It may be cold. It may be hard. Support us in helping those in need
Swap your bed for a sleeping bag and give homeless people in Hastings a better future. Headlining the music will be Hastings favourites Dr Savage and The Rufus Stone Band. Entertainment is free and open to all between 8pm and 10pm.
The sleep out is a ticketed event which commences at 10pm in our cardboard city on the Stade. Exclusively for those sleeping out will be an unplugged set around the brazier from award-winning blues man King Size Slim and a bedtime story from a local comedian. Hot drinks will be available throughout the night with porridge served the following morning. Tickets for the sleep out are free but you need to fundraise a minimum of £25. Of course we’d like you to raise a lot more and there are lots of prizes to be won if you do!
Under Widening digital participation in health and care NHS Digital with The Good Things Foundation will be implementing 20 pathfinder sites looking at Digital Health Inclusion for particular populations across England, Wales , Scotland and Ireland over the next three years. Each of the sites will focus on a different area of deprivation or exclusion. We are very pleased to announce that Seaview has been selected to be the Pathfinder site to develop models of best practice in digital health inclusion for those that are homeless. From September and for a year we will be conducting participative research and developing good practice modelling directly with service users and other stakeholders to help ensure that new use of technology and digital health includes access and benefit for our clients.
Please vote for us in local Tesco stores in Hastings, St Leonards or Battle from May 7th.
We have been shortlisted alongside two other local charities and Seaview is now bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Seaview is one of the groups on the shortlist.
OUR PROJECT-Healthy Activities – So that we can commission computer training and provide gender specific gym sessions
This grant will enable us to replace lost funding for popular activities that help our clients to refocus energy and encourage health.
Voting is open in stores throughout May and June. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for May and June. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.
“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
The Time to Shine Project spent the summer working with our service users at Seaview. The ten week course was designed to prepare the service users for a CD recording and a public performance with a live professional band with the aim of improving their confidence levels, self-awareness, group engagement, self-respect and responsibility through weekly music sessions. The course focused on improving vocal and musical technique, as well as developing the existing Seaview Choir, encouraging participants to try singing solo songs and working on confidence-building, self-awareness and performance techniques.
On the 9th September 10 service users took part in an all-day recording session in a professional studio and produced a top quality CD, available at Seaview for £3. All proceeds from sales will continue to support the choir and other musical projects for service users. On the 23rd September the project culminated in a Gala performance at the Masonic Hall, More than 150 people attended including the High Sheriff of East Sussex, the Mayor and Deputy of Hastings. 16 service users took part in in the gala performance and were met with rapturous applause and cries of ‘more’, the audience were dancing in the aisles and more than a tear was shed. Please click on the link to gain insight into a truly magnificent project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P5BqWa5R4s