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1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group £6,000
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1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group

1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group was formed in December 1927. Since that time it has helped many of the towns’ children and young adults to reach their full potential. Scoutin...

1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group was formed in December 1927. Since that time it has helped many of the towns’ children and young adults to reach their full potential. Scouting develops skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, collective awareness and commitment. Sea Scouting is the branch of the scouting movement that specializes in water activities. Sea Scouting is available to young people (boys and girls – all sections) from the age of ten and a half through to fourteen. Cub Scouts also have the chance to start boating and the Cub Scout section (eight to ten and a half) has its own water activities badge.

Although not directly related to Sea Scouting the Group also has a Beaver section (five and three quarters to eight). As well as the skill badges available to the normal scouts, a range of five nautical skill badges are available to the Sea Scouts. These awards are wide ranging in their content and cover both practical and theoretical skills. This is all incorporated as part of a well balanced programme to encourage young people to discover their creativity, develop their personal fitness, serve the local and international community and to seek adventure.

Enham Trust £4,000
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Enham Trust

Enham Trust is a pan disability organisation that works with close to 8,500 individuals each year, giving them independence, choice and control in the cornerstone areas of t...

Enham Trust is a pan disability organisation that works with close to 8,500 individuals each year, giving them independence, choice and control in the cornerstone areas of their lives; housing, care, work and skills development.

At Enham Trust, we see the possibilities – not the impossibilities. We want to make life more positive for the thousands of people we support every day. With your support, we have the power to say ‘yes’. Our work enables anyone to say “Yes, I can try that”, “Yes, I can do that” or “Yes, I am in control”.

We aim to touch every aspect of the lives of people living with physical and learning disabilities. We offer a number of services for disabled people, putting the power back into their hands. We ask our clients what they want and build a personal support plan to help them achieve it.

Flutterby Fund £4,000
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Flutterby Fund

The Flutterby Fund aims to help children with special needs from low income families access therapy unavailable on the NHS. The Flutterby Fund is based in Bursledon, Southam...

The Flutterby Fund aims to help children with special needs from low income families access therapy unavailable on the NHS. The Flutterby Fund is based in Bursledon, Southampton, and relies solely on private fundraisers and grants and does not receive any government funding. The Flutterby Fund was founded in 2014 by a parent of a child with Global Developmental Delay, who wanted to provide funding for disabled children from low income families, to have regular, intensive therapy to help them reach their full potential. This is achieved by the provision of funding for private therapy, not available on the NHS, and therapy equipment recommended by qualified therapists. Just £650 can provide twelve hours of physiotherapy for one child and just £420 can provide twelve hours of sensory integration to one child.

Gift of Sight Appeal, University of Southampton £6,000
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Gift of Sight Appeal, University of Southampton

Gift of Sight raises funds to support world-class research based at University Hospital Southampton. The vision science team is dedicated to furthering the understanding of...

Gift of Sight raises funds to support world-class research based at University Hospital Southampton. The vision science team is dedicated to furthering the understanding of the causes and treatments for blinding eye diseases. Areas of research cover all of the specialities such as retinal disease, front of eye diseases and problems which affect babies and young children.

The focus of our Community Awards project is support for research and treatments specifically for babies and young children. Mr Jay Self, Associate Professor and Consultant Ophthalmologist , works with a team of clinicians, scientists and PhD students treating children when they are young enough for their eyes to ‘learn to see’.

Poor vision impacts on a child’s ability to learn in the classroom and if visual acuity is bad at the age of seven, it is known that these young patients can suffer from behavioural problems and a lack of desire to compete educationally.
Many children have benefitted from their treatment in Southampton Eye Unit and equipment purchased with Gift of Sight funding has been critical in improving diagnosis for these patients, leading to more effective treatments and counselling for their parents where necessary.

Macmillan Caring Locally £15,000
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Macmillan Caring Locally

Macmillan Caring Locally is situated within The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital in Dorset which is part of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Found...

Macmillan Caring Locally is situated within The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital in Dorset which is part of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an NHS Unit and core services are met by the Hospital Trust. Macmillan Caring Locally provides funding to enhance this care within an attractive and homely environment.

