Club News

Creative crackers!

A small group from the club spent a practical evening making floral crackers for Christmas. Pauline has a horticultural background, and has married this with providing stimulating activities in care homes that she designed whilst visiting her aunt with dementia. … Continued

Funds ‘rising’ for WaterAid

We are getting closer to our target of £5000 for the WaterAid project in Rwanda. After various fund-raising events over the last couple of years, the club is getting closer to its target of £5000, to support  Project Water Cycle … Continued

A Toast to Rosalinda

Fellow members of SI Solent East drank a toast to Rosalinda Hardiman at a recent supper meeting. Ros won several medals as a Paralympic swimmer in the past and has successfully swum the English Channel.  This year she set her … Continued

Annual Contact the Elderly tea party

This year the annual Contact the Elderly tea party was attended by nineteen members from the Gosport and Fareham group and seventeen members from the Southampton branch. It was a lovely sunny breezy afternoon overlooking the Solent from the Wheel … Continued

Where the D-Day landings were planned

Members of S I Solent East, some pictured below, recently visited Southwick, the Hampshire village where the D-Day landings were planned seventy years ago. After walking round the village and the church which is a ‘peculiar’ in that it does … Continued

Honest story of a very tough venture

The speaker for our June supper meeting was Ella Murphy, the granddaughter of one of our members. Last year Ella was one of a group of 36 students who did a sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, and she raised over … Continued

Club shows its support for the Red Box

The Red Box Project was started in the Portsmouth area and aims to provide sanitary protection for girls at school. Investigation in both primary and secondary schools uncovered a huge unmet need. The project has now spread to other areas … Continued

Enjoyable visit to a historic silk mill

A group of thirteen club members visited the historic Whitchurch Silk Mill. Located on the River Test it’s the oldest silk mill still operating in the country. The mill was built in 1813 originally as a saw mill but then … Continued

Red Box project

Roxanne Martin joined us at our speaker meeting to talk about Red Box, a nationwide project to provide free menstrual products within schools. As their website says, the Red Box Project quietly ensures that no young person misses school because … Continued

Stall for WaterAid fund-raising

On a bleak November day, we attended a small Christmas Advent Fair put on by a local church group, with a stall of fun items for sale and information about WaterAid. The event started at 2.30 pm with a primary … Continued