Category: Charities

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

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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…

RSPCA warn public about hot dogs

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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

Masons Support Open Sight

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

Volunteers Sarah Delaney and Kelly

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…