Podcast features HFS

HFS featured in Tiernan Douieb’s Partly Political Podcast

Tiernan compered our fantastic comedy fund-raiser in May and wanted to feature HFS as part of Small Charities Week.

We talk about the challenges and joys of running a small local charity, the issues affecting people in our area, how policies affect us and how people can get involved and support us.

Listen to the Partly Political Podcast  (Contains some swearing. Interview starts approx 20 mins into episode)

Photo of Tiernan Douieb and Mark Thomas on stage at De La Warr Pavilion in May by Bob Mazzer

Mark Thomas & Friends

Brilliant line-up of comedians perform to raise funds for HFS starter packs

We are really grateful to everyone who bought tickets to our fund-raiser on Fri 25th May. You helped raise funds to supply starter packs of essential household items for households in crisis and you were a lovely audience for our comedians.

Thanks to all the performers: Mark Thomas / Daniel Kitson / Bridget Christie / Robin Ince / Shazia Mirza / Jay Foreman / Tiernan Douieb

We are also grateful to all the local companies and artists that donated products for Goody Bags to thank our performers:  Borough Wines, Beers and Books, Carr Taylor Vineyards, Claire Fletcher, the De La Warr Pavilion, The Hastings Lemon Ketchup Company, Hastings Old Town Rock Shop, Leroy Henry, Martel Colour Print, No Plastics Shop, Pea Crabtree, Peter Quinnell, Trinity Wholefoods and Wow and Flutter.

 

 

Read more about the event and our starter packs here.

Xmas T-shirt fund-raiser

Domestic Extremist t-shirt design

Domestic Extremist t-shirt design

Philosophy Football has teamed up with Mark Thomas to launch a fund-raising t-shirt for HFS.

Mark has nominated the The Hastings Furniture Service (HFS) for this year’s Philosophy Football fundraising tee. A simple, yet revolutionary idea, take unwanted but good quality furniture and help those on low incomes and benefits fit out a home.

Domestic extremism? The HFS is a great response to the consequences of the extremities of domestic crisis including homelessness.

Philosophy Football will donate £5 per shirt sold to the Hastings Furniture Service, or if you purchase at the Christmas Solidarity price and they will double the donation made to £10.

Can we raise £1000 by Xmas? With your support we surely can.

Click to read more at the Philosophy Football website

Mark Thomas talk for HFS

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Mark is coming to Hastings on 9th November.

Our afternoon event will be a talk about comedy, art, politics and mischief in the St Marys Cafe and Bar, followed by a Q & A. All proceeds to HFS.

Mark is performing his award-winning Red Shed show in the auditorium in the evening too – don’t miss it.

Tickets for the afternoon talk are £10 and all proceeds go to HFS. Tickets are available online and from the SMIC box office in person.

 

The Big Issue cover design

HFS in the Big Issue!

The Big sales <a style=prozac online Issue cover design” width=”214″ height=”300″ />HFS is featured in a special Creative Activism edition of The Big sales prozac online Issue this month.

Our wonderful patron Mark Thomas is interviewed and cites several ideas and examples of community action, including HFS. We’re so proud!

Click to go to The Big sales prozac online Issue website and read the full article.