Archive for June 14th, 2012

Searson’s Funeral Service June 14th

June 14, 2012
Unveiling the Plaque

Unveiling the Plaque

This evening Elaine & I were invited to formally open the Searson Family Funeral Service at their new premises in Park Parade, Leigh Park.

One of the aims of the evening was to dedicate the Chapel of Rest to the memory of Phyllis May Searson, the Grandmother of the co-proprietor, Andy Searson.

The Service of dedication was led by Father Steven Tancock, with further prayers from Father Tom Gufferty, Father Jonathon Jeffery and Reverend Sara Barron.

With Andy and Debi Searson

With Andy and Debi Searson

I was then given the honour of unveiling a plaque in memory of Phyllis Searson in the Chapel of Rest, and this was followed by some closing words from Andy Searson.

The guests included several people whose family funeral arrangements had been carried out by Searsons, and all were invited to stay for refreshments after the official business was concluded.

 

 

Scout Awards June 13th

June 14, 2012

This evening we were invited to attend the Awards and Presentation evening of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group.

This very successful troop has about 300 members ranging from Beavers through Cubs to Scouts and Explorer Scouts, with ages ranging from 6 to 18.

After an introduction and report from the Chairman, Dr. Philip Blosse, and a revue from the Group Scout Leader, Ian Hawke, came the award of Shields, Certificates and Badges to various members of the troop, and then there was a presentation from a Scout who had spent two weeks in Denmark and 3 who had attended the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden, before spending a few days in other European countries.

After seeing the Clarinet & Saxophone Choir on Monday, it was good to see another group of young people who prove that teenagers do not just stand around on street corners making trouble. Unfortunately, in many cases, the media appear to only publicise the bad minority, rather than the good majority.