Charity news from the Southern Daily Echo

Monkeying around for a place in the record books

Daily Echo:

11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

THIS group of adventure park staff had plenty of reason to go bananas after breaking a world record.

Benali's epic 1,000-mile charity challenge

Daily Echo:

10:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

In his illustrious career, Francis Benali was used to competing against the likes of David Beckham and Michael Owen, but his biggest challenge is still ahead of him.

X-Factor style auditons to find new owners for rescued bulldog Winston

Daily Echo:

8:30am Monday 14th July 2014

X Factor -style auditions are to be held to find the new owners of a rescued bull dog the public took to its hearts.

World Cup loving cat named after Argentina captain Lionel Messi has a new home thanks to the Daily Echo

Daily Echo:

4:23pm Sunday 13th July 2014

HE has found the purr-fect home thanks to some help from the Daily Echo.

Stars attend charity ball to help little Oliver to walk

Daily Echo:

11:50am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A HUGE appeal launched to help a little Hampshire boy take his first steps has almost reached its target.

Schoolgirl saddles up for charity

Daily Echo: FUNDRAISER: Tazmin Hollands, who will be heading for Cambodia

12:46pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE student will be cycling on the spot for eight hours this Saturday to try to raise more money towards a trip volunteering overseas.

Paint the town red with hospice’s Rainbow Run

Daily Echo: Fundraisers at Naomi House launch their Rainbow Run

6:06pm Saturday 14th June 2014

CAN you help the Daily Echo paint the town red?

Autism charity appealing for more volunteers

Daily Echo: Autism charity appealing for more volunteers

10:53am Friday 13th June 2014

Autism Wessex is looking for volunteers in Southampton.

Three-year-old back home after latest brain operation

Daily Echo: Milo Lockley-Boyd, who suffers from hydrocephalus, with mum Millie

4:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE family is calling for help from their community to make their son's life more comfortable following his latest brain operation.

Yachtsman Geoff Holt MBE to hold golf day

Daily Echo: Sailor Geoff Holt who will be opening the Business Works 2013 event.

4:19pm Monday 9th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE yachtsman known for becoming the first quadriplegic sailor to sail the Atlantic has launched a golfing event to help others with disabilities.

Hampshire-based charity Fixers' £154,000 award from Queen's Trust

Daily Echo: DELIGHTED: Fixers  CEO Margo Horsley

4:15pm Monday 9th June 2014

HAMPSHIRE-based charity Fixers has been awarded £154,000 by The Queen’s Trust.

Crohn's Disease sufferer Becky in bid to help advice line

Daily Echo: SPONSORED WALK: Becky Stanton

4:10pm Monday 9th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE teenager is determined to give back to the charity which helped her cope with a medical condition.

Get on your bikes to help Gosport teenager Katelin

Daily Echo: APPEAL: Katelin Toastivine, who is battling a life-limiting and threateningdisease

11:40am Monday 2nd June 2014

A TEENAGER with a lifethreatening condition is asking for the help of her county.

Blackfield dad raises money in memory of daughter Stacey, who died of skin cancer

Daily Echo: PUB WALK: Dad Simon Hartley

11:29am Monday 2nd June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE dad is on a mission to beat the disease that robbed him of his daughter and is back with his epic pub crawl.

Charity concert raising funds for hospital

Daily Echo: Just Millie performs at Lollifest II last year

3:06pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A CHARITY concert takes place tomorrow (Fri May 30) to raise money for a Southampton hospital.

Community steps in to save charity from the brink

Daily Echo: Rainbow Centre staff, including Centre director Lara Bull, parents and children celebrate the great news. Echo picture by Stuart Martin. Order no: 18482983 A pot of gold for much-loved centre as community steps in

9:33am Friday 16th May 2014

THEIR smiles say it all. Two months ago the call went out for the public to dig deep and bring a charity back from the brink. And how you responded!

