Tim and Tom busking in Hastings today

24 Dec 2012

Tom and Tim are busking for local Hastings based charity, Surviving Christmas, in Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings, today (Christmas Eve) at 13:00.  

They'll only be there for a short while so come along, give your support and help them raise as much money as possible to help vulnerable people and families in the Hastings & Rother area at Christmas.

Alison Freelander, Chair of Surviving Christmas, said:  "Surviving Christmas is a charity local to Hastings & Rother run by, and for, the community to give assistance to those in need and hope for those in despair. We are seeing an increasing number of referrals which means the charity needs more volunteers throughout the year, along with food, clothing and monetary donations.
We're extremely grateful to Tim Rice-Oxley and Tom Chaplin from Keane for giving up their time so generously and helping to raise this very local charity's profile in this way. Also many thanks to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, BB-Scene & Links Screens for providing the staging and advertising free of charge and to Ian Dobson for PA provision and sound checks."
Donations for Surviving Christmas are welcomed here.

Comments (27)

I don't know why I read this now, any way you're so nice guys. I can't really say Merry Christmas but once again I wish you a Happy New Year. I wish I could have been there, but I've been spending my time at home on Christmas. Maybe not the funniest Chistmas ever, but I been glad after getting a steel stringed guitar, however I'm happy to hear what you've done, it makes me happy. Thanks for sharing and thank you for doing thus, helping and being so kind and nice. I love you, Tim and Tom.

Posted by josse.r@hotmail.com at 9:50am, 07 Jan 2013

You guys are so kind and caring, i`m sure `surviving christmas ' are very happy that you are so willing to give your time to such a good and worthwhile cause. Good luck with the USA tour, and i wish all four members of keane a very Happy 2013!! .....Sarah x

Posted by jubilee63 at 9:36pm, 31 Dec 2012

@Mr KM, Keane & Keane's world : I wish you a happy festive season from France ! I send you just a little beautiful video I found : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID0kgP9IVhs (A series of video clips taken from various sources to depict Noah and the Whale's "Give a Little Love"). A little of chrismas' spirit... Love

Posted by athallie at 11:21pm, 28 Dec 2012

C'est une belle action, bravo !

Posted by athallie at 11:08pm, 28 Dec 2012

That's so nice of you! wish I could be there aswell. come to ISRAEL! LOVE YOU KEANE!

Posted by Marielle (: at 5:04pm, 28 Dec 2012

Tan Lindos!!! KEANE!!!!! Merry Christmas... I Love you Guys ........ Please come to COLOMBIA ... KISSES!!

Posted by paliz at 9:37pm, 27 Dec 2012

I can't wait to see you in Argentina!!!!! until then... Happy New Year y'all !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by crystaldoll at 9:03pm, 26 Dec 2012

I remember when Tom did some busking in Buenos Aires in 2009, I wasn't there ... I wish I was.....nevermind, you guys are awesome and amazingly good people, you're always helping others in anyway you can. Love U Keane!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by crystaldoll at 8:59pm, 26 Dec 2012

I know I'm late, but I hope that Keane Team has had a great Christmas and all Keane fans also. Thank you for this great year and happy 2013 for all!

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 8:02pm, 26 Dec 2012

Merry Christmas guys, you are so sweet!!!

Posted by MARYSOLIMART at 7:53pm, 26 Dec 2012

j hope this Christmas night was sweet for you ** Enjoy jen to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 silver Happiness health Amourrrrrrrrrrrr THAT ALL YOUR DREAMS TO PURSUE I LOVE YOU*** BIG KISSES FROM FRANCE

Posted by choupette94 at 6:47pm, 26 Dec 2012

I never get tired of saying that you're the best! good music and a big heart to make such beautiful texts full of feelings of love, the authors behind are necessarily of very great human qualities ***

Posted by choupette94 at 6:46pm, 26 Dec 2012

Tim and Tom are always supporting charity, they are my heroes ever. I want to see the vid too. Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 2:05am, 26 Dec 2012

with generous hearts and beautiful smiles...even better...

