OUR last meeting on March 4 was a talk by Hélène White on the Seaview Project.
She began by explaining how it began, back in 1985 in a church hall. The need was very great then (largely because of the introduction of Care in the Community) and it has continued to increase from year to year.
The present location in Hatherley Road, St Leonards is always very much in demand. Basically it is a day centre where people ‘can find help, comfort, friendship and inspiration’ and are always greeted with a smile.
Though it is not open overnight, staff help needy people to find somewhere to spend the night if necessary; for example in the winter months they work closely with the Snowflake Project, organised by local churches. Hélène is a lively speaker and she created a great deal of interest.
Our next meeting, on Tuesday, March 18, will be just a social afternoon when members and guests can chat, mostly in French, about anything they like. They are invited to bring things they think might be of interest to others to help start a conversation, for example holiday photos. As usual, it will be in the church hall of Holy Redeemer Church, Upper Park Road, St Leonards at 2.30pm.