Boxer weighs in to help toddler

Daily Echo: Chris Hobbs with toddler James Mills

4:07pm Friday 16th May 2014

BOXER Chris Hobbs is aiming to land a knock-out blow for charity – by swapping his gloves for a bike and climbing boots.

Pupils start to Race for Life

Daily Echo: Evey Sinclair , Megan Holme, Natalie Czaja and Page Burrows help launch Race for Life Schools

11:27am Friday 16th May 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON community will be putting their best foot forward this afternoon when their local school stages their own Race for Life.

Competitors take to the water for the Hamble River Raid tomorrow

Daily Echo: Biggest ever Hamble River Raid takes to the water

9:20am Friday 16th May 2014

FOR ten years it has seen boats take to the water for an annual fundraising extravaganza – and this year is set to be even bigger and better.

Dancing with Choirs to raise cash for charity

Daily Echo: Dancing with Choirs

10:38am Thursday 15th May 2014

SHINING stars from across the city will take to the stage Sunday night to raise money for charity.

Stars of The Voice coming to Southampton

Daily Echo: Jermain Jackman from The Voice

10:02am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Contestants on this year’s version of BBC’s The Voice, including winner Jermain Jackman, are coming to Southampton for a one-off show to support a vital children’s charity.

Homeless kittens want you to join their tea party

Daily Echo: Homeless kittens want you to join their tea party

6:16pm Friday 9th May 2014

THESE cute homeless kittens are hoping they are the paw-fect excuse for a party.

News reader Sally strides out for moonwalk

Daily Echo: Sally Taylor with staff from Pure Hair and her specially decorated bra to wear in tomorrow's London Moonwalk.

10:07am Friday 9th May 2014

SHE is the well-known TV presenter who owes her life to doctors and nurses who helped her beat breast cancer.

Conductor urges Hampshire singers to join pop-up choir at Turner Sims concert hall

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:00am Tuesday 6th May 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON-based conductor is urging singers across Hampshire to join her latest charity pop-up choir.

Pints for 10p as pub turns back the clock

Daily Echo: Antonio Picariello and Jonathan and Domenika Westmacott with staff at the Hunters Inn

11:11am Friday 25th April 2014

A Hampshire pub will be winding back the clock to the swinging sixties – and will have the prices to match.

Special events mark Leukaemia Busters' 25th anniversary

Daily Echo: FOUNDERS: David and Bee Flavell..

11:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IT was a charity born out of loss, but one that has brought great hope to families of those who have been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Charity walk planned in memory of boy who died just 19-days old

Daily Echo: Amy and Richard Fraser and family are organising a walk in memory of baby William who died just 19-days-old

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HE was just 19 days old when he lost his battle with one of the cruellest diseases.

High earners ‘less generous’ says Southampton research

Daily Echo: High earners ‘less generous’ says Southampton research

10:31am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HIGHER earners are less inclined to give to charity, according to research by the University of Southampton.

Mum is fundraising to remember the fallen

Daily Echo: Mother-of-four and fundraising cyclist Barbara Raymond

5:11pm Monday 21st April 2014

A MUM-of-four is gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime that will also remember fallen soldiers of the First World War.

Choir raising voices to raise funds for good causes

Daily Echo: The Living Lordswood Community Choir and choirmaster Ian Williamson.

11:58am Monday 21st April 2014

IT was inspired by a TV reality show and now a Southampton residents’ choir is hitting more fundraising notes to help a wide cross-section of the community.

Women shave heads for charity

Daily Echo: Tetrina Campbell, left, and Sue Armour

11:13am Monday 21st April 2014

A PAIR of Hampshire women have shaved off their flowing locks in the name of charity.

New charity shop opens

Daily Echo: From left: Relief manager Carol Guthrie, volunteer Janet Blann, Patricia Bates and manager Caroline Wilkinson

5:03pm Monday 21st April 2014

IT is a small charity that does an enormous amount to help the scores of unpaid carers throughout Hampshire.

