We think it’s important to share our success with our wider community and to demonstrate this, we have, over many years provided support in different ways to various local sports Clubs and other wider causes which we consider to be worthwhile.

In 2009, we provided sponsorship to the Sussex Rugby Union Under 15 Squad Tour of South Africa and in 2012 and again in 2013, we financed the purchase of kit for the highly successful Hastings Seagull Swimming Squad’s junior swimmers, for their use whilst attending Residential Training Camps in Cyprus and England, respectively.

We supported Eastbourne Borough Football Club; by advertising in all their Home League Match Programmes throughout the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons and we provided further support by joining their innovative ‘Borough Means Business’ fund raising and business networking scheme, throughout the same period.

We currently provide sponsorship each year to one of East Sussex fastest growing and successful local, community Cricket Clubs; Little Common Ramblers CC. In addition to advertising in their full-colour pocket annual fixture booklet; we fund Ramblers’ ‘Club Cap Awards’; providing recognition to those of their cricketers who achieve outstanding results each year.

We also provide our time and expertise when we can.

Andy Williams volunteered and acted as the local Press Officer for Hastings Seagull Swimming Club between 2011 and 2014 and he currently undertakes a similar role for Little Common Ramblers CC 2nd XI.

In addition to our support of local sports Clubs, we also contribute towards wider worthwhile causes.

We make regular contributions to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children: Charity Registration No: 216401) www.nspcc.org.uk.

In 2016, Andy and members of his family ran the Hastings Half Marathon and the Paris Marathon in memory of the late Tara Batchelor to raise money for the specialist medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK (Charity Registration No: 1112708) www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

This year Andy and his wife have set themselves another extraordinary challenge. They aim to raise at least £5,000 for the remarkable local Charity; ‘Demelza Hospice Care for Children’ (Charity Registration No: 1039651) by completing 10 Half-Marathons and 1 Full Marathon in 9 months, starting with the Surrey Half Marathon on 11th March.

From Monday 5th March 2018 on wards, you can sponsor Andy and his wife, safely and securely via their Just Giving Page and you can also keep up to date with their progress by following them on Twitter.

To find out more about what makes ‘Demelza Hospice Care for Children’ so special, please visit their website www.demelza.org.uk.