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SAIL AWAY Cllr Geoff Hockley has funded four training sailing boats for 1st Titchfield Sea Scouts     Picture: Sarah Standing (111195-9477)
SAIL AWAY Cllr Geoff Hockley has funded four training sailing boats for 1st Titchfield Sea Scouts Picture: Sarah Standing (111195-9477)
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FOUR new training sailing boats for Sea Scouts have been unveiled in Hill Head.

Hampshire county councillor Geoff Hockley donated £1,800 towards the boats from cash given to him by the council for local community projects.

They are now being used by the 1st Titchfield Sea Scouts.

Cllr Hockley said: ‘We’re allowed to use it on projects which will benefit local organisations and societies and people within our community.

‘The Sea Scouts were desperately trying to raise money. They have been working hard.

‘It’s tremendous because some of these youngsters come from homes that aren’t as wealthy as others and it does give them a lot of exposure to things they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to.

‘Sailing is important to us. We’re a sailing nation and we all enjoy it very much.’