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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

Locals kayak over the channel in aid of Elsie-Rose charity

On Tuesday 1 August 2018, Mark Little and Jason Carrick of the Dolphin Inn, fisherman Paul Stanley and care worker Kerry Phillips all set off for Dungeness to kayak over to Boulogne to raise money for the Elsie-Rose and Friends Foundation. Last Thursday 30 November, before the usual Dolphin Inn quiz night, four year old Elsie-Rose was presented with a cheque for £3,253! HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asked the intrepid paddlers to tell their story.

Posted 19:58 Monday, Dec 3, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Chandra Masoliver Elsie-Rose and Friends Foundation Full Throttle Jason Carrick Karen Kelly Mark Little Natasha Kelly Paul Stanley The Dolphin Inn Will Chetwood

Hastings social enterprise funding marks a UK first

The Work People (also known as Hastings Works) is the first social enterprise in the UK to benefit from the newly-created Community Impact Partnership (CIP) fund. Based in Hastings in East Sussex, The Work People will benefit from £107,000 to take its business to the next stage of its development.

Posted 08:26 Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Access Big Lottery Fund Clarion Housing Group Community Impact Partnership Hastings Works L&Q Orbit Peabody Group Penny Hembrow The Foundation for Social Investment The Work People
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