We need £45,000 to fund these projects:

Welcome to the Surviving Christmas website!

What do we do?

We are a local charity dedicated to local people. We are based in Hastings, East Sussex and offer support to local people who find themselves in hardship at Christmas.

Read more about our mission.



How do we do it?

We are dedicated to help local people in need at Christmas who live in the Hastings and Rother area. We do this by:

3 day event
  • Organising a 3 day Open Christmas at the YMCA for lonely and homeless people
  • Giving food vouchers to disadvantaged families and young people referred by professional agencies
  • Packing and delivering food hampers to families and elderly people in need.

Read more about our campaign.

Why do we do it?

For most people Christmas is an enjoyable time, full of rejoicing and happiness. However, for those in hardship, whether financial or emotional it can be a distressing and very lonely time. Read more about our history and motivations.

Read more about our history and motivations.

Who does this?

We rely entirely on volunteers and voluntary donations.

Read more about how you can help.

Key Facts

  • Surviving Christmas was started in 1985.
  • It is a local charity supporting vulnerable people and families in the Hastings and Bexhill area at Christmas.
  • In addition to financial donations, non-perishable food, men’s clothing, toiletries and small gifts are needed at Christmas.
  • Volunteers are required at Christmas and to help fund-raise during the year.