Events NewsJanuary 11th, 2021
HISBE FoodBrighton-born “rebel supermarket” HISBE is opening a store in Worthing town centre, on Saturday 16th January 2021, and offering people the opportunity to win free shopping at HISBE for themselves and for local people in need.
HISBE is a supermarket on a busy Brighton high street, that offers a full range of fresh food and groceries, household and bodycare products, but does things very differently to your average Tesco’s. They focus on local produce, Sussex suppliers, packaging-free goods and eco-friendly brands. Staff are paid the Real Living Wage and, of every £1 that goes through the tills, suppliers get 68 pence.
On 28th February 2020 HISBE signed a lease on a new retail premises at 38 Portland Road in Worthing, where the Polish shop used to be. They planned to open their second store in May, but within two weeks the Coronavirus changed that. However, post-lockdown HISBE has an opening date and has launched a crowdfunder, inviting people to support the new store and win free shopping for themselves and others.
Ruth Anslow, who launched HISBE’s pilot store in Brighton in 2013 with her sister Amy and their friend Jack, is excited about opening their long-awaited second store: -
“These are uncertain times, and people might say we’re a bit bonkers to be opening a new store in the middle of a pandemic! But even before Covid hit, we had spent 18 months looking for the right place. So, ever since we found it, we can’t wait to get going....
Our interest in Worthing started when my sister moved here and declared that HISBE would be “right at home” in Worthing. We didn’t know the town well at first but have found a unique mix of traditional local pride and forward-thinking spirit here, that comes through from the community, the businesses and the council. From talking to local people, we were excited to discover its proud history with food, land and sea, its thriving independent business sector and a growing buzz of action on local food and sustainability.
And then it seemed like fate when someone at the council told me the town motto is, ‘From the land plenty and from the sea health.’ That’s right up our street - and we can’t wait to be of service to this town!”
September 30th, 2020
Go The Distance with Turning Tides!Challenge yourself on World Homelessness Day 10/10/20 and Go the Distance for homeless men and women. Anytime, Anywhere, Anything!
On World Homelessness Day – 10.10.2020 – take part in Go the Distance virtually, choosing an activity of your choice, in a location of your choice. A challenge tailor made for you that brings huge benefit to others. This new look event seeks to get you out and about, either running, walking, swimming, cycling, dancing – or whatever activity you choose – to challenge yourself and GO THE DISTANCE for homeless men and women.
Why not use this date to motivate your distance; for example, cycling 20 miles, running 10 kilometres, or use the goal of 10 or 20 to push your limits and achieve an important target. Your challenge might be a significant personal goal over a period of time – to lose 10 pounds or complete 10 walks to improve your health. Going the distance for others can also mean going the distance for yourself.
On they day, we will be offering some online activities to spur you on, warm ups, ‘cheer points’ which you can plan your route past, tunes to get you to your goal, medals for all participants and rewards for reaching fundraising targets or excelling with the challenge. This event is open to people of all ages wherever you are to join in with the fun. Anytime, Anywhere, Anything!
£85 per adult, £43 per child
£170 per family
For every £85 raised, we can give one day of emergency support to as many as 30 homeless men and women
September 21st, 2020
FREE Special Afternoon of Entertainment & Virtual Afternoon Tea at Three for World Mental Health DayOn Saturday 10th October (World Mental Health Day) people of Worthing are invited celebrate the end of Worthing’s first ever online Mental Health Awareness Week with a FREE special afternoon of Entertainment & Virtual Afternoon Tea at Three lived streamed to Facebook courtesy of The Glamour Club who are thrilled to be partnering with WMHAW for the Grand Finale!
Janice Moth founder of the Glamour Club said:
“What better way to celebrate the end of a fantastic week than with a ‘Glamour Club Afternoon Tea at Three’.
Prepare yourselves for a treat fit for Kings & Queens and a great night out during the day.
We are bringing The Glamour Club Experience right into your own front room! With live music from the delightful Karen Etherington who will entertain us with our favourite songs from 40’s to 70’s.
So, dust down your finest clothes, prepare your own afternoon tea, set it upon your best crockery, switch on your computer and join in the fun.”
Taking place via Zoom on Saturday, 10 October 2020 between 3pm and 5pm!’.
The aim of the Week is to challenge the stigma around mental health and to provide good quality information in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Throughout the week there will be sessions of promoting selfcare and resilience.
The event will be held on our own Zoom Account hosted by MC Bob Smytherman and live streamed to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/worthingmentalhealthawarenessweek
To Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 819 0384 1405
Full details of the events planned for the week are available on our website
August 28th, 2020
No One is Immune to Climate Change - Banner DropWorthing Extinction Rebellion (XR) performed a thought and action provoking banner drop at 6am this morning on Worthing Pier. XR said "The world is way off track to stop run away climate and ecological breakdown. Worthing is a seaside town and sea rise levels are predicted to flood many areas. We must Act Now."
Link here: https://coastal.climatecentral.org/map/11/-0.3506/51.0052/?theme=sea_level_rise&map_type=coastal_dem_comparison&contiguous=true&elevation_model=best_available&forecast_year=2030&pathway=rcp85&percentile=p95&return_level=return_level_1&slr_model=kopp_2014
Worthing XR state that most Paris Climate Agreement pledges have been broken. "We will pass 1.5' warming in the next five years and the governments own Climate Change Committee report predicts a 4' warming by 2100. A world not fit for habitation by any living species."
They urge that the catastrophic effects on human society and the natural world may spiral out of control if the Climate and Ecological Emergency is not addressed in time, including
⦁ Biodiversity Loss
⦁ Sea level rise
⦁ Water shortage
⦁ Crop failure
⦁ Extreme weather
The combined result of these destabilising events will be:
⦁ Millions displaced
⦁ Increased risk of wars and conflicts
⦁ Impacts on human rights
The aim of the banner drop is to provoke thought and action amongst Worthing people because "We are in a planetary emergency. We must immediately begin improving carbon absorption, reduce emissions and stop the harm we are causing to the natural world." They state that "The task before us is daunting but we have proved big changes can be made during the Covid19 pandemic. We must Act Now."
To get involved contact
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