Lead Volunteers Welcome

We have a committee of regular lead volunteers who each get involved in whatever capacity their lives at the time allow. We meet about every 2 months or so throughout the year and then more often from September to Christmas. We discuss fundraising, preparation for the hamper project, setting up Santa’s Grotto and organising the 2 day event. The lead volunteers share out tasks so that everyone is supported and the jobs get done. We do need to expand our team as there is a lot to do, especially nearer to Christmas, and most of us have a day job too! It is a lovely team and it is good fun. Over the Christmas period itself, the lead volunteers give up their time as much as they can around their work and family commitments and then we recruit other regular volunteers too for the hamper project, Santa Day and the 2 day event on Christmas and Boxing Day. Please get in touch via the website contact page or the email on the attached poster if you think you would like to get involved in some capacity.

Sign Up to Volunteer

(Please note that we can only accept over 18’s as volunteers)

Food Hygiene Certificate (only if wanting to work with the Chef in the kitchen)

Bexhill Glynde Gap Tesco Collection
Thank you to all those who have signed up, we have enough volunteers now.

Salvation Army Hall
Thank you to all those who have signed up, we have enough volunteers now.

Making a Donation

Money donations, either via our online donations page, by BACS transfer or by cheque will be particularly welcome.

Our bank details are as follows:
Santander 09-01-28 A/C no. 95875221 Surviving Christmas – please put name as reference for acknowledgement and tick for Gift Aid if eligible.
Surviving Christmas, HVA Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

We hope to have a Crowd Funding page in November so please look out for details.

Any donations are so much appreciated and help us to continue to support those most in need at Christmas. Thank you.

Testimonials from Christmas 2021

“A big thank you from a family who received a hamper from one of the agencies – the children were so excited to receive gifts, chocolate and crackers”

Agency anon – Christmas 2021

“Thank you to you all, you have made my Christmas. My children will love their gifts.’ A lady who collected her hamper”

Anon. Christmas 2021

“You are lovely people, angels from heaven to have brought me a food hamper at Christmas – thank you.’ A phone message from someone after receiving their hamper which was delivered.”

anon. Christmas 2021