Posted by Nina at 4:58pm, 25 Dec 2012

Merry Christmas!! keane kisses ♥

Posted by STEPHIE at 12:08am, 25 Dec 2012

If I could, I'd fly to you there, to listen & see you, which would help me survive my Christmas, then donate my money/time to help others survive theirs. Thank you for giving in all the ways you do! Love & Joy & Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Posted by WTolucaLaker at 6:50pm, 24 Dec 2012

Merry Christmas from France, Tim, Tom, richard and Jesse

Posted by crEvEtte9578 at 6:29pm, 24 Dec 2012

so proud of Tomothy :) well done guys!

Posted by pskeane at 5:29pm, 24 Dec 2012

Sono veramente contenta che Tim e Tom partecipino spesso a queste iniziative di beneficenza, questo dimostra che , oltre ad essere degli artisti eccellenti, sono anche persone di gran cuore: bravi ragazzi!!! Un abbraccio dalla vostra fan Sabrina da Catania! P.S. Spero che Keanemusic poi metta un video di questa esibizione, ci terrei tanto a vederlo... Grazie in anticipo e auguri anche te caro Keanemusic!!!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 2:48pm, 24 Dec 2012

You, gentlemen, are the true spirit of Christmas. This is what it is all about. You are both beacons of light in this world. Merry Christmas to you and your families. I hope Santa brings both of you and your loved ones every little thing your hearts desire. Cheers!...Sherry W., Michigan, USA @sambawoman

Posted by Sherry W. at 2:48pm, 24 Dec 2012

Ah that's a lovely thing to do at Christmas, hope you raise lots of money, would love to be there buy stuck at work in rainy Rugby... Merry Christmas Tom, Tim, Richard & Jesse. Love Jo xxx

Posted by Joseylou at 12:36pm, 24 Dec 2012

La desigual repartición de la riqueza es un hecho presente. En España han aumentado los pobres. Y el paro es insostenible. Y los que tienen la suerte de trabajar, van a trabajar por menos dinero. La injusticia social es fragante. Hay que preguntarse donde estan las grandes fortunas? Y quizá cantar Shout to the Top, con la intensidad y la energia que lo hacían el pianista y el cantante. Es un muy buen gesto por parte de keane. Llega la Navidad y todos estamos involucrados en esta rueda. Esta crisis puede influir en la felicidad individual y en consecuencia en la felicidad colectiva. Marisa.

Posted by OXFORDD at 12:28pm, 24 Dec 2012

Yes, I wish I could be there too! Am so proud of you Guys, for being always so aware of the real world problems, so down to earth and close to people.Thank you for being so generous ! It will be a very special and most inspiring contribution, no doubt of that ♥ You know, I saw something written down yesterday, and I feel like writing it down here..." Keane should get an award for their existence" - yes, definitely...as you do make our lives so much happier...as Tom once said "I like to leave a trail of happiness wherever I go" - be sure of that, you really do that. Have a Very Happy Xmas - Lots of love always***

Posted by hlimpo at 12:17pm, 24 Dec 2012

ISA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo *** Hello Keane and Keane staff, all the best and have a great happy Christmas! Thank you for everything all this year. Lots of love! XXXX

Posted by Isa at 11:03am, 24 Dec 2012

You lucky people in Hastings! I wish I could be there to see/hear them, but I'm stuck at work until at least 16:30 (NHS employee) so will make a donation online. Hope all members of Keane, their families, their crew et al have a fab Christmas! See you in the New Year! Sandra xxxx

Posted by woody81 at 11:02am, 24 Dec 2012

Wow, wish I could be there! Btw, merry xmas to TTRJ and km!

Posted by Celeane at 9:35am, 24 Dec 2012

Wow, wish I could go there! :( Merry christmas from freezin' Norway

Posted by huseby at 9:34am, 24 Dec 2012

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