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Sussex Coast College Hastings teams up with St Michael’s Hospice for year of fundraising

Sussex Coast College Hastings is proud to announce St Michael’s Hospice as their new charity partner for the academic year 2018/19.

Each year the college chooses a charity partner to work with, providing them with welcomed support with their fundraising activities and donations.

This year, the college will be getting involved with a number of activities organised by the hospice, but will also be adopting a whole college approach to raise their own target of £10,000 for the charity.

To kick-off the fundraising year the Principal, Jim Sharpe, will be leading a 16-strong crew to take part in the Dragon Boat Race at Bewl Water on 8th September. The college also has a number of other activities already lined up including abseiling off the side of the Station Plaza campus in April, entering a team into the Hastings Half Marathon, numerous quizzes, and a Summer Ball in June.

Jim Sharpe, Principal at Sussex Coast College Hastings said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting St Michael’s Hospice over the next 12 months. The Hospice provides crucial care for those facing life-limiting illnesses, as well as support for their families. At the college we have several staff who have a friend, family member, or former colleague who have received this support, and this is one way that we can give back.

The Hospice needs to raise over £4.3 million every year to help with the running costs of its services, which is why we’re encouraging our colleagues and students to get involved and come up with lots of interesting ways of raising money to help us reach our £10,000 target.”

The college has set up a JustGiving page, which makes donating simple, fast, and secure throughout the year.

About St Michael’s Hospice: 

“We provide excellent holistic care and support for all those throughout Hastings and Rother affected by a progressive life-limiting illness or bereavement.

Our specialist care and clinical teams deliver supportive care, symptom control and support to patients and families through our 22-bed Hospice, Day Services, Hospice at Home service, Bereavement Support and Hospice Neighbours. Operating for over 30 years we aim to deliver exceptional standards of palliative care and provide a responsive service that supports choice and independence.

The Hospice operates a Donation Centre in St Leonards on Sea and 10 retail shops in Battle, Bexhill on Sea, Hastings, Ore, Rye, Sidley and St Leonards on Sea, stocking items from second hand clothes and baby wear to furniture and St Michael’s Hospice merchandise and much more.

We need to raise over £12,000 every day to run the Hospice, please support our vital work.”

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