Centre News – Edition 287
Please ‘save the date’ for Hayling Island Community Centre Associations fundraising event ‘Car Boot & Family Fun Day’ on Bank Monday 26th August 11am to 2pm. This event will be held in the park. There will be a giant ‘prize every time’ tombola, BBQ, Hook-a-Duck, Face Painting, bric-a-brac stall, Beat the Goalie etc. We would be very grateful for any donations of cakes, home-made or shop bought for our Tea Room. Please drop in on the day or if they are prepacked please drop them into Reception in the week. Thank you. No need to book for the car boot, just turn up and somebody will collect payment. Pitches cost £8 per car, £12 per van. Sorry, no Traders. Car Boot weather permitting.
Summer activities for the family are being held at the Centre throughout August with the ‘Connect 4 Summer’ program with different activities every day. These include circus skills, Dr Blendo Science Extravaganza, craft, woodwork, cookery, painting, dance, singing and much more. This event is FREE and includes a 2 course hot meal (excluding Bank Holiday Monday 26th). The club will run Tuesdays through to Fridays up until 23rd August. For more information or to book please phone 02392 489811. More details on www.pcs.hants.sch.uk/Connect4summer. Available for all the families on Hayling Island, a maximum of 8 sessions per family. Excluding 14 & 15th August.
The ‘Buy a Chair’ Scheme is being well supported, we are almost half way to our target to purchase 200 chairs. With your support we can get there. 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.
The ‘Three Churches Fete’ will be on Wednesday 14th August 12-4pm with all the usual family fun, including craft stalls, tombola, face painting, book and toy stalls as well as arena displays. There will be plenty to keep the family entertained. The event will be held indoors in case of rain, so it will definitely take place whatever the weather.
On the same day as the fete, the Lawn Tennis Association have organised ‘The Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend @ Hayling Park Tennis Courts’. FREE tennis will be available to all on the 14th from 12 noon to 4pm. All equipment will be provided along with free Nature Valley bars from the sponsor. Just turn up to play.
The HI Lions are holding a Teddy Bears Picnic in the park on Wednesday 21st from 2pm to 4pm. Why not bring your own picnic and favourite teddy and come and be entertained for the afternoon. This event will be held inside the Community Centre if raining.
‘An Evening of Clairvoyance with Paul Cissell’ is to be held on Friday 30thAugust 7pm for 7.30pm. With over 25 years professional experience, Paul is a highly sought-after psychic medium, and also working as a tutor of mediumship and of various spiritual practices. Please call Paul on 07714 53153 to book tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets £10.
Looking ahead to September, the Horticultural Society Summer Show ‘Dahlias & Crysanthemums’ will be held on Saturday 7th September at 2pm with disabled entry at 1.30pm.
We have spaces available on our Autumn/Winter coach trips for the rest of the year. Please call the Office on 02392 467562 for more information or to book: Weds 11th September Compton Acres £30pp, Weds 9thOctober Milestones Museum and Basingstoke Shopping trip £35pp, Mon 4th November ‘Les Miserables’ Mayflower, Southampton £80pp, Fri 1st November Southampton Christmas Shopping £15pp, Sun 24th November London Christmas Shopping £23pp and Mon 16th December Aladdin Pantomime £33pp.
This very active Community Centre urgently needs volunteer stewards/receptionists to cover emergency shifts for the later part of the afternoons and evenings. The weekend shifts are usually just 2 to 3 hours when the Centre is open for functions. Duties include manning the reception desk, answering the phone, helping with enquiries and making tea/coffee in our Reception area. Although described as duties, these responsibilities can be socially and personally rewarding. If you feel you may have some time to spare we would like to hear from you.
TINA LAMBERT – ADMINISTRATOR
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