28th March 2013
Just as the snow hit, disaster struck for the Bexhill Football Club as its boiler went on the fritz and the heating broke down. Now thanks to a £500 donation from Hastings Direct's A Helping Hand community programme, the football club which is home to 15 local teams of children and adults has been able to get the boiler fixed.
Hastings Direct's A Helping Hand makes financial, professional and physical support available to the local community. Each month Hastings is able to offer either professional support from its 1,500+ staff, or physical support with team building days. In addition, Hastings has made a small monthly grant available to support local funding.
The programme has also been able to help two local families who could not afford the annual £95 fee for their daughters to join in the fun at the Sidley Brownie pack by paying the fees on their behalf.
Jay Wootten, community liaison, Hastings Direct: "We get hundreds of request for help, but we try and look at supporting a range of needs as these two recent donations show. I would encourage any local organisation or worthy cause in need of a helping hand to get in touch to see if we can help".
If you know of a local organisation in need of A Helping Hand, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.