Sauna helped mark cousin’s departure out to Africa

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Last weekend, my family and I helped celebrate my cousin’s charity/leaving do which took place at Swanmore, near Fareham, at the Brickmakers Arms.

My cousin, Alex, is back in Ghana now for the second time this year, on a volunteer placement coaching children in football and sport.

I’m so proud of him and I was thrilled that instead of having just a little drinkies to see him off, he used the occasion to raise funds for people less fortunate.

It was a fab evening, made more enjoyable by my stay at the New Place hotel, part of the hotel chain De Vere.

It wasn’t so much that I felt I needed to get away – I’ve had plenty of that – it was just nice to have a change of scenery, even for one night. It helped that the hotel had a pool and sauna of course.