Category: Charities

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…

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…