Category: Charities

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…

Selwood brings Easter joy to children’s charity

Selwood is helping to bring Easter joy to hundreds of young carers and vulnerable children after donating 200 chocolate eggs to charity. The leading pump and plant company, based in Chandler’s Ford, donated the Easter eggs to Honeypot Children’s Charity and the colourful gifts were personally delivered by Richard Brown, Managing Director – Pumping Solutions…

Mum praises life saving Air Ambulance team

Hampshire Air Ambulance

The mother of an 11 year-old girl who was badly injured in a road accident has praised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance as local law firm Irwin Mitchell donate £11,000 to keep the vital emergency service flying. Maisie Godden-Hall, who was involved in a serious road traffic incident shortly after celebrating her eleventh…

Bishopstoke churchgoers learn of Haiti aid effort

Church members of St Mary’s Church Bishopstoke had a surprise Sunday visitor when a Christian Aid worker from Haiti dropped into the morning service to share details about the reality of delivering development projects in a country hit by hurricanes, storms and a devastating earthquake. Senior Programme Officer Victoria Jean-Louis works with local partner organisations…

Hants young carers conference success

Hampshire Young Carers Alliance (HYCA) held their first Young Carers Conference at Eastleigh Football Club on Wednesday , welcoming over 100 professionals spanning many occupations, including health, education, councils, social services, police, and voluntary sectors, to raise awareness of Young Carers’ needs. The conference kicked off with HYCA Strategic Lead Joanne Miles introducing HYCA and…

Riding charity appeals for help with sick horse

A local riding centre that provides therapy for children with lifetime conditions is appealing for donations to treat a sick horse after a flood left the registered charity struggling financially. Hampshire Riding Therapy centre is based at Colden Common, a few miles outside Eastleigh and provides tuition and therapy to adults and children with a…

Go ‘commando’ and change a life!

A local charity is challenging employees to release their ‘inner commando’ – and change children’s lives for the better. Southampton-based maritime charity Sailors’ Society is set to launch a new, ultra-physical fundraising event. The Commando Challenge, on 14-16 July, will see teams of three compete in a variety of pulse-raising activities, including canoeing, climbing, zip-wiring…