Category: Charities

Nursery raises money for charity with sponsored walk

Children at Yellow Dot Fair Oak Nursery in Eastleigh recently raised more than £200 for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children by taking part in a sponsored walk. Inspired by Nursery Manager Clare Ashton, who raised just over £500 for the foundation with a half marathon earlier this year, the children embraced the walk which…

Solent Mind invites everyone to share #onyourdoorstep campaign

Solent Mind, the local mental health charity, is inviting people to share the places and things that help their wellbeing through the#onyourdoorstep campaign this Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May). Members of the public, businesses, schools and other organisations can print and complete an ‘On Your Doorstep’ sign, and share it in their community and online using the…

Local children’s hospice named partner for Winchester Half Marathon

Naomi House & Jacksplace, the region’s specialist hospice charity, has announced that it will be the lead local charity partner for Winchester Half Marathon 2019. The Winchester Half Marathon is going into its fourth year with hundreds of runners expected to take part on Sunday 22ndSeptember 2019. Over £65,000 was raised at the 2018 event…

Bishopstoke charity wins £10,000 in grants

Open Sight Hampshire, based in Church Road, Bishopstoke, offers support to visually impaired peopleThe charity has been awarded £10,000 to continue to add to their services across the country. The Hubs, that are organised once a month, allow people with sight loss to get the assistance they need without travelling too far to unfamiliar places.…

Beano gets on his bike

Eastleigh striker James ‘Beano’ Constable to cycle 200 miles for charity. The Eastleigh forward is adding his support to the #TOO500, a cycling challenge for children’s charity, Thinking of Oscar. He has pledged to cycle 200 miles in 2 days to support the charity. The event is in it’s fifth year and aims to raise…

McMenemy surprises hospice families at Saints match

St Mary’s stadium had some special guests watching the Saints vs. Wolves match on Saturday. Four families, who use Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults, were invited down to watch the match from a VIP box, complete with a buffet lunch and a surprise visit from local footie legend – the…

Hand knitted chicks laying Easter eggs for charity

The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity in West End has received over 50 hand-knitted chicks with chocolates inside. These will be sold to raise funds just in time for Easter. Care workers at Fisher’s Pond based Caremark Winchester & Eastleigh have been busy knitting since March and were able to hand them over recently. Calum Gray, Managing…

Students raise £3,000 at Mayors Charity Dinner

After being approached directly by the Eastleigh Mayor’s office, Eastleigh College Events Management students worked in collaboration with its Hospitality and Catering learners to deliver a successful gala dinner for the Mayors Appeal. The evening, which was hosted at The Botley Park Hotel, saw over 100 guests gather in order to raise money for the…

Southampton schools install life-saving cardiac equipment

Calmore junior and infants schools in Southampton have taken delivery of a defibrillator, thanks to support from Wessex Heartbeat. Defibrillators give a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest, a potentially life-saving action. And the local charity has worked with New Forest District Council to arrange installation of…

Raise Dough with Cakes4Cancer

If baking takes your (fondant) fancy, Wessex Cancer Trust would love you to host a Cakes4Cancer event this May and raise dough for local people living with cancer. Launched outside St Mary’s Stadium by Wessex Cancer Trust volunteers this week and rolling out across the entire Wessex region between 6 and 12 May, Cakes4Cancer is…

Heart health challenge rolled out to public after successful trial

A scheme designed to encourage participants to improve their cardiac health is to begin on Monday 8 April. Wessex Heartbeat originally trialled its ’12 Week Healthy Heart Challenge’ last year, with around 40 people from the south’s business community taking part – with small, achievable steps each week to improve their health. Collectively, the group…

Mims Davies backs kids Yemen peace plea

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies joined more than 60 activists including 24 school children at Westminster and Eastleigh resident Bethany Hendrikse, in calling for an end to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to support the hand in of a peace petition to the Foreign Office. The activists want the UK government to hear them standing up for the…

Get your boss arrested for charity

Has your boss become too big for their boots? Are they grinding your gears? Do they need a time out? Teach them a lesson by getting them arrested and banished to prison, only to be released after raising bail of £999! Naomi House & Jacksplace is asking members of the public to charge their boss…

3 yr old Birthday girls give up presents for charity

You can only imagine the types of presents little girls wish for on their birthdays; usually something with sparkles, their favourite storybook or even a bike. But for these birthday girls and firm friends it was a different story, as they wanted to raise money for Naomi House & Jacksplace instead. Upon sending out their…