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Find all of our latest news and read what has been going on in the charity and about all of the support we have received in this section. Our office supports and promotes large-scale fundraising appeals and events and delivers inspirational, exciting news and feature stories to international, national and regional newspapers, TV and radio and online media. Call 023 8120 8881 to discuss how we can help each other.  

 

Gifts for patients this Christmas

Gifts for patients this Christmas

Southampton Hospital Charity would like to give you the opportunity to make a difference to someone in hospital this Christmas. The smallest of gestures can make a real difference to our patients. There are patients who have... read more

ITV presenter backs children's emergency department appeal

ITV presenter backs children's emergency department appeal

ITV horse racing presenter Ed Chamberlin has backed the appeal for a new emergency and trauma department at Southampton Children's Hospital. The Broughton-based host, who previously worked on Sky Sports News and the broadcaster's... read more

Christmas cards 2017

Christmas cards 2017

This year we have a wide selection of Christmas cards and gifts available for you to send out to your nearest and dearest! You can pick these up from a range of locations: Place your order by calling 023 8120 8881 ... read more

Hospital trust marks occupational therapy centenary

Hospital trust marks occupational therapy centenary

Staff at Southampton’s university hospitals marked 100 years of developments in occupational therapy with a series of events today (Thursday). The centenary is being celebrated as part of occupational therapy awareness... read more

Morrisons Foundation backs children's department appeal

Morrisons Foundation backs children's department appeal

Southampton’s children’s emergency and trauma department appeal has edged within touching distance of the halfway mark following a £100,000 pledge from the Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket.   The... read more

Something evil’s recruiting from the dark

Something evil’s recruiting from the dark

This year, Whitehall Resources took Halloween festivities to a whole new ghoulish level. Their Halloween celebrations were focused on raising money for Southampton Hospital Charity’s cancer department.   Ghoulfest... read more

Stroke survivors: An extraordinary pair

Stroke survivors: An extraordinary pair

The F8 stroke unit at Southampton General Hospital recently welcomed back two previous patients to celebrate their amazing fundraising efforts. Professor Douglas Ross was admitted to the stroke unit in September 2016. ... read more

Young hospital patients enjoy superhero week

Young hospital patients enjoy superhero week

This week our young patients have received some visitors with a difference as teams of superheroes swooped onto the wards at Southampton Children's Hospital. The visits formed part of a series of fun-filled events to mark... read more

Staff and patients to take part in scrap car rally for cancer

Staff and patients to take part in scrap car rally for cancer

A team of doctors, nurses, management and patients are set to take part in a major scrap car rally to raise funds to increase the use of a revolutionary mobile radiotherapy machine at Southampton's university hospitals. The... read more

Clinicians reach £10k mark for new children's ED

Clinicians reach £10k mark for new children's ED

A team of 16 Southampton clinicians and staff who completed a 350-mile regional cycle challenge have raised £10,000 towards Southampton's children's emergency and trauma department appeal. The event, known as Tour... read more

Get your will written for FREE this September

Get your will written for FREE this September

Throughout September, Southampton Hospital Charity is inviting supporters to have their will professionally written or updated in exchange for a small donation to the charity.   The donation will buy you the time to sit and discuss... read more

Children's Hospital Charity unveils new ambassador

Children's Hospital Charity unveils new ambassador

A charity fund which supports services for young brain and spinal tumour patients at Southampton Children's Hospital has unveiled a new ambassador.   Tom Bradby, presenter of ITV's News at Ten, has joined robbiesrally,... read more

Doctors trial new injection for prostate cancer

Doctors trial new injection for prostate cancer

British doctors are trialling a "breakthrough" injection that could treat prostate cancer without causing side effects. The targeted drug, known as topsalysin, is delivered directly into a tumour using magnetic... read more

Young patients set to go for gold at British Transplant Games

Young patients set to go for gold at British Transplant Games

A team of eight young transplant patients from across the south are travelling to Scotland to compete in the British Transplant Games.  This year’s event, which begins tomorrow (Thursday) in North Lanarkshire,... read more

Patients and staff celebrate excellence in children's nursing

Patients and staff celebrate excellence in children's nursing

Patients, staff and members of the public celebrated the achievements of nurses at Southampton Children’s Hospital with a series of awareness activities. Over the course of the week, they raised an incredible £2025!   Among... read more

Funding the country's first hospital-based nursery teacher

Funding the country's first hospital-based nursery teacher

A charity set up by a family in memory of their late daughter is set to fund the first hospital-based nursery teacher in the country at Southampton Children’s Hospital. Piggles Trust, founded by Caroline and Edward... read more

Legacy lunch success

Legacy lunch success

On Midsummer’s day, one of the hottest days of the year, over 40 legacy supporters attended our second lunch event at Minstead Lodge, followed by a tour round Furzey Gardens. “I was really interested to hear... read more

Putting their best foot forward

Putting their best foot forward

A group of 20 staff from University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust will take on the Yorkshire three peaks challenge for their patients. Lindsay Hawkins, Sister, comments: “The cardiac intensive care unit... read more

Charity legacy lunch event

Charity legacy lunch event

Southampton Hospital Charity are excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our second legacy lunch event on 21 June at Minstead Lodge, followed by a tour of Furzey Gardens.  As well as getting to see both venues,... read more

Southampton experts use innovative device to prevent sight loss

Southampton experts use innovative device to prevent sight loss

Clinicians in Southampton are among the first in the UK to trial a new device that allows them to perform vital eye and brain tests on young patients at the bedside.  Until now, it has been difficult to assess potential... read more

Sound as a Pound - Grab unlimited food at COSMO

Sound as a Pound - Grab unlimited food at COSMO

COSMO, the high end international buffet, are widely known for their delicious offering of dishes from around the world alongside a fantastic drinks range, all at amazing value. This summer during June and July, the Southampton... read more

Giving hours not pounds - Volunteering

Giving hours not pounds - Volunteering

This week staff at University Hospital Southampton are showcasing the work of their 1,000-strong team of “inspirational” volunteers at events from Thursday (1 June) as part of Volunteers' Week. We need you! Volunteers... read more

Asking ‘what can you do’ to someone who is bereaved...

Asking ‘what can you do’ to someone who is bereaved...

Southampton Hospital Charity was proud to support national dying matters awareness week on 8-14 May.   This year’s theme was 'What Can You Do?'   It aimed to get people more active in planning for dying... read more

Cardiac staff putting their best foot forward

Cardiac staff putting their best foot forward

A group of 20 staff from University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust will take on the Yorkshire three peaks challenge for their patients. Lindsay Hawkins, Sister, comments: “The cardiac intensive care unit... read more

Pioneering rehab service for young brain tumour patients

Pioneering rehab service for young brain tumour patients

Fundraisers and clinicians at Southampton Children's Hospital are set to launch a pioneering outpatient rehabilitation service for young brain and spinal tumour patients.   The first member of the team, physiotherapist... read more

Relay run for children with cancer

Relay run for children with cancer

Last weekend 30 staff from the children’s cancer unit took on the Romsey relay race. The team included nurses, doctors, receptionists, dieticians, psychologists, pharmacists, surgeons, social workers and play leaders... read more

New city mayor makes children’s ED appeal charity of year

New city mayor makes children’s ED appeal charity of year

The new mayor of Southampton, Councillor Les Harris, has chosen the city’s children’s emergency and trauma department appeal as one of his charities of the year.   The £4.8 million project, being... read more

Our Southampton Superstar runners

Our Southampton Superstar runners

This weekend see’s two of the most important events on the charity calendar – the ABP Southampton (10k, half and full marathon) races, and the London Marathon. We wish the best of luck to all of our runners,... read more

Fundraisers reach £1million milestone

Fundraisers reach £1million milestone

Patients, staff and fundraisers have reached the £1 million mark in the campaign to create a new children’s emergency and trauma department at Southampton Children’s Hospital. The £4.8 million project... read more

Twyford School donates to the Children’s Hospital

Twyford School donates to the Children’s Hospital

Twyford School Pre-Prep were delighted to hand over a massive donation of children’s toys for the Southampton Children’s Hospital. The school were thrilled to welcome Judith Stephens, Events and Community Fundraiser... read more

Saints heroes sign up for new appeal

Saints heroes sign up for new appeal

 Two Saints favourites have come together to support the development of Southampton’s new children’s emergency and trauma department.   James Ward-Prowse and Sam McQueen have backed Southampton Hospital... read more

Celebrating our ninth birthday...

