As a Trust Port Shoreham Port donates to and supports many local charities each year. In January the Port received a request from The Friday Club based on Shoreham Beach for assistance with their members transport costs. The Port were delighted to offer a donation to the club, especially with it being based so close to the Port and a scheme that has such a positive impact on the community.

Judy Bradshaw from The Friday Club commented “Surprisingly Shoreham Beach can be quite an isolated place for some people, therefore The Friday Club was set up 25 years ago by Caroline Hansen to alleviate the sense of loneliness for the elderly, some frail and some housebound.

It offers friendship, fellowship and stimulation every Friday afternoon during term time. For a lot of the members it is the bright spot of the week, with some saying 'thank goodness it's Friday!' There are interesting speakers, presentations, quizzes, activities, social afternoons, outings and parties.”

The Friday Club currently has 35 members and their plans for 2017 include talks from Shoreham Port, the RNLI, Companion Dogs, the Prince's Trust, a performance by the Ukulele Band, an antiques valuation afternoon, plus outings to Springs Smoked Salmon, Swains Farm, Rushfields Garden Centre and Arundel Wildfowl Trust, all involving a cream tea!

Judy commented “The donation from Shoreham Port will help towards transport costs as the Yellow Community Bus is used to transport members and the fares are highly subsidised. The Committee was very reluctant to increase the fare and happily, thanks to the generosity of Shoreham Port there will be no increase.”

Katie Orchin, Marketing & Communications Executive at Shoreham Port commented “It was fantastic to hear about the activities held by The Friday Club. They organise a wonderful schedule of events throughout the year and it is clearly a very popular and well-loved club. We were very keen to offer our support and help with the transport costs knowing how important the club is to its members and the community.”

2016 Annual Report Timeline

Work begins on converting lights around the Port to LED energy efficient bulbs

Port staff are reminded of the importance of safety in the workplace with a thought provoking talk from Proud 2b Safe

Port assists Southwick Cricket Club and Shoreham Academy with the purchase of new cricket nets for the community

Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn is elected as Chairman of the British Ports Association

Community gathers to welcome HMS Shoreham back to the Port

Port thanks customers at annual raceday at Fontwell Park

Hundreds enjoy unique behind-the-scenes boat tour of the Port

The new wind turbines become fully operational

Port staff help complete Mile Oak Primary science bus project

Port celebrates prestigious environmental award for investigating and responding to an odour and oil seepage in the sea at Portslade Beach

The Engineering team successfully replace the sluice valve at the south east corner of the Prince Phillip Lock

Shoreham Port shows it support to Brighton & Hove City Mission Food Bank as their chosen Christmas Charity for 2016

Shoreham Port Speed Limit