2013 – January Report

Best Wishes for the New Year from Hayling Island Businessmen’s Club

The Club Committee and Members would like to wish all Islanders a very Happy New Year with particular thanks to all who supported the Club during 2012. The austere times we live in make it increasingly difficult for people to give up their time and hard earned cash to support us but we are never ceased to be amazed at the willingness of Islanders to help us to help others in less fortunate circumstances.

Our fund raising events for the coming year will include the old favourites of the Annual Barbeque in the summer and the Pig Race Night later in the year. This year we are pleased to announce the revival of our Cabaret Night which will be held on Sunday 24th March at Mill Rythe Holiday Village. This will be a memorable evening of wining, dining and dancing to Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Tickets are already on sale from Club members and the following outlets:

Hayling Island Community Centre 023 92 467562

Haydens Garage, West Town  023 92 462660

Morris Dibben, Mengham  023 92 465941

Cards for Occasions, Mengham 023 92 461103

At the meeting on 13th December, thanks were recoded to Club Assistant Secretary John Greenland and his wife Brenda for all their hard work in arranging the recent stall at the Community Centre Christmas Fayre. A total amount of nearly £400 was raised towards the running of the Community Bus and other worthwhile causes on the Island.

It has been a successful year for recruitment with the Club recently welcoming Peter Blake, David Pawley and Phil Riley into the fold. All three took on the task of helping with the annual street collection in Mengham before Christmas which successfully raised several hundred pounds towards Club funds. Many thanks to all those who contributed. Rest assured that every last penny is spent benefiting worthwhile causes on the Island.

125 Club Winners

December        £50      Number 77

December        £50      Number 92

Report by John Cushion

2012 – Street Collection

HAYLING Island Businessmen’s Club made nearly £350 in its annual street collection.

The club raises money which goes towards the community minibus which can be used by charities or voluntary groups on the island for free.

Generous members of the public donated £343 to the collection in Mengham on December 20th.

Fundraising chairman Marcus Foot thanked shoppers for their generosity.