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Locally based charity having a global impact

The name ‘Pestalozzi’ may be known to many local residents and people nationwide. However, does anyone actually know who they are and what they are doing now? This locally based charity – the Pestalozzi International Foundation – has evolved over the years and their alumni continue to have an impact around the world, as their Company Secretary, Stella Keen, reports. 

Posted 22:03 Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 In: Charities Tags: Hastings local charity Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Pestalozzi Pestalozzi International Foundation Pestalozzi International Village Trust The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 United World Colleges

Hastings charity helps over 200 children during half-term with food parcel service

Education Futures Trust (EFT) has been able to help even more children and families in need thanks to support from Hastings Borough Council, reports HOT’s

Posted 17:26 Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 In: Charities Tags: Carole Dixon charity community Cllr Mike Turner Cllr Warren Davies community support food parcels half term Hastings Hastings Borough Council St Leonards supporting families volunteers

HBC funds charity to supply half-term food hampers

During the half-term week HBC has provided funding to Education Futures Trust to provide food hampers to children entitled to free school meals. Several Labour councillors have criticised the local MP and ESCC leader for “failing to guarantee” holiday meals for children in their wards. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:30 Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 In: Charities Tags: Carol Dixon Cllr Colin Fitzgerald Education Futures Trust Marcus Rashford Nick Terdre

Martha Trust runners go virtual in London Marathon

Local charity Martha Trust will have seven runners under its colours in the Virtual London Marathon this Sunday. Meanwhile the Trust has received a generous grant from a Masonic charity. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:03 Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 In: Charities
Emily Maude glass painting

Are you up for Homelink’s creative challenge?

Everyone has a creative gene in them. If you are shaking your head, think back to when you were a child. Did anything hold you back from painting, drawing, creating dens under the dining room table, making up stories and letting the imagination run free? HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was reminded of those days when she learned that the local homelessness prevention charity, Homelink, has launched a Sussex-wide creative challenge in aid of local homelessness.

Posted 18:06 Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 In: Charities Tags: Angela Evans Emily Maude homeless Homelink Homelink Creative Challenge Jonathan Chiswell Jones Lauris Morgan-Griffiths LInda Barker

Stade Saturdays among Foreshore Trust beneficiaries

The Foreshore Trust has awarded  grants worth more than £45,000 to 11 local projects – including Stade Saturdays – offering a response to the effects of the coronavirus. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:34 Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 In: Charities Tags: Charity Committee Foreshore Trust Margi O'Callaghan Nick Terdre stade saturdays Sweet & Dandy Tina Morris
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