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October 2019 - Edition 289

The autumn month of October is extremely busy with lots of events to cater for all tastes. The month begins with the annual ‘Ale-ing Fest’ beer festival with 30 real ales and 12 ciders on offer. Friday 4th doors open at 6.30pm and there will be live music from Jackdaw Train. The afternoon session on Saturday 5thstarts at 12 midday through to 4pm where there will be background music for easy conversation.  Saturday evening session doors open at 6.30pm with live music from The Creative Covers. Friday and Saturday tickets cost £9 in advance or £11 on the door and Saturday afternoon tickets are £5 (£6 on the door). Ticket price includes a commemorative Ale-ing Fest glass (while stocks last), a programme detailing all the beverages on offer and a token for one glass of beer or cider. Food will also be available to purchase.


Our next fundraising event for the Centre will be our popular Table Top Sale to be held on Saturday 12th October from 2pm to 4pm. Pitches cost £8. Bookings are now being taken so please ring 02392 467562 to book. Funds raised from this sale will go towards our ‘Buy a Chair’ Scheme. 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.


Come and join Paula Restall for her Body Mind and Spirit Fayre on Sunday 13th from 11am to 4pm. This will be the 6th year running and always is the busiest and most popular fayre...lots of stalls tarot readers healers therapists candles crystals and many more and free workshops and talks. If you would like a booking form please email Paula innervoiceshealing@outlook.com or call  07706 013621. Tables £35. £2 admission includes free talks and workshops. Refreshments available to purchase.


The Hayling Island Residents Association will be holding a “brief” AGM on Friday 18th October 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. The AGM will be followed by two speakers from The Hayling Herald and then NORSE South East where discussion will follow.


An Essential First Aid Skills Workshop for Parents/Guardians and Relatives looking after children will be held on Wednesday 9th. Spaces are limited and the cost is £15pp. The course aims to improve confidence and efficiency when dealing with a range of first aid situations. To book visit the website http://bit.ly/icfirstaid and follow the links or phone Carol Iggledon on 07866 051362.


T @ the Park host an ‘Autism & Quiet Hour’ every Friday between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. During this hour we will dimming the lights and turning off the Barista coffee machine with no background music playing. Although we cannot reduce the noise from other customers, we can do our best to reduce noise from the café to make a calming and quieter environment for our visitors. Please come along and join us.


Please join us on ‘Wear it Pink’ day on Friday 18th October at the Community Centre where we will be raising funds for Breast Cancer Research and Support. There will be raffle, cakes and games.


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: Fri 1st November Southampton Christmas Shopping £15pp, Mon 4th November ‘Les Miserables’ Mayflower, Southampton £80pp, Sun 24th November London Christmas Shopping £23pp and Mon 16th December Aladdin Pantomime £33pp.

NEW 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