2015 – June Report

Hayling Island Businessmen’s Club supports youngsters World War 1 visit to Belgium.

At the luncheon meeting on the 14th May Club members were pleased to welcome back Neil Ogley, Head of Music at Hayling College, to receive a donation of £500 to help fund over 50 youngsters from Hayling College to visit the Menin Gate and  World War 1 museum during their forthcoming visit to Belgium. As reported last month, the group of students (11-16 years of age) will be visiting Ypres as part of the 100th commemoration of the Great War. During the two day trip commencing 2nd July, the Group will visit the Menin Gate where the College’s Glee Club singers will perform the song “Poppies” written by Neil during the sounding of The Last Post ceremony. Neil received the cheque from Club treasurer John Greenland.

Club members were also pleased to agree a donation towards the running of the Hayling for St George event at Eastoke Plaza on 30th August.

With the summer now well on its way it will soon be Barbeque time again and Club members are busy preparing for the Club’s main fund raising event of the year, the ANNUAL BARBEQUE at Northney Farm, St Peter’s Road, Northney on Saturday 11th July starting at 8.00pm. Tickets are already flying out the window for this hugely popular event and record numbers are expected again this year. Club members will again be spending many hours both before and on the day spit roasting a whole side of succulent beef in addition to which there will be the normal barbeque fare as well as vegetarian options. Entertainment will be provided by one of the UKs premier Spice Girls tribute band, SPICE GIRLZ supported by a lively disco, stalls and games. There will also be beer and soft drinks for sale as well as a wine bar. The price of tickets has been held at £17 for another year which includes as much food as you could possibly eat and represents excellent value for a memorable night out. PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TOWARDS THE RUNNING COSTS OF THE HAYLING ISLAND COMMUNITY BUS AND OTHER LOCAL BENEFICIARIES.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE from all Club members and the following outlets:

Cards for Occasions               02392 461103

Community Centre                 02392 467562

Foots Estate Agency               02392 461666

Morris Dibben                                    02392 465941

Stoke Fruit Farm

Northney Tea Rooms

Lions Community Shop

Chairman John Cushion and Vice Chairman Marcus Foot were pleased to represent the Club at the Mayor Making ceremony at the Civic Centre on the 13th May. The new Mayor of Havant, Leah Turner lives on Hayling and has been the leading light on many projects on the Island for many years. Later in the day several Club members together with their wives and partners helped Leah and her consort Andy Cousins celebrate their appointments at the Mayor’s Banquet.