Category: Charities

Naomi House shop in DIY make-over

  The Naomi House charity shop in Eastleigh had a SOS DIY style makeover over the weekend thanks to the generosity of builders Redrow. Staff from Redrow Homes in Camberley took over the premises on Friday night and worked round the clock to refit the hospice shop in time for start of business Monday morning.…

Community funding deadline looms

Local organisations have just two weeks to submit their bids for a grant from the Southampton Airport Community Fund.  The fund invests in worthwhile community and charity projects in the local area, particularly linked to the themes of environment, education and training opportunities for skills development. Applications are assessed once a year in June; therefore…

Update: Marathon man Frank is raising funds for Myositis

A Chandler’s Ford pensioner will be running for charity in Sunday’s London Marathon. Frank Littler, 67 will be one of eight runners who will be raising money for Myositis UK by pounding the streets of the nation’s capital along with thousands of other athletes from all over the country This will be the veteran runner’s…

Free Holiday for Eastleigh’s Elderly

A national charity NBFA – Assisting the Elderly is offering free 5 day breaks to Eastleigh’s elderly. Places are still available on a trip to Bracklesham Bay in the Sussex Downs, from 24th – 28th March and the charity is encouraging readers of Eastleigh News to apply. To qualify, you need to be over 65, on…

New stroke support group in Chandlers Ford

Stroke Association Logo

The Stroke Association and the Rotary Club of Chandlers Ford and Itchen Valley are launching a new stroke support group for stroke survivors, their families and their carers. The new Chandlers Ford Stroke Support Group offers information about stroke, support and the opportunity to meet others who have been through similar experiences. This group starts…

Fryern mums fund Haiyan shelters

  A group of Chandler’s Ford mums have raised over six hundred pounds to help out victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The mums, who  have children at local schools, held a cake and toy sale with proceeds going to Shelter Box, a disaster relief charity which provides victims with a boxed survival kit. Parents and children…

Eastleigh College and B&Q raise money for Children in Need

  Eastleigh students have been pampering staff at the B&Q offices today in aid of Children in Need. The Eastleigh College students who are studying for a BTEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy set up ‘Pudsey’s Pamper Parlour’ providing manicures and over-clothes massages for B&Q staff, in return for staff donations. Commenting on the fundraising, Islay…

Ben beats MP in charity squash match

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton took a beating yesterday – all in the name of charity. The MP was at the Fair Oak Squash and Racketball centre on Campbell Way to support a junior charity squash tournament being held this weekend in aid of the Children in Need appeal . The tournament has been organised…

Mike Thornton supports Diabetes UK campaign‏

The regional manager for Diabetes UK has thanked Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton for his support. Diabetes UK is campaigning to reach the 7 million people in the UK who are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes and is urging people in Eastleigh to have their risk of the condition checked. The campaign, funded by…

Free theatre tickets for elderly ‘Ford folk’

  Elderly and disabled folk in Chandler’s Ford are being treated to free seats at a local theatre companies productions. The Chameleon Theatre Company at Chandler’s Ford are now offering free transport to their shows at the Ritchie Hall after Hampshire County Councillor Chris Greenwood agreed to pay for the transport costs out of his Local…

Children enjoy latest tech at local hospice

Children at a local hospice will be able to enjoy state-of-the-art computer games and gadgets thanks to Thomas Cook and disabled technology experts Lifelites. Lifelites  is a charity that provides specialist electronic equipment to all the baby and children’s hospices in the British Isles. Disabled children at Naomi House and Jacksplace children’s hospice will benefit…

Alastair named ‘Top Shot’ in Dad’s Sleepover

A group of Dad’s in desperate need of some ‘man time’ recently made their way to North Waltham (7 miles S.W. of Basingstoke) for Sebastian’s Action Trust’s first ever ‘Dads’ Sleepover’. The event was taking place at The Bluebells in North Waltham, a unique facility, purpose-built by the  Sebastian’s Action Trust, which offers respite holidays to very…

Eastleigh parents given helping hand to keep costs down

Over 400 Hampshire parents picked up affordable baby goods whilst raising funds to support local families at a volunteer-run sale organised by the Eastleigh branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) on Sunday 6 October at Crestwood College. Parents and parents-to-be picked up everything from babygros to buggies, saving money while also stopping products going…

Young people to get free cardiac screening sessions

  A free cardiac health screening session for up to a 100 young people will be held at Fleming Park on September 10 thanks to campaigning by a local family. Eastleigh resident Claire Reed died suddenly in March this year aged only 22. Tragically, the otherwise healthy accountant had been married only five months. Her…

Local car dealer helps Charity for injured servicemen

    Local car dealership Hendy Kia is helping injured  servicemen and women by continuing its support of a leading sailing charity. The Leigh Road based retailer is supporting ‘Toe in the Water’ by providing the local charity with a Kia Sportage SUV. Toe in the Water is an initiative that aims to inspire men and…