Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Celebrations as Portsmouth firm reaches milestone

Simon Escott, managing director Portsmouth Aviation cuts a birthday cake to celebrate the company's 85th anniversary. Picture: Allan Hutchings (141053-586) PPP-140704-153408001
Simon Escott, managing director Portsmouth Aviation cuts a birthday cake to celebrate the company's 85th anniversary. Picture:
 STAFF at a Portsmouth firm are flying high after celebrating its 85th birthday.

Portsmouth Aviation Ltd in Airport Service Road is in its third generation of family ownership.
Staff at the mechanical and aircraft engineering company yesterday celebrated the achievement with a big birthday cake, Buck’s Fizz and a speech from managing director Simon Escott.
Mr Escott says the company continues to deliver ‘innovative, lean and best practice’ engineering solutions across a range of defence and commercial sectors.
He said: ‘Our capabilities and expertise are channelled to our growing customer base via our people and teams who consistently perform with enthusiasm, commitment and flexibility.
‘Our recent drive for global expansion has seen Portsmouth Aviation facilities established in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Canada, securing jobs both at home and abroad for the foreseeable future.
‘Our drive for excellence has led to the development of new products and new markets, including China, and our growing order book and financial status has enabled considerable new financial investment in plant and machinery at our Portsmouth facility.’
Around 90 per cent of Portsmouth Aviation’s workforce is from the Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
Apprentices from the area are also being brought on through the firm’s programme.
Mr Escott added: ‘For many years we have also provided support to our local communities through school partnerships, school aerospace challenges, and sponsorship of Clanfield Boys football team.
We are also proud to provide support to the Children of Chernobyl who visit Portsmouth every year for much deserved respite stays within our local community.
‘Our goal and drive as a local business remains to provide a thriving future for the families, friends and workforce that are Portsmouth Aviation Ltd.’

Monday, 7 April 2014

PHIL Quiz Night - Saturday 5th April 2014

PHIL Quiz Night - Saturday 5th April 2014

Ben and Star hosted this years Quiz at Milton Village Hall, Milton on Saturday 5th April.

On the night we raise just over £270 towards this years total

The winning team "We Googled it"
The winners of the Best Team name were "Arson Fire"​

And the Wooden Spoons for 2014 werewon by  "The only way is Cosham"

We were joined by Julie & Tony fron Bowbow's Jules & Charms with a splendid selection of handmade jewellery.
For information contact  :  jules&charms@qmail.com 

Thanks to Ben, Star and every one who helped and took part in the evening, and especially Joyce (Marian's Mum) for arranging a fantastic raffle.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Richmond Hyundai - Supporting PHIL-CCLL

Richmond Hyundai -  Supporting PHIL-CCLL
Richmond Hyundai has sponsored one of the Chernobyl Children's visit in June 2014. The four week recuperative break, away from contaminated food, water and air that boosts their immune systems to make a real difference to their health and wellbeing.

Members of the Portsmouth & Hayling Island Link met with Managing Director, Michael Nobes and Julia Tseklova to outline the work we do for the Chernobyl Children, and they were very impressed with the support and activities the children recieve during their visit.

We have been invited back to the Farlington showroom in June with the children to meet other members of the Richmond team, and give the children a chance to meet our supporters.

Richmond Hundai Portsmouth Donation to PHIL-CCLL
Our Chair Person Marian Stapley accepting the cheque from Richmond Hundai's Managing Director, Michael Nobes.

Our Thanks go to Michael, Becky, Julia and the other members of the team at Richmond Hyundai for their support to our charity and we look forward to working with our friends at Richmond Hyundai.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Raising Money for 2014

We are raising money for the Chernobyl Children's visit in 2014, if you can help please find our Just Giving site



Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Big Thank You for Support in 2013

Chernobyl Children's Visit to Portsmouth & Hayling Island 2013

Our fundraising starts as soon as the children return home at the end of June each year for the children the following year.  We have to raise about  £8,000 each year to enable us to host the visit.  We pride ourselves in arranging all the children activities for free,  we do this with the support of many of our friends and supporters around our local community.

At the start of the year our fundraising has been going well and we raise enough money to host the 2013 visit and started towards the 2014 visit, unfortunately just after the children returned home one of the other groups who borrowed our minibus has some problems with the bus and we have had to have repairs carried out that have hit our funds hard, so we are now trying to boost our funds to ensure we can host in 2014.

The Children had a great time with us in the UK and we have made life long friends, although these children will probably not visit the UK again, but you never know as the visit give these children a real boost and one day they may get to visit again.

If you would like more information on our activities and how you could help us to help these children who are still suffering the affect of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster please make contact

Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014!

from us all at:

Portsmouth & Hayling Island Link
Chernobyl Childrens Life Line
Registered Charity 1014274

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Today's Donation secures childs visit next year



 Thanks to an anonymous donation today we have secureed one of the Children's seat for the visit in June 2014

Friday, 20 September 2013

New Easy Fund Raising Web Site


Check out our new Easy Fundraising Web site,  Why not join up and give it a try