2018 – Festive Christmas Party

Too Early to think about Christmas 2018 ?

Probably not if you want to secure your seat at the best Christmas Party of 2018 on Hayling.

HIBC in partnership with Sinah Warren are holding a fantastic Festive Christmas Party evening on 21st December 2018, we shall be promoting this to local businesses and clubs so reserve your tickets as soon as possible. A non-returnable deposit of £10 per person will secure your place at the event, the balance to be paid by November 10th 2018. Flyers will be distributed on the Island over the next few weeks, however, if you don’t recieve one or want to ensure you reserve your tickets, you can e-mail tickets@hibc.org.uk, let us know your address, and we will get a booking form to you, if you live on Hayling we can post it through your letterbox.

Ideal for companies to book their Christmas event, then let us deal with the arrangements. The evening will include a complimentary cocktail drink on arrival, a festive 4 course meal from the Driftwood Restaurant, see menu attached, and entertainment provided by resident band ‘Sailaways’ who will treat you to an ABBA Tribute spectacular. Also the resident DJ will be keeping the evening swinging.

Should you need to stay over, rooms can be booked with a £5 deposit, and then £60 per room paid on the night. Mention on your booking form that you need to reserve a room.

2018 – July Report

HIBC report for July 2018 – Bruce Mowatt (Publicity officer)

What a great night we all had at the HIBC annual BBQ held at Northney farm by the kind permission of Stan and Mary Pike. The 400 plus ticket holders enjoyed hot beef, chicken, sausages and burgers with plenty of rolls and fruit, with the option of buying the farms famous ice cream made from their own cow’s milk. The evening started with a disco, and then the Diamond band soon had the audience up on their feet dancing the night away. The theme of the evening was from the musical Grease, but the band versatility was evident when they played music from the fifties onwards. With drinks priced at sensible prices and plenty of bar staff, queues at the bars were kept to a minimum. Planning for the 2019 BBQ begins soon after the close of the 2018 BBQ with a meeting to discuss lessons learned and improvements for the next BBQ. I can announce the Headline act for 2019 will be a Queen tribute act. This act proved very popular with the audience at their recent show at the HIADS theatre.

Setting up the BBQ is a major effort for the club membership and willing helpers, this means that we change a working farm to a night club venue with enough seats and tables to enable the ticket holding guests to sit and enjoy the evening. The bars, toilets, stage, lighting, BBQ’s, signage, food, Charcoal, and cooking utensils are all part of the set up. Of coarse we must not forget the DJ and Headline act. The membership agrees that when the evening is in full swing and everyone is enjoying themselves, it makes all the planning and preparation worthwhile knowing that all profits earned from the evening will go to help HIBC to continue funding the Hayling Island Community Minibus, and other local worthwhile causes. The club’s Summer draw 2018 the prize winners were selected at random during the evening and any winners not at the BBQ will be notified by phone or mail. We have been helping the Hayling Community for over 50 years.

On the morning after the event the club members, and volunteers attend early morning at the farm to pack everything away into our container ready for our next BBQ function in 2019.