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June 2019 - Edition 285

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 chairs. A ‘Buy a Chair’ Scheme has been set up to help 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.  More details at bottom of page.


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.


Community First will be running a ‘Positive Thinking for Life & Work’ Course for three consecutive Fridays in June 7th, 14th and 21st from 11am to 3pm at the Centre. This course is free to attend and lunch is included but places are limited. The course is aimed at those looking for work or in receipt of unemployment benefit. To book contact Community First on 01730 777059 or email bookings@cfirst.org.uk.


An Essential First Aid Skills Workshop for Parents/Guardians and Relatives looking after children will be held on Monday 10th June or Wednesday 9thOctober. 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.


Spaces are available in the Tai Chi class held  on Tuesdays evenings from 7pm to 8pm. This is a gentle, standing exercise which helps calm the body and mind. Please contact Pauline Brennan on 07941 134568 or taichiski@outlook.com.


Seats are available for our next coach trip to Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary and Seaside Resort on Wednesday 19thJune. The coach will depart from the road outside the Centre at 08.30am and aims to return at 6.30pm The total cost is £27.00. For more information or to book, please call the admin office on 02392 467562. We also have a few seats available for our coach trip to Longleat on Wednesday 10th July costing £52pp or £45 per child. The coach will depart from outside the Centre at 08.30am.


The HI Horticultural Society will be delighting us with their exquisite floral displays on Saturday 24th with their Early Summer Show entitled ‘Sweet Peas and Roses’. The doors open at 1.30pm for disabled visitors, 2pm for the general public. With such beautiful arrangements, unusual exhibits and tasty refreshments on offer, it is a day not to be missed.


We are busy organising another big fundraising event for the Summer, our very own ‘Car Boot and Family Fun Day’ to be held in the park on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. Once again we are appealing to the community for your help. We would be grateful for any donations of good   quality soft toys for our toy tombola and items for our popular ‘Prize Every Time Tombola’. We would also like donations of games, puzzles and small gifts we can wrap up for the children’s Lucky Dip stall. If anybody can spare any time on the day to help set up, clear away or to marshall the car park we would be extremely  grateful. 


TINA LAMBERT –  ADMINISTRATOR

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