Old Towners raise first £1,000 for stricken fire families

THE OLD TOWN community is once again rallying around those in need of help.

The families who have been affected by the devastating fire at Marine Parade are being assisted by the George Street Traders.

They have already raised £1,000 and are keen to get as much support as possible.

Around 70 people attended a meeting at Butlers Emporium last night offering ideas for fundraising events.

Rose Ratcliffe, who runs Butlers Emporium, said: “It was a very productive meeting and we got lots of ideas and support/

“One was a benefit concert in the Old Town. The more support we can get the better.”

If you would like to help call Rose on 01424 430678 or visit HastingsOldTownPhoenix on Facebook.