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 and in March 2016, Andy and his family completed the Hastings Half Marathon in aid of the charitable fund created in memory of the late Tara Batchelor.
Two weeks later Andy and his wife completed the Paris Marathon and in doing so, succeeded in raising further funds for the same cause.
The objective of this Charitable Fund is to raise money for the specialist medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK (Charity Registration No: 1112708) www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk
Tara’s husband Darren Batchelor is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise further funds. Please visit https://www.justgiving.com/remember/426042/Tara-Batchelor to learn more and to make donations.
We intend to continue to raise money and to provide help for causes that matter to us and to the wider community and further news about forthcoming challenges will follow in due course.