Everyone will have seen pictures of the terrible floods and landslip in Freetown. At least 400 deaths are reported, with many more left homeless. Although the landslip has not directly affected Hastings, the town was already having to cope with torrential rains. Now there are the knock-on effects, as people from Freetown are displaced. The Link has experience of working with really good NGOs in the area, including Build on Books. The Link’s Trustees have agreed that we’ll do whatever we can to help, especially as the developing situation affects Hastings. Richard moved quickly to set up an appeal for funds via BT’s MyDonate facility. If you feel you can help with a donation, however small, please have a look at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/hastingssierraleonefriendshiplink . You may rest assured that every penny we raise goes directly to Hastings Sierra Leone to fund the disaster relief effort.
Obviously, our fundraising in the next few weeks will be crucial. The next event is our Music Quiz Night at St Paul’s School, Horntye Road, Hastings. 7pm – £5 per head, bring your own refreshments. Please get a team up if you can, or just come along and join a table! If you’d like to book a table in advance, ring me, Robin, on 01424 436603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org