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Welcome to our 2018 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 January 2018 - December 2018 (For last year click here)
                                                           JANUARY 2018
Our first outing of 2018 was to take part in the annual GAFIRS New Year's Day
Swim in the Solent, or to be more accurate in most cases, a brief plunge into the icy waters and then a dash for warmth. Nearly 400 people took part and I represented the Gosportarians, raising money for GAFIRS. We raised £220 which bought a marine radio and had great coverage in not only our local News, but also the Southampton Echo and the Daily Mail.
GAFIRS NYD swim 2   GAFIRS NYD swim 3
January saw the first of our litterpicking sessions helping CHAT. Sad to see that this lovely bike was among the rubbish I retrieved from the moat.
Fort Brockhurst litterpick 01   Fort Brockhurst litterpick 02
Also in January we presented the Stokes Bay Junior Park Run group with the equipment they had requested. Poles and chain link for the finishing posts and waterproof  writing boards for use in all weathers
Stokes Bay Junior Park Run 01   Stokes Bay Junior Park Run 02
We also handed over the waterproof marine radio that we had purchased with the money donated by generous donors for my New Year's swim at GAFIRS
GAFIRS radio donation 01
GAFIRS radio donation 01   GAFIRS radio donation 02
Still in January we visited "Simon Says", an organisation based in Bridgemary that welcomes young people who have suffered a family bereavement to get together to discuss issues that they have in common. We shall be donating much needed equipment
Simon says 01
Simon says 02   Simon says 03
I hosted a schools spelling competition between: Woodcot Primary, Grange Infants
Bedenham Primary , Rowner Infants, Peel Common Infants
and Alverstoke Infants. A great start this year and hopefully more schools next year.
Schools Spelling competition 01
Schools Spelling competition 02   Schools Spelling competition 03
February saw our regular litterpick with CHAT, this time at Walpole Park
Litterpick Walpole Park
We visited the Oarsome Chance Foundation to see what they did in our community
Oarsome 01
Oarsome 02   Oarsome 03
Having found what they needed in the way of supplies, we went back to "Simon Says" with a large box of goodies for them to use.
Simon says 11
Simon says 22   Simon says 24
March saw our World Book Day presentations as we went to 5 schools and read to more than 400 pupils
World Book Day 01
World Book Day 02   World Book Day 03
The beginning of March saw our presentation of a new laptop to SUKI gymnastics and aerobics club along with a cheque for £500 from ASDA Gosport
SUKI laptop presentation 01
SUKI laptop presentation 02 SUKI laptop presentation 03