‘Thank you’ to all helpers for their contribution to the HRA’s Summer Social on Sunday 28 July 2019. Message from Acting Chair – Jerry Gillen

Highfield Residents’ Association Summer Social: Sunday 28th July 2019


A Message from the Acting Chair, Jerry Gillen

To All Helpers,

On a sunny Southampton day …some good news:  the Event went very well. It was a beautiful day and we had around 70 people I believe and sold most of the food.  A big THANK YOU to all who made donations to the Tombola which was a very popular stall.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone for their assistance on Sunday 28 July who helped to make the HRA Summer Social a huge success.  Special thanks to Steve Johnston for his organisation, promoting the event, arranging games and great BBQ skills; Tanya for her additional contributions of cakes, salads and games – all very delicious; Bryan Wakely for initial planning; Martin Benning for ticket sales; Cllr. John Savage for providing the music; and Nadine Johnson for Facebook, e-mail and website promotion.  Sterling work was done by all – Ken a magnificent job looking after the Bar and Tombola; Angela for selling tickets; and Kasia for assisting with the washing up at the end!!  Portswood Residents Garden Pavilion was the perfect local venue. Special thanks to Cynthia Swann (PRG) and for joining in such a friendly and cooperative venture – one we should repeat in the future!

Also, everyone helped with clearing up at the end so ‘thank you’ everybody for making this such a successful event after a lapse of three or four years now.

Speaking to Steve this morning, it seems there were about 70 people present and we should have made a surplus which will be welcome news!  At the next Committee meeting we should have a follow up report and certainly consider doing something similar next year.

A brilliant effort, thank you all again,

Jerry Gillen

HRA Acting Chair