Following an online and in-store customer vote, Sainsbury’s Eastleigh has announced that One Community will be the store’s new Local Charity of the Year for 2016-2017.
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At the event held at The United Reformed Church in Chandlers ford, singers raised an impressive £344 via a raffle. This was enabled thanks to the kind donation of prizes from choir members and the community. There was also some delicious cakes and nibbles for the audience to enjoy during the interlude. [Read more…]
Eastleigh Young Carer Imogen Hailstone received a ‘Courageous Citizen’ award last week at The Diana Award ceremony in London.
At age 15 Imogen lost her mother who she cared for throughout her terminal illness. Since the bereavement she has gone from strength to strength, and has become a shining example to other young carers in Eastleigh. [Read more…]
The Community Showcase was held on Saturday 2 July at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, and the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mrs Connie Hockley was in attendance as well as the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir, who performed at the event.
The first Community Showcase was a great success, with over sixty stands and some great entertainment from local choirs and singers. Fareham and Stubbington Community Markets had some delicious produce on offer, and there were some beautiful photographs and crafts for sale.
Hobby groups had people engaging with chess, curling and model railways, and there were lots of advice givers, environmental and support organisations who were both raising awareness of their services and also recruiting volunteers.
Lots of volunteers were recruited by a variety of organisations – Honeypot Children’s Services, Witness Service, Help in Bereavement, CAB, Stubbington Ark, Y Services, Fareham Trefoil Guild, Solent Diabetes, Community Responders, Brendoncare, St Mary’s Church and Hampshire Conservation Volunteers, to name a few. Recruiting new volunteers will ensure that these organisations continue to make a big difference in the Fareham area.
The Mayor of Fareham was delighted to see so many friends from among the various community organisations and said the event was “Magic!”
Groups are already booking for next year’s event (Saturday 1 July at Ferneham Hall).
If you are interested please contact Julia Allan on 023 8090 2457.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has warned that the financial implications of the UK’s Brexit vote will affect the voluntary sector more in the long term than in the immediate future.
The stock market and the value of sterling tumbled as the result of last week’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU became clear.
In a briefing published 28 June, the NCVO warned that the impact of Brexit on the voluntary sector in the short term would probably be overestimated, but the long-term impact would be likely to be underestimated.
It says that short-term hits to charities’ income are unlikely, but more likely in the long term.
The briefing says Brexit might result in reduced income for the sector because grant-making foundations rely on investment income.
It also predicts that the government will maintain EU regulation for at least the next two years and probably for much longer.
The paper says that there is likely to be a slowdown in wider government business for months if not years, meaning there will be less progress on charities’ policy areas.
And it calls on charities and community groups to consider their role in “healing divisive referendum campaign wounds”.
Here at One Community we have worked closely with Neighbourhood Watch in Hampshire to broaden engagement. You can read the report on our website.
Neighbourhood Watch is an inclusive organisation which aims to reflect the concerns of local communities, and works with police and other crime professionals to create safer neighbourhoods and boost neighbourliness. [Read more…]
One Community has had an epic Volunteers’ Week this year, with a total of six events. Usually running 1-7 June, National Volunteers’ Week was extended to 1-12 June to encompass the celebrations for the Queen’s official birthday, as it is such a special one this year!
During the week we reached a huge number of people and recruited a lot of new volunteers, but most importantly we have thanked volunteers, recognised the contribution they make and celebrated with them in a week of glorious sunshine. [Read more…]
Written by Donna Stroud, Family Support Worker, Eastleigh Young Carers Project
Savannah is ready! This month young carers got together to paint the zebra – doesn’t she look fab! During February half term 10 arty young carers came together and took part in a workshop focused around the Zany Zebra project launched by Marwell Wildlife.
Our Older People’s Network is starting back up again!
Come along to our free informal event to find out more about the support and opportunities available for older people in your area.
Come along to hear our guest speakers and have a friendly chat with community representatives on our information stands. [Read more…]
You can see a video of their reactions after the jump here:
And see some of the action shots from the day here:
The pair are already talking about taking it one step further next year, and going to 15,000 feet on another fundraising skydive.
Well done girls!