Category: Charities

Local children’s hospice named partner for Winchester Half Marathon

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Naomi House & Jacksplace, the region’s specialist hospice charity, has announced that it will be the lead local charity partner for Winchester Half Marathon 2019. The Winchester Half Marathon is going into its fourth year with hundreds of runners expected to take part on Sunday 22ndSeptember 2019. Over £65,000 was raised at the 2018 event…

Beano gets on his bike

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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…

Southampton schools install life-saving cardiac equipment

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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

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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

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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…

Ryanair donates €100,000 to support seriously ill local children

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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…