Holy Trinity Church raised an incredible sum of over £800 for the local Seaview Project in a collection taken at its Carol Service on Sunday evening.
The church, in Robertson Street, in Hastings town centre, has gained tremendous support and a year ago entered a new phase in its history with the launch of a new non-religious service.
More than 350 people attend its Carol Service; which included a live band, international speaker Canon J.John, and mulled wine and mince pies.
Priest in charge Simon Larkin said: “We know the work of Seaview through Safehaven Women, a weekly drop in for vulnerable women we run, and through members of our congregation who work there.
“It does amazing work and we wanted to show our support.
“It was so great seeing the church full of life and people wanting to give generously to help those on the margins of society at this time when charities are being hard hit by funding cuts.”
Holy Trinity continues with its programme of Christmas events this week with a Christingle Service on Sunday 20th December in the morning and a service of lessons and carols in the evening.
The Seaview Project is based at the Southwater Centre in St Leonards and offers help and inspiration to local people living on the margins of society.
Every year hundreds of vulnerable people’s lives are improved with the support and assistance provided by Seaview Project’s staff and volunteers.
The project helps those in need of housing get a home, including short-term crisis accommodation to prevent rough sleeping and also offers a range of personal and group activities to help and encourage people to realise their full potential.
A close partnership with St John Ambulance helps to provide regular access to a nurse and podiatrist.
The Seaview Project was set up by Helene White and Barbara Silvester, with the help of Jane Amstad in February 1985.
Throughout its history, Seaview has experienced continuous growth in its services. Seaview became a registered Charity in August 1985.
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