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Snowflake & The Bexhill Lions Santa Run!

Chair of Trustees Andrew Crighton and Trustee Joe Cornford, supported by Project Supervisors Lesley & Emma will be taking part in the Bexhill Lions Santa Dash 2017 on 3rd December. This is a fun run/ walk along Bexhill seafront dressed in a lightweight Santa suit and there are 2km or 5km options available.

We would love to get a big team of Snowflake volunteers and supporters to take part as Team Snowflake. If you want to take part and help us raise money you can register here:

It costs around £12 to enter which covers your santa suit and helps cover the event costs.

There is a team localgiving page which you can use here:

Or you can set up your own localgiving page if you prefer- just remember to include 'Santa Dash' in the event name.

It would be great if you could join Team Snowflake and help us raise money for the Night Shelter by taking part in the Santa Dash 2017. If you would like more information please reply to this e-mail to

More about the Santa Dash:

The Bexhill Lions Santa Dash family fun occasion, now an annual event, and will take place on the beautiful promenade at Bexhill-on-Sea.The  starting and finishing posts are at the iconic De la Warr Pavilion. Participants can run, jog, walk, push prams or use a wheelchair, and we also encourage participants to raise sponsorship for their own charity or good cause, for 2017 we suggest a minimun of £20.17 in sponsorship.

The entry fee will include a “Free” Santa suit  and also covers the cost of staging the event. Any profitwill be used to support local good causes.


This message was added on Thursday 9th November 2017

Latest Volunteers' Registration Meeting


The final Volunteers' Registration meeting before Christmas is to be held at Sussex Coast College on Saturday 9 December 2017 at 10.30am. Returning and new volunteers are invited to hear all about changes in staffing and volunteering following feedback from last year's Guests and Volunteers alike, including plans for 'core groups' for volunteers wishing to be allocated more frequently.  


This message was added on Tuesday 7th November 2017

Volunteer Registration - evening meetings 2017

In addition to daytime meetings on Saturdays (see news item below) evening registration meetings for both returning & new volunteers together are being held at 7.30pm as follows:

Sunday 15 October at St Matthews Parish Centre, Silverhill

Monday 30 October at the Salvation Army Citadel in St Andrews Square, Hastings

Tuesday 17 October at St Mary Star of the Sea Hall, Old Town, Hastings

Wednesday 25 October at Wellington Square Baptist Church

Thursday 2 November at Chapel Park Baptist Church Centre

Friday 27 October at St John the Evangelist Hall, Brittany Road, St Leonards

Saturday 21 October at Concordia Hall, St Leonards

Meetings are expected to last no more than 45 minutes.

This message was added on Friday 15th September 2017

Volunteer Registration Daytime Meetings - 2017

Daytime Volunteer Registration Meetings are to be held at Sussex Coast College, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA as follows:

For RETURNING VOLUNTEERS: Saturday 7 October, Saturday 14 October & Saturday 4 November 2017 at 10.30am - these meetings are scheduled to last for little more than 35 minutes

For PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS: Saturday 21 October and Saturday 28 October 2017 at 10.30am - these meetings are likely to last longer as there is more ground to cover, so probably about 45 minutes..

Further evening meetings will be held at each of the seven night shelter venues during October/November prior to the night shelter opening on Thursday 30 November 2017, details of which will be posted here in due course.

ALL Volunteers are required to attend a registration meeting to ensure that everyone starts from the same knowledge base, particularly in light of operational changes being made for this coming winter

This message was added on Tuesday 5th September 2017

Job Applications for Winter 2017/18

Applications are invited for the posts of Project Supervisor, Overnight Supervisor and Morning Supervisor to organise and manage the Snowflake Night Shelter . The Night Shelter will operate in Hastings and St Leonards, seven days a week, from the end of November 2017 to mid-March 2018. Job descriptions, application forms and related guidance notes are available by download from the ‘Who’s Who’ tab or by post from 25 Boscobel Road North, St Leonards TN38 0NY.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 20 September 2017, with long-list interviews being held in Hastings on Saturday 30 September 2017. All posts will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate.


This message was added on Monday 7th August 2017