Celebrating our ninth birthday...

On Saturday 11 March, Southampton Hospital Charity will be celebrating our ninth birthday.  We work with our supporters to raise money and provide financial support to areas of the hospital service that lie beyond the scope... read more

World Kidney Day at Southampton Children’s Hospital

World Kidney Day at Southampton Children’s Hospital

On Thursday 9 March, Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity will be raising awareness of World Kidney Day.  Southampton Children’s Hospital treats children for the full spectrum of kidney conditions with... read more

Bluestar names us its official good cause

Bluestar names us its official good cause

Bluestar is throwing its support behind Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity - as its official Charity of the Year for 2017. The local bus operator will spend the year raising funds and awareness to help the charity... read more

Children’s Hospital 100 Club

Children’s Hospital 100 Club

Find out how YOU can support UHS’ new Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department! We are looking to recruit a community of 100 passionate individuals or groups that can each raise £10,000 for University... read more

Saints legends march on...

Saints legends march on...

Saints legends march on for new children's emergency department   Four Saints legends have joined forces to support the development of Southampton’s new children’s emergency and trauma department.   Former... read more

Rehabilitation process boosted thanks to local donation

Rehabilitation process boosted thanks to local donation

Southampton Hospital Charity has received a generous donation of £2,000 from the Barker-Mill Foundation (BMF), enabling us to purchase a ‘Sara Stedy’ for University Hospital Southampton’s General Intensive... read more

Longer gap between chemoradiotherapy and surgery shrinks bowel tumours

Longer gap between chemoradiotherapy and surgery shrinks bowel tumours

Researchers in Southampton have discovered that a longer gap between chemoradiotherapy and surgery can “significantly” reduce the size of bowel tumours. In a landmark study, experts in critical care at the NIHR... read more

Case study – James Green

Case study – James Green

By supporting the children’s Emergency and Trauma Department Appeal, you will play an integral role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our younger generation, not only now, but for years to come. “In 2014... read more

Taking on the Southampton half marathon

Taking on the Southampton half marathon

I will be taking on my next running challenge by running my first half Marathon - how scary but exciting is that!  All money raised will be going to the Paediatric Medical Unit (PMU) to support the children and the staff... read more

Bowel cancer patients first in UK using IORT machine

Bowel cancer patients first in UK using IORT machine

A Southampton bowel cancer patient has become the first in the UK to receive radiotherapy during surgery using a revolutionary mobile device. The 58-year-old male, who completed a combination of conventional chemotherapy... read more

Generosity of strangers this Christmas

Generosity of strangers this Christmas

Southampton Hospital Charity has been overwhelmed with the generous support from the local community this year.  To see that there are so many people wanting to donate gifts to our patients in hospital over the festive... read more

Write your will month success

Write your will month success

We want to say a massive thank you to all of the solicitors who took part in our write your will month in September. You have helped us to raise over £5,000 by offering your services for free in exchange for a charitable... read more

Bollywood R3 event raises £2,000

Bollywood R3 event raises £2,000

The Southern Committee of R3 learned to master the art of Bollywood dancing during its annual dinner for the Southern region, raising £2,160 for Southampton Hospital Charity, specifically the E1 Ocean Ward. The cardiac... read more

Xelabus launch children’s A&E department signature bus

Xelabus launch children’s A&E department signature bus

Southampton Hospital Charity and Xelabus Limited have launched a charity branded bus to promote the new Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department appeal at University Hospital Southampton.   The bus will run throughout... read more

Southampton to receive share of £130 million national cancer funding

Southampton to receive share of £130 million national cancer funding

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) has been named among the first trusts in the country set to benefit from a £130 million national investment to upgrade and replace radiotherapy equipment. The... read more

Royal re-opening of Piam Brown children’s ward

Royal re-opening of Piam Brown children’s ward

Southampton Hospital Charity was delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to open the newly refurbished children’s cancer unit Piam Brown at University Hospital Southampton on Thursday 24 November. This... read more

Duchess of Cornwall to open refurbished children's cancer unit

Duchess of Cornwall to open refurbished children's cancer unit

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Southampton's teaching hospitals tomorrow (Thursday 24 November) to open the newly refurbished children's cancer unit Piam Brown.   Work on the £1.7 million scheme to renovate... read more

Shining Stars Christmas Appeal dedications

Shining Stars Christmas Appeal dedications

As the winter season approaches and our thoughts turn to celebrations, remembrance and thanks, Southampton Hospital Charity would like to give you the opportunity to make a special dedication. We invite you to dedicate a Shining... read more

Buy your Christmas Cards here

Buy your Christmas Cards here

Here in the Southampton Hospital Charity offices we love Christmas! To help support the wards and departments around Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital, please buy our Christmas Cards.   If you would... read more

Tally Ho Bat and Ball charity dinner success

Tally Ho Bat and Ball charity dinner success

This year was the fourth anniversary charity dinner and auction in aid of the Liver and Pancreatic Research and Development (a cancer fund of Southampton Hospital Charity) which was held at the Hilton Ageas, Southampton.  It... read more

Local businesses join forces to fight Cystic Fibrosis

Local businesses join forces to fight Cystic Fibrosis

Montagu’s Café Bar & Bistro in Whiteley Shopping Centre was the setting on Thursday 3 November for a unique food extravaganza held to raise much needed funds for the battle against Cystic Fibrosis (CF). David... read more

Clinicians unveil inflatable MRI scanner for young patients

Clinicians unveil inflatable MRI scanner for young patients

Clinicians at Southampton’s university hospitals are helping young patients overcome their fears about MRI scans – by laying them in an inflatable replica. The innovation, introduced by the cross sectional imaging... read more

Shining Stars Christmas Appeal 2016

Shining Stars Christmas Appeal 2016

As the winter season approaches and our thoughts turn to celebrations, remembrance and thanks, Southampton Hospital Charity would like to give you the opportunity to make a special dedication.   Shining Star Christmas... read more

Dad raises £158,000 in memory of wife and son

Dad raises £158,000 in memory of wife and son

A devastated Hampshire dad whose wife and young son both died of cancer has raised £158,700 to help others battling he disease. Mark Keville was heartbroken when his son, Robbie was diagnosed with a brain tumour, just... read more

Launch of new Southampton Children's Hospital Charity

Launch of new Southampton Children's Hospital Charity

Southampton Hospital Charity is thrilled to announce the official launch of the new Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity on Monday 31st October 2016. The child health focused charity has been formed in response... read more

Top doctors develop comic to help young people with diabetes

Top doctors develop comic to help young people with diabetes

Leading diabetes experts in Southampton and Portsmouth are set to transform young patients’ understanding of the condition – by turning them into comic book superheroes. Dr Partha Kar, of Portsmouth Hospitals... read more

Golf day a swinging success

Golf day a swinging success

A fun action-packed day of golf and music was held at Paulton’s Golf Course, raising £15,000 for the D3 cancer ward at Southampton General Hospital. This will be put towards a bladder scanner for the unit. The... read more

Bun in the oven  competition

Bun in the oven competition

Announcing ‘Bun in the Oven’ bake off...! Staff at Princess Anne Hospital are getting creative in the spirit of the Great British Bake Off being back on TV screens, with the announcement of a charity Bun in the Oven... read more

Charities benefit in memory of baby Betsy Rose

Charities benefit in memory of baby Betsy Rose

An unusual backdrop of a Coastguard Association helicopter was chosen for a major cheque presentation which took place on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at Bembridge Airport, Isle of Wight. The magnificent sum of £35,000... read more

Saving two lives in one heartbeat...

Saving two lives in one heartbeat...

