Secret Cinema screening for refugee crisis at Hastings cafe

Coffee Box
Coffee Box

A cafe in Hastings is hosting a film screening in aid of the refugees fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries on Saturday (September 12).

Coffee Box at The Hastings Centre on The Ridge are taking part in a worldwide Secret Cinema screening at 7pm for free.

The company will be setting up pop-up cinemas in refugee camps, including ‘The Jungle’ in Calais, and in cities from Tokyo to London to raise money for the refugees.

Then a secret film will be screened around the world and Coffee Box communications manager Natalie Williams wanted Hastings to be involved.

“There’s a lot of good will in Hastings in terms of people wanting to raise money for refugees,” she said.

“I think, like a lot of people, we have been incredibly moved by the images and stories on the news and we want to do something to help.

“We saw that the Secret Cinema screening was happening and though we could do that quite easily as we have a big screen.

“Hopefully we will be able to make some money for the refugees – it’s a good way to raise money and play our small part.”

The screening is free to enter but there will be a chance to donate and all of the money raised will be given to the Tearfund Refugee Crisis Fund.

Although Natalie could not reveal what film it will be, it is about refugees and is rated certificate 15 so only 15-year-olds and older will be allowed to watch.

To find out more visit the cafe’s Facebook page:

Syrian refugee crisis calls Hastings to action

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