Alan Mak MP and the Mayor of Havant Councillor Marjorie Smallcorn attend the Annual General Meeting .
Monday 21 March 2016
Havant Youth Sail Training Scheme AGM
Tonight Andy Cousins my Consort attended the Havant Youth Sail Training Scheme on our behalf. The charity although small does excellent work with young people between the ages of 8 and 18. The training sessions run during the summer months on one day over the weekend.
Friday 13 May 2016
Members of a Men’s Shed group are to fit new doors for a charity.
Havant Men’s Shed is due to replace rotten doors at Havant Youth Sail Training Scheme, Langstone Quay, today.
The charity teaches youngsters aged eight to 18 to sail but its base’s doors were rotting away.
Barratt Homes has donated materials and the group has built new doors.
They will be installed at the charity, the northern end of the car park next to the Ship Inn
31 August 2016
Josh and Mum Lyndsey receiving a cheque from Mark Smith, Executive Chairman & Founder at The Car Finance Company (2007) Limited
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS: Ex-naval officer from Waterlooville to receive BEM for his service in the community.
A RETIRED naval officer from Waterlooville will receive the British Empire Medal for his service in the community. Testament to his history of assistance within the communities of Havant and Waterlooville, 69-year-old Geoff Lynch will soon accept the BEM from Her Majesty the Queen. It was five years after retiring from the Royal Navy in 1998 that Mr Lynch began working unpaid as a fundraiser and facilities manager at the Havant Youth Sail Training Scheme, becoming principal in 2014. In the same year, Geoff took up the responsibility of running the Monday Club at Leigh Park Community Centre – a social space for people who once had or still suffer from mental health issues. Speaking to The News, Mr Lynch reflected on his honour. He said: ‘I feel honoured and humbled. It’s a privilege. ‘The Monday Club is a place for people to meet, play scrabble and have a chat. ‘It’s important to me because I know it’s important to those people.’ As an ex-serviceman, Geoff believes learning to sail is worthwhile for young people. ‘It’s exhilarating, challenging and doesn’t involve looking at a screen. ‘It’s a great character builder.’ Mr Lynch has also been heavily involved with the Waterloo and District Residents’ Assocation for the past 15 years.