We all hoped for a good night on Friday and we
weren’t disappointed. Extremely well attended and despite a few
technical problems everyone seemed to have a really good evening.
At this moment in time we don’t know the final
figures but it is safe to say that overall return will be as good if
not better than recent race nights. How was this possible? In short,
a fantastic response from Members keen for a night out and wishing
to raise some money for those less fortunate than
ourselves...although being a Pompey fan makes us all pretty
unfortunate to be honest.
As Chairman, I’d like to thanks Laurence and
Steve B for organising the event with the help of Gary Brodie and
the Committee at Vectis Club...hopefully we gave the takings behind
the bar a real boost on the night! I’d also like to thank KB (who
used to be Bigger Kev) and Jane for their work in the ‘back office’
and Pete, Stuart, Dave, Mark, Steve L and Emma on the ‘front line’
on the tote.
It was great to have Alan and Maz over from
Spain. I think they really enjoyed the evening and it was nice to
see them and show Al that the Supporters Club (unlike the team)
continues to thrive despite them emigrating!
Bev won the Mark McNulty shirt; she always seems to win something.
For me the most exciting part of the evening is always the auction race. One or two nervously clutch their purse or hide under the table or in the toilet but the overwhelming majority ‘put their hand in their pocket’ and go to great lengths to make sure the evening is an overwhelming success. Almost £70 a horse is real commitment and it was nice to see a Committee Member win the money even though he had to share it with the Nodgham Lane Residents Association!!
Thank you everyone
Points of View from
The Chair & The Old Sage
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