Welcome to the website of the Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link. We’re a registered charity: nº 1127137. The Link works to further the friendship that has existed between the seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex and the village of Hastings in Sierra Leone since 2001.
Please use the menu on the right to find out more about Hastings and Sierra Leone, about the history of the link leading up to the official twinning of the two towns, about the ways that Hastings UK is helping its Sierra Leonean namesake, and about past and future events. Our current big project is helping the villagers to extend and refurbish the little health centre (an emergency maternity & obstetric unit) and to provide medical equipment and supplies, especially now that EBOLA has hit the village. We’re very proud of our numerous school-to-school links, too, and organise teacher exchanges each year. We’re always trying to raise funds, of course. This year’s Quiz Night raised nearly £2000. But the health centre project needs a lot more money. If you have any ideas for raising money on our behalf (at your place of worship, club or workplace?) or know of any funding streams we may not have applied to, please let us know!
We would be delighted to hear from you, to see you at our meetings, and to have your support. Next meeting: Wednesday 20th May 2015 in Hastings Town Hall at 6.05. You’ve missed this year’s Quiz Night, I’m afraid, but our friends at St Leonards Rotary Club are planning an evening of African food and music on 29th May, and we’re having a Musical Quiz Night on 18th September and a dinner-dance at Bannatynes on 31st October. For a general overview of the Link’s work, the AGM is at St Paul’s School on Sat 20th June, starting with lunch at 12.30.
Please come back and visit this site often – we try as hard as we can to keep it up to date.
If you’d like to contact us, either use the Contact button on this website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org