Hayling Island Community Centre are very proud that two of our volunteers, Wally Taylor and Josh Page, won awards at the Community First Havant Volunteer Awards on June 4th at Havant Borough Council Public Service Plaza.  Wally won the Lifetime Achievement Award and has been volunteering at the Centre for over twenty years.  He says ‘one of the most rewarding things he has ever done was getting involved with the Community Centre.  People are so friendly and I am never lonely.  People who volunteer will benefit from it so much’.

The Community Centre have opportunities for volunteers.  Our volunteer stewards/receptionists are so important to the running of the Community Centre, without them we would not be able to stay open for all the classes and events that are on offer to the people of Hayling.  Experience is not required, if you like meeting people and would like to be part of our friendly team we can promise you a warm welcome.  Our volunteers are based on Reception and are the first point of contact for visitors and telephone enquiries.  If you would like more information, please call Tina Lambert, on 023 9246 7567 for an informal chat. Thank you.

We are making an urgent appeal for volunteers who would be interested in driving the minibus for our ‘Daisy Chain Social Club’ on Wednesday afternoons and to anybody who would like to become part of the friendly team that help run the club.  No special license is required to drive the minibus.  Volunteers are also urgently needed to help with the Friday Lunch Club with general kitchen duties.  These clubs both finish for the summer holiday and start back the beginning of September.  If you would like further information on either of these groups please contact the office on 023 9246 7562 where we will be happy to help.

We have organised some wonderful coach trips so far this year which have all proved to be very popular.  We have spaces available on our Autumn/Winter coach trips for the rest of the year.  Please call the Office on 023 9246 7562 for more information or to book:

11th September - Compton Acres £30pp, 9th October - Milestones Museum and Basingstoke Shopping trip £35pp,
4th November - Les Miserables Mayflower, Southampton £80pp
1st November - Southampton Christmas Shopping £15pp
24th November - London Christmas Shopping £23pp
16th December Aladdin Pantomime £33pp.

September Events:
4th - 1.30-3.30 Flower Arranging workshop.  £15 to include tea, raffle and all equipment.  Ring Liza from Seaside Florist on 07561 337640. Next meeting 2nd October.
7th - 2pm-4pm HI Horticultural Main Summer Show ‘Dahlias & Chrysanthemums’.  Doors open at 1.30pm to disabled visitors.
11th - 1.30-3.30 ‘Time Together’ Group.  Monthly drop in dementia support and information exchange.

Next meeting Weds 9th October.
14th - 12-4pm Spiritual & Well-being Fayre. Free Entry. Come to browse or come to buy... there’ll be something for everyone.
19th - 2pm U3A Monthly Meeting ‘AGM ’. Members & visitors welcome.
21st - 7.30pm Havant Symphony Orchestra Concert.  Conducted by Stefano Boccarri, with soloist Nia Thomas – Sibelius, Weber, Bruch.
25th - From 8.30am. Everybody welcome to Britain’s largest ‘MacMillan Coffee Morning’ held at ‘T @ the Park’.
27th, 28th & 29th -7.30pm ‘Hayling Youngstars’ present ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Jr Show. Saturday Matinee & Evening performance. Sunday Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets £8.00.

October Events:
1st - National Blood Donor Sessions -1.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
4th - 6.30-11pm Ale-ing Fest.  Live music with Jackdaw Train.  Tickets on sale at £9 in advance or £11 on the door Fri and Sat evening.
5th - 12-4pm Ale-ing Fest. Afternoon session £5 for beer enthusiasts – no live music - 6.30-11pm Evening session with live music (Band tbc).
12th - 2pm-4pm. Table Top Sale. Fund-raising in aid of the Community Centre. Pitches £8.00.  Please call 023 9246 7562 to book.
13th -11am-4pm. ‘Mind, Body & Spirit’ Fayre.  £2 entrance.  Stalls include: crystals, healing, readers, therapists and more.
17th - 2pm. U3A Monthly Meeting ‘The Story of the Schneider Air Races’. Members & visitors welcome.
18th - 7.30pm. HI Residents Association AGM and guest speaker.

Tina Lambert
Posted on Wed, 21/08/2019 - 11:35