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Welcome to our 2017 Community Support page
As well as our major 5 events that we are putting on this year, we also assist other organisations that require help in their own community projects. This page runs from December 2016 to December 2017
In my role as District Rotarian FB chair and Gosportarian I went to Albania to document and film 6,400 shoeboxes being delivered to local schools around Korce in Albania
Albania shoeboxes
Albania Shoebox appeal
On arrival back from Albania, the Gosportarians put on a free Christmas meal for 65 elderly, lonely and vulnerable people at Jervis Gallery
Gosportarians Christmas Party
Gosportarians Christmas Party   Gosportarians Christmas Party
We also sang to help Les Heyhoe and his Christmas Party at Sultan Dec 2016
Lacey and me at Sultan   Lacey and me at Sultan
and had a great time singing! 
Lacey and me at Sultan
With the money I raised with my two Christmas CD's we bought food for the foodbank 
ASDA CD foodbank    ASDA CD foodbank 
We supported the Lions with their Chinese New Year celebrations Jan 2017
Lions Chinese New Year 
Donation of £50 from our DJ Dell at the Christmas Party to GAFIRS January 2017
GAFIRS donation
We supported ASDA with their Tickled Pink cancer research charity April 2017
ASDA Tickled Pink Canser Research   ASDA Tickled Pink Canser Research
Chat needed finance to buy a banner.... April 2017
Chat banner news
We filmed the Falklands Anniversay Memorial for the Borough May 2017
Falklands Memorial 1   Falklands Memorial 2
We helped local group Free from Gravity, put on a concert to help the homeless
Free from gravity homeless 1   Free from gravity homeless 2
Collecting money for the Givegain Grow charity March 2017
Givegain Grow 1   Givegain Grow 3
Givegain Grow 2
We donated DVD's to Hasleworth School and in return they laminated for us. Apr 2017
Hasleworth laminators
I am chair of the Sir Norman Wisdom Memorial Trust for which Glenn raises money
Glenn walk to Deal 1   Glenn walk to Deal 2
The Lions, Masons and Gosportarians got together to lauch Lacey-Love's charity CD
Lacey - Love Kent CD 1
Lacey - Love Kent CD 2   Lacey - Love Kent CD 3
Lions Charter Evening at the Masonic hall
Lions charter evening
We regularly join forces with litterpickers to help clean up the Borough
Litterpickers 1   Litterpickers 2
Litterpickers 3   Litterpickers 4
Asked to act as marshalls to the May Queen we were delighted to help
May Queen 1   May Queen 2
We were formed to help the Mayor's charities and were invited to her installation
Mayoral election 1   Mayoral election 2
We sponsor a young girl, Mercy through the Beattie Trust in Kenya
Mercy 1   Mercy 2
Supporting both Rowner Community and Church May 2017
Rowner Community Trust   Rowner Church Saint Mary the Virgin
Supporting ASDA community champions at Totton Carnival Southampton June 2017
Totton Carnival 1   Totton Carnival 4
Totton Carnival 2   Totton Carnival 3
Helping the Lions at Sultan Show June 2017
Lions at Sultan 1   Lions at Sultan 1
After Music Madness we celebrated with a meal at the Roundabout Hotel June 2017
Celebrating Music Madness
ASDA and the Gosportarians volunteered to do the catering for the RN Archers International Archery Competition at HMS Sultan July 2017
RN Archers Robin Hood   RN Archers Caroline_Rachel
Mayor & Mayoress   Our Group
Rachel cooking   Competitors
A new date in your diary for all you Mums & Dads with children looking for family fun. Come and join us at Walpole Park South by the children's play area for a few hours of fun and games at Pudsey's "Picnic in the Park" in aid of "Children In Need" from 11am - 2pm. Come and meet Pudsey and join in the games. Bring a picnic and enjoy the fresh air while contributing a little to our ASDA/Gosportarians Children In Need appeal 2017.
