Dozens of groups net a share of £34,000 from HMS Sultan summer show

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THOUSANDS of pounds raised at a summer show was given out to charities and community groups.

HMS Sultan invited 39 benefactors to the base to receive donations.

HMS Sultan Summer Show money donated to local charities, MP Caroline Dinenage and Commanding Officer Capt Trevor Gulley hold the cheque

HMS Sultan Summer Show money donated to local charities, MP Caroline Dinenage and Commanding Officer Capt Trevor Gulley hold the cheque

The Sultan Summer Show, held in June, raised £34,500 for the charities and groups with a further £3,500 through other fundraisers at the base.

The total raised at the show was £10,000 more than last year.

Commanding Officer of HMS Sultan Trevor Gulley said it was pleasure to be able to help so many people.

‘Yesterday was a great day for everyone at the base,’ he said.

‘It was a happy day for me because it was the culmination of our Summer Show.

‘It’s good that the money we raised will be going back into the community.’

Representatives from the 39 charities attended the reception to give their thanks to HMS Sultan.

The Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association received £1,000.

Chairman Rachael Ross said: ‘It’s good that we were picked to receive the money from HMS Sultan.

‘The money will be put to good use to help the children.’

The Gosport Sea Cadets TS Hornet unit received a donation.

Paul Griffin, from the group, said: ‘It’s fantastic for us to receive the money. We’re appreciative and the money will go a long way to help the sea cadets.’

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage was invited as a special guest and she said it is important that groups can benefit from an event like the Sultan Summer Show.

‘HMS Sultan is such an integral part of our community and to share £38,000 between good causes is really important,’ she said.

‘This amount of money will make such a difference to their day-to-day existence and they can do so much more to help the community.’

A TOTAL of 39 groups and charity organisations received a share of £38,000. They were:

Mayor of Gosport’s Charity Appeal

The Rowans Hospice

Solent Daycare

Harbour Cancer Support Centre

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association

Gosport Stroke Club

Basics Hampshire

Fareham and Gosport Family Aid

Kyle Bartlett Memorial Fund

The Gosport Shed

The Provincial Society

We Can Read

Loud and Proud

Kids Charity

Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust

Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation

The Honey Pot Children’s Charity

TS Hornet

Girl Guiding Lee-on-the-Solent District

Guide Association Gosport North

Suki Gymnastics

1st Gosport Scouts

2nd Gosport (Rowner) Scout Group

16th Gosport Scouts

27th Gosport Scout Group (Scoutlink)

Elson Youth Orchestra

African Adventures

Friends of Mulanie Orphans

Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent Lions Club

AFC Portchester U13s

Gosport and Fareham U16 Rugby

Gosport Dolphins Swimming Club

Gosport Yellows (U8s)

Gosport Boxing Club

HMS Sultan Steam Lorry

HMS Sultan VCC

Gosport Pensioners’ Christmas Lunch

Blind Veterans