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MARCH 2020 - Edition 294

HICCA’s fundraising event ‘Colours Fashion Show & Pop-Up Shop’, on Saturday 14th March is fast approaching. This has been organised to give you the opportunity to buy some brand new clothes and accessories for over half price! Clothing will be from high street brands, New Look, Wallis, M&S to name but a few. The fashion show will consist of ladies clothes, handbags, shoes and we will also have side stalls selling these and other items. Tickets are priced at £6 per person or £15 for 3 tickets Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 start. 

The newly formed Women’s Institute group have been very successful in gaining new members and will now be known as the ‘Hayling Beach Babes’. Their meeting this month will be held on Wednesday 18th from 1pm to 3pm. New members will be welcomed.

The Rotary Club of Havant will be hosting a fundraising Quiz Night on Friday 20th March, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of 6 are invited at £12.50 per head to include a two course hot meal (vegetarian option available). Money raised from the quiz will be in aid of ShelterBox and Rotary supported local projects and charities. To register your team, please contact

Come and join Paula Restall for her popular ‘Body, Mind and Spirit Fayre’ on Saturday 21stfrom 11am to 4pm. There will be lots of stalls, tarot readers. healers, hippies, fairies, witchy therapists, candles, crystals and many more plus free workshops and talks. If you would like a booking form please email or call Paula on 07706013621 tables £35.  Open to the public at 11 am. £2 admission children free with refreshments available to purchase.

Tennis for Kids is coming to Hayling Park Tennis Courts and is a fun introduction for kids aged between 4 and 11 who may have little or no experience playing tennis before. With courses packed full of games and drills to get kids active, it also gives parents the chance to join in too. Tennis for Kids includes six tennis sessions led by an accredited LTA coach, a racket and ball set, and a personalised t-shirt – all available for just £25 (+£4.99 P&P).  The scheme will run for six weeks from Sunday 1st March through to Sunday 5thApril with the first session for children aged between 4 and 7 years from 09.30am to 10.30am and ages 8 to 11 years from 10.30am to 11.30am. Please click on the link for more information and to book

We have an exciting list of coach trips booked for 2020, so why not come and pick up a copy of our Newsletter from Reception or check out our Facebook Coach Trip page. 

The Community Centre are always looking for new ideas to raise funds to help support the Centre and we are pleased to announce we now have a textile recycling bank. This textile bank is provided by Astra Recycling who support schools and local projects in the area by diverting used textiles away from land fill whilst raising money. You can donate unwanted textiles, eg clothes, paired shoes, bed sheets, soft toys, fashion accessories and bags. The bin is sited by the Community Centres bins at the side of the building leading to the Bowls Club and Tennis Courts, not with the main recycling area. We really appreciate any donations. Thank you.

T @ the Park CIC have had to make a business decision to close our Community Café one day a week, and have chosen Sunday’s. We can still provide the majority of Sunday’s trade through the Community Centre Snack Bar in Reception where we serve hot & cold drinks, crisps and sweets. We have avoided closing on a weekday when it would affect all our regular weekly groups and visitors. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you so much for your continued support.

BY TINA LAMBERT – Administrator


Buy a Chair Scheme

Hayling Island Community Centre Association is a registered charity and since it was formed in 1981 it has been providing opportunities, events, clubs, classes and courses for the entire community of Hayling. The Centre is very well supported and has over 2000 visitors each week. 

The Centre is completely self supporting with no grants or funding, which means we are constantly fundraising for our next project. This time we need to raise approximately £8,000 to replace the blue folding hall chairs, which had to be removed due to safety issues. We are currently borrowing chairs from the Businessmen’s Club, but these are not easy to manoeuvre and we need to return them soon.

The Buy a Chair scheme has been set up to help us raise these funds, and provide the chance for members, visitors, groups and organisations to show their support. Each chair costs £25, and your name will be engraved onto a plaque fixed to the back of the chair.

If you would like to buy a chair for yourself or even on behalf of someone else, please contact us or call into reception or office for an order form. We really appreciate your support as always and are committed to providing a fantastic facility for the community. 

Charity Number 271878