Action-packed day on the water this weekend

Daily Echo: RYA Push the Boat Out weekend at Ocean Village Marina

5:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

BOATING enthusiasts in Southampton can enjoy an action-packed day out on the water this Saturday for a youth sailing charity.

Community groups join forces to save benefits and employment service

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:06pm Monday 21st April 2014

COMMUNITY groups have joined forces to save a benefits and employment help service in Hampshire.

Neighbours encouraged to come together for annual event

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:33pm Monday 21st April 2014

NEIGHBOURS across Hampshire are being urged to have lunch together as part of an annual event.

Shoppers sent back to the 1980s

Daily Echo: Staff at a Southampton Specsavers dress up in 1980s attire for charity

4:29pm Monday 21st April 2014

CUSTOMERS at a Southampton opticians found themselves transported back to the 1980s when staff held a fundraiser for charity.

Help charity while testing your brains

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:08pm Monday 21st April 2014

HELP families in Uganda while testing your grey matter.

Pop-up choir appealing for members for charity concert

Daily Echo: Fiona Funnell is looking for singers of all ability to join the choir

12:04pm Monday 21st April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON residents have the chance to stretch their vocal chords this spring – and help a charity in the process.

Call for entrants in island charity challenge

Daily Echo: Cyclists take part in a previous Wightlink Wight Challenge

11:38am Monday 21st April 2014

ENTRIES have opened for a charity event that will have people running, canoeing and cycling around the Isle of Wight.

Community comes together to help brave twins who have battled for their lives

Daily Echo: Zachary and Reuben with their older brother Harry.

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE family have been handed a big boost after months of medical problems.

Store and bank join Dementia Friends drive

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:58am Monday 14th April 2014

MAJOR Hampshire businesses are backing moves to help people suffering from dementia.

New centre to help city jobseekers

Daily Echo: Southampton Sheriff Sue Blatchford with charity staff at the launch

11:49am Monday 14th April 2014

Shaw Trust CDG has opened its new centre in Charlotte Place, Southampton, which will help the long-term unemployed and people with disabilities find work.

Former pro cricketer to host charity gold tournament

Daily Echo: Shaun Udal failed to repeat last year's success back at the Rose Bowl last night. PIC: Barry Zee

4:14pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE charity is on the hunt for golfing fundraisers in a bid to make life better for elderly people.

Footie fans visit 20 grounds in under 24 hours

Daily Echo: Dan Rourke and his friends Martin Morris, Chris Bearpark, Steve Counsell, Andrew Hakin, Keith McIntyre, James Dobson, James Ford and Ben Turley. Photo order no: 18286432

11:22am Friday 11th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE football fans have completed a mammoth challenge to visit 20 football grounds in under 24 hours.

Race night nets £3,500 for children's ward

Daily Echo: Race night for Ben Voller G4 Fund

11:01am Friday 11th April 2014

A GALA race night raised more than £3,500 for a children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital.

Will you jump for hospital?

Daily Echo: Tracy Gardener braves her skydive for the Piam Brown ward at Southampton General Hospital

10:45am Friday 11th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Hospital Charity is on the hunt for daring fundraisers to take to the skies.

Would-be MP fasts to highlight foodbanks

Daily Echo: Rowenna Davis

11:39am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE woman hoping to become one of Hampshire’s newest MPs is fasting to highlight the rising use of foodbanks.

Cylists pedalling to Paris to raise money for charity

Daily Echo: The cyclists riding from Southampton to Paris

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

MORE than a dozen cyclists will ride from Southampton to Paris tomorrow in a bid to help deprived children across Hampshire.

Nursery children have pyjama party to raise money for charity

Daily Echo: Children at The Co-Operative Childcare in Shirley Warren enjoy their pyjama party

12:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

CHILDREN at a Southampton nursery wore their onesies and pyjamas with pride to raise money for charity.

Amputee aims to break UK record

Daily Echo: Richard Hunt aims to paddle 2,300 miles around the UK in a kayak

1:08pm Friday 4th April 2014

HE is setting off on the challenge of a lifetime.



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