2015 – August Report

Report from Hayling Island Businessmen’s Club – John Cushion

With most tickets sold well in advance of the event the annual HIBC Barbeque on the 11th July was a great success. The weather was magnificent, the food excellent and by the look on the faces of nearly 500 party goers everyone had wonderful evening. Club members, friends and relatives toiled untiringly for most of the previous week and from very early morning on the day of the event to turn Northney Farm into the Island’s top party venue.

Work finished just in time for the arrival of the first guests, and soon the beef was being carved, the burgers and sausages sizzling and the beer and wine flowing. The raffle was very well supported and most prizes were claimed. Ticket numbers for unclaimed prizes are shown on our web site www.hibc.org.uk. The various side stalls were kept busy all evening and dancing to The Spice Girlz and DJ Malcolm Drew carried on far into the night. And the reward for all the hard work and support? Proceeds of over several thousand pounds towards the running of the HIBC Community Bus and other worthwhile causes on the Island in the coming year. A truly remarkable effort! The Club committee would like to thank the following for their support, ticket sales, raffle prizes, supply of equipment and an enormous amount of help before and on the night:

  • Stan, Mary and Tim Pike and Family of Northney Farm
  • Friends and relatives of Club Members (too numerous to mention individually)
  • The Lions Community Shop
  • Cards for Occasions
  • Hayling Community Centre
  • Morris Dibben
  • Geoff Foot Estate Agents
  • Sinah Warren Hotel
  • Langstone Hotel
  • R Morris Jeweller
  • Co-Op Selsmore
  • Sainsbury’s Mengham
  • Tanlines
  • Heidi’s
  • Yellow Strawberry Hair
  • Northney Tea Rooms
  • Gibbs and Dandy Builders
  • Lift & Shift Limited
  • Hayling Barbers
  • Bentley Walker
  • Tibbles Florists
  • Hayling Hardware
  • Hayling Scouts
  • Boutique Newsagent
  • Jewson Builders

Above all, our sincere thanks to the residents of Hayling and the surrounding area for their attendance and support.