Down Your Way: Sovereign Harbour

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YOU CAN register for the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour’s second annual sponsored Harbour Walk, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, at Asda in the Sovereign Harbour Retail Park tomorrow (Thursday) 10am-2pm; 2pm-5pm on April 7 at Eastbourne Borough FC’s home fixture with Welling; and on Wednesday, April 11, 2pm to 6pm at the Pevensey Coastal Defences annual public forum at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club.

More sponsors would be welcome (financial or services) for the walk, which will start and finish behind Cineworld at midday on Sunday April 22.

Walkers, and their dogs, can also register online by visiting www.harbourwalk.info, or by post, by downloading a registration form from the website.

THE next meeting of the Sovereign Harbour Carnival Action Team (SHECAT) is in the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club tonight (Wednesday) starting 7.30pm. There is still time for anybody interested to join the team and contribute to the harbour community’s Carnival entry. The team has a fundraising supper at the Happy Dragon in Pevensey Bay on March 14 at 7pm. Places are limited, so early booking is recommended. More details at www.shecat.info, contact Alison Attwood on 01323-479429 or e-mail alison.attwood@shecat.info.

HARBOUR Friends is a social group of residents, of all ages, both singles and couples, with the purpose of building friendships and generally enjoying life on Sovereign Harbour. The Friends meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club; events are open to members only. Details from either Brenda on 470114 or Gilly on 470366, or visit: www.harbourfriends.co.uk.

THE Eastbourne RNLI appeal to raise the final £700,000 to give the volunteers the safety and speed they need to continue saving lives at sea will run until the end of 2012. There is a raffle, the top prize of which is for two people to spend a Sunday training session with the crew of the new lifeboat. Tickets from Paul Metcalfe, the Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07841-915274 or email paul.sovereign@btinternet.com. Visit http://www.eastbournernli.org.uk and also Twitter and Facebook.

THE Sovereign Harbour Bridge Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club , 1pm for a 1.30pm start, finishing at 5pm. The club runs a host system and all levels are very welcome with or without a partner. For more information including bridge tuition and educational material, visit www.sh-bc.info, or call Alan on 645893.

CHESTNUT Tree House invites you to gather your girlfriends and let your star shine for a Night to Remember - a 10- mile walk along Eastbourne’s seafront, including the marina promenades, to raise money for Chestnut Tree House, the only children’s hospice in Sussex. This year’s walk starts at midnight on Saturday, May 19, at the Sovereign Centre. Registration is now open - for more details or to register, visit: http://cth.nighttoremember.org.uk.

SOVEREIGN Harbour Debating Society (SHDS) meets every Wednesday in the annexe of Simply Italian on the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront at 3pm. SHDS membership is free, and new members are always welcome; just turn up on the day, or e-mail shdebatingsociety@gmail.com.

THE Sovereign Harbour Art Group meets every Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm at Christ the King Catholic Hall, Princes Road. The group covers all levels, from beginners to experienced artists. All are welcome, not just harbour residents. More at www.shra.co.uk/artgroup or email acrylicart@hotmail.co.uk or call Angela on 07914-884378.

IAN WEEKS, Tel: 07857 634993, downyourway@ianweeks.co.uk