Prize on offer for 1,000th visitor on Stade walks

THE 1,000th person to take part in the last of this year’s Stade guided walks is set to receive a mystery prize.

The Stade Education programme was set up in 2008 and since then 967 people have been on 114 walks, raising a grand total of £1,399.14 for education work on The Stade.

Beatrice Rapley, Stade education officer, said: “We’re so close to hitting the over 1,000 people mark, just 33 more people and we’re there. And that lucky 33rd person will receive a special prize.

“These are the last walks of the year and the last walks delivered as part of the Stade Education Project as the funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund ends in December.

“I am hopeful though that the scheme will continue thanks to the dedication of the wonderful team of volunteers and the Old Hastings Preservation Society and the Fishermen’s Museum.”

Councillor Trevor Webb, lead member for leisure at Hastings Borough Council, said: “The walks are led by Stade Education Project volunteers, whom I’d like to thank for giving their time selflessly to guide visitors around The Stade during the course of this project. I do hope the good work continues on into the future, I know how much people enjoy these walks.”

If anyone would like to go one of the five walks scheduled to take place this month, and be in with a chance of winning the prize, they should turn up at the big blue lifeboat station.

The walks are being held tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm, Sunday at 11am and 3pm, Friday, October 14, at 3pm and 5.30pm, Saturday, October 15 at 3pm and Sunday, October 16, from 11am and 3pm.