SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES AND THE COMMUNITY

DAFT AS A BRUSH CANCER PATIENT CARE

2017 was an amazing year fundraising for Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care, including raising over £5000 in our charity week, more doubling any previous effort.  Later in the year some of our staff team followed the Daft as a Brush Tyne River Trail, walking 88 miles to further raise funds for the charity.  Our charity cask ale Hastings Daft As firmly established itself as a favourite with our regulars and our weekly charity pub quiz took on a completely new dimension.  In 2018 we aim to carry on from where 2017 ended

STOP PRESS........ DAFT AS A BRUSH 'WEEK' 2018 IS 22ND JULY TO 20TH JULY

A WEEK LONG OF FUN, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS RAISING MONEY FOR OUR NOMINATED CHARITY DAFT AS A BRUSH CANCER PATIENT CARE

Last Year's events included a Pop Stars Fancy Dress Theme Charity Launch Night, The Volunteers Dinner, our Annual Cider & Sausage Festival, and our first ever Sponsored Summer Santa Stroll, and some amazing Staff Challenges.  What will 2018 bring?  

CHECK OUT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR AND FACEBOOK FOR MORE INFO AS THE BIG WEEK APPROACHES

For the fifth year running The Hastings is proud to support Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care as our nominated charity. To date we have raised in excess of £20000

Daft As A Brush provides a free patient transport service to and from The Freeman Hospital in customized ambulances, for people undergoing Radiotherapy/Chemotherapy treatment. They transport both adults and children.  We were introduced to this charity on our first ever visit to Seaton Delaval.  It touched our hearts and has remained there ever since.  

Every Wednesday our weekly quiz iraises money for the charity with 100% of the entrance fees being donated.  Titked 'Angie and Peter's Funny Quizzy Thingy' it is very light-hearted, and some may say a little bonkers with spot and cash prizes and starts at 9pm.   

Since our new refurb, our 'iced-up' Heineken fonts are the perfect place to stick any loose change, which again is transferred to the charity bucket when they defrost overnight.  Also in 2016 we introduced our charity cask ale 'Hasting Daft As'. with 20p per pint donated to the charity.  This has proved a very popular ale, and is a core product across our beer range.  

Throughout the year we also hold 'one off' events to fund raise for Daft as a Brush - keep a look out on the events calendar of this website and our Facebook page for further information.  Tombolas and raffles often form part of these events so we gratefully accept donations of prizes all year round.

View The Daft as a Brush Website for more information: www.daftasabrush.org.uk

SEATON DELAVAL COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

 The Seaton Delaval Arts Centrs is a modern facility for the enjoyment of the Arts in the local environment.  The building opened in 2007 after months of hard work and dedication, with the building being redeveloped from an old Salvation Army hall into a high standard multi use community space.  As a registered charity and not for profit organisation, the venue is ran entirely by volunteers providing a well maintained building not only for the arts but for the whole community to enjoy.

The Hastings promote all the work of the arts centre for free via our on screen advertising, and where possible support and attend events, and provide free meeting room facilities.  We also have a pre theatre meal offer for those attending the arts centre with 10% of all food.  We look forward to building our collaboration to support this great facility further in the future.

 

FRIENDS OF EAST CRAMLINGTON AND SEATON DELAVAL CONSERVATION AREA

 

This group of volunteers undertake invaluable by maintaining the upkeep of the conservation and dog walking areas in the local community.  On the first Tuesday of every month they meet in the function room at The Hastings from 7 p.m.  So why not pop along, introduce yourself and learn how you can get involved.

LOCAL LIVE MUSIC

Our very popular Friday Night live music night is long established.  However we now host a Songwriters evening on the second Tuesday of every month, whereby three local artists are given the rare opportunity to showcase their original material.  Further to this a local folk collaborative meet in the function room on the First Thursday afternoon of each month, with newcomers welcome.