HMS Sultan hands out thousands of pounds to groups

Local charities with their cheques from HMS Sultan
Local charities with their cheques from HMS Sultan
23/11/2016 (DR)

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  • HMS Sultan, in Gosport, handed out cheques to 39 groups and charities
  • The £29,000 came from their annual summer show and was shared at a cheque presentation yesterday
  • The groups receiving the money said it was important to them to have the base’s support
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GROUPS and charities were handed vital funds by HMS Sultan with money from its summer show.

The 39 organisations went to the Gosport base yesterday and were given cheques by commanding officer Captain Trevor Gulley and Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage.

In total, £26,000 was handed out.

One of the groups given money was the Gosport Shed organisation.

Clyde Camtouser, who is in charge of funding, said the donation was important.

He went to collect the cheque of £500 with member Alan Brind.

The money they give us is vital for our survival.

Clyde Camtouser

‘HMS Sultan is a big sponsor of ours. The money they give us is vital for our survival.’

The Gosport Shed has trebled in membership numbers since it started in 2013 and gives men a place to socialise and work on projects.

Alan added: ‘It’s brilliant this money can help go towards our projects.’

The Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation received £350. Representatives from the charity, which was started 10 years ago in memory of Oakley Waterman, completed a charity bike ride at the show in June.

Gemma Glenton, event organiser for the charity, received the cheque and said: ‘It’s amazing to have the support of HMS Sultan again this year. The cycle was good and it was great to finish it at the summer show.’

Another group to receive the money was Gosport Partners Through Pain. It supports people with chronic pain and was handed £500.

Founder Brenda Hadfield went to the presentation with treasurer Heather Wood.

Brenda said: ‘We have been looking forward to this event. It’s great for us to get the money. It is so helpful.’

Capt Gulley added: ‘I’m so very proud of every one of my personnel who were involved in supporting the community at the show.

‘It was another good year for all involved We’re delighted to celebrate the money raised and its distribution within our community.’