Charity news from the Southern Daily Echo

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.

70-mile barefoot charity hike

Daily Echo: STEPPING OUT: Alan Elliot with his supporters at Southampton Cenotaph.

11:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

HE is treading the thin line between pleasure and pain.

Donations pour in for Hampshire charity

Daily Echo: The Rainbow Centre in Fareham

10:30am Friday 28th March 2014

A CHARITY facing closure because of a funding crisis is already a third of the way to raising the cash it needs to keep its doors open.

Dinner in the dark

Daily Echo: L-r Mayor of Fareham Susan Bayford, Mayor of Eastleigh Malcolm Cross and Mayoress of Eastleigh Suzie Cross eat blindfolded

7:17pm Friday 28th March 2014

IT was dinner with a difference.

Ex-PC to plod 650 miles

Daily Echo: Former Romsey policeman Andrew Howes will walk 650 miles through Spain to raise money for Hampshire hospice Naomi House

A FORMER Hampshire policeman is set to embark on a 650-mile pilgrimage to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Appeal close to dad's heart after losing son 27 years ago

Daily Echo: Andrew and Fay Fleming

11:52am Friday 21st March 2014

THEY lost their baby to a heart condition when he was just eight days old.

Fabulous fundraising efforts for Sport Relief

Daily Echo: Mayoress Mary White will be running the Sport Relief Mile dressed as a bee.

10:50am Wednesday 19th March 2014

FOUR managers from one of the biggest supermarkets in Hampshire pedalled across the county not once, but twice, for Sport Relief.

Jemima heads off for life-changing surgery

Daily Echo: Jemima Syvret with her mum and dad Jo and Andrew and her brother Freddie.

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

They’re off! A Hampshire family have set off on the trans-Atlantic trip they hope will change their daughter’s life.

Auction will raise money for disadvantaged children

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:06pm Friday 14th March 2014

A CHARITY event in Southampton will raise money for organisations working with disadvantaged youngsters and adults.

Friends of intensive care baby unit celebrate first £1 million

Daily Echo: CELEBRATING: The Friends of PICU celebrate raising £1 million.

11:11am Tuesday 11th March 2014

WITH £1m already in the bag, the mission to reach the £2m milestone is under way.

Stuart's marathon challenge for epilepsy sufferers

Daily Echo: Stuart's marathon challenge for epilepsy sufferers

11:30am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A Southampton epilepsy sufferer is taking on a marathon challenge to help others

Hundreds to perform in fundaising show at The Mayflower

Daily Echo: Matthew Talmend, Georgia Blatch, Charlotte Farrell-Poulton and Ellie Hanson will star at the Dancing With Choirs show

10:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

HUNDREDS of Hampshire performers are preparing to take to the stage at the Mayflower Theatre for a fundraising extravaganza.

Rainbow Project charity pots PR gold

Daily Echo: NEW PARTNERS: From left, Jasmine Chilcott, Lisa Hammerton and MD Sue Thomas all from Leepeckgroup, and Laura Coleman and trustee John Mills from the Rainbow Project.

12:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

THEY have been providing vital support to sick families for more than 20 years.

Bursledon girl Maria Wilson organises bake for Cancer Research

Daily Echo: Tasty treats: Georgina Holmes and Maria Wilson, right, with some of the tasty treats they sold

10:25am Monday 17th February 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD pupil has been getting baking for a good cause.

Superstar Gary Barlow visits hospital

Daily Echo: Gary Barlow

4:47pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

SOUTHAMPTON General Hospital played host to pop idol Gary Barlow today when he paid a visit to a young fan.

Black tie ball in Fareham raises thousands for charities

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

A BLACK tie evening has raised thousands of pounds for charities.

Bid for record breaking number of brides

Daily Echo: Bid for record breaking number of brides

7:16am Wednesday 29th January 2014

THESE blushing brides cannot wait to walk down the aisle – but they won’t be getting married.

Charity celebrates decade of success

Daily Echo: Children, parents, staff and guests at the party at the Bradbury Centre

10:34am Monday 27th January 2014

A HAMPSHIRE charity has celebrated ten years of helping to improve the lives of disabled youngsters and their families at its current home.

Theatre helps Heartbeat raffle raise nearly £10k

Daily Echo: Michael Ockwell (centre), CEO at The Mayflower Theatre, draws the winning tickets for the Wessex Heartbeat annual draw with Ken Wilde and Alison Farrell from Wessex Heartbeat.

6:27pm Friday 3rd January 2014

IT was a little extra sparkle to start the New Year. The Mayflower Theatre’s chief executive Michael Ockwell took a short break from the pantomime to draw the winning tickets for Wessex Heartbeat’s Grand Prize Draw.

Bad weather leads to cancellation of charity swim

Daily Echo: The 2013 Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) New Year's Day Dip

3:53pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

A HAMPSHIRE New Year's Day tradition has been cancelled due to severe weather.

Cancer charities urge all drinkers to go 'dry' for January

Daily Echo: Cander charities urge all drinkers to go 'dry' for January

9:08am Tuesday 31st December 2013

Seize the moment and review your drinking habits by joining in a charity-backed Dryathlon as the new year dawns...

