Charity news from the Southern Daily Echo

Mum on mission to boost charity

Daily Echo:

7:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

AFTER two of her children suffered from a life-threatening illness, a mother from Southamp-ton is supporting a charity which helps thousands of patients.

Workers to prove they have the X-Factor in charity challenge

Daily Echo:

1:34pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A GROUP of Southampton workers including a former X-factor finalist are tackling 1,000m charity climb.

Ice bucket challenge comes to county

Daily Echo:

10:49am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS of people around the world have been pouring litres of icy water over themselves and filming the result.

Daily Echo reporter takes on ice bucket challenge

Daily Echo:

11:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

DAVID Beckham has done it, Justin Bieber has done it and even Jose Mourinho has done it - and now it's the Daily Echo's turn.

Supermarket staff pedal power helps charity

Daily Echo:

10:15am Saturday 23rd August 2014

WORKERS at a Hampshire supermarket have played their part in a ‘Round the World Cycle Challenge’.

Disabled sailor’s tireless efforts to support charity

Daily Echo:

2:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SHE is a blind sailor from Southampton who is doing everything possible to helped people with disabilities.

Train driver goes the extra mile

Daily Echo:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON train driver is the latest nominee in the Daily Echo's Community Star Award.

Pirates descend on city for charity

Daily Echo:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

SWASHBUCKLING fundraisers will tell cancer to walk the plank this weekend as they embark on a charity march through the city.

Father and son embark on groundbreaking stadium mission

Daily Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A FATHER and son are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Saints legend Francis Benali by completing an epic, 1,750-mile journey to all 20 Premier League grounds across the country.

Bus staff dress down for charity

Daily Echo:

11:24am Saturday 16th August 2014

PASSENGERS helped a national children’s charity when staff at a Southampton coach station dressed down for the day.

Dedicated dad helps inspire young people

Daily Echo:

1:02pm Friday 8th August 2014

HE IS responsible for looking after a Southampton charity for children with disabilities.

Mountain trek for charity

Daily Echo:

5:48pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AFTER being told that he was suffering from a hereditary disease that dashed his hope of serving with the RAF, Curtis Pitter reacted in inspirational style.

More than 1,000 people sign up for half marathon

Daily Echo:

10:56am Monday 4th August 2014

MORE than one thousand people have already signed up to take part in one of the biggest sporting events in Southampton’s recent history.

Police put on sports event for city youngsters

Daily Echo: Owner of Headley company fined £183,000 after "wholly avoidable" death of employee

10:42am Monday 4th August 2014

POLICE support officers organised a fun sports event for Southampton’s youngsters.

Footie star to join in charity race

Daily Echo: WINNING FINALE: Alan Knight

10:39am Monday 4th August 2014

A FORMER footballer, a Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist and a YouTube star will be special guests at the Isle of Wight Race for All.

Time running out to nominate causes for community cash

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:10am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A COMMUNITY project could get a cash boost – but time is running out to nominate worthy causes.

Cancer support centre set to close

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

FOR nearly 20 years it has been a lifeline to those suffering from cancer.

Cancer support worker is community hero

Daily Echo:

2:30pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

He is the man who has given cancer sufferers in Hampshire a sense of belonging and lifted their confidence.

City restaurant to host fundraiser

Daily Echo: Two arrested in immigration raid on Indian restaurant

12:33pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’s Coriander Lounge restaurant will host a charity buffet lunch on Monday (Aug 4).

Teenagers jumping for joy at charity success

Daily Echo:

10:49am Saturday 2nd August 2014

THESE teenagers are literally jumping for joy having raised thousands of pounds for a little boy who has defied the odds to survive.

Friendly face goes above and beyond for the community

Daily Echo:

1:06pm Friday 1st August 2014

SHE IS always going above and beyond to help the elderly in her community.

City hotel to host charity fashion show

Daily Echo:

12:44pm Friday 1st August 2014

FASHIONISTAS can look forward to a charity fashion show with a difference at a Southampton city centre hotel on Sunday, August 10.

Supermarket teams up with charity

Daily Echo:

11:34am Friday 1st August 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON supermarket has announced its charity partner for 2014.

Music day for Chernobyl kids

Daily Echo:

3:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO local charities collaborated to create a music-making day for 17 children from the Ukraine affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.

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.

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