Tag: Appeals

‘Stop arms sales to Saudi’ pleads Bishopstoke church

  Members of St Mary’s and St Paul’s Church Bishopstoke are calling on the Government to act for peace and suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it takes part in Christian Aid’s ‘Be A Peacemaker’ appeal. More than half of Yemen’s population live on the brink of famine due to war. Church members have signed…

Salvation Army launch Christmas toy appeal

Eastleigh’s Salvation Army is appealing for Christmas presents so that local families who are struggling to buy gifts for their children can make sure there is a surprise for them under the Christmas tree this year. Commissioner Charles Swansbury of The Salvation Army’s Southern Division said: The Christmas Story inspires us as a church to…

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…

Guinea pigs left to die in woods

A local animal shelter is looking after two terrifed guinea pigs after they were found abandoned in a cage in the middle of a Wiltshire wood. The RSPCA was called on Saturday evening  to Southampton Road, in Alderbury, Salisbury. A man had found two Guinea pigs dumped with a dirty cage in the woods and…

Comic Relief Community Cash Fund now open

The Comic Relief Community Cash Fund is now open, for online grant applications of between £500-£1,000, for groups across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Grants will be awarded to those organisations working in disadvantaged or deprived areas supporting work where there is clear evidence of a beneficial impact on people’s lives.…

Sainsbury’s Eastleigh ready for Red Nose Day

Staff and customers at Sainsbury’s in  Eastleigh will be raising funds and raising a laugh for Red Nose Day. Over the next few weeks, Sainsbury’s staff all over the UK will be working hard to raise money for the annual charity event which this year takes place on Friday 24 March. Fundraising activities at the Eastleigh…

Massive Mo unveiled at Southampton Airport

Movember world record Moustache

Airline passengers flying over Eastleigh this month will be able to see the “World’s Biggest Mo” painted on the ground at Southampton Airport. The painted moustache measures a massive 250m by 60m and is located on airport land, running parallel to the runway. Inspired by the efforts of gents across the world who grow moustaches…

MP Mike joins diabetes fund raisers

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton, was among volunteers collecting on behalf of Diabetes UK at Tesco Bursledon on Saturday. This was part of a ‘Big Collection’ weekend event at 300 Tesco stores nationwide designed to raise £300,000 to support the 3.2 million people living with diabetes in the UK and help find the further 630,000…

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…

Police appeal after workman struck by vehicle

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic incident involving a road worker on the B2177, near Eastleigh. On Tuesday April 1, just before 2pm, a road contractor’s worker was involved in a collision with a passing vehicle travelling through the temporary road works in Lower Upham, opposite the MACE convenience store on Winchester…

Police hunt Romsey Flasher

Police are investigating after reports of a man indecently exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl in Romsey this morning [Tuesday, March 18]. The indecent exposure is believed to have happened between 7.30am and 7.40am at a cut-through between Selsdon Avenue and Winchester Hill, Romsey. The girl was unharmed and officers are treating this as an…

Police seek Botley Horse Rustlers

Police are investigating after four horses disappeared from a field on Woodhouse Lane in Botley overnight on Friday, February 28. A padlock holding the gate in place had been knocked off and no reports were received of any loose horses in the area after 4pm. Officers are investigating whether the animals were stolen. Two of…

Shelter: “We’re here to help: Pass It On”

People in the South East are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage, but hiding their problem by taking out risky loans or saying they would keep it secret from family and friends, says Shelter today. New research commissioned by the charity found that nearly one in six rent or mortgage payers in the South…

Police hunt West End sex offender

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Police at Hedge End are appealing for information after two reports of sex offences at West End in a fortnight. Two reports were made to police when walkers in the Hatch Grange woods saw a man masturbating. The first incident was at 3.30pm Friday, December 27. The second was at 2.54pm Saturday, January 11. In…