‘Amazing generosity’ as Lucy’s wheelchair appeal raises £20,000 in two days

FRIENDS and family of a Ringwood heart transplant survivor who is now battling a rare form of cancer have been overwhelmed after an appeal to fund a special wheelchair raised nearly £20,000 in two...

Crossfit trainers hit £2,000 for fundraiser in memory of ‘beacon of positivity’ Samuel

A TEAM of CrossFit trainers and students have raised £2,000 by joining forces for a double Ironman challenge in memory of eight-year-old Samuel Oldridge from Ringwood. The endurance feat was led by Ringwood taekwondo master...

Mudeford cricketers swap runs for walks with 1,000-mile challenge

MUDEFORD cricketers are to walk more than 1,000 miles in March – and will give 50% of any donations they get to Macmillan cancer charity. Seventeen players have so far signed on to take up...

Paultons Park raises £70,000 for hospital sensory retreat

PAULTONS Park raised more than £70,000 to help equip a specialist sensory retreat for seriously ill youngsters at Southampton Children’s Hospital. The funding has come partway through the Ower-based theme park’s three-year partnership launched in...

School’s sprinting Santas run up cash for hospice

YOUNGSTERS spread some Christmas cheer with their own Santa Dash to raise funds for Oakhaven Hospice. Southlands School, a specialist residential site near Lymington, caters for children with autism, many of whom have found lockdown...

Donors hit £100,000 to help New Forest’s young carers

GENEROUS donors helped exceed a £100,000 fundraising target set by a charity supporting young carers in the New Forest during a week-long campaign. The nationwide Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020, held over the first seven...

Claus out for annual charity Santa Dash – with a Covid-friendly twist

MERRY hordes of Santa Clauses are being urged to take on a revamped version of a popular festive fundraising fun run. For the past 10 years, Oakhaven Hospice’s annual Santa Dash has seen hundreds of...

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...
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