Local mum with a big HEART wins worldwide recognition for her Covid efforts

Kim Batty, the Hastings-based single parent who co-founded the town’s mutual aid support group HEART, has been recognised for her work with a global award from the international media giant Nationbuilder. Hailed by the firm as an ‘#Everyday Leader’, Kim set up HEART at the start of the Covid pandemic, recruiting a team of over […]

Call for living memorial to mark pandemic’s tragic loss of life

In a moving tribute to mark the first anniversary of its foundation the co-founders of HEART, the town’s Covid-19 community support group organisation, are calling for a living memorial to be established to remember the hundreds of residents and their families who have been tragically impacted by the pandemic. Friends Alastair Fairley and Kim Batty […]


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