In February 2016, Southampton Hospital Charity needed your help to raise £35,000 to purchase a cardiac ultrasound machine to scan the hearts of pregnant women who have cardiac problems, from early pregnancy, during... read more

More patients surviving severe injuries thanks to trauma network

More patients surviving severe injuries thanks to trauma network

More patients in the south are surviving life-threatening injuries thanks to the region’s trauma network. The Wessex Trauma Network is part of a national system which launched across the country in April 2012 and consists... read more

Adam's cancer story...

Adam's cancer story...

“They say lightening never strikes twice.   My elder brother had survived a very rare infant childhood brain tumour which had left him with severe learning difficulties.  After that a family thinks it’s... read more

Summer's story

Summer's story

“On 6th February, 2014 our lives were changed forever when our beautiful, kind, gentle 11 year old daughter Summer Isabella Cubitt was diagnosed with a rare blood related cancer called T Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.... read more

Children's cancer... Felix's story

Children's cancer... Felix's story

We knew that something wasn’t quite right with Felix. He was often complaining of pains in his heels, seemed particularly tired and rather over-emotional. He was just not his usual upbeat, cheery self. This went on for a month... read more

Our London to Brighton cyclists

Our London to Brighton cyclists

Good luck to our ten London to Brighton cyclists who will be taking on the 54 mile bike ride this weekend. We wish you a speedy race or relaxed ramble through the countryside depending on how wish to take on the challenge!... read more

Cutting off the locks for cancer

Cutting off the locks for cancer

A teenager whose mum was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last year is donating her own hair to help children with the disease.  Alannah Smigielska-Philips, from Salisbury, lost 12 inches of her strawberry blond... read more

Spinnaker Tower abseil for Seth

Spinnaker Tower abseil for Seth

On Bank Holiday Monday a large group of family and friends gathered at the top of the Spinnaker Tower to "Abseil for Seth" - a brave 8-year-old cancer sufferer. As a result £9,000 was raised for the regional... read more

Help transform our children's cancer centre

Help transform our children's cancer centre

Staff and patients at University Hospital Southampton are urging members of the public to support a final push to help transform its pioneering children’s cancer centre. Work on the £1.7 million scheme to renovate... read more

Write your will month this September

Write your will month this September

Following on from the success of last year's Write Your Will Month, which raised money for various ward and department charity projects, throughout September 2016 we will be encouraging supporters to have their wills professionally... read more

Southampton’s new haematology day unit open three years

Southampton’s new haematology day unit open three years

The 28th August 2016 marks the day that the new haematology day unit at Southampton General Hospital was officially opened in 2013 by Lady Brabourne, President of Southampton Hospital Charity. This was made possible by the community... read more

Soul Sisters raising awareness of brain aneurysms

Soul Sisters raising awareness of brain aneurysms

Michelle Williams and Lisa Slaymaker, set up Soul Sisters in a bid to encourage politicians to back a national awareness day for those suffering with and affected by brain aneurysms, were invited to talk to They are urging... read more

Winning charity lottery grant projects

Winning charity lottery grant projects

Southampton Hospital Charity runs a weekly lottery for only £1 a week where players are issued a unique number, and players can win between £40-£200, plus the rollover currently stands at around £8,000... read more

Diabetes won’t beat me!

Diabetes won’t beat me!

So why on earth has Kelly Carden and fifteen others including the diabetes team at Southampton General Hospital decided to cycle 187miles over four days from London to Paris?  Kelly Carden, 33, from Southampton was diagnosed... read more

Latest newsletter now available

Latest newsletter now available

Our latest newsletter is now available to be downloaded, and should be hitting doorsteps in August. In this issue you will find: A case study on our PLANETS fund, which has recently helped us to be the first hospital... read more

Children’s Hospital teams save Jack’s life

Children’s Hospital teams save Jack’s life

On the morning of 17 May 2014, 14 year old Jack Brown’s life was turned upside down when what he thought was a migraine turned out to be a bleed on his brain. A resident of Jersey, Jack had gone swimming at the local... read more

Riding for our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Riding for our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Congratulations to the Matthew’s tribute bike ride cyclists for raising £2,380. The riders took on the 90 miles from Banbury to Southampton to show support for the hospitals where their son was treated. Matthew... read more

Charity ‘Games Night’ bags over £2,000

Charity ‘Games Night’ bags over £2,000

It was laughter, fundraising and games galore as two Portchester ladies proudly raised £2,005.03 for Southampton Hospital Charity’s Neurological Department (brain tumour research fund). Both ladies have had dealings... read more

New charity fundraising offices

New charity fundraising offices

We are now fully set up and settled into our new charity fundraising offices in Southampton General Hospital. Make sure you come over to see us to find out more about the charity, our events, and to donate money. All contact... read more

Robbiesrow 400mile kayak challenge

Robbiesrow 400mile kayak challenge

Good luck to Harry and Mark who will later this week will be kayaking 400 miles for Southampton Hospital Charity because children with brain tumours need rehabilitation. Robbie's dad Mark and elder brother Harry will kayak... read more

Hospital Trust named specialist centre for brain tumour treatment

Hospital Trust named specialist centre for brain tumour treatment

Cancer experts at Southampton’s teaching hospitals are set to perform some of the most advanced and specialist forms of treatment for brain tumours. University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has been selected... read more

Cancer patients fast-paced challenge

Cancer patients fast-paced challenge

Cancer patients Jo Green and Rachel Burch joined a team of 50 other patients, nurses, doctors and friends from around Southampton to ride from London to Paris in 24 hours. Inspired to raise awareness of neuroendocrine cancer... read more

Airport run success

Airport run success

Well done to all of the runners who took part in the Where There's A Will airport run yesterday (26 June 2016). As well as supporting the General Intensive Care Unit in Southampton, we also had runners taking part for other... read more

Southampton clinicians pioneer use of revolutionary cancer device

Southampton clinicians pioneer use of revolutionary cancer device

Cancer experts at Southampton’s teaching hospitals are set to become the first in the UK to use a revolutionary mobile device to deliver radiotherapy during surgery.   The Mobetron is the first portable system... read more

Charities launch #2MillionSteps appeal

Charities launch #2MillionSteps appeal

The Murray Parish Trust and Southampton Hospital Charity aim to raise £2 million for new children’s emergency and trauma department, serving the South of England. The Murray Parish Trust (charity partner of Southampton... read more

Team Fitique take on Majorca’s Ironman competition

Team Fitique take on Majorca’s Ironman competition

Team Fitique from Alresford take 3rd place in the Women’s Team  event in Majorca’s Ironman last weekend. You would be forgiven for thinking that entering an event in Majorca in May would mean good weather.... read more

Kitty’s Room open for bereaved parents

Kitty’s Room open for bereaved parents

Losing a child is unthinkable, but sadly it does happen. Parents Emma and Martin Brewer wanted to leave a legacy for their daughter, Kitty May, who was born sleeping on 29 April 2015, by raising money to help refurbish the quiet... read more

Southampton Hospital Charity calls on community to talk about dying

Southampton Hospital Charity calls on community to talk about dying

Southampton Hospital Charity held a talk with funeral director Jonathan Terry to discuss what happens after you die, plus solicitors Kiteley’s spoke to staff about the importance of having a will. These events are part... read more

Southampton accountants limber up for walk

Southampton accountants limber up for walk

A team of over 50 walkers from the Southampton office of RSM plus clients, friends and family are hoping to raise more than £10,000 for Southampton Hospital Charity by completing the entire South Downs Way. The team... read more

Southampton children's heart unit rated among UK's top performers

Southampton children's heart unit rated among UK's top performers

The children’s heart unit at Southampton’s teaching hospitals has been rated one of the best-performing centres in the UK in a new national report.   The latest National Congenital Heart Disease Audit Report,... read more

Hundreds turn out to celebrate the life of Hiliary Jarman

Hundreds turn out to celebrate the life of Hiliary Jarman

Hilary Jarman was admitted to the Neurology intensive care unit, and transferred to the General intensive care unit where she sadly passed away this February following a short illness.  In memory of his wife, Chris... read more

