Pupils dared teacher to shave her head for charity – so she did!

STUDENTS screamed with delight as a school teacher had her head shaved for charity after they challenged her to undergo the radical makeover if they raised £1,000. Head of languages Ruth Owen had asked the...
Nick Francis

Appeal to save family home after dad dies before Christmas

AN appeal has been launched so the family of a 42-year-old dad who died suddenly just before Christmas can stay in their home. Described as a jovial character with an infectious laugh and who loved...

New Forest Marathon fund stumps up for the community

THE New Forest Marathon Community Fund, which offers funding towards inspiring physical activity, has hit a milestone – and is on the lookout for a new partner to help it expand. The charity, born from...

Wessex Cancer Trust needs to raise £600,000 by end of January or face closure

A charity which supports people living with cancer is launching a crisis appeal to raise £600,000 by the end of January – or face closure. Representatives from Wessex Cancer Trust, which is self-funded, say they...

Sculptor auctions guardian angel for homeless charity’s Christmas do

LYMINGTON sculptor Michael Turner is auctioning a stainless steel guardian angel piece in support of local homeless charity Michael House. Depicting a person sitting alone on a bench with a guardian angel standing above, the...
Regain charity

Fundraising cyclists in the saddle for cross-Kenya adventure

EIGHT Lymington cyclists have raised £75,000 to support disabled athletes by taking part in a 400km cycle ride across Kenya. The team of local participants, who were joined by seven tetraplegic athletes, spent nine days...
Wave 105

A&T backing Wave 105 Mission Christmas children’s gift appeal

THE New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times will once again be acting as a drop-off point for anyone who wants to donate gifts for the Wave 105 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal. Last year...
Children’s Aid International

Penny appeals for pounds in orphans’ Christmas bed fundraiser

THE mum of international footballer Sam Vokes is aiming to raise thousands of pounds to buy 120 new beds for Kenyan orphans in time for Christmas. Penny Vokes (51), from Lymington, was inspired to launch...
Children in Need

Driving instructor embarks on 3,000-mile lesson for Children in Need

AN EVERTON driving instructor has set out on a 3,000-mile relay around the UK as part of her annual fundraising challenge in support of BBC Children in Need. In the last six years mum-of-three Louise...
Poppy hunt

The search is on! Sculptor to launch charity poppy hunt

LYMINGTON sculptor Michael Turner is launching his annual treasure hunt on Remembrance Sunday to give away 11 specially-made poppies to raise money for the Royal British Legion. In what has become a local tradition, the...
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