The Future of HVCA! – Let’s look back at what we have done in the past year.
In June the 5th Annual Village cricket day was held at Hursley Park Cricket club, many thanks to the Cricket Club for letting us hold the event, it’s a great event for all the family.
September was the 12th Annual Hursley 10k and fun run, with 550 10k runners and 120 kids completing the fun run, with help coming from the Village, Hursley Park Cricket Club, staff from Shepherds Down and beyond. We supported Prostate Cancer UK and raised a total of £6,1191.58 our thanks to Home Farm for letting us hold the event on their land.
The HVCA community fund has a sum of £3000 set aside for community groups to apply for, with an award up to £500. I am pleased to announce that Hursley Park Cricket Club, Hursley Junior Football team and John Keble School will all received £500
The Village Bonfire and fireworks were to be held in the recreation ground. A group of volunteers built the bonfire the week before clearing deadwood from around the Churchyard and trimming back the Meredun footpath.
On 17th November we held a Peace Time Supper in All Saints Church to commemorate the end of the great war. Guests dressed in formal evening wear or Edwardian dress, there were a number of readings, memories and stories to share. Many thanks to Amanda Apps, Fiona Claringbould, Kate Patterson, Christina Arthur and Karen Morgan for organizing a fantastic event
The Film Club has shown a number of films, the most recent one being Bohemian which was a sell-out.
The HVCA committee made a unique donation to the Hursley Community Shop of £3000. This donation is specifically for capital items for the shop’s refurbishment.
Hursley Carol Singing, a small team of singers (with great voices) turned out in subzero temperatures and collected a fantastic £ 232.37 for Winchester Night Shelter.
In early February was the Monarch’s Way maintenance – Thank you to all that turned out to clear the top part of the Monarch’s Way which is now almost back to its best. Big thank you to Chris Bontoft for providing bacon rolls and drinks.
In early April we were successful in obtaining a grant along with a substantial donation of £1000 from the HVCA for a Defibrillator and box. The defibrillator is on the front wall at John Keble School.
On 12th May Lucian Cook and Richard Baker organised the 2nd Charity Cycle event for on road and off-road cyclists, raising funds for Wessex Heartbeat and The Murray Parish Trust. A total of 39 riders took to their saddles and completed, medium and long routes in the different discipline’s. There were male and female riders with quite an age range between them, Lucy Carr aged 13 was the youngest and 73 was the eldest. All riders returned to IBM Clubhouse for a BBQ and a well-earned drink. An incredible £6,000 has been raised and will be split between the 2 charities.
But more importantly the future of the HVCA is not looking good and we will have to scale everything back due to a lack of support, it’s a case of “help us or lose us” and all the events we put on!!
The date of the AGM will be Wed 19th June in the Archie Heath room commencing at 8.00pm, everyone is welcome, so please come along to ensure the future of the HVCA.
Richard Baker – firstname.lastname@example.org
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