2016 – October News

HIBC News for Oct. 2016 – By Bruce MowattHIBC publicity

The club is sorry to disappoint our ladies, and friends, who look forward to a great night out at our annual Ladies night dinner and dance, held at the Langstone Hotel. With regret we had to cancel this time, but will keep you updated when our next event is held.                         

Members were also delighted to agree a donation of £200 to pay for items of food for Christmas hampers for home alone seniors, at their Christmas day lunch. The lunch was successfully held for home alone Islanders last Christmas, and believe that over 30 Islanders will enjoy the same festivities again this year

Last chance to buy tickets for the sixth annual running of the HIBC Pig Race Night. The piggies are trotting their way to Hayling, and will be on the starting blocks in the Community centre on Saturday 12th of November, with a capacity crowd anticipated. The event is planned as a family night out with children welcome at the reduced price of £5. Adult tickets are priced at £8 which also includes the race card. Both ticket prices include a supper. Pig sponsorships are currently still available by contacting the Club Secretary Malcolm Newnes at secretary@hibc.org.uk. Tickets for this event are available from club members, and the following outlets: – Cards for Occasions / Morris Dibben / Geoff Foot Estate Agents all based in Mengham, and Hayling Community Centre in West town.

We are always looking for ways to raise funds to support the mini bus, and other local deserving causes, so I am pleased to give you advance information of the opportunity to attend a fund raising musical evening to be held at the HIADS Station Theatre. It will be an evening with international singing star Janelle Ogley, and husband who is a former royal pianist Neil Ogley. The evening will be a tribute to the greatest song composers, and singers of all time, quite simply an evening of superb quality not to be missed. This is the first time that Neil and Janelle are in concert at the Station theatre. Neil is one of our club members and is pleased to help our club with fund raising activities. Neil and Janelle also have a supporting band of ex Royal Marine musicians which will really make the evening sparkle. Neil stated that they will be performing classic songs from composers like George Gershwin, Julie Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Freddy Mercury, Grieg, Chopin, and also pay tribute to singers such as Barbara Streisand, Celine Deon, Queen, Harry Connick Jnr, and many more. This is going to be a spectacular evening of beautiful music, which has been booked for the 8th to 11th of February 2017. Will advise additional information closer to the event.

Please remember all net proceeds from our fund raising activities go towards the running of the Island community mini-  bus, and other worthwhile local causes.

We are pleased to sponsor the Hayling Youngsters with a donation for their SEUSSICAL show.

Mengham junior school is aiming to purchase sound and lighting equipment, we are pleased to support their efforts with a donation towards the cost.

Most tickets have now been distributed for the senior citizens Pre Christmas Party to be held again courtesy of Sinah Warren hotel on Wednesday 16th November. The club arranges the party every year in conjunction with Sinah Warren and up to 300 senior citizens attend

Club members are proud that for over 50 years the club survives with a vibrant membership working tirelessly for the benefit of Hayling residents. In addition to supporting local senior citizens, and youth groups, the main aim of the club is the purchase, and running of the Island community mini-bus providing a transport lifeline for many hundreds of Islanders every year. The bus is provided free of charge (the club covering all the cost), to our users.

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