Helping Hand a resounding success

BEXHILL-BASED insurance broker Hastings Direct is now inviting nominations for support from its A Helping Hand programme.

Launched last year, the community programme backed 35 charities and good causeswith financial, professional and physical support from among its 1,500+ staff.

Each of its employees is able to donate a day - effectively making more than 100 days a month available to help community projects.

Applications are assessed by a committee which then makes the necessary help available, be it a cash grant or help in kind.

Chairman Jay Wootten said: “We’re delighted that our new community programme has been such a resounding success and we are proud of the support we have been able to offer many local charities and good causes. We are hoping to do even more this year.”

Anyone belonging to or knowing of a local organisation that needs help, or individuals requiring assistance, should e-mail details to Jay at:

Hastings Direct is one of the UK’s fastest growing insurance brokers and recenttly announced it was seeking 400 more recruits foir 2013.