Community group raises another £7,000 for good causes

Members of HSGC and representatives of the local good causes which received funding. Little Molly Collins is in front of the banner
Members of HSGC and representatives of the local good causes which received funding. Little Molly Collins is in front of the banner

A HARDWORKING community fundraising group has handed out another £7,100 to local good causes.

Hollington Sport For Good Causes was set up in September 2010 by a group of friends.

In its first year it raised £10,000 which was distributed to needy residents and good causes mostly in the Hollington area.

Earlier this month the group met at St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards to formally distribute another £7,100 of funding.

A tea party was held on September 14 organised by the hospice’s challenge event fundraiser Marcia Dart.

Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre in Haywards Heath, where a resident from Hastings is being treated, was given £1,000.

St Michael’s Hospice, The Sara Lee Trust, the local branch of Macmillan Cancer and Hollington United FC were all given £1,000 each.

Great Ormond Street Hospital was given £1,000 as a Hastings family has a young member who is receiving treatment for a form of leukemia.

The Lee Richardson Memorial Fund was given £500.

The family of Molly Collins, from Fairlight, who suffers from cerebal palsy, was given £600 towards a special adapted car seat.

Peter Burgess, co-treasurer of HSGC, said: “We have raised £15,000 and will continue to fundraise.

“Without the generosity of the good people of Hastings and St Leonards we would not have been able to do it.

“We thank everyone who has contributed and helped make a difference.”