Gosport and Fareham MS branch

328  Gosport ASDA donating £200 to the branch through their charity program.  George McAleese and Steve Irving accepting the cheque on befalf of the branch 327 326 325
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311 310  Pam Hale recieved a Shining Star for raising up to the end of 2016 a grand total of £6000 for the branch.  With the help of her family she runs 2 bonus ball games which raise funds plus she also raises money from raffles. 309 308
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303 302 301  Last year's Mayor Councillor Keith Farr and former Mayoress June present graham and Juliette Hewitt with a cheque for over £4,000  for the work of the Gosport and Fareham Multiple Sclerosis Society 300  Steve Irving enjoying his first Christmas lunch with the branch
299  Christmas lunch 2016 298  Christmas at the White Hart 2016 297 296
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291 290 289  September 2016 at the Rotary Wheel House.  What a beautiful day.  After the fish and chips we enjoy the sunshine 288  Fatigue Management 2016 with Simon Gafur, MS Nurse Practioner.  Steve, Sam, Martane, Di, Helen and of course George McAleese the branch chairman
287  The fabulous Port to Port Plodders who walked from Portland to Portsmouth, roughly 88 miles through wind and rain over 4 days 23 June 2016 to 26 June 2016 to raise money for the Gosport and Fareham MS branch 286  The Port to Port Plodders by Gosport ferry at the end of their hellish 4 day journey from Portland walking roughly 88 miles each through wind and rain to raise money for the branch.  23/6/2016-26/6/2016.  Amazing group of friends 285  We meet up with the Port to Port Plodders on Lee-on-Solent seafront on their last leg of the journey home. 284  The fabulous Port to Port Plodders who walked from Portland to Portsmouth, roughly 88 miles through wind and rain over 4 days 23 June 2016 to 26 June 2016 to raise money for the Gosport and Fareham MS branch
283  The fabulous Port to Port Plodders who walked from Portland to Portsmouth, roughly 88 miles through wind and rain over 4 days 23 June 2016 to 26 June 2016 to raise money for the Gosport and Fareham MS branch 282  The fabulous Port to Port Plodders who walked from Portland to Portsmouth, roughly 88 miles through wind and rain over 4 days 23 June 2016 to 26 June 2016 to raise money for the Gosport and Fareham MS branch 281  Curtis (SAM Chairman) presenting Graham Hewitt, Gosport and Fareham MS branch President with a cheque fort £3000 that SAM raised in their auction.  Thankyou 280  The Solent Advanced Motorcyclists (SAM) who are left to right, Bob Elliot, Mark Rowe, Peter Gooch, Pete Curtis, Nigel Tailyour and Trevor Thorogood presenting a cheque to Graham and Juliette having held an auction of amazing and unique items to raise money for the Gosport and Fareham MS branch.  Absolutely fantastic and thank you so much.
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275 274  2016 New Years Dinner George, Keith, Juliette and Gary but I fail again with the last 2 ladies 273  2016 New Years Dinner.  Cllr Keith Farr has The Gosport and Fareham Branch of the MS Society as his main charity during his mayorial year 272
271 270  Kennly watched by the Southampton Water pilot Graham takes the ship's helm 269  The brilliant weather gave Graham, Jo and John plenty of sunshine on the deck 268
267  Jo basking in the sea breeze 266  Alistair and Denise join Simon and Michael to watch the sails being hoisted 265  George McAleese one of a team of 5 from the branch raising money for MS Society on a zip wire, Velocity, in Wales. 264  Mike Homer, Julie, Juliette, John and Mave at Fareham station welcoming back Mike from his bid to visit as many of the branches as possible over a 10 day period to raise money for the MS Society.  A big thank you to Mike for his MSaTHON 2015.
263  Gosport and Fareham branch members welcoming Mike Homer back on his final day of fundraising for the MS Society.  He was to visit as many of the 300 branches as possible by train over a 10 day period.  Well done Mike and thank you. 262  George and David onboard wetwheels, Geoff Holts disabled access boat, during the Haslar Marine Festival.  I think Davids smile says it all. 261  Gosport and Fareham Branch presentation of a chequer for £8,000 towards research into progressive Multiple Sclerosis. 260  George, Graham and David with Tina and Roz two of the abseilers who helped to raise the money presented by Gosport and Fareham Branch for research into progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
259  Gosport Branch chairman George McAleese, Branch President Graham Hewitt and David Denholm the South's member of the Multiple Sclerosis English Council make the presentation of a Cheque for national research into progressive Multiple  Sclerosis.  The money was raised by more than 20 abseilers from the Gosport and Fareham Branch - a task  inspired and directed by Branch Chairman George. 258 257 256
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211 210 209 208  Michaelmas Fayre with Gosport’s Mayor and Mayoress and the rector of Alverstoke Revd. Andy Norris along with Viv, Juliette and Graham
207  What a beautiful smile at the Christmas dinner 206  Gill selling some toys 205  Mags 204
203  A fine looking Santa 202  Julie with Santa 201  Branch Chairman George used his naval contacts to get the work on the Garage saving the Branch £1,000. Debbie Grant's scaffolding compamy very kindly suppied the necessary scaffolding free of charge. 200  Six apprentices from Gosport's HMS Sultan carry out urgent repairs on the Multiople Sclerosis garage and store at St.Vincent College.
199  Members Enjoying the New Years Party. 198  Jo and Robin Money join Juliette, Sue and Freddie at the New Years Party. 197  Di, Martin  Julie, Gareth  with Juliette. 196  A happy group at the New Years Party included Chairman George, Julie, Karen, Annette, Les and Lesley, Mave, Paul together with Richard and Penny.
195  David receives a hug from Annette in a hilarious table presided over by George. Others included Tom & Roz, Richard & Penny, Paul and Mave, Val, Juliette and Alistair. 194  Looking warm but relieved our intrepid chairman, George is photographed after his  firewalk in aid of Multiple Sclerosis. 193  The Gunwharf firewalk in aid of Multiple Sclerosis was the real thing as you can see. Chairman George I was only halfway through when this Phtograph was taken. The 20 firewalkers with George raised £6.000 for MS 192  Putting a brave face on before take off.
191  No Turning back !! Preparing for take off. 190  Chairman George with some of his team - Caroline is on the right. 189  Some of the Gosport and Fareham MS team who hope to raise £10,000 for research waiting for take off. 188  Graham with his new friend Gosport MP Caroline Dineage at the Sydive event.
187  Gosport’s MP Caroline Dineage with David McAleese (The Chairman’s son). Caroline was part of the Group that took part in the skydive. 186  Not quite the whole group!! 185  Under a genuine naval White Ensign more revellers enjoy the party. 184  The Parish Centre was packed with diners enjoying the Diamond Jubillee lunch.
183  Flying the flag  -  a joyous group keep the party going. 182  Gosport and Fareham members packed the parish centre for the happy Diamond Jubilee party. 181  Wendy assists Chairman George cut the Diamond Jubillee Cake. 180  Following the AGM members enjoyed a Diamond Jubilee celebration lunch.
179  The latest Gosport and Fareham Shining Star -  Juliette presents Karen with her award. 178  At The Annual Meeting Viv presents bouquets to Mave (vice Chairman), Juliette (Secretary) and Treasuer Pam  as a Thank You for their work. 177 176
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