HSA in the Community

Overview

As a social enterprise, much of our earnings over expenditure were previously designated for the maintenance and improvement of the facilities and services within the Ken Williams Memorial Pavilion. Now that we’ve been forced to vacate the pavilion by our former uncaring parish council under the leadership of Cllr Mapletoft, our remaining funds will be used for the development of sporting and recreational activities that benefit our local community.

Wherever possible, we will support charities or local organisations who have a strong connection with our community or membership.

Donation of a Defibrillator

In Spring 2015 we donated a Defibrillator to our local community which is located at the Hazlemere Church of England School. We sincerely hope that nobody ever has need of it, but the chances of saving a life are significantly improved when brought into use. Several training sessions for local volunteers have taken place and we hope to arrange another one in the near future. If you would be interested in attending a future session, please send an email to info@hsal.co.uk.

Charitable Donations – Beating Bowel Cancer

Steve Smith was a hugely popular sports association member through his involvement with Hazlemere Sports FC. Steve was one of the first volunteers to offer to help with the huge task of running a brand new pavilion when it first opened in June 2010. Even after he was first diagnosed with this horrible disease, he was still keen to help out with bar duties on an unpaid basis. Sadly Steve died in June 2013, aged only 31.

Had we have been afforded the opportunity by Mr Mapletoft and his cronies to negotiate a fair pavilion tenancy solution, then we would have liked to have renamed the bar that Steve loved so much as ‘Smiffy’s Bar’. Hopefully that day will still come should we find a new home.

Many of his mates including Sean Day, Aaron Cox, Chris Spratt & Simon Pike, all HSA members, have done a fantastic job organising events that have raised thousands of pounds for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. HSA has done their bit too, as evidenced by these thank-you letters  we’ve received.

RIP Steve Smith A truly great guy.

RIP Steve Smith
A truly great guy.

Charitable Donations – The Royal British Legion, Hazlemere Branch

Many of the visitors to our former pavilion home were happy to donate their spare cash to this great cause. We received a very nice letter in Dec 2014 from Colin Doyle, Poppy Appeal Organiser for Hazlemere & District Branch following our return of the Poppy collection box that was a permanent feature in our former lounge bar.

In November 2012, we were very pleased to hand over a cheque for £160 to Geoff Jones, Secretary of the Hazlemere Branch.

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Charitable Donation – Help for Heroes

We had a stand at Hazlemere Fete on 26 August 2013. Various fun competitions were organised by us including table football, a raffle to win a magnificent food hamper and a guess the number of sweets in the jars competition.

We raised £80 for the Fete’s chosen charity Help for Heroes. We also received a very nice letter from them – please click on H4H_1013 if you want to see it.

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