Take a look below at the line-up of exciting events planned for our members:
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David completed his 20th London Marathon on 24 April 2016, in a time of 3:40:31 which apparently gives him a ‘good for age time’!
He would like to thank everyone who sponsored him, and if you haven’t yet you can still do so by visiting his ‘just giving’ webpage at: https://www.justgiving.com/David-Howells10, where you can also read his ‘post run’ report.
David Howells [our former Director of Corporate Services] will running his 20th London Marathon on 24 April 2016. He is taking the opportunity to once again raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
David’s eldest daughter, Amanda, (now 38) was diagnosed with MS when she was just 19 – and that is why David chooses to raise money for the charity. You can sponsor him by visiting his fundraising page at: www.justgiving.com/David-Howells10
The site usually remains active for a couple of months after the marathon to receive donations, so do please support him.
On Friday 13 May from 19:00 – 23:30 at Cosham Fire Station, White Watch will be hosting a charity evening in aid of the Cockleshell Heroes Challenge.
Find out more and book your place at the Cockleshell Heroes charity evening.
“CAROLE KING, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.”
We are pleased to have secured 52 tickets for Thursday 12 May 2016 (a little later than originally advertised) for this popular hit musical, at the Aldwych Theatre, London.
We have managed to negotiate a fantastic saving on the theatre tickets, and are offering these at £48 for members and their partners and £50 for guests. This includes not only your theatre ticket (a seat in the stalls), but coach travel too!
Download the booking form for Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
Two places have become available on the Hampshire One boat in this year’s UK Firefighters Sailing Challenge event which is held over three days in the Solent, from the evening of Monday 25 April until the afternoon of Thursday 28 April.
About the role
As an Emergency Response volunteer, you may be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals, as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident. In addition, you could provide “behind the scenes” support to the response.
Hightown Fire Station is inviting past members who have worked at Hightown, Woolston and West End Fire Stations to a family fun day to celebrate its 20th birthday.
The event is taking place on 10 April 2016, between midday and 1600 at Hightown.
Please note that this special event is only open to serving and past members with links to the sites, along with the local Neighbourhood Policing team and their families.
If you are in contact with retired members with links to the stations, then please let them know about this invitation.
To assist with catering, please let Hightown know if you are interested in attending: RSVP by email to Gary Vaughan, Blue Watch, Hightown
Our Annual General Meeting, along with the popular race night, is taking place on Saturday 2 April 2016 at Fryern Pavilion, Greenways, off Oakmount Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, SO53 2LE
The AGM kicks off at 7 pm, with starters pistols (for the racing) going off at 7.30 pm.
The price is £5.00 for members and partners and £6.50 for guests. Numbers are limited so please fill in and return the AGM booking form early.
Closing date for bookings is 24 March 2016.
“CAROLE KING, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees. But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.” (Copyright: Beautiful Musical).
This trip will take place in April, as soon as we have confirmed the date and price, we will publish it on our website.
Last year’s treasure hunt took us around historic Southampton.
This year’s clues will take you to all parts of the market town of Alton, testing your ingenuity and rewarding you with surprises that you may never have guessed were there.
Starting from Manor Car Park in Draymans Way at 1030 am, the clues will lead you through an exploration of Alton that includes plenty of potential coffee/tea stops, before terminating in one of the town’s hostelries where you can partake of lunch or a snack before heading back to your car.
There’s no charge for this event (just pay for your own refreshments and parking), however, we do need a few details so that we can get enough clue sheets distributed, so please fill in and return the form below if you want to come along:
Treasure Hunt Booking Form
This trip is now fully booked – anyone wishing to put their names forward will be added to a reserve list.
Never mind a virtual tour – you could see it for yourself by joining us in September.
We will be organising a visit to Buckingham Palace, including lunch at a London hotel.
The date and price is yet to be agreed, as soon as it is we will let you know. You can keep checking back for updates, or you could sign up to receive our updates by email, by clicking on the ‘Email me PMA updates’ button to the right of this page.
Enjoy a three-course Sunday lunch followed by a game of skittles at Wellow Golf Club, Ryedown Lane, East Wellow, Hampshire SO51 6BD
The date is now confirmed as Sunday 16 October, we will update this post as soon as we have the price and booking form available.
Numbers will be limited so keep checking back. Alternatively you can sign up to receive PMA updates via email by clicking on the ‘Email me PMA updates’ button on the right-hand side of this page.
We are organising a four day trip to Prague in November. This exciting city has something to offer everyone:
- Architecture: Romanesque chapels and cellars, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings, and unique Cubist architecture.
Back by popular demand is our private PMA Christmas Dinner party at East Horton Golf Club.
Come and join us in your best bib and tucker and treat your partner to a great night out. Starting with a drinks reception at 7 pm we move to the dining tables at 7:30 to partake of a delicious 3-course festive meal followed by mince pies and coffee. And just when you think you can eat no more we’ll have you up a dancing to our very own disco playing the best music from the 60’s through to the 90’s – so no ‘Garage’, ‘Club’ or ‘ Rap’ nonsense for us!
With carriages at 12:30 am why not bring some friends along as well.
Further details to follow shortly.