Set 4 Success
North West Sussex Seagulls were once again very pleased to be
able to make a donation of £500 to Horsham based charity Set 4 Success who help
local athletes reach the panicle of their particular sporting discipline.
Sussex Seagulls AGM
The North West Sussex Seagulls returned to the Horsham Sports
Club to hold their AGM. A well-attended meeting heard from committee members
Andy Stonestreet (Chair) Ian Morris (Treasurer) and Mike Wilson (Secretary) that the club was on a firm financial
footing. That membership had grown to almost 400 and coach season ticket
booking for the 2016/17 were at the highest level since the club was founded.
During the meeting the following donation proposals were put to and passed by
Members of NWSS attended a
Heartstart training evening at the Holbrook Club run by Horsham Community
Responders. The three hours spent learning how to deal with a number
emergency situations are probably the most valuable hours I have ever spent.
I would recommend this course to anyone. I hope I don’t ever have to use what
I learnt but if I do, I feel a lot more confident that I will be able to
A little over 2 months since
the dramatic events at the start of the AiTC fund raising evening Peter
Brackley is back at the Holbrook Club to officially open the new Public
Access Defibrillator (PAD) donated by NWSS. Our friends from Horsham First
Responders, Marc and Hilary joined life savers Alex, Jonny and Anita together
with AiTC CEO Gary Townsend.
When Albion fans needed help in their battle to remove Bill
Archer and David Bellotti from power, Charlton fans turned out in their 100s
for the Fans United day at the Goldstone and when they needed help Albion
fans returned the favour.
Horsham first Responders were presented with a cheque by
Albion in the Community in gratitude for their help in saving the life of
Peter Brackley during the fund raising event at the Holbrook Club. Marc and
Hilary from the Responders were guests of AiTC at the home game vs QPR and
the cheque was presented to them on the pitch at half-time but AiTC CEO Gary
Townsend. Peter was their together with Anita, Jonny and Alex who worked so
hard to keep Peter with us until the first responders arrived.
NWSS Skittles Evening at
The 2nd annual NWSS Pizza and
Skittles evening took place at the Bull Inn in Shermanbury. A great evening
was had by all especially the eventual winners pictured below. Mike Wilson
was quick to point out that he now needed an extra display cabinet to show
off all the cups and medals he had won.
Paul Barber Meeting at the
NWSS were very pleased to have
been asked to attend an audience with Brighton and Hove Albion FC CEO Paul
Barber at the American Express Community Stadium. Members of NWSS together
with two other supporters groups were given the opportunity to ask the Chief Executive
questions about the Albion and football in general. As always Paul answered
every question put to him frankly and openly.
Donation to Broadbridge
North West Sussex Seagulls donated
£350.00 to Broadbridge Heath Under 10’s football team. Under 10’s manager
Paul Francis thanked NWSS for their ‘fantastic donation’ which has enabled
the purchase of some desperately needed hooded training tops for all of the
team’s young players.
Albion in the
Community Fund Raiser
NWSS were asked by AiTC if we
would like to hold a fund raising event hosted by Peter Brackley with Guy Butters
and Gary O’Reilly as guests. Little did we know how dramatic the evening
would turn out!
The ever popular North West Sussex
Seagulls Christmas party took place on the 17th Dec at Stooks
Restaurant in Horsham. 60 NWSS members gathered for the traditional festive
get together, many sporting Christmas jumpers. Great fun was had by all,
helped by great food, company and a little alcohol. A raffle took place with
many of the prizes being donated by those attending the meal, all proceeds of
the raffle will be donated to good local causes and charities.