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Monday, 17 November 2014

£2900 & £11,500 Raised for Charity

The Milford on Sea Club had a very successful 'Every Man Remembered Day' last Saturday.

Everyone enjoyed the Nostalgic Sing-A-Long with The Diamonds, a Children’s WW1 Fancy Dress Competition, Raffle, Comedy and WW1 Stories. The Grand Auction was also a success, both in the generous items donated and the generous bidding.

This excellent event raised £2900 for Royal British Legion Every Man Remembered Campaign.

Such was the enthusiasm for the day there is a possibility that this could become an annual event.

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Whilst the Milford on Sea Club was busy celebrating, the Saltern's 24 hour Sailathon was taking place. 

A record number of young Saltern’s sailors “Sailed Through The Night” in fairly clear and sporty wind conditions. The very enthusiastic, yet sometimes tired and sleepy, young members pushed themselves hard to keep a minimum of two boats on the water between 4.30pm Friday 14th and 4.30pm Saturday 15th November.

Jack Mans (10) from Milford on Sea, (winner of 2014 RLYC Youth sailing Week Bronze Optimist Fleet) alongside the Junior Commodore ( James Eady), managed as the only two to attend the full 24 hours sailing frequently throughout!

His sister Ellen Mans is the Pudsey Bear in the first picture with James Eady - Commodore in the Scow.

The prize for the most sponsorship funds raised was a VIP trip to Sir Ben Ainslie’s British Americas Cup HQ in the New Year. Salterns’ Members arrived in their abundance on Saturday to witness the end of the 24 hour Sailathon and bid on the array of sensational Silent Auction goodies including a week in a luxury villa in Antigua, Wembley Football Tickets, work experience at House & Garden, World of Interiors & Limewood with Luke Holder plus a Survival Party with a difference! Treatment Tables included tattoo’s, nails ands tombola all enjoyed alongside Birgitta’s famous Hog Roast lunch.

The Saltern's organisers send a big thank you to all those who donated prizes, bid, took part, baked cakes, gave their time and of course to all of the sponsors. 

How they do it I have no idea, but the club raised £11,500, which brings our overall 16 year total to £ £122,500 for Children in Need.

Nice work all!


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