings resident Rossana Leal’s work with refugees has been recognised with an award from UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and Migrants Organise at the WOW Festival in London. Alex Kempton, media and communications lead for Hastings Community of Sanctuary, reports from the event. Photos by Beth Crosland.

Posted 10:57 Monday, Mar 18, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Alex Kempton Hastings Community of Sanctuary Jude Kelly Laura Padoan Refugee Buddy Project Rossana Leal Samira Ahmed UNICEF WOW Festival

From Hastings to the Congo

Hastings people were moved by a heart-warming carol-singing fundraiser for vulnerable girls in remote African plateau writes HOT’s  Vanessa Alves.

Posted 14:47 Friday, Jan 25, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Alex Ntung carol singing charity community Democratic replublic of Congo DRC education fund raising Hastings hygiene kits LOAF period poverty Richard Keep teachers
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