Hastings Direct announce Bexhill charity partners

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The Bexhill charities to benefit from Hastings Direct’s fundraising in 2016 were announced today (Wednesday, February 17).

Hastings Direct confirmed Glyne Gap School, Homecall, Beachy Head Chaplaincy and Care for the Carers would be its charity partners.

Community liaison officer Jay Wootten said: “We are delighted to announce that we will be working with these charities in 2016.

“We are now planning our internal fundraising events which will provide financial donations to them all.”

Glyne Gap School is hoping to raise enough money to create a new playground and head teacher Kirsty Prawanna was delighted to have been selected.

“All our pupils will benefit greatly from this resource and with the help of staff from Hastings Direct, we are one step closer to making this happen,” she said.

Looking to update their office, storage facilities and advertising material, Homecall scheme manager Leah Norman said: “Being one of Hastings Direct’s charity parrtners for 2016 is an amazing opportunity for Homecall.

“We’re also looking forward to being able to reward our clients, volunteers and supporters with a much needed celebration event.”

Care for the Carers’ aim is to help recognise and support unpaid carers and raise awareness of the contribution they make to communities across East Sussex.

Relying predominantly on the generosity of the general public, the Beachy Head Chaplaincy team operate a 24 hour service, 365 days a year and use donated funds to supply chaplains with uniforms, supply and run vehicles and provide search and rescue equipment.

“We look forward to fundraising with Hastings Direct and further supporting our dedicated team over the coming year,” a spokesman said.

Helping to give back to the local community, Hastings Direct employees also donate their time in practical ways.

Previously, colleagues have dug gardens, decorated community halls and delivered Christmas presents to those in need.

The company will host and take part in fundraising events and activities throughout 2016 with money raised being distributed among the charity partners.

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