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I can’t wait to continue supporting Henry in his dream to play competitive golf all over the world.” Henry will be looking to improve on his score from the 2023 global competition, where he placed tied seventh in the world in the 7-8 age group a er playing 54 holes across three days. Henry continues to work with his coach, Nathan Cook and is currently training for another global competition organised by the British Junior Golf Tour in Marbella in February, where he will play three rounds of golf alongside more than 250 junior players from Europe and the rest of the world. His family is now looking to secure sponsorship to help with the demands of elite level junior golf and any individual or business interested in supporting one of the UK’s sporting talents can contact Henry’s Dad via email: lja2003@yahoo.co.uk always improve and learn is an inspiration. 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Positive Potato Christmas Event Age Concern New Forest AGM Living A er Loss are holding a Christmas event at the Lighthouse Church, Hardley on Monday 11th December between 2pm and 4pm. ey will be having entertainment, refreshments, sing and sign with Ruthanne learning how to sign to Christmas songs and carols, as well as Roger Lapin - famous magician! Age Concern New Forest are holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th November, 2pm to 4pm at the Dibden Purlieu Scout Hut. ey welcome anyone that would like to attend and ask to please let their O ce know you are attending on: 023 8084 1199.

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Despite the intense rivalry on the eld, the nal score was a 1-1 draw a er full-time, decided by penalties. Jerry’s team, seeking redemption a er a heavy defeat last year, managed to clinch victory this time, showing the power of determination and unity. e community’s support extended beyond the football pitch. Stu Mcllwraith took charge of ticket sales for a ra e, with donations pouring in from the local community. e generosity of those in attendance was palpable, and the ra e’s success added to the event’s overall impact. e Hythe and Dibden Football Club graciously allowed the game on their grounds free of charge. Post-game, players and spectators gathered in the club’s bar, strengthening the sense of togetherness that the day had fostered. Local DJ Simon Tate set the mood with a spirited DJ set, ensuring that the celebrations continued well into the evening. e event was a true testament to the The line-up for this year’s match the unwavering support for mental health awareness. But the highlight of the day was the remarkable £2,000 raised for Solent Mind a local charity dedicated to mental health support. is substantial contribution will undoubtedly make a signi cant di erence in the lives of those who rely on Solent Mind for assistance. e charity football match not only celebrated Connor’s memory but also brought much-needed attention to mental health issues. It demonstrated that even in the face of tragedy, communities can come together, support one another, and make a real di erence. As the nal whistle blew and the sun set on Clay elds Football Ground, it was clear that the day had le a lasting impression on all who attended. e memory of Connor Still lives on through this remarkable event, and the commitment to tackling mental health stigma has been rmly established within the community. For more information about Solent Mind and the mental health services that they o er locally please visit: www.solentmind.org.uk power of community and Celebrating 15 Years of The Horrill Centre A fundraising curry and quiz night was held in October to celebrate 15 years of e Horrill Care & Wellbeing Centre. e celebration was well attended with all tickets sold out prior to the event. On the night as well as the curry and quiz they held a ra e with some fabulous prizes donated including: a spa experience and treatment, physio/massage session and a 3 course meal donated by e Montagu Arms Hotel and some lovely gi s from Fairweather’s Garden Centre. e local Tesco and Waitrose stores both donated wine for the evening and all the rice to go with the curry made by the Centre’s cook Fay, was donated by Hampshire Foods Ltd. A local Ukulele group provided musical entertainment on the night too. 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