The recent sudden closure of Hawkhurst CEP School as well as workplaces has put a considerable financial strain on some families in the village.  Families who benefited from free school meals are now having to feed their children at home, and vouchers to compensate them have been slow to come through from national agencies. In addition some families are facing employment issues.

The request for donations made just three weeks ago was supported most generously by organisations, charities, businesses and individuals in Hawkhurst and raised in excess of £2,700.

This has enabled us to shop and to set up a 'Food for Families’ facility, from which parents nominated by the School can collect. This is a vital resource for some local families in these challenging times.

On behalf of the families, and the school, thank you for your support.

As we have now exceeded our target, we are no longer raising funds for this particular appeal.
However, we continue to welcome donations large or small towards HCSG’s work assisting people in need during the Coronavirus crisis.
If you would like to contribute to our ongoing work, bank transfers should be made to:

“Hawkhurst Community Support Group”

Sort code: 40-44-37

Account number: 42304961

If you have any queries, please let us know by email at

Thank you

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