Category: Charities

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…

Elderly ‘Ford folk get to free theatre tickets

  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…

Inspirational Project Brings Swap Shop To Eastleigh

Young people from Mencap’s Inspire Me project will be running an innovative fund-raising idea in Eastleigh this weekend, at the Holy Cross Church in Leigh Road Eastleigh. Their Swap Shop runs from 10:30 until 12:30 on Saturday 13th July, the innovation being that the proceeds, from a small admission fee of £3 and the profit…

RSPCA warn public about hot dogs

The RSPCA has criticised owners who left their dogs in hot cars over the weekend, despite many repeated warnings about the dangers. The animal welfare charity was inundated with hundreds of complaints over the weekend from people who spotted animals suffering as the temperature rocketed to 90 degrees in some parts of the country. Around…

Masons support local charity

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Masons has donated £1000 to Eastleigh-based charity Open Sight to help it continue its Vision of The Past Project. Launched in April, the project tells the story of sight loss in Hampshire over the last 90 years and includes the stories of  blind and partially…

Mums find bargains in Eastleigh

Over 460 local parents picked up affordable baby goods whilst raising money for charity at a volunteer-run sale organised by the Eastleigh NCT branch on Saturday 28 April making it the branch’s most successful sale to date. Parents picked up everything from babygrows to buggies, saving money while also stopping products going to landfill and…

Students in Samaritan Shoebox Appeal

Eastleigh College students donated nearly 70 gift-filled shoeboxes to the Samaritans, Operation Christmas Child, appeal this year. Students from Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care and Childcare courses have been learning about the appeal as part of their tutorial lessons, including taking part in discussions on children from other countries and understanding the needs…