Category: Charities

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…

Night of entertainment raises thousands for heart charity

A night of entertainment at one of the region’s biggest theatres has helped Wessex Heartbeat raise £12,000. The charity held its annual variety show at Mayflower Theatre on February 10 and, thanks to the generosity of audience-goers, thousands has been raised for the charity. Among the performers on the night were Kerry Ellis, star of…

Ryanair donates €100,000 to support seriously ill local children

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 low cost airline, have presented a €100,000 donation to Naomi House & Jacksplace in the United Kingdom. Ryanair has supported Naomi House & Jacksplace through its scratch card game for over four years, donating over €300,000 to the charity during this partnership. Ryanair scratch cards offer customers the opportunity to win cash…

Search on for ‘daffodil volunteers’ in Hampshire

Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, needs the help of volunteers in Hampshire to give two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations. The charity’s annual fundraiser, the Great Daffodil Appeal, takes place in March and Marie Curie are hoping to get more people than ever wearing…

Salvation Army launch Christmas toy appeal

Eastleigh’s Salvation Army is appealing for Christmas presents so that local families who are struggling to buy gifts for their children can make sure there is a surprise for them under the Christmas tree this year. Commissioner Charles Swansbury of The Salvation Army’s Southern Division said: The Christmas Story inspires us as a church to…

Cake sale to raise funds for Cardiac Screening

Colourful cup cakes

There’ll be lots of tasty home-baked treats on offer tomorrow (November 23) at Botley Market Hall as part of an annual Charity cake sale that can help save young lives. The CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Cake Bake is an annual event held across the country by families who have lost loved ones to Young Sudden Cardiac…

Could you be my nurse?

A specialist Winchester hospice charity that cares for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults from across our area is bidding to recruit more nurses. Naomi House and Jacksplace, have rolled out a new campaign entitled ‘Could you be my nurse?’ that has been designed to demonstrate the diverse working environment an applicant can expect…

Could you foster a hedgehog?

  A Hampshire based wildlife rescue charity has issued advice on helping hedgehogs to survive winter and is looking for people to foster the little creatures through the cold months ahead. HART Wildlife Rescue say that currently, hedgehogs – including young juveniles born during September and October – will be trying to fatten up for…

Sailor’s Society celebrates 200th Anniversary

Eastleigh MP  Mims Davies, joined international maritime charity Sailors’ Society to mark its 200 years of supporting seafarers and their families around the world at a reception held in Parliament. Mims Davies said, “With head offices in Southampton and a shop in Eastleigh Town centre, it was a delight to join the Sailor’s society on this joyful…