Meet your reps
Nikki Densham (was Smith) – Chair
I have been involved with HASSRA for about 7 years now (although have been a member for 30!) and have been chair of the Plymouth club since March 2020. I absolutely love HASSRA, you can get great value from your monthly subs at a local, regional or national level! For less than the price of a cup of coffee there is so much available to you, take a look around the website, I can almost guarantee there will be an offer or a discount that you haven’t seen before!
I have been a HASSRA member for over 10 years! I have also been lucky enough to represent HASSRA at the national festival for netball. This is a fantastic event and I would encourage anyone to get involved: ) I love the benefits of being a HASSRA member as there is literally something for everyone! Shopping trips, spa days, family days out, holidays discounts etc….what’s Not to love??
I have been a member of HASSRA for over 25 years & on the committee for the last 5 years.
Why did I join? Well HASSRA offers some excellent discounted prices on things like cinema tickets, theatre etc. Which alone makes your monthly subscription worth it. But no there’s more, shopping trips, cash bingo, family days out, holiday discounts, the list goes on.
What’s your excuse for not joining?
If you are in any doubt at all about joining HASSRA then come speak to one of the reps.
I have been a Hassra member for over 20 years now and a committee member for about 7 years.
I have made so many savings over the years using my Hassra account, and to be honest I think the amount I save each year is more than I actually pay!!!
It feels great to be able to put on things for members, like the discounted theatre shows, shopping trips and I love the freebies like strawberries and cream, advent calendar and the free Bingo, in addition to the donations of funds for the well-being room and events.
We are always looking for new ideas so please let us know what you would like.
I joined HASSRA in 2016 when I first joined the Civil Service and joined the committee a couple of years ago because I LOVE HASSRA!!!
I originally joined HASSRA just for cheap cinema tickets – but there is so much more!!! There are offers, discounts and cashback for everyone, competitions and raffles-a-plenty, and lots of days out and trips away!!!
The HASSRA festivals in Warwick in July and September are an incredible free weekend away representing HASSRA South West - and you get to meet some amazing people from HASSRA all over the country! If you haven’t been to one – you should!!!
Old Tree Court
I joined HASSRA in 2022, and then joined the Committee Board to shout about the fantastic array of benefits. Your local HASSRA team are really passionate about involving members, and providing lots of amazing competitions, days out, benefits and discounts. Not long after joining I used HASSRA to get a discount on a holiday, and that one single discount alone offset my entire years’ membership! For very little each month, you can very, very easily save more than the membership cost just in discounts, and that’s not even including all of the opportunities to win prizes and money through the HASSRA raffles, competitions and lottery! The more members we have, the more we can do for each one of our members, so I encourage everyone to shout about HASSRA and join us asap if you’re not yet a member.
I have worked for the DWP now for nearly 18 years and been a HASSRA member for all that time! It's only been the last year that I stepped up and became the HASSRA rep for Devonport JCP and I'm loving it!
I'm trying to bring a fresh new outlook to HASSRA at Devonport and increase our memberships where possible – any suggestions please contact me 😊 I’m hoping you are all enjoying the goodies from Christmas, Random act of kindness day and now Easter.
I secretly love to do all the free HASSRA weekly and monthly competitions online too, I have won some gift cards as prizes along the way too. I always make use of the cashback offers and cinema discounts.
Moving forward in 2023 we’re hoping to organise a quiz night and a shopping trip to Cardiff….. Watch this space!
Lisa Borthwick - Secretary
I have been a HASSRA member for 19 years and have served on the Plymouth committee for 8 years and I am the club secretary, I also serve on SW Regional Committee.
I regularly compete in HASSRA local, regional and national events. I love all things HASSRA and I enjoy playing sports - Netball, Rounders and Golf and making the most of the HASSRA offers and competitions.
Hello! My name is Bekah and I have been a Hassra member since 2021.
I now work for VOA and am proud to be a local Hassra representative for the office 😊
For less than £3 a month you can easily save on your monthly membership cost using our wide range of discounts and offers – no brainer, right?!
To name just a few of our incredible offers, we have our free Coffee Club membership, discounts on holidays, spa breaks and gym membership discounts.
We also host a wide range of competitions each month where you can enter to win a range of prizes, such as food hampers, cash prizes and days out!
