Archive for July 8th, 2014

Annual Prize Giving at The Hayling College – 26th June

July 8, 2014

It was a pleasure to attend the Annual Prize Giving ceremony at the Hayling College on the evening of the 26th June and to witness the students receiving recognition for all their achievements. Well done!

South Downs College Skills Summit – 25 June 2014

July 8, 2014

On Wednesday 25th June, Councillor Gerald Shimbart joined with me to attend the South Downs College Skills Summit – The Visitor Economy. We enjoyed an excellent presentation by Jeremy Pardey who gave us an account of the journey that Butlins had undertaken over the last 8 years. He explained how they had managed to turn round the attitude of residents by bringing them into the site to enjoy and experience first hand the facilities available to visitors at Butlins. They now appear to be quite proud to have this leisure facility in their town. The occasion was also an opportunity for South Downs to showcase their incredible award winning dining facility which can be used by anyone wishing to sample a fine dining experience put on by the students. We have plans in place to hold a Charity Dinner in aid of my chosen charities on
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Mayor’s Charity Golf Day – 23 June 2014

July 8, 2014

On the 23 June, a Charity Golf Day was organised and held at Waterlooville Golf Club in aid of my charities. I followed in the footsteps of previous Mayors, and started the tournament by teeing off, remarkably my ball went backwards – you can guess I am not a golfer! I think everybody who took part thoroughly enjoyed the day and the presentation dinner that evening. My grateful thanks to Dunstan Thomas for sponsoring this event which launched my charity appeal raising funds for Raynauds and Scleroderma, Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association (Footprints) and The Rowans Hospice.