Hastings Direct staff battle it out for charity

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Staff from Hastings Direct have been getting sporty and raising funds for a good cause at the same time.

Colleagues from the company, which is the biggest employer in Bexhill, have taken to the cricket field, football pitch and athletics track to battle it out in aid of Education Futures Trust.

Staff also took to the rounders field and enjoyed a tug of war to boost funds for the local charity which works in and around Hastings to help support programmes, initiatives and projects linked to education. The summer’s events will culminate in an award ceremony when the total amount raised will be announced. Hastings staff presented the charity with an initial £550 to help purchase school uniforms for children in need ahead of the new school year and more funds will be presented over the coming weeks.

Carole Dixon, CEO of Education Futures Trust, said: “We really appreciate the support given by the staff at Hastings Direct. It is difficult to explain how much difference this will make. Many of our families are unable to afford school uniform at the beginning of the new school year, and this contribution will give the children a positive start. Thank you to all involved.”

Jay Wootten, community liaison, Hastings Direct, added: “The Education Futures Trust really makes a difference in the lives of school children in the area – making their time at school both easier and more productive.”