Herald - Issue 427

Page 70 • The HERALD • 4th August 2022 v WE’VE BEEN YOUR LOCAL SINCE 1994 v Dave’s Detailing and Valeting Ltd The South Coast’s Premier Detailer Vehicle Detailing Service specialising in the preparation of: Classic, Collectable, Sports, Prestige and the everyday vehicle Paint Enhancement, Paint Corrections, New Car Protection and Ceramic Coatings 25 years’ experience – Fully Insured – Free Quotes Based at New Forest Enterprise Centre, Totton By Appointment Only 023 8086 9970 – 07565 631623 dave@davesdetailingandvaleting.co.uk www.davesdetailingandvaleting.co.uk @davesdetailingandvaleting VAUXTECH LOCAL GARAGE Tel: 023 8086 9496 Unit 5, New Forest Enterprise Centre, Totton, Southampton SO40 9LA LOCAL GARAGE EST 23 YEARS • Servicing & Repairs • MOT’s (arranged) • Brakes • Clutches • Tyres • Air Conditioning • Collection & Delivery Locally Friendly & Reliable Onsite Café Facilities All Makes & Models The Longest Walk of His Life Completed! Local charity worker, Stuart Bailey, has conquered the 630 mile South West Coast Path, all to raise money for Tools for Self Reliance. A er 7 weeks and 2 days of walking, he crossed the nish line on the 21st June, at Shell Bay in Dorset. Stuart took his rst challenge step on 1st May, he has been battling the storms and the sunshine over the past 50 days, all for a great cause. Not only has he nished the mammoth task, he has raised over £7,000 for the charity! Tools for Self Reliance has, for over forty years, worked to support people to learn skills they can use to nd work and earn an income. Working with local partners in ve African countries, the charity raises funds to support projects which deliver training, Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 National Championships Regatta and are distributed to training graduates so they can start their own small business and generate income to support themselves and their families. Stuart has worked as Workshop and Site Manager for Southampton based Tools for Self Reliance for over 4 years and is deeply committed to the charity and the challenge ahead: “This has been the longest walk of my life, and certainly the hardest challenge I’ve ever faced… excluding becoming a father of course. Alongside my family, I am delighted to have the support of the Tools for Self Reliance team, our amazing volunteers and the public.” Stuart set o on his journey from Minehead and continued along the coastline of North Devon and Cornwall, back to South Devon, before reaching the nish line in Dorset. He tried to complete 15 miles per day, but along the way Stuart was carrying all his own camping gear and everything he needed on his trek. He had a few home comforts along the way at local B&Bs, but for the most part he was under canvas. Sarah Ingleby, Tools for Self Reliance, CEO, comments: “This is an amazing challenge for Stuart to take on and we could not be prouder of him. There were certainly ups and downs along the way, but the support he has had from the public spurred him to get to the finish line. All Stuart’s efforts and his ambitious fundraising target, has shown great determination, and it is incredible that his fundraising will cover our next shipment to Uganda, enabling even more people to change their lives.” looked down the course expecting a tough event with the strength of the other competitors and the conditions to cope with. ey knew at that point that they had to control the controllables and the rest would unfold e rst day was a hard day with a downpour at lunch ensuring that the paddlers were wet from above and below, however the sun shone on the second day and a much brighter day for the weather and results dawned. e team triumphed with Andre, Beth and Nathaniel winning national championship titles, Poppy was so close to achieve silver and Xavier and Beth bringing home bronze medals. But beyond the title races it was great to see some of their younger paddlers making an impact, with Elouise in Bronze position in the Girls Intermediate, and Orla setting up the next wave or Southampton Paddlers by paddling in the mini sprint classes across singles, doubles and fours. eir next Sprint is in September for the MacGregor Paddle Challenge where clubs compete to win the Historic Paddle that John MacGregor used in his epic journey described in his book ‘A ousand Miles in a Canoe’. ey are hoping to take a big team to compete. For more information about Southampton Canoe Club please contact: sprint@southamptoncc.co.uk Excitement was high as the Southampton Canoe Club Sprint Team gathered at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham recently to take part in the Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 National C h a m p i o n s h i p s Regatta. Saturday 1st July dawned as a damp day with a strong headwind and their 10 athletes Stuart taking in the moment of reaching the mid-way marker Beth Andre and Nathaniel complementing this with the provision of the tools, equipment and sewing machines needed to move into work. ese tools are donated to the charity by the public and collected and refurbished by a committed band of over 600 volunteers across the UK. In Africa the tools are used to support the delivery of training Calling All New Forest Location Owners and tips of how to market your New Forest lming location to potential lm productions. ey receive a wide variety of lming enquiries, and are looking for new venues to add to their locations database - location scouts aren’t just seeking landscapes and pretty villages; they are also looking for industrial sites, derelict buildings, working farms, quirky houses, private roads and other types of locations too numerous to mention. By registering your property as a lming location, you can earn as much as £1,000 a day, whilst commercial and industrial properties can earn a lot more. You can watch the video on YouTube: www.youtu.be/ lTLNkN-ZyK0 For more information please visit: www. lmnewforest. com Film:New Forest have created a new video, in partnership with Filming in England, that provides hints