If we can increase the number of members we have, we can achieve and do so much more for our members. ❤
If you know of a colleague who isn’t already a Hassra member, give them a nudge!
If you have any ideas/feedback about events, competitions, trips or any other suggestions, please contact myself or the Hassra team!
I became a member of HASSRA over 10 years and I have recently joined the committee. I have enjoyed a few trips away with HASSRA especially shopping trips, I use the cinema tickets quite regularly and received theatre ticket refunds. There is always something for everyone and who doesn’t enjoy a competition!
If you have an idea for a trip, as we are always looking for new ideas, please contact me or the HASSRA team any time.
Associate or Retired
When I was 17, working at the CSA, a crazy lady asked me if I could catch, throw, and would want to play rounders….was signed up on the spot & have been a HASSRA member ever since….over 20 years ago! I joined the committee several years go and just love being involved with planning events, trips, competitions etc for our members.
I recently left DWP but I was not going to leave my HASSRA membership or committee involvement behind, so ensured I kept it going.
I take full advantage of the offers HASSRA present, basically checking the discount list before I go anywhere/buy anything -gotta love a saving eh! I also enter all raffles, competitions etc and have won some great prizes. I have taken part in every Festival as they are such good fun, great way to make friends and there really is something for everyone…..I am yet to win the HASSRA Lottery but know people that have….hoping my day will come! 😊
HASSRA membership at £2.45 per month is such a great deal….just by attending 1 event or utilising the cashback scheme, you have your membership back for the year, why not get involved?
I have been a HASSRA rep, for my Plymouth club for the last 5 years and a member for 26 years!
What do I like best about HASSRA? There is so much, but for me the shopping trips and discounted family days out are my favourite benefits. I have literally saved £1000s over the years, enjoyed some fantastic days out and met some great friends along the way.
When I left DWP last year, I was worried that I would lose access to my HASSRA membership but as an associate member I can continue to reap the rewards.
If you love shopping and have an idea for a trip make sure you contact your local Plymouth Rep. I’m looking forward to meeting more of our members in future!
My affair with HASSRA began back in the 80's in Wales, where the annual HASSRA sports day was a BIG event, I was cajoled into playing rounders and skittles, yes folks I used to run back then!. I've served on a few HASSRA committees over the years, had a hand in rearing a HASSRA chair, and enjoyed the fantastic benefits that HASSRA offers.
On moving to Plymouth I was fortunate to sit next to a lady, who was right up the HASSRA street and before I knew it I was accumulating sweatshirts from volunteering for festival as a ‘ref’, amazing what credence a tape measure and a rule book gives you and crewing in the IDOR sailing event, WOW what a blast - finished 2nd overall, what happens onboard stays onboard 😉. Best of all is travelling around on the trips, getting away for the weekend cheaply, and bumping into colleagues and friends up and down the country. As a committee member its fun to run some of our competitions, help with the kids Xmas parties, I do miss touring the office with sheets of the luckiest Xmas raffle tickets on record (eh Sal?) but still get to shop for prizes, sheer heaven!
Being a committee member not only looks good on a CV, but now as an associate member, I still have access to all the HAASRA offers and keep in touch with HASSRA folks up and down the country, through a variety of events and whilst bingo isn't my thang, I definitely struck lucky becoming a HASSRA member. Join us …. go on you know you want to 😊.
My name is Tyler, and I’ve been a HASSRA Member for two years now and joined the committee early 2022.
I love a good competition, and a great discount – so of course I’m HASSRA member! I think the money I’ve saved on cinema tickets alone could pay my HASSRA membership twice over, so I recommend it to everyone.
I’m usually behind the posters, graphics, and the tinkering with some fun things our HASSRA page. The team put on such amazing events, so I love being able to help them spread the message to all our members!
Hello my name is Lloyd. I joined DHSS as it was in 1983 and HASSRA very shortly afterwards. I was treasurer for the Old Tree Court HASSRA club for many years and have seen what a great job HASSRA does for members. I carried on as an associate member when I joined the VOA and joined the committee when the VOA became part of the HASSRA family. Since January 2023 I have been a retired member.
I have enjoyed a number of trips away with HASSRA, theatre ticket refunds and use the cinema tickets quite regularly. I am also a big fan of the monthly quiz and have even been lucky enough to win a £20 voucher a couple of times.
I look forward to meeting as many members as possible over the coming years.