Lottery grant available for staff

Lottery grant available for staff

Southampton Hospital Charity aims to enhance the services and facilities provided at Southampton General and the Princess Anne Hospitals.     The money raised from the charity’s weekly lottery will be available... read more

Ordnance Survey staff raise £25,800

Ordnance Survey staff raise £25,800

Yesterday (25 April 2016) staff from Ordnance Survey, plus two little helpers, visited Princess Anne Hospital to present Holding Little Hands (a fund of Southampton Hospital Charity) with a £25,885.85 donation, after... read more

Meet our Southampton half marathon army

Meet our Southampton half marathon army

For the second year running, we have an army of runners tackling the ABP Southampton 10km and half marathon. Over 50 runners will be taking our name, and sporting our running vests in a gallant effort to pound the streets... read more

Appeal success for maternity cardiac services

Appeal success for maternity cardiac services

We are delighted with the amazing response to our appeal for the maternity echo machine scanner from our wonderful community fundraisers. With the events that have taken place, and those planned in the next few months, we are due to smash... read more

Taking on Brighton for children’s nephrology

Taking on Brighton for children’s nephrology

Joel Burns is taking on the Brighton Marathon this weekend: “To say the charity is close to my heart is an understatement really. Without the professional expertise and care my twin boys Finlay and Felix received at Princess... read more

Bartons Primary School sponsored walk

Bartons Primary School sponsored walk

On Wednesday 23 March the children of Bartons Primary School, North Bersted, took part in a sponsored walk in aid of Southampton Hospital Charity.  Every child and adult in the school donned their walking shoes and set out on five... read more

Life given back a decade ago through transplant...

Life given back a decade ago through transplant...

Allan Glass, 71, from Holbury Southampton continues to live the life of Riley after a successful bone marrow transplant ten years ago. Engineer Allan started feeling tired in 2004 and after visiting the doctor, within days... read more

Egg-streme donations bring joy at Easter

Egg-streme donations bring joy at Easter

This year Southampton Hospital Charity have been overwhelmed by not only the generosity of our local population, but also from those further afield. We have had in excess of 3,000 Easter eggs delivered to the charity offices!... read more

Write you will month success

Write you will month success

Our thanks to all of the Solicitors who took part in our Write Your Will Month in 2015. Twelve local solicitors waived their usual fees throughout September in exchange for a donation to the charity. A grand total of £3,500... read more

Eastleigh Football Club players get their kit off

Eastleigh Football Club players get their kit off

Footballers came off the pitch and onto the catwalk to raise thousands for people who have suffered a stroke. Eastleigh Football Club’s first team took their kit off for a charity fashion show to help create a special... read more

Chancellor agrees £2 million investment in children's Emergency Department

Chancellor agrees £2 million investment in children's Emergency Department

Say Yes George campaign results in £2 million match funding for Southampton’s new Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department. In January 2016, Southampton Hospital Charity and charity partners The Murray... read more

Hospital heroes winners announced

Hospital heroes winners announced

Doctors, nurses, researchers, support staff and volunteers were among those championed at the climax of the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Hospital Heroes awards. The glamorous ceremony paid tribute... read more

Grant helps playtime and Easter activities for cardiac patients

Grant helps playtime and Easter activities for cardiac patients

The E1 Ocean Ward supporting child cardiac patients in a specialist ward at Southampton General Hospital has been awarded a grant of £2,500 to Southampton Hospital Charity from MAXIMUS Foundation UK to continue providing... read more

Doctor links up with campaigning chef to help people with kidney disease

Doctor links up with campaigning chef to help people with kidney disease

A doctor based at Southampton’s teaching hospitals has joined forces with campaigning chef Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurants to provide a meal option for people with kidney disease. Dr Arvind Nagra, a consultant nephrologist... read more

Trio to take on half marathon

Trio to take on half marathon

A family from Hedge End are hoping to go the extra-mile to raise money and awareness for the Cardiac High Dependency Unit at Southampton General Hospital.  Three brothers from the Smith family, Kevin (37), Dan (34) and Matt... read more

Brain specialists first in Europe to perform scans and surgery at bedside

Brain specialists first in Europe to perform scans and surgery at bedside

Brain specialists at Southampton's university hospitals are the first in Europe to provide life-saving resuscitation, imaging and surgery at patients' bedsides.   Clinicians on the neurointensive care unit (NICU) at Southampton... read more

Plans unveiled for new £5m children's emergency department

Plans unveiled for new £5m children's emergency department

Bosses at Southampton’s teaching hospitals have unveiled plans for a new children’s emergency and trauma department for patients across the South of England. The £4.8 million project will include the development... read more

Read our latest newsletter...

Read our latest newsletter...

Welcome to the latest issue of Charity Matters. We are thrilled to announce that the fundraising team will be moving into Southampton General Hospital in June-July 2016, and will be located behind security on C level near... read more

Saving two lives in one heartbeat...

Saving two lives in one heartbeat...

We need YOUR help to raise £30,000 to purchase a cardiac ultrasound machine to scan the hearts of pregnant women who have cardiac problems, from early pregnancy, during pregnancy and even after the baby is born. Dr... read more

Stolen bike won’t stop our fundraisers...

Stolen bike won’t stop our fundraisers...

Jo Green has been an avid supporter of our PLANETS fund (Pancreatic, Liver and NeuroEndocrine Tumours) for a number of years and has already raised thousands of pounds for us. Having just unwrapped a new road bike from Santa,... read more

New home for the Major Trauma Team

New home for the Major Trauma Team

Southampton General Hospital is a designated major trauma centre, and is one of only two places in the south of England to offer adults and children full onsite major trauma care provision by multi-disciplinary teams. Suzie... read more

Seize the New Year: RUN for Southampton Hospital Charity

Seize the New Year: RUN for Southampton Hospital Charity

Join our running team and together we’ll do great things for our local NHS health services.   So far we have 11 people taking on this year’s Brighton Marathon, and 29 people running the Southampton Half... read more

Artwork proves a hit for intensive care patients

Artwork proves a hit for intensive care patients

We believe that art has an important role to play in the healing process for patient wellbeing, and relatives of those in hospital. The General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) at Southampton General Hospital looks after around... read more

Southampton’s maternity services among country’s top performers

Southampton’s maternity services among country’s top performers

New mums have rated Southampton's Princess Anne Hospital and the New Forest Birth Centre among the country’s top performers in a national survey on the quality of maternity services in England.  As part of the Care... read more

The surprising benefits of running...

The surprising benefits of running...

Why not make 2016 your year for joining in with a charity run. We have distances to suit everyone from children’s runs to adult runs of 10 miles, half marathons, and full marathons. Don’t forget there are plenty... read more

Helistrat raises festive funds for Piam Brown Ward

Helistrat raises festive funds for Piam Brown Ward

This December Helistrat staff have been festively fundraising for Piam Brown Ward, the regional paediatric oncology and haematology centre for the Wessex region based in Southampton General Hospital. As part of the hospital’s... read more

Woolston Bowling Green donation for children with kidney failure

Woolston Bowling Green donation for children with kidney failure

Arthur Draper became the president of the Woolston Bowling Green at the start of 2015, and chose to support the G4 ward as their charity of the year.  His family unfortunately contracted H.U.S., a nasty e.coli infection... read more

Hampshire Players spread festive joy this Christmas

Hampshire Players spread festive joy this Christmas

Six of the Hampshire squad and staff from the Ageas Bowl visited hospital on Wednesday 16 December to spread the festive joy this Christmas.  Organised by the club’s official charity, Hampshire Cricket in the Community,... read more

Merry Christmas from the charity team

Merry Christmas from the charity team

'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the hospital, Not a person was stirring, which was fairly impossible; The stockings were hung for the neonatal’s with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon arrive... read more

Shining Stars Carol Service celebrations

Shining Stars Carol Service celebrations

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Shining Stars Carol Service last week.  I am sure you will agree it was a lovely evening, with beautiful readings by patients and some of our fundraisers.  Thanks to the Ordnance... read more

