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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 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