Thanks for donations

A big thank you to all the shoppers at Hastings Sainsbury’s store on December 20 and 21 who kindly donated to Dragonflies. An amazing £1,800 was raised over the two days.

Volunteers of all ages helped to pack bags in support of Dragonflies’ childhood bereavement project, which offers support to local children and young people age five to 18 years, who are experiencing bereavement, gain the support they need to cope with their loss.

More than 1,300 children and young people so far have been helped following the death of someone close to them.

Volunteers gave up their time on the busiest shopping weekend before Christmas in order to make a difference to those children living in the Hastings area, who have lost a parent, sibling, close relative or friend.

A big thank to all the shoppers, staff at Sainsbury’s and especially to the volunteers who gave up their valuable time and contributed to making the weekend such a huge success.

Dragonflies has been nominated as the local Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year, and volunteers will be back in the foyer, on January 24 and 25 from 10am to 4pm to give out information and talk about the project.

Dragonflies is a project of the Fellowship of St Nicholas (FSN). For more information on Dragonflies, contact Lesley Brown on 01424 438254 or email:

Stephanie Edmonds

FSN operations director