The George in the Community

Taking responsibility within the local community is an important commitment for The George in Rye.

In 2013 a scheme was introduced whereby a £1 discretionary donation is added to every guest's bill. Guests are asked on checkout if they would like to donate to our chosen local charity and we then match every £1 donated by our guests. Our current chosen charity is Rother Responders. If you are a charity and would like to be considered for our fundraising scheme please contact us.

  • Oliver Curd Trust

    The George in Rye was proud to host The Oliver Curd Trust Christmas Party in December in the Regency ballroom and £1,000 was presented to the Trust on the evening which was raised via the guest check-out scheme.  The Trust was set up in memory of Oliver who was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, Ewings Sarcoma, and lost his long brave fight with the disease in November 2007.  The objective and purpose of the charity is to provide fully-equipped holiday accommodation to families supporting children and young people in the UK suffering from childhood cancer and other life threatening illnesses.   The Oliver Curd Trust is a charity that seeks to provide holiday memories, happiness and periods of escape for these children and their families during very difficult and trying times.

  • Charity for Kids

    £1,075 was donated to local charity, Charity for Kids, in October 2014.  Their aim is to to help sick, disabled & terminally-ill children in the Hastings and Rye area by providing them with equipment that they need or funding services they may require.   There are no wages at Charity for Kids, it is run entirely by volunteers and all funds raised go back into the Community. 

  • In October 2014  £1,050 was presented to ARRCC (Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation, Care Centres) in Rye.  ARRCC provides a range of support, advice and training opportunities for physically and sensory impaired adults aged 18 + with the aim of helping members develop abilities, learn new skills, encourage social inclusion and enable people to live independently.  They try to give disabled adults the confidence to make the most of their lives and give them access to all the opportunities available to the wider community.

  • Seaview Project Hastings

    In July 2014 £1,050 was donated to the Seaview Project in Hastings.  Seaview offers services for some of the most  marginalised and vulnerable people in the Hastings and St Leonards community.  Seaview is a wellbeing centre and aims to provide an open access Day Centre where people can find help, friendship, comfort and inspiration, to help them access decent and affordable accommodation and to enable them to achieve self-dependence.

  • In March 2014 over £1,000 was donated to the NSPCC's "Now I Know" campaign which aims to protect primary school children from abuse and neglect.  The money raised will go towards putting specially trained volunteers into primary schools across the UK.  For more information on the campaign please click here.

  • Over £1,000 was raised by The George and its guests for the Sara Lee Trust - a local charity which provides complementary therapies, counselling and creative therapies to people in Hastings & Rother living through cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  Click here for more information.

  • The Rye & District Day Centre is the latest beneficiary of The George's scheme to support local charities.  The Centre provides help and social interaction to the elderly people of Rye and the surrounding villages.  Click here to read more.

  • A total of £1,316 was raised for the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance in September 2013.  The Air Ambulance plays a vital role in the Rye area in getting casualties to hospital quickly, responding to everything from car to horse riding accidents.  Click here for more information.

Some of the charities we have supported in the past:

The Oliver Curd Trust               
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance
Rye & District Community Transport
Royal British Legion Rye Branch
Hospices of Hope
The Fire Fighters' Charity
Friends of St Mary's Rye
Pett Level Rescue Boat Association
Lymphoma Association
Peacocke Nursery
Icklesham Primary School
St Thomas' Winchelsea Primary School
Lydd Primary School
Brede Primary School
Rye pre-school play group
Beckley C of E School
Frewen College
Hastings & St Leonards Lifeguards
Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre