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.
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
Harbour Cancer Support Centre
Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association
Gosport Stroke Club
Fareham and Gosport Family Aid
Kyle Bartlett Memorial Fund
The Gosport Shed
The Provincial Society
We Can Read
Loud and Proud
Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust
Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation
The Honey Pot Children’s Charity
Girl Guiding Lee-on-the-Solent District
Guide Association Gosport North
1st Gosport Scouts
2nd Gosport (Rowner) Scout Group
16th Gosport Scouts
27th Gosport Scout Group (Scoutlink)
Elson Youth Orchestra
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