Insurer Hastings Direct supports Dan's fishing success

01 May 2015

Insurance broker Hastings Direct gave 'A Helping Hand' of £100 to fifteen year old Dan Tillett from Bexhill, who has recently been selected for the England Junior Sea Angling Team.

Hastings Direct's A Helping Hand scheme makes financial, professional and physical support available to local community groups and individuals.

Dan who attends St Richard's School and is currently studying for his GCSE's said: "I only took up fishing two years ago so to be selected for the England Junior Sea Angling Team is a real achievement. I have been really lucky to have been mentored by Brian Pask and Yogi Poland and I have also received lots of tips and encouragement from all the members of Bexhill Sea Angling Club. I am really grateful to Hastings Direct for their donation, which will go towards the £600 costs that are needed to fund the trip."

Jay Wootten, community liaison, Hastings Direct said: "When Dan wrote to us asking for help, we were pleased to provide a donation. Not only is he focused on his fishing, but also supports other young people starting the sport. He's also an active member and volunteer of the Bexhill Swimming Club."

If you are local community group/organisation or charity that may benefit from a helping hand grant, please contact with details of how Hastings Direct's 'A Helping Hand' can provide you with valuable assistance.