Category: Charities

Bobby Davro to host fundraiser with a difference

Legendary entertainer Bobby Davro is cantering into the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire on October 25 to host a charity race night with a difference. The event, in aid of Hampshire Cricket in the Community and Wessex Heartbeat, will see guests place bets on themed, recorded horse races that Bobby will introduce and commentate on in his hilarious…

Wacky Southampton fun run raises over £10,000 for local hospices

Naomi House & Jacksplace recently held their very first 5k Mix Up fun run at Fairthorne Manor, Southampton, which raised over £10,000 for the charity. Over 350 people took part in the event, including Naomi House families, nurses, carers, supporters and the local community. Participants were dunked in gunge, pelted with colourful powdered paint and…

Naomi House & Jacksplace Fire Walk returns

Due to popular demand, Naomi House & Jacksplace is bringing its Fire Walk event back to the Holiday Inn in Winchester this October. Following the success of the charity’s February Fire Walk, on Friday 25th October from 6pm, Naomi House & Jacksplace is challenging its bravest supporters to walk over 649 degree hot coals to raise…

Spaces selling fast for new wacky charity event

Spaces are selling fast for Naomi House & Jacksplace’s brand new charity event, the 5k Mix Up, ahead of the event registration closing date on Sunday 2nd September. The fun run, being held at Fairthorne Manor, Southampton on Sunday 8th September, has already attracted more than 250 participants, who will enjoy lots of fun and mess as…

Wessex Heartbeat summer ball raises thousands

Representatives and supporters of Wessex Heartbeat gathered at Eastleigh’s Concorde Club recently for the charity’s annual Summer party – raising an impressive £19,000. Held in a beautiful marquee within the grounds of the club, the charity event was attended by 130 guests and featured entertainment from a number of performers – including harpist  Amy Pritchard,…

Open Sight in Eastleigh receives cash boost

Open Sight in Eastleigh has become one of the first beneficiaries of the Hendy Foundation which was set up to support charities and good causes in the south. The Hampshire charity has been given £1,000 by Hendy Foundation which chair Norma York would be used to fund a day out for the blind and visually…

Mayor shares cream tea with local carers

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Darshan Mann dropped into Brendoncare in Otterbourne to share a cream tea and an afternoon of entertainment with carers from Eastleigh and Winchester as part of National Carers Week. The  event was organised by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire who held many events across the County in…

Abby’s Heroes received over £16,000 in donation

  Local charity Abby’s Heroes has received a massive £16,252 boost from staff at the Southampton office of Irwin Mitchell, following a year of fundraising. Irwin Mitchell staff spent 12 months doing everything from the local 10k race to the Southampton Marathon to raise money for a charity committed to supporting children and their families…

Plans for 3D heart modelling machine move closer

Plans to buy a machine that will allow surgeons in Hampshire to create 3D models of patients’ hearts have taken a step forward this week. The Murray Parish Trust has donated close to £6,000 towards Wessex Heartbeat’s appeal to raise enough for a 3D cardiac printer to be situated at the Wessex Cardiac Centre in…

Lashes Lunch Raises More Than £30,000 For Charity

The fourth Lashes Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show held at the Ageas Bowl, organised in support of Hampshire Cricket in the Community and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), has raised more than £30,000. A fabulous day was had by all at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl with more than 350 ladies of Hampshire…

Naval ship offers Bond of Friendship to Naomi House

The newest of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, will support the region’s specialist hospices for children and young adults, Naomi House & Jacksplace, for the life of the ship. The Ship’s Company of the 65,000 tonne vessel have affirmed a Bond of Friendship with the hospices, meaning current and…