Revolutionary Southampton brain pressure test to be used by British astronaut

Revolutionary Southampton brain pressure test to be used by British astronaut

A revolutionary brain pressure test developed by doctors in Southampton is set to be used in space by UK astronaut Major Tim Peake, who will blast-off on his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday 15 December. Known... read more

Scooter clubs donate to paediatric patients

Scooter clubs donate to paediatric patients

RIDERS donned festive outfits and jumped on their trusty scooters to bring cheer to poorly girls and boys in Southampton. The Wimpson Old Boys Scooter Club joined forces with New Forest Scooter Club for the annual Southampton... read more

Sahara desert challenge of a lifetime

Sahara desert challenge of a lifetime

Morocco in brief: By Jonathan Tate Eleven strangers. A Brit who lost himself so the rest of us could find ourselves. A Berber guide. A soldier, An artist, A down to earth family of three. Two spirited friends. A lady full... read more

Southampton golf day raises £3,000

Southampton golf day raises £3,000

The sun was shining for the annual Bitterne Park Golf Society charity day for Southampton Hospital Charity’s neonatal unit fund. The event, held at Southampton Municipal Golf Club, was packed full of fun and entertainment,... read more

Strictly theme helps R3 annual dinner raise £3,000

Strictly theme helps R3 annual dinner raise £3,000

The Southern Committee of R3 took to the dance floor during its annual dinner for the Southern region, raising £3,000 for the Stroke Unit at Southampton General Hospital in the process.  The committee, which brings... read more

Wessex Neurological Centre celebrates fifty years

Wessex Neurological Centre celebrates fifty years

The Wessex Neurological Centre based in Southampton General Hospital is celebrating its 50th birthday. Much has changed over the last half decade since the unit was first opened its doors on 17 November 1965.   The... read more

Saints Football Club partnership

Saints Football Club partnership

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to Southampton Football Club, better known to fans as the Saints, for choosing Southampton Hospital Charity as one of their charity of the years. This means that we can allocate out official... read more

Spectre night a huge success

Spectre night a huge success

“Good morning, my name is Bond...James Bond.”   A huge thank you to all our 184 avid Bond fans who attended our charity screening of the new 007 James Bond Spectre film on Friday 6 November.  The... read more

Twenty years of Southampton Hospital Charity

Twenty years of Southampton Hospital Charity

Southampton Hospital Charity officially started on 10 November 1995, and successfully re-launched in March 2008. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now raises over £2.2 million a year. Richard Corden,... read more

Intensive care patients in Southampton have best chance of survival

Intensive care patients in Southampton have best chance of survival

Patients being treated in intensive care at Southampton have the best chance in the country of surviving the most serious illnesses and injuries. The latest Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre report showed... read more

Shining Stars Christmas Appeal

Shining Stars Christmas Appeal

Get involved this Christmas by: • Making a dedication for your loved one or our hospital staff • Joining us for our annual carol service   As the winter season approaches and our thoughts turn to celebrations,... read more

Buy your charity Christmas cards here

Buy your charity Christmas cards here

We are delighted to announce four new Christmas card designs for 2015. The Christmas Tree Snowman’s Party Village Shop The Nativity     ... read more

Hospital charity team celebrates football success

Hospital charity team celebrates football success

Football team Southampton Hospital Charity XI came out 3-2 winners over rivals Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital at Hampshire FA’s HQ Winklebury Way earlier this month. The first competitive match between the teams,... read more

Raising £5,000 for children with Cystic Fibrosis

Raising £5,000 for children with Cystic Fibrosis

Breathe In… Sing Out!, a concert held at The Point in Eastleigh on 10 October, has raised over £5,000 for children with Cystic Fibrosis in Hampshire. A group of community fundraisers, collectively known as Caden’s... read more

Damian’s Hats That Help

Damian’s Hats That Help

Husband and wife team Damian Brasher and Marisa McClelland conceived the idea of making ‘Hats that Help’ with the aim of raising money to support C3 ward at Southampton General Hospital, and donating the money... read more

Ken raises money for radiotherapy unit

Ken raises money for radiotherapy unit

Retired bank manager Ken Hewitt (75) of St Lawrence, Jersey, has walked 96 miles from Milngavie (north of Glasgow) to Fort Williams. He completed this challenge over eight days, with daily walks of around 14 miles. In 2015... read more

Zombie running couple raising money for children’s hospital

Zombie running couple raising money for children’s hospital

Emma (28) and husband David (28) live in Sandown on the Isle of Wight. They come from a close knit family, and when their niece Sophie was born prematurely in 2014 and needed specialist medical treatment from the G4 paediatric... read more

September bumper month for hospital legacy gifts

September bumper month for hospital legacy gifts

Not only is September Southampton Hospital Charity’s annual Write Your Will Month, but this year autumn has brought a windfall in the form of a £150,000.00 legacy gift.  The gift will be used to provide... read more

Trekking the vast Sahara Desert

Trekking the vast Sahara Desert

The Sahara desert is the largest dry desert on the planet covering over 4,800km, and is almost as large as the United States or China. For its second year, Southampton Hospital Charity have offered the challenge of a lifetime... read more

Trauma victim families to receive overnight packs

Trauma victim families to receive overnight packs

People who face unexpected overnight stays at the Wessex Neurological Intensive Care Unit when visiting family members can now access a special pack without the need to buy basic everyday items after a link up with a local... read more

NHS staff donning their running shoes

NHS staff donning their running shoes

A mix of ten doctors and nurses have been training hard, and this weekend will be putting all their hard work to the test as they take on the New Forest half marathon and 10km run. This Sunday our liver and gastroenterology... read more

September is childhood cancer awareness month

September is childhood cancer awareness month

Childhood cancer awareness month takes place every September, and Southampton Hospital Charity wants to help raise awareness of childhood cancer, how it affects families, as well as some of the signs and symptoms that parents... read more

Help raise £5000 by having your will written

Help raise £5000 by having your will written

Help raise £5000 to beat cancer by having your will written this September   Throughout September, Southampton Hospital Charity is inviting supporters to have their will professionally written or updated in exchange... read more

The time for reflection...

The time for reflection...

Our thanks go to legacy ambassador Sue Jameson for hosting a wonderful legacy event at Waitrose’s Leckford Estate recently. As well as being treated to a guided tour of the world famous Water Gardens, guests enjoyed... read more

Retinal screening for diabetic patients receives a cash boost

Retinal screening for diabetic patients receives a cash boost

Earlier this year, Southampton Hospital Charity offered staff at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust the chance to bid for two grants that had become available. One successful bid was by the retinal screening... read more

New heart scanner to help children with heart problems

New heart scanner to help children with heart problems

Doctors in Southampton will be able to better diagnose children with heart problems thanks to a charity appeal led by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Southampton Hospital Charity. The appeal, which was launched in January... read more

Quirke wedding with a difference...

Quirke wedding with a difference...

Southampton Hospital Charity want to say a massive congratulations and thank you to Sam and Amelia Quirke who got married on 25 July. As a thank you for Amelia’s open heart surgery, and subsequent after care, the couple... read more

Helistrat Thunder Run Raises a Thousand Pounds

Helistrat Thunder Run Raises a Thousand Pounds

Last month Helistrat took part in the Adidas 24 hour Thunder Run, taking thousands of strides to raise a thousand pounds for Piam Brown Ward, the regional Paediatric Cancer Unit at Southampton General Hospital. Helistrat’s... read more

Sir Chris Hoy raises money for Southampton Children’s Hospital

Sir Chris Hoy raises money for Southampton Children’s Hospital

Olympic cycling legend and Nissan brand ambassador Sir Chris Hoy is backing a bid to help raise thousands of pounds for a children's hospital in Southampton. The six-time gold medallist said neonatal intensive care units... read more

NCS group donates to children’s hospital

NCS group donates to children’s hospital

Southampton Hospital would like to thank one of the National Citizen Service (NCS) groups in the south for their hard work. The group raised a staggering £1,002.71 for the Paediatric Medical Unit in Southampton’s... read more

Urology unit cycling for Southampton patients

Urology unit cycling for Southampton patients

Thirteen staff from the Urology Day Unit at Southampton General Hospital are taking on the gruelling 54 mile London to Brighton bike ride in September. These dedicated NHS staff will be putting the pedal to the metal to raise... read more

Encouraging the monkey in all of us...!

