Hastings dance troop bag pole positions

Hastings based Fusion Street Dance gave a fantastic performance at the sold out Kent Street Dance Championships on February 25.

Performing to a completely full venue the dancers bagged many awards.

FSD 1st place!
FSD Jnrs 1st place!
FSD Jnrs Crew 2nd place!
FSD Minis 4th place!

Solos Ewan Homewood 5th – under14

Adv, Milly Clout 4th – under14

Jasmin Pickett 2nd – under16

Sommer Cook 3rd – over16

Evie White 5th – over16

Duos Jessica Taylor & Sasha Maeron 4th – under10

Hayley Welch & Yasmin Cowell 4th – under14

Sommer Cook & Evie White 2nd – over16

Ecstatic from the results, Denise from Fusion Street Dance said: “We are now Kent Champions & qualified for the 2018 UK Championships!

“All these solos & duos that made the top 5 also qualified for the UK Championships!

“Well done all our dancers, great performances all round, getting better and better all the time! Congrats to our new dancers that were first time competitors, you were amazing too!

“Big thank you to all our fab Fusion families for attending, supporting and bringing the noise & the sweets!”


For more news from the Street Dance team visit: Fusion Street Dance on Facebook

School launches wishlist

A brand new website has been launched by a local school to help raise funds for items they need most.


Warnham C Of E Primary School – Warnham School Wishlist Website Launch
21st February 2018

With current funding cuts affecting many schools across Sussex, an innovative group of parents at Warnham CE Primary School have taken matters into their own hands by collaborating with local company, Business Espresso, to launch an exciting new fundraising platform: www.warnhamschoolwishlist.co.uk

Warnham School Wishlist is designed to reach out to parents, carers and supporters of the school.

It allows those that want to help to easily donate funds where needed and see where their money will be spent.



Having already raised more than £1600 for vital school equipment Warnham CE Primary’s new Head Teacher, Mrs Shirley Kirby has expressed how delighted she is with the initiative: “I am overwhelmed by the kindness, generosity and support of the parents and carers at Warnham CE Primary.

“The PTFA (Parents, Teachers, Friends Association) work tirelessly to raise funds for the school and the local families support their efforts with enormous enthusiasm.

“As with many underfunded schools in West Sussex, our PTFA funds are now required for essentials such as reading books, exercise books and pencils rather than the ‘added extras’ in previous years. Our inspired and talented PTFA are very aware of the enormous budget cuts in Education and so came up with the idea of ‘The Warnham School Wishlist.’

“Parents/carers can choose to donate money towards specific items directly on the website, to help meet the educational needs of our children. I feel proud and incredibly humbled by the caring community spirit of our school.”

The school’s ‘Wishlist’ categorises items by school class and ‘urgency’ ranging from boxes of pencils costing £15, to a much-needed storage shed for Hedgehog class costing £199.  There is also scope to add ‘wishes for time’ to the list if the school needs, for example, a gardener, a photographer or a plumber.

Within a week of launching the website in mid February,  the school has seen a massive influx of online donations, covering all of the urgently needed items and much more.  

The school’s PTFA has had overwhelming positive feedback from parents, carers and village residents, who are delighted that they can now make a real difference.

For further information on the Wishlist please contact: Natalie Collingwood at Business Espresso

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 020 3538 7046


Hundreds gear up for beach clean

Beach Cleaning organisation sets out to host world’s largest beach clean event on a local Sussex beach.

Ocean Changes was set up in December 2017 by Marcus Ulderigo and his partner Rachel Yardley. He told the Friday-Ad about how they’d always wanted to be part of making a change which inspired them to set up the mass beach cleaning operations.

He explained that: “since watching Blue Planet 2 and the program Chasing Corals, we decided that we had to do something now.”Ocean Changes’ aim is to spread more awareness of the damaging effects that our throw away lifestyles and destructive carbon footprint has on our seas, marine life and the future of our planet.

Taking it into their own hands, Marcus explained: “We want to do as much as we can to make sure we do something about the issues rather than hearing about them and disregarding its importance.”

Since starting Ocean Changes they’ve taken on 4 more, very passionate volunteers, who help with beach cleans, planning future events and raising more awareness.

So far the organisation have been very thankful to have been sponsored by Lyons Farm Eco Cars and Green People who provided them with extra equipment for the cause.

While they have had support for the cause they have also funded a lot of the equipment themselves, something they hope donations and support can help with in the future.

The first beach clean was in January 2018 where 250 people joined the team to help clean the beaches of Goring-By-Sea. Although only lasting one-hour Marcus described the amount of rubbish collected as: “phenomenal”.

Hoping to inspire more to join them in their mission to clean up beaches locally Ocean Changes will be carrying out beach cleans every month in Sussex. All information on these will be posted on their Facebook page @oceanchanges.

To join Ocean Changes and hundreds of others on the 4th March 2018 at Shoreham Beach click on the link and let them know you’re interested or going


Britney is back with Pride

Britney Spears is bringing her ‘Piece of Me’ show from Las Vegas to the UK for the first time in two years.

Performing her show which has so far sold over 900,000 tickets globally, the singer will headline Brighton Pride in August before moving on to Scarborough.

Brighton Pride have announced that they are: “thrilled to announce that legendary pop icon Britney Spears will be the headline act for Pride on Sat 4th Aug”.

As well as being the headline act at the famous festival which started 46 years ago, Britney will also perform shows in Manchester, Glasgow and London – as well as dates across Europe.

The Brighton date will be the first time the full Piece of Me show has been performed in Europe.

Last year headlined by the Pet Shop Boys the festival brings together 300,000 people to the city every year.

For tickets and more information on the festival visit: https://www.brighton-pride.org/pride-festival-tickets-now-available/