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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

Austerity and Cuts Advice and Support Group

Austerity and Cuts Advice and Support Group will meet on Wednesday mornings weekly between 10am – 1pm at the Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings near the centre of town. The first meeting is on the 21 November 2018. June Knight writes.

Posted 09:54 Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Austerity and Cuts Advice and Support Group

Volunteer with Hastings charity EFT to gain access to work

If you are looking to volunteer and would like to work in a cafe environment or outdoors in nature, Hastings based support charity, Education Futures Trust (EFT) would love to hear from you. Simone Brookes, Social Media & Publicity Co-ordinator at Education Futures Trust writes.

Posted 08:01 Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Education Futures Trsut Ore Community Centre Rae Edwards Simone Brooks The Firs The Secret Garden

Community Project Award for Bike Lab

Local community group Bike Lab Hastings were shortlisted in in the Best Community Project category for Cycling UK’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Posted 06:23 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Community Project Award Cycling UK

Spook-a-Thon in the castle to support sexual abuse charity

The One Voice Foundation, a newly formed charity set up to support victims of childhood sexual abuse, is holding a Halloween Spook-a-Thon in Hastings Castle to raise funds. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:28 Monday, Oct 29, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: abuse One Voice Foundation

Hastings women take on Everest challenge

Zahra Rose Alazaibi, along with her friend Natalie Hassan, is shortly off to climb Everest in a sponsored expedition on behalf of the Rohingya refugees. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:03 In: Hastings People Tags: Everest Natalie Hassan Nick Terdre Rohingya Zahra Rose Alazaibi

Erica says: “Do something!”

HOT’s Erica Smith has been a stalwart of this town for many many years, creating, encouraging, campaigning, initiating, catalysing, inputting and participating – all from a place of sincere love and genuine passion for this town that’s been her home, work and play location for nearly two decades. HOT colleague, Zelly Restorick, speaks to Erica about the exhibition and series of events, Protest and Thrive at Hastings Arts Forum.

Posted 11:05 Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Anthony o'Donnell Bex Snotflower Christopher St John Cicely Hamilton Dennis Gould Emily Johns Erica Smith Esme Needham Gabriel Carlyle Hastings Arts Forum Leeds Postcards Mark Pawson Milan Rai Protest and Thrive Rebecca Snotflower Susanne Fasbender

Was Crowley the “Wickedest Man in the World”?

Why has no Blue Plaque been awarded to Aleister Crowley – self-styled “The Beast 666”? Perhaps we may understand why when we hear that the popular press described this charismatic character as “The Wickedest Man in the World”. Gilly Metcalfe writes.

Posted 18:17 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: blue plaque Gilly Metcalfe Rodney Harrison Symonds The Beast 666 The Wickedest Man in the World Tutankhamen William Butler Yeats
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