Herald - Issue 448

Page 8 • The HERALD • 26th October 2023 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v FLAT ROOFING SPECIALISTS All Roof Repairs Tel: 023 8184 5632 Mobile: 07880 508415 Email: steve@braithwaiteroo ng.co.uk THE FLAT ROOF SPECIALIST NEW FOREST PLUMBING AND MAINTENANCE 24/7 LTD *YOUR LOCAL 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL OUT PLUMBER* We provide a wide range of plumbing services, with an established reputation for quality, service and customer satisfaction. www.newforestplumbing247.com Contact us on 07912 092557 or 023 8194 0237 newforestplumbing@yahoo.com M. C. HALL LTD 4 Carpentry 4 Fencing 4 Decoration 4 Extensions 4 Kitchens 4 Loft Conversions 4 Bathrooms 4 New Build First Rate Building & Carpentry Work Start to Finish Service • References Available • Fully Insured • 1 year guarantee Free Quotations and Friendly Advice Given Contact: mchall126@btinternet.com or call 023 8089 8456 or 07976 937941 Website: www.mchallltd.co.uk Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH First Shout for Calshot RNLI’s New D Class Lifeboat On the evening of 16th September, Calshot RNLI’s new D Class lifeboat saw action on service for the rst time. At 10pm the pagers sounded and volunteer crew attended the station tasked to locate a vessel that had reported engine failure in the Hythe area. e decision was made to launch Cashot’s new D Class Lifeboat David Radcliffe and crew were soon on the water, making the twelve minute journey toward the location of the casualty. On arrival, crew found that the owner of the casualty vessel had managed to tie onto the pier and was waiting for the water to rise to attempt to make their way back to Eling. Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, it was agreed that the casualty vessel would be towed to the nearby Hythe Marina, where the casualty was handed over to HM Coastguard before crew returned to station at around 12:30am. Calshot RNLI’s new D Class Lifeboat David Radcliffe launching on service (RNLI/Helmet Camera Footage) Lifeboat Operations Manager Jane Banting said: “We’ve had several shouts since taking delivery of our new boat; however those have all required our Atlantic 85, so this was the first time we needed to launch David Radcliffe on service. I’m sure that this will be the first of many and look forward to our latest addition assisting those on the water in the coming years.” Creating Art with Mouth and Foot Painting Two local Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) have had their artwork made into Christmas cards and products, that are now on sale. e MFPA is a partnership of over 900 artists with disabilities who create stunning artistic designs using just their mouths and feet which are then made into cards and products. e sales a ord the artists nancial independence, whilst giving representation to and empowering the disabled community. Robert Trent, who is based in Southampton, was born with arthrogryposis, a condition a ecting the joints and muscular development. Rob began working for Ordnance Survey in Southampton, continuing his passion of painting in his spare time. Rob joined the MFPA as a Student member in 1998 and was delighted to see one of his paintings of the Houses of Parliament chosen as a Christmas card image. A er retiring in 2018, he was able to devote more time to painting eventually becoming a full members artist in 2021. Rob’s beautiful paintings are featured on this year’s MFPA wrapping paper, Christmas cards and a delightful red breast robin puzzle. Tom Yendell was born in Winchester in 1962 without arms or hands due to the doctors prescribing the drug Thalidomide to his mother during her pregnancy. Tom’s passion for art began very early in his life. Tom joined the MFPA in 1986 and for 25 years ran the MFPA Gallery in Selbourne. Tom rose through the ranks of the MFPA Association and was proud to be elected to the International Board in 2013. Additionally, he is an Honorary Fellow of both Winchester and Brighton Universities. Tom’s artwork is featured in the MFPA 2024 calendar taking the February slot. For more information about the artists and to view the products available please visit: www.mfpa.co.uk Robin Red Breast by Rob Trent Could You Help Organise the RNLI Raft Race? RNLI Hythe & Calshot Fundraising Branch are seeking a new Ra Race Co-ordinator. e Co-ordinator will work alongside the Branch Chairman to organise the annual RNLI Great Waterside Ra Race, which takes a great deal of planning each year. To apply or learn more, please contact Terry Ashmore: 07831 325070 or: tkashmore@aol.com e whole Branch wishes to thank Colin ompson, who leaves the Committee a er 8 years as their dedicated and hardworking Secretary and Ra Race Co-ordinator.