Make a New Year Resolution to boost your wellbeing and rescue an unloved piece of furniture with our January Furniture Restoration course.
Join a friendly small group and work with our supportive tutor to learn new skills. You’ll find out how to use tools safely, sand down, repair and restore a small piece of furniture from our store to take home.
Wednesdays for 4 weeks from 9th Jan 2019 9.30am – 4pm at HFS Bexhill.
This is a free course – pay just £5 deposit to book a place in-store.
HFS was established 30 years ago this year.
To celebrate our 3 decades of furntiure reuse, HFS is hosting “Thrift Fest” at the Hastings Centre on Saturday 22nd September, where we will launch a crowd-sourced Thrifty Tips book.
Thrift Fest is a day showcasing way to live a fun-filled, creative, active, rich life without costing the earth. The day will be packed full of activities, workshops and entertainment provided by local community groups, reflecting the ethos of HFS: DIY, reuse, upcycling, sharing practical skills, and being active in the community.
Have you got a thrifty tip to share? Individuals and organisations that successfully submit a Thrifty Tip for the book will be named in print and receive a free copy at Thrift Fest.
Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of August.
The book will be designed and printed locally by HFS supporters. Copies will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the charity.
Don’t forget to order your free book-in-advance tickets for Thrift Fest on 22nd September!
This means there will be more time for our Saturday shoppers to explore our stores.
We will also be able to provide some collections and deliveries on Saturdays for folk who cannot take time off work during the week.
We will be closed so our team can rest on Sundays and Mondays.
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.
The funds will help us support volunteers to gain skills, confidence and experience. A lot of our volunteers need support to take on their role with us and to build up towards moving on into training or work. With your support we can help more people.
Voting runs through November and December 2017.
The photographers at ZoomArts are launching their HFS-themed exhibition this month.
Open from 13th-27th September at the ZoomArts Gallery, Warrior Square Station, Kings Road St Leonards. 10.30-4.00 daily.
Our WoW van will also visit Warrior Square Station on Thurs 21st September 10-12 to promote our training activities.