Pudsey Picnic in the Park 1
Pudsey Picnic in the Park 2   Pudsey Picnic in the Park 3
A wonderful day at bridgemary carnival July 2017
Bridgemary Carnival 01
Bridgemary Carnival 02   Bridgemary Carnival 03
"Find my Club" event July 29th moved from Walpole Park to "Driftwood" Stokes Bay Festival site.
Great news! We have been given permission to use part of the Driftwood Music Festival site for our "Find my Club" Event. Following crtitsisms that our events clash with others around Gosport, we will not now be using Walpole Park, because we have managed to secure part of the Driftwood Festival site to host our event, which means even more traffic through to see your interests. Set up times remain the same, from 7am - 9am with the event from 10am - 4pm. There is on site parking for cars and we can even use the main show stage for any performers who wish to take the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. The stage will be available from 10am - 12.30 pm. If you wish to use the stage please let me know so we can arrange timings. We also helped out at the cash desk, taking monies from the visitors.
Driftwood with the Gosportarians
"Find my Club" stalls   Gosportarians new marquee
Leesland Litterpick
Leesland litterpick
It was a pleasure to represent the Gosportarians at the Gosport Cruising Club's annual BVUK (formally St Dunstans) cruise out into the Solent yesterday. I was Roger the cabin boy onboard the catermaran "Singing Wind ", owned by my good friends Dell and Linda, who have been taking the blind veterans on similar trips for over 20 years. 18 veterans turned up to HQ and we took 3 on board, from Northern Ireland, Birmingham and Brighton and had a great morning's cruising. August 2017
BVUK 02   BVUK 06
BVUK 03   BVUK 05
BVUK 03   BVUK 07
We attended the Gosporteers Car Rally on August Bank Holiday to see if we could offer any support and assisitance for next year.
Car rally 17 01 Car rally 17 02
We took a stall at Leesland's ParkFest to promote our activities
Parkfest 2017
We started our shoebox appeal around schools and the Trash Cafe not yet targeted to add to Gosport Rotary's shoe box appeal.
Haselworth shoeboxes_01   Haselworth shoeboxes_02
St John's shoeboxes_01   Trash Cafe shoeboxes_01
We donated £100 each to Oakley Waterman and Lullaby trusts
Lullaby trust donatation   Oakley Waterman Trust
We exhibited at the Michaelmas Fayre
Michaelmas Fayre 01
Michaelmas Fayre 02   Michaelmas Fayre 03
We made several visits to GiveGainGrow during the year, and donated £300 worth of garden implements to use.
We met up with Stephen from Pals society who has set up a workshop to train young people to make, repair and dismantle computers and donated to their stock
Pals 01
Pals 02   Pals 03
We were at ASDA Gosport and Fareham for Tickled Pink
ASDA Tickled Pink 01
ASDA Tickled Pink 02   ASDA Tickled Pink 03
We were ASDA's Pudsey assistants going around the schools
Pudsey schools 01
Pudsey schools 02
We had a stall at the Tree lighting ceremony in the High Street and I sang on stage
Tree lighting 01
Tree lighting 02   Tree lighting 03
Loud & Proud added to our shoebox collections from schools individuals and organisations
L&P shoeboxes 01
L&P shoeboxes 02   L&P shoeboxes 03
With proceeds from the Dog Show we donated £500 worth of food and containers to the Stubbington Ark after their food supply was contaminated
Stubbington Ark 01   Stubbington Ark 02
November saw the start of our Christmas schedule, with a spot at Gunwharf singing to raise money for the Air Ambulance. It looks deserted, was bitterly cold, but raised £50 in an hour
Gunwharf singing 01   Gunwharf singing 02
December arrived and marked the start of 24 days straight out on the sleigh, raising nearly £4,000 for worthy causes. We bought an old sleigh from the Gosporteers and HMS Sultan turned the ugly ducking into our swan
Sleigh 01   Sleigh 02
Sleigh 03