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Some of the money was raised by golfers having to pay involuntary donations for ending up in the Captains Bunker and losing control of their golf trolley! Other money donated was raised through the annual Captain’s Charity Day. is year they sold mulligans and held a ra e and auction, with £800 collected on that day alone. The final cheque of £1,342.50 plus £70 cash was donated to Viv Carter from Honeypot Children’s Charity, when she visited the New Forest Golf Club recently. Viv explained to the golfers that the money they have raised is enough to fund: • A 3-day/2-night residential respite break for 10 young carers at the beautiful 7 acre Honeypot House in the New Forest. e children will bounce on the trampolines, swing on the swings, whizz around on bikes and go karts, get creative in their art studio, play with the Lego, train tracks and games, laugh (a lot!), sleep (a bit!), eat yummy food that they haven’t had to prepare for themselves and generally have a super time simply being children. • Taking 12 children on a Memory Making Day out between their annual respite breaks, to a theme park to ride a rollercoaster for the rst time or tour a football stadium or a day on the beach building sandcastles, having a picnic and being with friends. • A Wellbeing grant for six young carers from deprived backgrounds to buy life essential items to support them at home (like replacing a broken washing machine so they don’t need to hand wash clothes or buying school shoes/coat/backpack etc) Hugh comments: “My wife Carol initially put me onto Honeypot. Her quilting group chose Honeypot as their charity a few years back and she had visited Honeypot House at that time to see the work they do. At the same time, I was seeing reports of the high numbers of young carers there are thought to be in the UK and the fact that they get little or no support from statutory bodies. It just seemed to me such a worthy charity with local roots and clearly our Seniors Section agreed considering the way they have dug deep throughout the year. Viv showed my wife and I around Honeypot House on a day when a group of children were having a respite break so we saw at first hand the joy that those young carers showed at being able to be themselves for a while. I am in awe at the generosity that our Seniors have shown particularly at this time of austerity and rising inflation. They are truly magnificent – as is Honeypot. I am just delighted to have been able to act as a conduit from one to the other.” Viv comments: “Honeypot started here in the New Left to Right: Viv Carter and Hugh Marchant at Honeypot House with a cheque demonstrating the full amount benefitting Honeypot across the entire year Continued on page 5

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Show host Eric Knowles grabbed his scarf and sonic screwdriver to present the special episode that was broadcast on BBC1 on 23rd November at 12.15pm - exactly 60 years to the day since the rst episode of Doctor Who was screened. During the episode Eric is pursued by Chris, operating and voicing one of his Daleks, and has to take refuge in a Tardis - the Doctor’s time-travelling machine. e two antiques experts helping the teams are Richard Madley and Kate Bliss, both dressed as two well-known Doctors. Eric later interviewed prop-collector Chris, who has a variety of original Doctor Who props, some of which date back to the show’s very early days - including alien out ts, robot masks and of course the dreaded Daleks, of which he has three. “After a very long, early morning drive from my home to Llanelli in pouring rain, it was a fun weekend of filming,” said Chris, 63, a semi-retired professional photographer and videographer. “Although the interview with my props nearly didn’t happen, as we had to get the two Daleks through two parish hall doorways that hadn’t been measured correctly beforehand. But with some careful lifting and pushing, they just squeezed through. Original studio Daleks weren’t built to have their base and skirt sections dismantled - everything is firmly joined together,” he added. The middle section of my original Dalek is from what’s thought to be the very first Dalek built back in 1963. The skirt section - covered in hemispheres - is from another Dalek made for the show in 1965. There isn’t enough space inside for me to operate that one, so I took along my replica 1970’s Dalek, which starred in a TV and film advert for KitKat back in 2001. Climbing in and pushing it along with my feet wasn’t as easy as I remember it!” he said. “I have a voice modulator and microphone so the crackling Dalek voice I barked out was recorded live, as I glided after Eric.” Chris also took along his original 1970’s ‘Voc Robot’ head and tunic, worn in one of the classic series’ most watched stories ‘ e Robots Of Death’ with Tom Baker playing the eponymous Timelord. An original Cyberman out t and armour also feature on the show. “As Eric Knowles was dressed as the 7th Doctor - Sylvester McCoy, I lent him my ‘Question Mark’ umbrella Eric Knowles, right, with Chris on location, after Chris chased the Bargain Hunt host in his replica 1970’s Dalek, which he also provided the voice for who rst came to fame on ‘ e Antiques Roadshow’ back in the early 1980’s, said: “Having watched the first episode of Doctor Who as a 10-year-old in 1963, it’s great to be celebrating Doctor Who’s anniversary on Bargain Hunt and sharing the love of this beloved programme with two teams of super fans. Over its long life, treasures of all kinds based on the series can be found, making it the perfect theme for a special episode”. e Doctor Who Bargain Hunt is available on BBC iPlayer. to complete the look, plus a ‘sonic screwdriver’.” comments Chris. Eric Knowles, a TV veteran e Handy Trust, Fawley Youth Life and Gang Warily Scout and Guide HQ are working together to ensure that every child in the Waterside has a gi this Christmas. If you feel able to, please donate any of the following items: Gi s – can be a £10 gi or smaller gi s including small toys, packs of cards, small puzzles, felt pens, crayons, colouring books, cra kits, puzzle books, scarf, hat, bubble bath, glitter tattoos etc. Please wrap your gi s in wrapping paper – NO shoe boxes please and drop them o to one of the local donations points: Tesco Applemore, Hays Travel in Hythe, Gang Warily Recreation Centre, Fawley Express, urston’s in Holbury, WHSmith in Dibden Purlieu, e Manna House Bakery in Marchwood or Compuco Ltd Black eld, before Friday 15th December. Waterside Christmas Gift Appeal

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