2016 – June Report

HIBC Report for June 2016 Bruce Mowatt HIBC publicity

The club was very pleased with the support received from the Gable Head Co-op shoppers on Saturday 21st May, who generously contributed to a total collection of £178.06.

The clubs stall at the Lions Donkey Derby event on Saturday 28th May was a great success. The fine weather was an added bonus, and ensured the event was well attended. The tombola tickets at £1 each with a chance to win all sorts of good prizes, went very quickly, combine this with the Bric a Brac, and cake stall, we raised a total of £250 on the day. A big thankyou to all the Islanders and visitors who contributed.

The sell-out evening show on Saturday 28th May at the HIDS theatre featured Isabel Hudson who entertained with a 15 minutes’ selection of her favourite songs, and then an excellent performance by the Hayling College Glee Club. The talent shown by all the singers and dancers, featuring songs from the London Shows: – Joseph / Grease / Oliver / Les Miserables, was very well appreciated by the audience, a standing ovation ensured an encore from the singers. The musical Director Neil Ogley handed control and stage management of the show to the pupils of Hayling College, who are then responsible for all aspects of the evening entertainment. Well done the Hayling College Glee Club. A total of £450 was generously contributed to HIBC.

In recognition of the talent shown by the Hayling Glee club. The HIBC club is considering awarding trophies for music and drama, to the male and female student selected by Hayling college, considered to be worthy of the awards. Will keep you updated on the progress.

The Annual HIBC Hayling Barbeque which will be held on the 9th July at Northney Farm will soon be with us, so if you have not purchased your entrance tickets for this great event, then I urge you to buy them while they are still available. Tickets are priced at £17 each, this includes all you all you can eat barbeque food, with competitively priced beer, soft drinks, and wine bar. An Abba tribute act and disco will ensure your evening entertainment is well catered for. In the event of inclement weather, the main barn will be available, thanks to kind permission from the farm owners Stan and Mary Pike, who once again allow the BBQ to be held at Northney farm.

Tickets for the HIBC grand summer draw are still available to purchase at £5 per book of 5 tickets, or single tickets at £1 each. There are 10 great prizes with a total value of around £2000. Note all prizes are as indicated – no cash alternative.

The prizes are: – One Year’s Leisure Club membership for two at Sinah Warren Leisure Hotel / Overnight break for two at the exclusive 4 star Langstone Hotel / AEG Favola Expresso coffee machine / George Foreman Electric Barbeque / Redmond Multi Cooker / Festive lunch for 4 people with live show at Lakeside Coastal Village / Bosch Electric Toaster / 6 Bottles of quality wines / Range of Spa Beauty products / Bottle of Bells Whisky.

Raffle tickets are available from club members, or on the night at the BBQ. The draw will take place during the evening of the Annual BBQ. Prizes can be claimed on the night with the production of the winning tickets, all other prize winners who are not at the BBQ, will be notified by phone, after the event. A list of prize winners will be published.

The club supports deserving local causes, and this month has donated to a young girl to help raise money for the SILA (Sarcoidosis Charity) she will be entering a ‘Kickathon’ held at the HICC on 17th July. We have also donated to Lucinda Spraggs, a local girl who personally reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and raised a grand total of £4200. She is part of a team who to date have raised over £80000 for ‘Childreach International’. A collection of child rights organisations who work in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and UK to ensure that children can fulfil their potential.

Note: – All proceeds from all the above events and activities is used towards the running costs of the Hayling Island Community Bus and other deserving local causes.