Encouraging the monkey in all of us...!

‘Monkey’ is a popular character in the Monkey Wellbeing books which are widely used within schools around England. These feature interactive games and activities designed to teach young children how to use the NHS and prepare... read more

London to Paris challenge for paediatric nurse

London to Paris challenge for paediatric nurse

In early September, staff nurse Laura Windle, from Winchester will be taking on a cycling challenge of a lifetime. Laura comments: “I have been a paediatric nurse for five and half years, and currently work in the Emergency... read more

Hospital children help design Miss Hampshire’s dress

Hospital children help design Miss Hampshire’s dress

On Saturday, Larissa Hirst (Miss Hampshire) held an arts and crafts day at Southampton Children’s Hospital with her boyfriend Ian and stepmum Carol.  Larissa comments: “They are both survivors of cancer... read more

New research into the spread of pancreatic cancer begins

New research into the spread of pancreatic cancer begins

New research into the spread of cancerous cells, funded by PLANETS (Pancreatic, liver and neuroendocrine tumours), Pancreatic Cancer UK and the Masonic Samaritan Fund, is under way at the University of Southampton.  Dr... read more

Children getting creative with Miss Hampshire

Children getting creative with Miss Hampshire

Being stuck in a hospital can be a really boring time for the children in the Southampton Children’s Hospital.  There is really nothing like being at home, however this weekend, the children are in for a treat. On... read more

Join our annual Bursledon House strawberry fayre

Join our annual Bursledon House strawberry fayre

Bursledon House’s family friendly fayre will be held on Saturday 4 July between 1.30pm – 4.00pm at the unit.  This year we have a range of activities including: Tombola Cake sale Raffle    All... read more

'Ice ball' technique used to treat prostate cancer

'Ice ball' technique used to treat prostate cancer

Clinicians at Southampton’s university hospitals are set to use a revolutionary technique to treat prostate cancer which involves freezing it with an ‘ice ball’ on the end of a needle. Tim Dudderidge, a consultant... read more

Couple’s tribute to son Teddy for the Neonatal Unit

Couple’s tribute to son Teddy for the Neonatal Unit

Losing a child is a terrible thing, but losing a baby only six days old is heart breaking. Claire Eveleigh (29) and Connor Jocelyn (19) wanted to do something positive to remember their son, Teddy.  Claire, said; “We... read more

£21,000 donation to the adult cystic fibrosis unit

£21,000 donation to the adult cystic fibrosis unit

Silver Lining’s HR Manager, Debbie Packer was proud to donate £21,000 to the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit fund of Southampton Hospital Charity.  Debbie, 27, from Whiteley, organised a fantastic charity ball... read more

Staff talk about bereavement

Staff talk about bereavement

As part of National Dying Matters awareness week, Southampton Hospital Charity hosted a lunchtime talk at Southampton General Hospital in order to raise awareness about bereavement leave and issues surrounding the loss of a child.  Keynote... read more

Southampton Macmillan Centre celebrating 10 years

Southampton Macmillan Centre celebrating 10 years

Southampton General Hospital is one of only 12 oncology centres in the UK, serving a population of around 1.7 million people.  The hospital is developing as a global centre of excellence and is treating more and more... read more

Ball raises £1,895 in memory of cancer patient

Ball raises £1,895 in memory of cancer patient

Sadly nursery worker Leanne McDowell, 36, lost her battle with cancer, but her friends and family have rallied around to support the hospital where she received her treatment. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Friend,... read more

Paula Radcliffe hails ‘inspirational’ women

Paula Radcliffe hails ‘inspirational’ women

Legendary athlete Paula Radcliffe today met inspirational women who are taking part in this year’s Morrisons Great South Run. Paula was at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard in her role as Great Run’s ambassador... read more

Fabulous fashion show spectacular

Fabulous fashion show spectacular

Thursday night was a fun filled night of fashion and fundraising for Southampton Hospital Charity.    The Grand Café hosted our annual L K Bennett fashion show, which offered a three course meal, raffle,... read more

Tough mudder challenge for PLANETS

Tough mudder challenge for PLANETS

PLANETS is dedicated to defeating pancreatic, liver and neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs). The team have put together a crack team team of 23 doctors, surgeons, nurses, patients and supporters to take on the 10 mile Tough Mudder... read more

Our Southampton and London running army

Our Southampton and London running army

We want to say a massive thank you to our army of runners who took part in the Southampton 10k, Southampton half marathon, and London marathon on Sunday 26 April. We had six runners with their own places in the London Marathon,... read more

Your hospital, your charity, your £1

Your hospital, your charity, your £1

Everyday 10,000 people pass through the main entrance of Southampton General Hospital. These are visitors, patients, and staff. What if everyone donated just £1? Imagine the difference that could make. It costs £1.6... read more

Eggcellent Easter donations by hospital star

Eggcellent Easter donations by hospital star

Heather Parsons has recently been in the local headlines for stepping up to the People’s Choice Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza.  Now she is continuing to support Southampton Hospital Charity by waltzing and dancing... read more

Ordnance Survey supports our neonatal unit

Ordnance Survey supports our neonatal unit

Southampton Hospital Charity are proud to announce that we are the Ordnance Survey’s charity of the year starting today. Each year, Ordnance Survey staff get to vote for a corporate charity to support and put all of their... read more

A lasting gift in memory of Isaac

A lasting gift in memory of Isaac

Isaac Baker was just two years old when he died at the end of 2013.  A fund set up in his memory is helping to transform the lives of other children with life-limiting conditions. “We wanted something positive... read more

Taking on Southampton for children’s ward

Taking on Southampton for children’s ward

Richard Stapleton, from Lordswood, is raising money for the G3 children’s orthopaedic ward fund of Southampton Hospital Charity. He comments: “My daughter Lydia, now 14, has spent so much of her life on the G3 ward... read more

Southampton critical care nurses running through Paris

Southampton critical care nurses running through Paris

Kimberley Jarvis and a fellow nurse, Helen Lovell, work on the General Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital. They have challenged themselves to complete the 42km Paris marathon on Sunday 12th April. Kimberley... read more

Great British Bake Off success...

Great British Bake Off success...

Kate Henry, quarter finalist of the Great British Bake Off 2014, showed her support for Southampton Hospital Charity by supporting our birthday bake off! Suzie Simmons, fundraising manager, said: “Kate was also on hand... read more

Valley Girls fundraising exceeds all expectations

Valley Girls fundraising exceeds all expectations

We want to say a huge thank you to the Valley Girls cycling group. They set out to raise £40,000, and today their total stands at £60,754.68. What a huge amount and what a team!  The charities that they... read more

Miss Hampshire running the city half-marathon

Miss Hampshire running the city half-marathon

Larissa Hirst, 24, will be running the first ever Southampton half-marathon in April for the C3 Hamwic Ward at Southampton General Hospital. This ward is where 80% of chemotherapy patients receive their treatment for cancer.  Larissa... read more

Taking on the Sahara desert...

Taking on the Sahara desert...

