Category: Charities

Christmas Advent calendar raises £7,000 for tools charity

When Chandler’s Ford business, Draper Tools, launched a 2021 tool based advent calendar earlier this year, they pledged to donate £1 from the sale of every calendar to local charity Tools for Self Reliance. The 24 doors of the calendar open to reveal specially selected items that make up a 54-piece tool kit. It proved to…

‘Without them I wouldn’t be here today’

Eastleigh cardiac arrest victim tells of dramatic rescue by Hants and IOW Air AmbulanceAn Eastleigh man has thanked the charity that saved his life, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, as it launches its Christmas appeal. Gary Parsons, a 56-year-old from Eastleigh, and his wife Penny have paid tribute to the “amazing team” that…

Charity award establishes Point bursary scheme for young people

The Point Eastleigh will use a generous donation from a former local charity to create a new arts bursary in the Borough.  The donation of almost £10,000 is the final act of the Arts & Youth Trust for Eastleigh, which is now closed. The money will support The Point’s Creative Learning and Participation programme to deliver a scheme for local young people. …