Category: Charities

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…

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…