Category: Charities

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…

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.…