Category: Charities

Solent Mind celebrates peer support work

Local charity Solent Mind has held an event to release new research findings about the difference community peer support can make for people with mental health problems. Peer support can include one-to-one mentoring, groups, online communities, social groups or self-help groups. Mind worked alongside St George’s, University of London, The McPin Foundation and the London School…

Eastleigh College make laughs count for Comic Relief!

This year, Eastleigh College staff donned their silliest red outfits in aid of Comic Relief. From lobsters and ladybirds to Where’s Wally and 118, the college was a sea of red to celebrate the fundraising cause. Luckily the embarrassment didn’t last, as the staff triumphantly beat the students in the cycling challenge with a total…

Local man in charity cycle trip

A Chandler’s Ford man is planning to cycle from London to Amsterdam this May in aid of cancer charity Marie Curie. Ed Pearce will be joining a party of 25 fundraisers who will be cycling the 134 miles in two days. The 45 year-old sales managers has always loved cycling but after his father-in-law died…

Olympic hero to represent Netley charity

Nick Skelton CBE, who won Individual Gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Showjumping, has today been announced as the latest Honorary Ambassador for the innovative disabled people’s charity Revitalise, which runs the Netley Waterside House respite holiday centre in Abbey Hill, Netley. The charity, which provides much-needed respite holidays for disabled people and…

Sainsbury’s Eastleigh ready for Red Nose Day

Staff and customers at Sainsbury’s in  Eastleigh will be raising funds and raising a laugh for Red Nose Day. Over the next few weeks, Sainsbury’s staff all over the UK will be working hard to raise money for the annual charity event which this year takes place on Friday 24 March. Fundraising activities at the Eastleigh…

Super Hero babies to raise funds for charity

A fundraising team of babies will be summoning their super human powers during their hour long class to raise money for baby charity Tommy’s as they take part in a superhero ‘Sensathon’. On Thursday babies and toddlers will be sponsored to triumph against a set of superhero challenges to fund vital research into stillbirth, premature…

Charity workers to jump for young carers

Two very brave staff members at Eastleigh based One Community have signed up to do a Skydive to raise money for a project supports young carers – 8 to 18 year-olds who are affected as a result of having someone in their home that may have a disability, long term terminal illness, mental health issue,…

Local family hold ball to help Isabelle

A Hampshire family are trying to raise £50,000 for their six-year-old daughter to travel to America for pioneering surgery. Isabelle Mycroft from Ropley was diagnosed with a form of cerebral palsy when she was fifteen months old. In an interview with Alice Rose for Winchester News Online, Isabelle’s mother Hazel Mycroft said “it would change…

Waitrose helps out RNLI

Waitrose in Chandler’s Ford have held a collection at their store in aid of the RNLI as part of their chosen charity of the year campaign. The amount collected was £733.01 which added to the money raised during their sponsored rowing event in the Summer, means the Chandler’s Ford branch has contributed £1,183.13 to help…

Cake Bake raises funds

All manner of mouthwatering homemade cakes were on display in Botley Market Hall as part of a national ‘Cake Bake event’ in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in The Young (CRY). The event was organised by local couple Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed who died suddenly two years ago…

Radio Solent to host free Christmas event

Local radio station Radio Solent has been inspired to get together with local charities this Christmas to host a special live broadcast community event following the appearance last month of a lonely pensioner, Bill Palmer, on the Alex Dyke Show. DJ Dyke sent a taxi round to bring the 95 year-old listener to the BBC…

Mardi Gras proves to be great success in Eastleigh

This year’s Mardi Gras went off with a bang as hundreds of local Eastleigh people celebrated the 1945 themed day at Leigh Road’s recreational ground on Saturday. The glorious sunny day kicked off with former Southampton FC manager Lawrie McMenemy, former Saints defender Jim Steele and comedy impressionist Mike Osman all attending the event. Southampton…

Mardi Gras returns to Eastleigh

This year’s Mardi Gras main event is due to take place this Saturday in a 1945 themed event at Eastleigh’s Leigh Rd recreation ground. The free event will feature plenty of attractions for all the family and is set to be one of Eastleigh’s busiest days of the year. The day will kick off at…

Patriotic student makes climb for Help for Heroes

His current focus is on A-level exams but within days of completing the last paper Matt Wateridge will be hard at work in an East African hospital before climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Help for Heroes. The 18-year-old biology, chemistry and maths student has a place to study medicine at Manchester University when he leaves…

Local couple inspire Chancellor to fund defibrillators

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed how a campaigning Eastleigh couple inspired him to set aside money to help fund a network of life saving heart defibrillators across the country When George Osborne visited Botley Mill in December, Conservative candidate Mims Davies introduced him to Graham and Anne Hunter. The Hunters told him how they had…