We want to wish good luck to Tracy Wayman who is taking on the Sahara desert next week. She says: “I will be trekking just over 100km (60ish miles) over five days. This might sound a bit tough, but now throw the Sahara... read more

Support Jack Bristow on ITV's This Morning

Support Jack Bristow on ITV's This Morning

Nine-year-old Jack Bristow is one of the youngest boys in the world to be diagnosed with testicular cancer. A football injury revealed abnormal cells and the little lad's now had a testicle removed and two rounds of chemotherapy. On... read more

BBC'S Strictly Come Dancing charity special

BBC'S Strictly Come Dancing charity special

A volunteer at Southampton's teaching hospitals will begin her transition from the ward round to the ballroom when the BBC launches a special series of Strictly Come Dancing. Heather Parsons, who founded Where there's a Will*... read more

Maritimo Lounge restaurant supports Charity

Maritimo Lounge restaurant supports Charity

Maritimo Lounge will open at Admiral’s Quay tonight (Wednesday 25th February).  Loungers, the West Country based restaurant/café/bar group is to open a brand new site in Southampton.    To celebrate... read more

Skydiving for charity

Skydiving for charity

We want to say a much deserved WELL DONE done to Wayne Cross and mum Michele for jumping out of a plane for Southampton Hospital Charity! “Me and my mum are raising funds for the Macmillan Cancer Information Support... read more

Buddy’s Ball raising money for children’s playroom

Buddy’s Ball raising money for children’s playroom

Join us for this circus themed black tie event on Saturday 25 April at 7.00pm at the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel. Tickets cost only £55, which includes a three course meal and music to dance the night away to.  If... read more

Simulations saving premature babies lives every day

Simulations saving premature babies lives every day

Over the last four years, the medical staff in the neonatal unit at Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, have taken part in simulation training. These sessions allow them to train in a realistic clinical environment, and can help... read more

Providing distraction for children visiting hospitals

Providing distraction for children visiting hospitals

Staff at Southampton General Hospital have come up with an innovative idea to educate and distract the young visitors to the intensive care units. Claire Liddell, staff nurse comments: “I wanted to tailor an activity... read more

Walking the Test Way for children in hospital

Walking the Test Way for children in hospital

Well done to our eight trekkers who took on 25.5miles of the Test Way, completing the walk in seven hours and 20 minutes, with many blisters being picked up along the way! The money has been counted, and it was an amazing... read more

Cardiac machine to help save the lives of ill children

Cardiac machine to help save the lives of ill children

It is the state-of-the-art machine that can help save the lives of thousands of desperately ill youngsters. From newborn babies who are just too ill to be moved, to children facing complications from extensive heart surgeries... read more

Refectory ramblers raise money for children’s ward

Refectory ramblers raise money for children’s ward

Six modern day dinner ladies, known as the refectory ramblers, completed a sponsored walk along the Itchen navigation system near Winchester to raise money for the G4 children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital. Nan,... read more

Tesco staff donate toys and games

Tesco staff donate toys and games

Tesco staff donate toys and games to Southampton Hospital Charity….all delivered in a handmade sleigh! Each Christmas, Tesco supports Southampton Hospital Charity and the children’s wards. Staff at local Tesco... read more

Christmas joy for those in hospital

Christmas joy for those in hospital

Southampton Hospital Charity has been very fortunate to have been supported by so many generous companies and individuals throughout December to support our patients who will be in hospital over the Christmas and New Year... read more

Replacement presents for those stolen

Replacement presents for those stolen

We have been simply overwhelmed by the support we received over the Christmas period by our local community.  We saw the real low point of humanity with someone stealing the Playstation designed for use with the children... read more

Thieves steal Christmas presents from children's ward

Thieves steal Christmas presents from children's ward

They were the gifts that were meant to brighten up Christmas Day for dozens of sick children unable to be at home. But callous thieves have raided a locked cupboard on a children's ward at Southampton General Hospital packed... read more

Active Nation toy donation for hospital children

Active Nation toy donation for hospital children

Today members of Active Nation and their mascot, Chambers the Cat, have given out over 100 soft toys to children at Southampton General Hospital.    Fiona Delement, play specialist, comments: “We were thrilled... read more

Anchor Christmas tree donation

Anchor Christmas tree donation

Staff from Anchor care homes brought festive cheer to patients at the Southampton General Hospital when they presented them with a Christmas tree this week. Patients will have the main entrance to the hospital brightened... read more

Read your Shining Star dedications...

Read your Shining Star dedications...

As the winter season approaches and our thoughts turn to celebrations, remembrance and thanks, Southampton Hospital Charity would like to give you the opportunity to make a special dedication to a loved one. We invite... read more

Celebrating the unsung hospital heroes

Celebrating the unsung hospital heroes

It’s time to celebrate the unsung hospital heroes who go the extra mile to give their patients the best possible care. On Tuesday 18 November, the Daily Echo launched its Hospital Heroes campaign to celebrate the dedication... read more

Local solicitors raise over twice as much as expected!

Local solicitors raise over twice as much as expected!

Following the success of last years' Write Your Will Week, Southampton Hospital Charity held a month long fundraiser aimed at giving supporters the opportunity to have their will professionally written or updated.  Fifteen... read more

Salon raises £2,883 in support of daughters hospital care

Salon raises £2,883 in support of daughters hospital care

Georgia Hudson, 18, was diagnosed in April 2014 with a rare tumour called a pheochromocytoma. This meant that her adrenal gland was producing excess adrenaline, causing persistent high blood pressure. Pheochromocytoma tumours... read more

Autumn ball brings in £41,601.05 for Cystic Fibrosis Unit!

Autumn ball brings in £41,601.05 for Cystic Fibrosis Unit!

Debbie Packer, 27, from Whiteley, organised a fantastic charity ball in aid of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Southampton Hospital Charity’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit at  Southampton General Hospital.  Debbie... read more

Ball raises more than just sugar levels...

Ball raises more than just sugar levels...

In October, the diabetes team from Southampton General Hospital hosted the first Sugarfall Ball at Chilworth Manor. The generosity of our guests saw the team raise the incredible sum of £2,800 for Southampton Hospital... read more

Festival raises thousands for ward

Festival raises thousands for ward

A charity festival has raised thousands of pounds to thank the ward that has fought to save a little girl. Aimee Otworowski, who was born three months premature, has spent almost all her life in hospital after being diagnosed... read more

Brain surgery survivor takes on pier to pier challenge

Brain surgery survivor takes on pier to pier challenge

James Lane comments: “I was taken ill suddenly in September after a Haemorrhage was caused by a ruptured arteriovenous malformation (AMV) in my brain.  The neurology team at Southampton General Hospital looked... read more

Cancer patient fighting back and raising money

Cancer patient fighting back and raising money

Paul Clark, 32, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in September 2014. He had surgery two months ago, then found that the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. Paul, from Horndean, explains: “I was shocked when I was initially... read more

Daring nine year old climbs Snowdon

Daring nine year old climbs Snowdon

Nine year old Jack decided out of the blue he wanted to do something for charity.  He wanted to do something for a charity that had touched his family in some way. Jack chose to raise money for Southampton Hospital... read more

Well done to our champion runners!

Well done to our champion runners!

We want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of our runners who took part in the Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday 25 October, and the Great South Run on Sunday 26 October. The weather held out for you all, and have raised... read more

Blast from the past ball raises thousands for charity

Blast from the past ball raises thousands for charity

Karen Grist, 54, has shown her support after being diagnosed with cancer by organising the shades of 1920s ball. This year Karen has raised £2,600 for the Macmillan Centre fund of Southampton Hospital Charity. Karen... read more

Cardiac staff donned wedding dresses for the Southampton run or dye

Cardiac staff donned wedding dresses for the Southampton run or dye

There was a massive splash of colour this weekend when hundreds of people took to the streets of Southampton for the Run or Dye event. Included in the throng was the group called Bridezilla’s.    Amy Dawe... read more

Trekking the vast Sahara for charity

Trekking the vast Sahara for charity

The Sahara desert is the largest dry desert on the planet and is almost as large as the United States or China, covering over 4,800km.   This year, Southampton Hospital Charity have arranged and offered an overseas... read more

Mother running for the neonatal unit that saved her baby’s life

Mother running for the neonatal unit that saved her baby’s life

Southampton based Amy Daniels and her husband Mark had an unexpected Christmas present when their baby boy arrived prematurely on 17 December 2013, at 24 weeks and 3 days gestation.  William was born weighing 1lb 6oz (745g),... read more

Fake some noise for charity!

Fake some noise for charity!

Do you have a favourite song? Love singing along in the car? Why not put your skills to the test.... We want YOU to get involved and make your very own lip-sync video to your favourite song and help raise awareness for Global... read more

Ex-Saints player Radhi Jaïdi dons his football boots...

