Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Look what the Boss’s wife is doing…has she gone mad?!?

Last year, Jonny’s wife Louise was diagnosed with DCIS.  This is an early form of breast cancer, and sadly Louise had to have a mastectomy, but fortunately this was 100% successful and she didn't need any further treatment.

I'm pretty sure that we all know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, and unfortunately many of us know people who have passed away from it too. 

Like many women, Louise has decided to stand up to cancer and not let it beat her, so she is raising money to support Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Now, you may have heard of HellRunner (Down South), it takes place at Longmoor Military Training Camp near Borden, and is not for the faint hearted!  To quote the website, it’s ‘trail running at its toughest and most enjoyable’! I’m not too sure about the word ‘enjoyable’!  It’s 10 to 12 miles of very challenging off-road running, through tough, twisting trails including the famed Hills of Hell and the Bog of Doom!

Louise has set her target at £3,500 and as of today has raised £2,515, this is 71% of her target. 

I’m writing to ask you to please sponsor her and help her breakthrough for breast cancer.

It’s so easy to donate, just go to her JustGiving page and press the pink donate button (you can't miss it).

She puts updates on there about her training so you can see how she is getting on.

Thank you very much

PS. Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime and around 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK. 

With your help, people like Louise, her mum, and the thousands of other people affected by breast cancer can hopefully one day say ‘We Beat Cancer’.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Trafalgar Wharf Launches “Sweet Tooth Index” For On-Time Tenants

Portsmouth’s shipyards have been dealt a huge blow by the Government but businesses at Trafalgar Wharf are bucking the recession – something which is proven by the recently-launched Sweet Tooth Index.

Jonny Boys, MD of the former Vosper Thorneycroft dockyard reckons things are looking up for his army of tenants, who are marching forward on their well-fed stomachs.

“We recently launched our Sweet Tooth Index as a way of thanking our tenants and encouraging them pay on time,” Jonny said.

“It started off in March by rewarding our clients with Krispy Kreme donuts. We got 18 clients who pledged to pay on time and we delivered dozens of donuts. Our second quarter was even better when we offered Pryers Afternoon Tea as 24 clients paid on time.”

Incentivising on-time rental payments through sweet treats has resulted in faster cash flow for the Trafalgar Wharf business and Jonny continues his quest for the ultimate sugary reminder.

“We’ve just hit our best ever quarter with the current craze for cupcakes. It’s amazing to think that Ella’s Cupcakes, a local business, helped us encourage 28 tenants to pay on time.

We’re now searching for a new Sweet Tooth Index incentive to be Christmas
number one. If anyone has any good ideas I’d love to hear them because the winner will get a box delivered to their door!”

Friday, 15 November 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013


If you are in Portsmouth on Sunday why not go to Portsmouth's annual service of remembrance that  will take place in the Guildhall Square on Sunday 10th November 2013.

Serving military personnel and members of ex-service groups will parade on to the square at 10:30am, where representatives of the Scouts and St John Ambulance will be present. The Royal Marines Band will lead the parade of serving military personnel, including representatives from Portsmouth Sea cadets, Air Training Corps, Territorial Army and the Army Cadet Force.

The ex-service military associations, including the Royal British Legion, Normandy Veterans Association, Women's Royal Army Corps Association and Parachute Regiment. These will be led by the Salvation Army Band at 10.50am.

A gun from HMS Nelson will fire at 11am to start the official two-minute silence and again at the end.

Hampshire Police Choir will lead the singing accompanied by the Salvation Army band. The Royal Marines Band will also play during the wreath laying. Wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph and WWII memorial to honor all those who have died in all wars and conflicts.