Charity in Hastings since the 13th century

The Charity today

Today the Magdalen & Lasher Charity and The Magdalen & Lasher Educational Foundation are administered from Old Hastings House.

There are a maximum of 15 Trustees and five executive committees:-

Educational Foundation
Old Hastings House
Pensions and Outreach
Finance, Property & General Purposes (FPGP)

The Trustees include ex-officio appointments held by the Rector and four churchwardens of the Parish of St Clement and All Saints, three Borough Councillors nominated by Hastings Borough Council for a period of three years, and up to seven Trustees who have been co-opted for a period of five years (renewable). The Trustees elect their Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Committee Chairmen and Committee Members annually.

The Charity works closely with HARC (Hastings Advice and Representation Centre) and pays for the services of an outreach worker who visits pensioners and other beneficiaries of the Charity’s activities. The Charity also liaises with local sponsoring agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau when supporting local families through the provision of Grant awards.