Firm celebrates 100 years with Wild West day

SADDLE UP From left, Jamie Hounsome and Neil Hailey.    Picture: Malcolm Wells (113184-5822)

SADDLE UP From left, Jamie Hounsome and Neil Hailey. Picture: Malcolm Wells (113184-5822)

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RODEO bulls, totem polls and a hog roast could have fooled anyone into thinking they had walked into a spaghetti Western.

But in fact engineering company Eaton Aerospace was transformed into cowboy country for the afternoon as employees at the firm celebrated its 100th anniversary on Wednesday.

Staff at the American firm, which has bases in Havant, Bedhampton and Titchfield, wore cowboy hats and stetsons in homage to the country where the business started.

The laughs from the horseshoe stall, the blo- up horses and cowboy jousting raised hundreds of pounds for The Rowans Hospice, Purbrook.

Machine technician Keith Morley organised the event.

He said: ‘It was a smashing day, it was really great fun.

‘Our colleague Richard Kevil brought his boat along in which he sailed around the Isle of Wight raising money for The Rowans.

‘We presented a cheque to Ali George from the hospice and we hope to be able to give her even more next week when I and three of my colleagues do a skydive for them.’

To sponsor Mr Morley call the Rowans on (023) 9225 0001.

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