The Macmillan Unit offers specialist palliative care to patients with cancer and other life threatening conditions. It has an inpatient ward caring for 16 patients, a team of palliative care sisters who visit our patients in the community, a family support team, a physiotherapy department, a day centre, a chapel and a hospital support team who see patients in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and in their homes.

Macmillan Caring Locally also owns and operates The Grove. This is a non-profit making hotel in Bournemouth, dedicated to providing seaside holidays for patients with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We recognise that people with life limiting illnesses need a safe haven where they can go on holiday and make special memories with family and friends. The Grove offers peace of mind to their guests, specialist facilities and a qualified on-call nurse 24 hours a day.

The number of people we help, includes both The Macmillan Unit and The Grove Hotel.

Parity for Disability £4,000
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Parity for Disability

Parity for Disability is an established local charity providing specialist learning-based services for people with multiple disabilities from Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire...

Parity for Disability is an established local charity providing specialist learning-based services for people with multiple disabilities from Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire since 1991.

The charity exists because when people with multiple disabilities leave full-time education, the services they received as children dramatically decline. Parity offers opportunities to build and maintain vital skills. At our day services, people aged 18+ access the right support and resources to develop independence, make choices, be included socially and hold onto important life skills. Their requirements around communication, postural care and occupational therapy are overseen by qualified therapists.

Parity runs three day services from Camberley, Mytchett and Farnborough, with a high ratio of trained, caring staff. We also operate a Teenagers Activity Scheme in the Easter and summer holidays, and a music therapy programme. Although we receive funding from local authorities, it does not cover all the costs of running these services. We must raise £150,000 each year and are always delighted to hear from new volunteers and supporters. We operate three charity shops, hold fundraising events, and receive donations from the community, from companies and from trusts and foundations.

The Elizabeth Foundation £15,000
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The Elizabeth Foundation

The Elizabeth Foundation teaches deaf and hearing impaired children to learn to listen and speak. Through our outstanding education and welfare programmes children aged 0...

The Elizabeth Foundation teaches deaf and hearing impaired children to learn to listen and speak. Through our outstanding education and welfare programmes children aged 0 -5 and their families are supported from the earliest diagnosis of hearing loss, (often when a child is just a few days old, and wearing their hearing aids just a few weeks later!), to age 5 when, with our help, they are ready and able to join the school of their choice. Our specialist services include baby, toddler and preschool education sessions, bespoke speech and language therapy, specialist communication groups for children with Down Syndrome or complex disabilities, an intensive summer programme for the whole family and a unique home learning programme, Lets Listen and Talk. By providing a wide range of expert services over the last 35 years we have been able to reach out to thousands of families who want their deaf child to learn to listen and speak and to be fully included in society, and have been privileged to help make their lives better.

All of our outstanding programmes are OFSTED accredited and led by qualified and dedicated staff who enable our children to reach their full potential; developing strong communication skills, nurturing academic achievement and social inclusion, reducing the likelihood of mental health problems and vitally, making sure that deaf children can be proud of who they are. Ultimately our deaf children are taught to find their voice, and learn to tell their own story.

The Rainbow Centre £25,000
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The Rainbow Centre

The Rainbow Centre is a purpose-built facility in Hampshire, entirely funded by public donations demonstrating the value of the work we do. Led and supervised by highly qual...

The Rainbow Centre is a purpose-built facility in Hampshire, entirely funded by public donations demonstrating the value of the work we do. Led and supervised by highly qualified conductor-teachers we currently provide 711 sessions throughout the 38 week academic year. We are open 6 days a week, with each session being 2.5 hours long.

We provide Conductive Education and support to children with Cerebral Palsy into adulthood, and also for adults with Parkinson’s, MS, strokes and brain injury. Currently we are working with 55 children and 50 adults with numbers growing monthly, many attend more than one session per week and some also attend individual sessions.

Conductive Education (CE) is an integrated programme of learning, which enables people with damage to the central nervous system to either overcome or manage the challenges they face. After damage or impairment to the central nervous system, there remains a residual capacity within the brain which can be activated to take over functions from the damaged areas. Much as we first learn to use our muscles and walk as a baby, so these new neural pathways leading to muscular control can also be learnt and established.

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