Category: Charities

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…

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…

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…

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…