Charity poppy hunt sculptor launches new Christmas star search around Forest

FOLLOWING the success of his pre-lockdown poppy hunt fundraiser, Lymington sculptor Michael Turner has turned his attention to a similar Christmas-themed event. Michael is hiding a dozen festive stars across the New Forest in support...

Nurses’ brave sea swim for terminally ill patients

TWO nurses are braving the cold with a sea swim equivalent to crossing the English Channel to raise funds for a virtual day centre for terminally ill patients during lockdown. Clinical nurse specialist Rachel Easton...

Hero’s welcome for runner Paul after finishing 27 marathons in 26 days for hospice

RUNNING man Paul O’Boyle received a hero’s welcome after completing 27 marathons in 26 days in aid of a Christchurch hospice. Paul (56) started his challenge on 1st October and ran a marathon every day...

Sculptor’s poppy hunt and auction raise nearly £3,000 for Royal British Legion

ART lovers helped raise almost £3,000 for the Royal British Legion after taking part in a community-wide treasure hunt. The two-part fundraising event, which also included an auction of 11 stainless steel poppies, was organised...

New Forest firefighters take on flaming hot charity run in full gear

A FIREFIGHTING team completed a gruelling 60-mile charity run around all 11 stations in the New Forest while wearing their full safety gear. The herculean two-day effort was tackled by four members of the Fordingbridge...

High-flying Rosie raises more than £5,000 in wingwalk

A DAREDEVIL wingwalk by Hoburne Holidays chair Rosie Kennar helped raise nearly £5,500 in aid of a disability support charity. She was joined by colleague Jimmy Everingham to take to the skies strapped to the...

Holiday parks boss Rosie hitting heights with wingwalk

THE sky will be the limit for the chair of Hoburne Holiday Parks when she takes on a wing-walk for charity. Rosie Kennar will be joined by colleague Jimmy Everingham as part of the Christchurch...
The group of friends have prepared for the 3,000 mile journey with 96-hour long training sessions

Friends to row 3,000 miles in Talisker Atlantic Rowing Race for charity

A GROUP of four friends are attempting to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in a bid to win the Talisker Atlantic Rowing Race and raise money for charity. The event, billed as the toughest...
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Birthday boy Joshua completes 100-mile cycle for police charity

A RINGWOOD boy will celebrate turning seven today (Friday) by finishing a 100-mile fundraising ride for a charity which supports families of police officers who die in the line of duty. Joshua Cook is pedalling...
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New Milton veterans cross the line for 1,000-mile charity challenge

IT was mission accomplished for amputee veterans from a New Milton charity who smashed an epic 1,000-mile cycle ride in just 13 days. Ten members of the Pilgrim Bandits rode from John O’Groats to Land’s...
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