Archive for March 22nd, 2013

Duke of Edinburgh Awards March 22nd

March 22, 2013
Before the presentations

Before the presentations.

This evening Elaine and I were at Purbrook Park School for the annual presentation of certificates to participants of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

The school hall was packed with a large number of young people and their families as I presented the Bronze certificates and County Councillor Roy Perry, the Vice-President of the Hampshire D of E Award Forum, presented Silver and Gold certificates.

The packed hall.

The packed hall.

The recipients came from many of the local senior schools, both Havant and South Downs Colleges, the Scouts and the Girls Brigade.

This was an evening full of pride, with those who had taken part in the various activities necessary to gain their certificates knowing that this was going to look good on their CV’s and would be something that they will remember for a very long time.

ASDA Hampers March 22nd

March 22, 2013

This morning Elaine and I went to the ASDA store at Bedhampton for a presentation of hampers full of food, drink and a very large Easter egg.

Several hampers have been donated by ASDA and two of my nominated charities were amongst those who received one.

With Becky and representatives from the Samaritans and FLASH.

With Becky and representatives from the Samaritans and FLASH.

Representatives came along from FLASH, the Family Liaison Autism Support Havant, and from the local branch of the Samaritans. The hampers were presented by Becky Collins, the ASDA community support organiser.

The charities hope to raffle the hampers to raise funds for these very worthwhile organisations.