Many of the audience of about 150 were from Chandler’s Ford. Also present were The Worshipful, the Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh, Malcolm Cross and the Mayor of Southampton, Ivan White.
The event began with music and songs by Pammie Moore as we collected our pizzas and other nourishment in the restaurant. We ate and drank or just talked as models, some of mature years, displayed clothes from Matalan and garden accessories from Haskins.
Ita Kelly, who sadly left Chandler’s Ford for Netley a while back, looked fetching in her Matalan dress with green gardening gloves and watering can accessories. Her husband, Mike, made a great sailor as he modelled beach related objects.
One of our group was lucky enough to win one of many prizes in the raffle, a box of conjuring tricks.
We are fortunate to have the Countess Mountbatten Hospice in our area. Everyone I have met who has come into contact with it sings its praises for the valuable and difficult service it provides. Several of the staff work there voluntarily but there is nothing amateur about what they do.
The Hospice deserves our support and I am happy to report that, on this evening, they were getting it.