Hospice group raises £60,000

Hastings and St Leonards Support Group raised a massive £60,321 for St Michael’s Hospice throughout this year.

Through the year the group organises a number of events which include regular fundraising activities such as its monthly coffee morning and bazaar, bingo and quizzes as well as one-off entertainment events such as the Sinatra Night and an Evening with Constance Crabtree, to name but a few.

Amanda Hildreth, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “This is a truly fantastic amount, we are extremely grateful to the Hastings and St Leonards Support Group for continuing to support the hospice in such a dedicated way. This magnificent amount is a testament to the group’s hard work and commitment. We’re looking forward to seeing its calendar of events for 2015.”

“Knowing that the money we raise for the hospice supports the patients is what keeps us motivated. We are delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount of money this year and hope to do as well again next year,” said Brian Elcomb, chairman of the Hastings and St Leonards Support Group.

The support group has been running for 27 years.