Category: Charities

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…

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…

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.