Three-legged dog hoping for new prosthetic

Daily Echo: hree-legged German Shepherd Shadow with Sara and her sons Kyle, left, and Brandon.

12:33pm Monday 30th December 2013

THE only thing Shadow wants in the new year is a new fore leg.

Amputee ex-sailor in world record attempt

Daily Echo: Richard Hunt

2:35pm Monday 30th December 2013

A FORMER sailor is going back to sea – in a bid to become a record-breaker.

Family trio set sights high with Kilimanjaro peak climb

Daily Echo: Kilimanjaro

3:30pm Monday 30th December 2013

A ROMSEY trio are hoping to conquer Africa’s highest mountain this week.

Police order Christmas lights to be turned off

Daily Echo: Christmas lights in Greyhound Close during December last year.

9:28am Monday 23rd December 2013

THE CHRISTMAS lights in a Hampshire street had to be turned off last night as hundreds packed the neighbourhood to admire them, causing traffic chaos.

Royalty opens new cancer unit

Daily Echo: Sarah Ferguson opens the Teenage Cancer Trust's new unit at Southampton General Hospital

1:53pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

ROYALTY visited Hampshire this morning, to open a new unit treating Hampshire's young cancer sufferers.

Festive lights extravaganza raising cash for Countess Mountbatten hospice

Daily Echo: Dan Buckingham with his family outside his festive home

11:33am Tuesday 17th December 2013

Shopping centres, businesses and homes have been adorned with decorations and lit up in the countdown to Christmas.

Charity memorial fund for friends reaches target in just two days

Daily Echo: Tom Emery

10:31am Wednesday 11th December 2013

IT WAS set up to remember two Hampshire men killed in a car crash and raise money for charity.

Casino goes pink for breast cancer charity

Daily Echo: Casino goes pink for breast cancer charity

9:30am Friday 6th December 2013

A HAMPSHIRE casino was tickled pink after raising more than a thousand pounds for the Breast Cancer Care charity.

£35,000 raised for victims of the Philippines typhoon

Daily Echo: The devastation caused by the typhoon

7:30am Friday 6th December 2013

A DINNER held in Romsey Abbey made history and raised £35,000 for the victims of the Philippines typhoon.

Christmas bazaar

Daily Echo: Charity Christmas Fayre

7:00am Friday 6th December 2013

A CHRISTMAS bazaar is being held tomorrow at Wesley Hall in Whites Road, Bitterne, Southampton between 10am and 1pm.

Echo Toy Appeal push

Daily Echo: The choir from Mason Moor Primary School, Millbrook, with Mayor of Southampton Cllr Ivan White, left, and TV presenter Fred Dinenage, standing back right, at the launch of the Daily Echo Toy Appeal.

10:30am Wednesday 4th December 2013

THE countdown for Christmas has already begun.

The 12 pups of Christmas

Daily Echo: The 12 pups of Christmas

10:35am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

A Hampshire rehoming centre is looking for new owners for the 12 dogs of Christmas – a dozen puppies from the same litter who are just six weeks’ old.

Community office to offer support services for vulnerable people

Daily Echo: Community office to offer support services for vulnerable people

10:33am Monday 2nd December 2013

VULNERABLE people in Southampton can now benefit from a new community office catering for their needs.

Can you help care home residents fulfil 'bucket list' dreams?

Daily Echo: Residents, relatives and staff at Abbeycroft in Woolston

10:30am Tuesday 26th November 2013

WATCHING the Saints or your favourite play are all days out that most people can enjoy.

Singer raising cash for Phillippines after typhoon devastation

Daily Echo: Elmarie Ward from Ringwood who has been singing to raise money to help her family whose homes have been devastated  by the recent typhoon on the island of Batanyan

12:07pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

A YOUNG Hampshire woman from the Philippines whose family is struggling to survive in the wake of the devastating typhoon is raising money to try to save them.

Momentum builds for typhoon relief fund

Daily Echo: Nicole Weaver

10:42am Thursday 14th November 2013

Five-year-old Nicole Weaver is among the Hampshire residents donating to the Philippines typhoon relief fund, pledging the money in her piggy bank.

Hampshire Filipinos tell of fears for family and friends

Daily Echo: Destroyed houses in Tacioban after the super typhoon

10:59am Wednesday 13th November 2013

IT is one of the worst natural disasters in years, with towns pulverised and thousands left dead.

£1.4m lotto lifeline to keep ship afloat

Daily Echo: Shieldhall

3:54pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

A HISTORIC Hampshire steamship will be getting more than £1m worth of “upgrades” this winter to help the vessel stay afloat.

Wellie swap at WestQuay Shopping Centre

Daily Echo: Wellie swap at WestQuay Shopping Centre

11:50am Tuesday 29th October 2013

SHOPPERS in Southampton put some welly into ensuring they are kitted out for the winter months.

Hearty the rhino stampedes into Southampton General Hospital

Daily Echo: Youngsters at Southampton General Hospital meet Hearty the rhino

1:50pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

THEY may be preparing to be auctioned for charity.

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