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 Island. 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. We now 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.  A ‘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.

We are busy organizing another fundraising event for the Centre, our very own ‘Car Boot and Family Fun Day’ to be held in the park on Monday Bank Holiday 26th August.

Once again, we are appealing to the community for your help.  We would be very grateful for any donations of good quality soft toys for our toy tombola and items for our popular ‘prize every time’ tombola.  If anyone is able to donate cakes for our cake stall we will be grateful to accept them. We also would like donations of games, puzzles and small gifts for the children’s lucky dip.  If anybody can spare any time on the day to either help set up, run a stall, help clear away, or to marshall the overflow car park, we would be extremely grateful.  In the event of rain, we will continue to run the stalls inside the Centre but will have to cancel the car boot sale.

3rd - 10.00-2.00 Every Wednesday - Hayling Island Job Club. Free advice and support - searching for jobs and help with  CV’s.
1.30-3.30 Flower Arranging workshop.  £15 to include tea, raffle and all equipment.  Ring Liza from Seaside Florist on 07561 337640.

4th - 10-2  Every Thursday - Citizens Advice.  Drop-in service.

6th & 7th - 10 - Karate Grading Days.
1.30-3.30 - ‘Time Together’ Group -  Monthly drop in dementia support and information exchange.  

13th - 12-4 ‘Heroes & Villains’ Fun Day.  Raising money for local charities - Plenty of stalls, games and entertainment on the day.

14th -Pamper Experience consisting of 3½ hour treatments for £55 - To book call Ginny on 07940 440107.

18th - 2 U3A Monthly Meeting ‘The Weird, the Wild & the Wonderful ’ - Part 2.  Members & visitors welcome

20th 7.30 HI Choir Soiree.

25th 10-3 Open Sight Information Day.  Free entry.  Come along and find out information in your local area if you, or someone you know whose sight is a cause for concern.  There will be a range of aids on offer designed to make life easier.

26th  7pm Psychic Supper.  Evening includes a mini reading followed by a demonstration
of mediumship with a Fish & Chip supper.  Please make a payment of £20 by paypal to innervoicehealing@outlook.com

12th 1.30 - 3.30 and 4.30 - 7.30pm. National Blood Donor Sessions.  

14th 12-4 ‘Three Churches Fete’.  Family Fun and entertainment for everyone.
12-4 Lawn Tennis Association ‘Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend’ @ Hayling Tennis Courts.

24th 10-2 ‘Island Crafters’ Craft Fair - phone Terri on 023 9246 5882 to book a table.

26th 10am-2pm BANK HOLIDAY – HICCA fundraising event ‘Family Fun Day and Car Boot Sale’.  Bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ.  Event will be held in the park, weather permitting.  

30th 7 for 7.30 An Evening of Clairvoyance with Paul Cissell.  Tickets £10 which can be purchased at the Community Centre or on Paul’s website www.paulcissell.com or

We are lucky to have a huge variety of classes, events, coach trips etc that run at the Community Centre.  Please check out our website www.hicca.co.uk and the HI Community Centre Facebook Page to keep up to date with ‘What’s On’ at the Centre.

Tina Lambert
Posted on Wed, 19/06/2019 - 15:54