Ukuleles at UNITE

The ukulele group (Saul, Tom, Lizette, Amy, Claudia, Morro, William) were invited to BBHQ which hosted the UNITE event this week (29-31 May) to undertake a number of workshops with willing campers wanting to play a ukulele.
The group did a fantastic job, and there was a real sense of achievement; the participants went away with a new skill (some stating that they wanted to learn more about the ukulele!) and the Uke-group organised and ran the event themselves.

Well done all!

Cross Country at Southampton Common

The South West Hants Battalion held it’s annual Cross Country run last weekend on Saturday 16th May 2015 on Southampton Common. The event was held near the boating lake, with each race length adjusted for the age of the competitors. A total of 7 members from the company took part across all the age groups, this was and increase on numbers from last year.

The first race was a 1 mile run for school years 4 and 5. Well it was supposed to be 1 mile, however due to a mistake by one of the stewards the race ended up being more like 1.5 miles long. We had 2 representatives in this race, Charlie finished 1st and Oliver finished 4th. Well done to both boys.

The second race was again over the same distance of 1 mile, but was for school years 6 and 7. We had 3 representatives in this race, with Elliot finishing 2nd, Kieran finishing 3rd and Adam finishing 5th. Well done to all 3 boys.

The third race was for company section boys, school years 8,9 and 10, and was run over a 2 mile distance.  We had 1 entry in this race, where Kieran finished 4th. Well done.

The final race was for staff, again over the 2 mile distance, although they did take a short cut towards the end (after guidance by the stewards). 1 Entry in this race was Alex, who finished 2nd.

Well done to all that took part, a good turn out from Chandler’s Ford, but let’s see if we can take a few more next year. It was also nice to see some competitors travel over from the Isle of Wight, well done to those guys for taking the effort to travel and take part.

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Report from Alex Mould

Eastleigh Basics Bank

Tinned Foods

This year, to celebrate 50 years of the 1st Chandlers Ford Company, we are collecting food for the Eastleigh Basics Bank.

The Basics Bank provides dried or tinned food which is donated by individuals, schools, churches and local businesses to those in need, within the Eastleigh Borough.

When a referral agent issues a client with one of our vouchers, they can bring it in to any of the food bank venues when they are open, to exchange it for up to 5 days of food for the people provided for on the voucher.

This is a great cause and one that doesn’t require too much hard work!

It would be great  if all company members could bring some tins to donate to this worthy cause!

Acceptable foods include:

  • Tinned Meat & Fish
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tinned Soup
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Tinned Sponge Pudding
  • UHT/Powdered Milk
  • Pasta/ Rice (1kg)
  • Squash (1litre)
  • Tea (80-160)
  • Coffee (small jar)
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Cereal
  • Instant Mashed Potato
  • Biscuits & Snack Bar

Thank You in advance for helping us to support the Eastleigh Basics Bank.

Band Fundraiser

Waitrose (Chandlers Ford) will be making us Chandlers Ford BB Brass Band one its three charity opportunities for October 2011.  If you, friends and family etc shop at waitrose please ask them to support us by putting the green tokens in our box.