RNLI thirsty for Hampshire people’s support in H2Only challenge

The H2Only temporary pop-up bar in south-east London This September, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is challenging people in Hampshire to give up all drinks except water for 10 days to raise vital funds for the lifesaving charity. No tea or coffee. No fizzy drinks. No orange …

Rally for Heroes gear up to take off from Portsmouth Naval Base

Serving personnel and veterans from the Royal Navy, Army, and RAF are preparing to tackle a challenging drive across Europe alongside civilians from all walks of life — in memory of those killed in Afghanistan and to raise £100,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. United by a love of …

Bella Italia in Gunwharf Quays raises £6,000 for charity

£6,228 — that’s how much Bella Italia Portsmouth, the Italian restaurant which opened in Gunwharf Quays on Wednesday 25th May, have raised for Dreams Come True. Bella Italia teamed up with their national charity, Dreams Come True, to celebrate their launch through a day of family fun and …

HMS Atherstone sailors raise £1,300 for Royal British Legion

Sailors from HMS Atherstone, currently manned by Crew 4 of the Portsmouth-based 2nd Mine Countermeasures Squadron, cycled 84 miles to honour the fallen of D-Day. The team of 13, clad in cycling jerseys donated by the Royal British Legion, visited four of the five beaches in Normandy — Sword, Gold, …

Portsmouth YOU Trust shortlisted at national Charity Awards

The YOU Trust, which provides an advice service for Portsmouth City Council, have made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector, now in its 16th year. Advice, Support, and Campaigning is the category the YOU Trust has been shortlisted …

Free sailing sessions for 1,000 young people in Portsmouth

Young pe​ople out​ sailing​ with 18​51 Trust​. Photo​credit: ​Shaun Ro​ster The 1851 Trust, the official charity of Land Rover BAR and the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth, in partnership with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, will be providing inspiring free sailing taster sessions for the second …

Supercars to take over Gunwharf Quays for charity event

On 23rd April, over 70 iconic supercars will take over Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal with priceless cars which combine speed, handling, and unique design. The incredible line-up will include a Ferrari La Ferrari, Zonda, …

Blue Reef Aquarium host pirate-themed cancer research fundraiser

Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be overrun with pirates this weekend — Saturday 16th April and Sunday 17th April — as part of a special fundraising event. Staff at the Southsea seafront attraction will be donning pirate-themed fancy dress and raising money for Macmillan Cancer Research to show their support …

Community raising funds at Portsmouth Yoga

Lucy Barlow of Portsmouth Yoga is hosting an open studio fundraising event this Saturday 19th March between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. The event was originally planned as a 2 year birthday celebration for the studio and its yoga and meditation community Southsea Sangha. In light of the recent news about the ill …

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity WardWalk to raise funds for QA Hospital

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity are inviting people to join them on their WardWalk on Sunday 22nd May 2016, to help raise vital funds for QA Hospital. Participants can choose between scenic 5K and 10K walks taking place between 10:30am and 12:30pm at Staunton Country Park in Havant. Each walker can decide …

Crew of Portsmouth-based HMS Chiddingfold get physical for charity

HMS Chiddingfold’s ship’s company recently completed a busy round of physical training to raise money for the Royal Navy Benevolent Trust (RNBT). As part of a day of activity they swam 32kms (the distance of the English Channel), cycled 55kms (the distance from their homeport of Portsmouth to affiliated village …

Pompey in the Community relaunch education hub with PFA

On Tuesday 17th November Pompey in the Community (PITC) welcomed the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) to the Pompey Study Centre to relaunch one of its educational classrooms. The relaunch was a thank you to the PFA and the Union Learning Fund for their continued support and commitment to Pompey in …