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Strong Island 4th Birthday & Charity Raffle – Date Change 4th October

For all your support over the last 4 years we’d like to say a big thanks and invite you to our 4th Birthday Party on the 4th of October (our actual Birthday date). Our good friends at The Belle Isle have agreed to let us hold another little social at their bar on Osborne Road and we’d be stoked if you could join us.

There will be a Charity Raffle with prizes from a variety of local artists, photographers, retailers, friends and much more besides, as well as a few freebies. If you came to the 2nd and 3rd Birthday Raffles you’ll know they were a huge success, and we have raised over £1400 for the Portsmouth RNLI and Portsmouth Autism with over 200 people in attendance each time.

There will be raffle tickets for sale on the night for £1 each, or £8 for 10 and ALL proceeds will go towards the Portsmouth RNLI and Portsmouth Autism, with the winning numbers being drawn at the end of the night.

As always there will be a limited supply of free Strong Island Ice Teas on arrival as well as a background playlist supplied by Pet Sounds. Have a peek at last year’s very successful event HERE.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that helps & contributes to Strong Island in one way or another. We really couldn’t have made it this far without our readers, friends, contributors & the people who make Portsmouth and Southsea what it is. It’s hard to believe we’ve have been going since 2008. So much has happened in such a short space of time. Juggling our day jobs whilst trying to keep Strong Island growing isn’t an easy task but with the support we’ve had over the years it always works out. From putting on our Raffle and Christmas parties, to setting up exhibitions and events, running competitions and even setting up a small clothing line, the help we’ve received over the years is immensely appreciated. We hope in some way that doing these little events shows our debt of gratitude to everyone.

We have already had some outstanding prizes donated and here’s a list of JUST SOME of what’s on offer:

Matt at The Festing – £15 Bar Tab
Alex Borton at Herbal Skateboards – Decks & Tees
Josh Knill – Framed Prints
Jill Gate at M&C Saatchi – Coke Beats Headphones
Stuart Treet at Ye Old Bike Shoppe – Custom Bike
Helen Young at The Kings Theatre – Grease Tickets
Mikey Ayling – Prints
Alyson Watts at Groundlings Theatre – Beer Festival Tickets
Angelo at Room 237 – Graphic Novel
Tommy at Sopranos – Meal Voucher
Ami Lowman – Mia Mai Prints
Southsea Gallery – Albert Road Print
Paul Thurlow – Studio or Outdoors Photoshoot & Images
Gareth at Aspex – Bug Cushions & Plates
Love Southsea – Goodie Bag
Josie Young – Cycle Caps

…we are hoping there will be lots more besides. Plenty of art, prints, meals, drinks, tickets, odds, sods and all sorts. So fill your pockets with cash and dig deep to raise money for the Portsmouth RNLI and Portsmouth Autism.


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  1. Charlie Thompson

    24 August

    “Forth” Birthday? Come on Trist… Already had to log in and correct “jugelling”… see me after class.

  2. Tristan

    24 August

    Ha. This is what happens when you rush a post before going out…

  3. Chombo

    24 August

    And who is Stuart Treet?

  4. Tristan

    24 August

    Works out back giving out Haribo.

  5. matthew

    24 August

    I assumed ‘forth’ was a clever pun I was not aware of.

  6. Charlie Thompson

    24 August

    The Strong Island crew aren’t clever enough for puns…

  7. Jamie Pem

    24 August

    I’m surprised no one has noticed ‘apsex’

  8. Paul Gonella

    28 August

    It’s like it was written at the end of the night itself…

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