Category: Charities

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…

Eastleigh mum visits Parliament to discuss childcare

Madeline Cole, a mother from Eastleigh travelled to parliament earlier this month to meet with Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP Steve Brine to voice her concerns about the rising costs of childcare.

The event, hosted by family charities, NCT and the Family and Childcare Trust was held to support parents being squeezed out of the workplace by expensive childcare costs.

MP Mike walks Eastleigh blindfolded

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has been finding out what getting around Eastleigh would be like if you were blind or partially sighted. There many items of street furniture in Eastleigh town centre we take for granted and manage to avoid colliding with without thinking about it but many of these items can be hazardous for…

Massive Mo unveiled at Southampton Airport

Movember world record Moustache

Airline passengers flying over Eastleigh this month will be able to see the “World’s Biggest Mo” painted on the ground at Southampton Airport. The painted moustache measures a massive 250m by 60m and is located on airport land, running parallel to the runway. Inspired by the efforts of gents across the world who grow moustaches…

Local Dr brings life-changing eye surgery to Africa

Mercy Ships from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. A Southampton eye specialist has told Eastleigh News about his work on board a charity funded hospital ship as part of World Sight day. Every year Richard Newsom – a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General hospital – gives up two weeks of his leave to sail to the…

Local charity delivering aid in Ebola hit Sierra Leone

As life in Sierra Leone grinds to a halt as a result of a government lock down, the co-founder of a Hampshire based charity which is delivering aid to the Ebola ravaged country has criticised western governments for failing to do enough to combat the spread of the disease. Philip Dean from Swanmore has told…