Horse Racing-Shave Off

Well what a night that was!!!
Myself and Tyrone got to Paulsgrove Social Club around 530 after picking up the barber chair from Jim’s Barbers in Havant. Thanks for that Jim!!!
We started setting up, putting poster around the hall and spreading flyers/business cards around the tables, and were finished by about 630. Then Trev turned up with his horse racing game, dvd, projector etc and rigged that up.
Time was getting on towards 730 and there were hardly any people there and I was getting worried that nobody was going to turn up. I needed not worry at all, by 8pm the hall was buzzing!!! All of a sudden people were at the bar buying drinks, buying raffle tickets from Jayne and settling down for the horse racing.
The racing was excellent, Trev was a brilliant commentator, with mum and Jackie being the bookmakers…
Our resident barber Dawn Carpenter (who is 7 months pregnant) was doing hot close shaves and face massage as well. This raised quit a few quid also!!!

Lots of money was raised through the racing, the raffle, and auction.
We had a boxing glove signed by Frank Bruno, a glove signed by Amir Khan, for the auction.

In the raffle amongst other things were:
LED tv
Drinks hamper supplied by Tesco-Rob Milner and Co-op-Neil McKnight
Electric shaver
Meal for 2 at the Marriott Hotel-Julia Waite
Fruit baskets from Havant fruit & Flowers-Stephanie Willis
Voucher from Blue Bell in Emsworth-Giles Babb
Voucher from Hair and Beauty Lounge Cosham-Nicola Russell
Signed football from Bournemouth FC
Aqua bouquet from flowers4-Brandon Anthony
Voucher from Rowlands Castle Golf Club-Jimmy Klepacz
Memory Foam pillows from Carol Willis
Various items from Margaret Smith
Canvas print of Portsmouth

Thanks to Alan, Mel, Dawn and Mark for the donation of the food and the use of the hall.

The whole night raised around £2000 in total and will be split between Movember, The Rowans Hospice and Harbour cancer Support Centre in Gosport.

Thanks to everybody who came along and spent their hard earned money and to everybody who donated prizes and helped out on the night.

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