Good causes enjoy donation evening

Local groups at the awards evening
Local groups at the awards evening

THOUSANDS of pounds were presented to good causes at an annual donation evening recently.

The event was hosted by the Hastings Old Town Carnival Week committee at East Hastings Sea Angling Club where £4,000 was handed out in total to charities and community groups.

Volunteers from Hastings RNLI received the Trophy Shield for the largest amount collected.

Special awards for most amount raised went to St John Ambulance, Red Cross, Fire and Rescue, Hastings and St Leonards Lifeguards, Royal British Legion, Hastings Coastal Twirlers, Dragonflies Take Flight, 2nd Hastings Brownies, 2nd Hastings Rainbows, Senlac 1066 Highsteppers, Sara Lee Trust, Huntingdon’s Association, Hastings Trolleybus Restoration Group, Hastings West Hill Boxing Club, Salvation Army, Triple 20 Club, Ore Kidzone (SA), Association of Carers, Surviving Christmas, Penny Beale Memorial Fund, Two Towers Trust, Autism Sussex, St Michael’s Hospice, Hastings and Rother Association for the Blind, Hospital Radio Hastings, Hastings Gateway Club, Seaview Project, Parchment Trust, Crest Playgroup, Rock-a-Nore Football Club, Hastings Branch RSPCA, Hastings Sanctuary Service, Hotshots, Lindy Hoppers, Fellowship of St Nicholas, Hornet Youth University – Helenswood, Torfield School, Gizmo Theatre Group, Hastings Shopmobility, FOCUS on Mental Health, Mencap, and Samaritans.

Hastings Old Town Carnival Day is on August 4 at the end of Hastings Old Town Carnival Week.

Its spokesman, Ion Castro, said: “The team of volunteers is building up momentum for yet another carnival and, as always, we’re trying to make it the biggest and best yet.”

Any girl, aged 16 or over and lives in Hastings or St Leonards, who would like to compete for the Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen title and the title of Miss Hastings, they can enter via the website www.1066.net/carnival.