A couple of weeks ago we were pleased to show our support for 8-year-old Oscar as he completed his 100km run around Hoburne Naish Holiday Park at New Milton. Along with residents of the park we were able to surprise and welcome him as he crossed the finish line to be greeted and applauded by all present. He was given a guard of honour while we all managed social distancing.
Staff were also there, and we were joined by Sammy Seahorse the Hoburne mascot to cheer Oscar as he finished his challenge, which he completed in under four weeks. Oscar has raised more than £2,300 for NHS Charities Together, and you can still donate by visiting his JustGiving page .
Oscar took his inspiration from Captain Sir Tom Moore and his efforts to raise much needed funds for the NHS. We think Oscar himself is an inspiration for other young people.
We have taken the decision that our annual licensed street collection which was due to be held on Saturday 20th June will be deferred to a date later in the year, possibly, the Autumn, and subject to the licensing authority permitting the change.
The decision was taken to ensure we could comply with the current distancing guidelines.
Collecting boxes at Moorland News and Wine, and Elizabeth's Bakery in the village parade of shops are still in position, should you wish to donate locally.
We hope that in the Autumn we will get the chance to meet everyone again, and that a new normality will exist. In the meantime, take care, Stay Alert, keep up the Social Distancing and be sensible.
The lockdown restrictions are gradually being lifted but the threat of a second, more serious wave of the virus remains. Please continue to Stay Alert and limit your contact with others. This is not yet over.