Interested in joining us?.
Defibrillator for the HIBC Minibus - April 2017 Report by Dave Stanway
Hayling Island Businessmens Club are proud to have purchased a public access Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to be permanently carried on our minibus, with clear signage on the outside of the minibus to let the public know the vehicle carries the device. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that when applied to a patient it checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, this is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.
As one of the major user of our minibus are the charity Age Concern, the easy access of the device may someday become a life saver.
Working with the Hayling Island First Responders team, we will promoting the fact that the mini bus carries the device at all our events and on our Facebook page and website.
There is a free app called ‘Save a life’ for Android devices or ‘Save-A-Life’ on Apple devices that shows a mapped location of AED’s in the South Central Ambulance Service area, feel free to download the app and become familiar with the locations of such devices in your area. There are currently 13 locations mapped with more to come.
The Hayling Island Community Responders are a group of volunteers working for the South Central Ambulance Service in Hampshire. They are usually the first on scene and provide emergency medical assistance to people before an ambulance arrives. Doing their best to provide cover 24/7 all year round and currently have many responders volunteering with them.
Anyone can become a responder as long as you are over 18 and can spare at least 6 hours of your time per week plus the one hour training each Tuesday.
If you are interested in becoming a responder, you can contact the First responder coordinator Peter Halkyard
on 07876 597194 or e-mail them on
Annual Summer BBQ - April Report by Dave Stanway
Saturday July 8th sees this years annual HIBC BBQ at Northney Farm return with a replay of ABBA headlining the entertainment.at the request of many of last years revellers. Everyone knows and loves the ABBA classics, from Dancing Queen, Mama Mia, Fernando and many more, they are a sure way to get everyone on their feet. 70’s themed dress is welcome should you really want to get into the swing of things.
There are stalls and games, food includes burgers, hot dogs, and our usual beef joint that we call ‘the beast’. The night’s entertainment is supplemented by our regular DJ and we always end the night with good old dance. Tickets are now available from the usual outlets…
or from any club member at a price of £17 which includes entertainment and food. The last few years have been complete sell-outs so be sure to secure your tickets early.
Sadly club member Paul Bolton lost his fight with cancer recently after suffering poor heath over recent years. Paul was a valuable member of the Club since 2008, all club members send their condolence to Paul’s family. We are also saddened to hear of the sudden loss of another ex-member in the last few days. Aksel Arneke was a club member from 2004 until 2014 when he returned to his homeland, Norway, to be with family, again the club sent condolences to his family.
There were 2 draws for the 125 Club, one for March & April, numbers 29 & 87 each winning £50. For more details on the 125 club or to join please see our 125 Club page on this website.
We are currently looking for new members. The club name can be a little misleading as it is not necessary to be a Businessman to join. Anyone with time and the interest to be part of a club with the Ethos of helping the less fortunate on Hayling Island can apply for membership. In addition to aiding this worthwhile cause through the planning and arranging of fund raising events, there are member social gatherings throughout the year. The combination of these activities enables members to build close relationships, and find friends for life. For further information please email
Page 1 of 27
Hon. Secretary :