CHARITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR 22 – 23
From July 1st 2022 – June 30th 2023 our charity of the year is The RNLI.
This will see various events and campaigns take place here at Priory Meadow shopping centre over the next 12 months, helping to raise vital funds and awareness for the RNLI.
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts, including Hastings.
The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service.
Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
Andy Harvey, Centre Manager for Priory Meadow, said: ‘Being a seaside town we feel so passionate about supporting the RNLI.’
‘We were given insight into the running costs of Hastings Lifeboat Station, which is a huge sum of money, and with support from our valued visitors to Priory Meadow we hope to fundraise and contribute as much as we can to make a difference.’
‘You can look forward to seeing the RNLI team in and around the centre during the partnership, as well as at family friendly events throughout the year.’ he added.
Claire Cardwell from the RNLI said: ‘The RNLI is delighted to be working with Priory Meadow Shopping centre to raise vital funds for RNLI lifesavers. Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service at Hastings and our seasonal lifeguards look after people at its busy beaches.’
‘Every penny we raise together, and every message we share could save a live. A huge thank you to everyone on the team at Priory Meadow, and all its customers, for your support.’