Category: Charities

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…

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…