Ex-Saints player Radhi Jaïdi dons his football boots...

Ex-Saints player, Radhi Jaïdi, joined over 100 marine industry players to compete in Marine Advertising Agency’s annual 5-a-side football tournament raising £1,000 for G4 surgery ward at Southampton General... read more

Father & Grandfather running in memory of daughter Amber

Father & Grandfather running in memory of daughter Amber

Amber was born 15 weeks premature on 30 October 2013, and sadly passed away only five months old. To show their appreciation, both Father and Grandfather have donned their running shoes and are busy training for the Great... read more

Saints legend set to kick off hospital's annual open day

Saints legend set to kick off hospital's annual open day

Saints legend Francis Benali will kick off Southampton General Hospital’s annual open day on Saturday (27 September) before touring the site to meet staff, patients and visitors.   The event, which is now in its sixth... read more

Congratulations to all our bow tie bike riders!

Congratulations to all our bow tie bike riders!

On 13 and 14 September, a team of staff, patients and friends and family successfully cycled 200 miles in two days to raise money for a portable ultrasound device for the Southampton Paediatric Rheumatology Fund. It’s... read more

Duchess of Cornwall supports Snowdonia zipwire challenge

Duchess of Cornwall supports Snowdonia zipwire challenge

Naomi Drummond, 43, from Dorchester zipped down Mount Snowdon to raise money for Southampton Hospital Charity’s fund, PLANETS.   She aptly named the event ‘Naomi’s big girls don’t fly challenge’... read more

Southampton haematology day unit one year on…

Southampton haematology day unit one year on…

Where has the time gone? We cannot believe that it has already been a year since the Southampton haematology day unit was completed, and took its first patients. The Red & White Appeal was launched in 2008 by Southampton... read more

Brave five year old Jess fought off rare cancer

Brave five year old Jess fought off rare cancer

September is childhood cancer awareness month, so Southampton Hospital Charity is raising awareness of childhood cancer, how it affects families, as well as some of the signs and symptoms that parents need to be aware off. Around... read more

Protect your loved ones by writing or updating your will

Protect your loved ones by writing or updating your will

Throughout September, Southampton Hospital Charity is inviting supporters to have their will professionally written or updated in exchange for a small donation to the charity.   The donation will buy you the time to sit and discuss... read more

Intrepid cyclists aiming to raise £22,000

Intrepid cyclists aiming to raise £22,000

A team of staff, patients and friends and family will be cycling 200 miles in two days to raise £22,000 for a portable ultrasound device for the Southampton Paediatric Rheumatology Fund.  The Bow Tie Bike Ride... read more

Hair today… gone tomorrow

Hair today… gone tomorrow

Aduma Massari, from Farnham, is a budding fundraiser, having raised money to support cancer research charities, including Southampton Hospital Charity’s Piam Brown cancer unit.   The Piam Brown unit is the regional... read more

PLANETS receive a year of support from Sainsbury’s Hedge End

PLANETS receive a year of support from Sainsbury’s Hedge End

PLANETS to receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from the store’s colleagues and customers. Sainsbury’s Hedge End has announced that PLANETS will receive a year’s worth of fundraising... read more

We've teamed up with Streetlife to raise funds

We've teamed up with Streetlife to raise funds

We’ve teamed up with Streetlife to raise funds for Southampton Hospital Charity and help build a stronger community.   Streetlife is Britain’s neighbourly social network: a free and simple website that... read more

Local restaurant celebrates 2nd birthday for charity

Local restaurant celebrates 2nd birthday for charity

The Food Factory celebrated its second birthday throughout June. The restaurant decided to raise money for Southampton Hospital Charity to celebrate the occasion.   Carl Tiffin, Sales Marketing Manager, said: “We... read more

Giant teddy donated to raise money for neonatal unit

Giant teddy donated to raise money for neonatal unit

Five year old Chloe Nicholls was on a winning streak at the end of June when she took part in her school fete and came away with more than expected.   Mother, Sue, explains: “Both Chloe and her sister Hollie,... read more

On the move… Rocky Rollers getting mobile for charity

On the move… Rocky Rollers getting mobile for charity

Nine plucky pensioners, known as the Rocky Rollers, got on their mobility scooters to raise money for the special care baby units in Southampton General Hospital, and the neonatal unit at Portsmouth Hospital. They left other... read more

NHS chief executive abseils for hospital charity

NHS chief executive abseils for hospital charity

Fiona Dalton has plucked up the courage to abseil 100 metres down the side of the iconic Spinnaker Tower to raise money to support cancer awareness and research.   Money raised from the event will be donated to the PLANETS... read more

Children entertained in hospital thanks to charitable donations

Children entertained in hospital thanks to charitable donations

A new interactive floor has been added to the children’s outpatient department to act as a distraction before the children have to undergo hospital appointments.   Michaela Taplin, Health Care Assistant, said:... read more

Hedge End Medical Centre End to End cycle ride

Hedge End Medical Centre End to End cycle ride

Doctors have cycled from Lands End to Hedge End for Southampton Hospital Charity to raise money for a new portable CT scanner.   Richard Percival ‘Percy’ was a GP who died from a stroke in 2013, aged 47. His final... read more

Nurse to face her fears in skydive for neonatal unit

Nurse to face her fears in skydive for neonatal unit

Wendy Guard is a nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at St Richards Hospital in Chichester.   Wendy explains why she is doing the tandem skydive for Southampton Hospital Charity… “I'm one of the lucky ones.... read more

Rare inflammatory brain disease leads to £13,233 donation

Rare inflammatory brain disease leads to £13,233 donation

Gemma Downton from Dorchester was rushed to hospital in November 2012 with a suspected stroke. Gemma’s condition worsened and the next day she was transferred to the specialist Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton... read more

Thank you for voting for us…

Thank you for voting for us…

The G3 children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital benefitted from a cheque from Asda for £200.   This formed part of the Asda Southampton store’s ‘Community Life’ project. Southampton... read more

Starbucks supports charity endevours

Starbucks supports charity endevours

Local Starbucks in Southampton has supported the Southampton Hospital Charity C3 Hamwic ward appeal to raise £15,000 for new waiting area chairs. Over the course of the week, Starbucks have held various events to encourage... read more

Charity fashion show spectacular

Charity fashion show spectacular

Southampton Hospital Charity successfully held our first ever fashion show last week. With ladies showing off the latest trends from L K Bennett, and music by Max Hutton, a Michael Buble tribute act, the evening went off with... read more

Towering challenge awaits for injured Royal Marine cyclist

Towering challenge awaits for injured Royal Marine cyclist

A serving Royal Marines Officer from Winchester is about to embark on one of the greatest charity cycle rides of his lifetime following a near-fatal accident last summer. Major Paul Spanner, Royal Marine comments: “Last... read more

Thank you for our cracking Easter donations

Thank you for our cracking Easter donations

This year we have been overwhelmed with Easter egg donations to our hospital so from everyone at Southampton Hospital Charity and our patients - thank you!   Easter is one of the festive times of the year where you would... read more

Festive chocolates for the elderly in hospital

Festive chocolates for the elderly in hospital

Granger Smith Consulting donated fifty festive Easter eggs on Tuesday 15 April to the elderly care wards at Southampton General Hospital. Speaking about the donation, Simon Smith, managing director at Granger Smith Consulting,... read more

Bluestar buses sell cakes for local hospital charity

Bluestar buses sell cakes for local hospital charity

Who else saw the large blue double decker Bluestar bus parked in Southampton on Friday 21 March with accompanying cake sale?   Why you ask? It was all in aid of Southampton Hospital Charity who have been celebrating... read more

Breast cancer surgery gets digital boost

Breast cancer surgery gets digital boost

Breast cancer surgeons at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust have recently upgraded operating theatre equipment to view digital mammography thanks to a legacy gift left to Southampton Hospital Charity. Southampton... read more

Charity birthday cake sale success

Charity birthday cake sale success

Wow what a day we have had - we have completely sold out of cakes! This has been a fitting end to the day to celebrate our sixth birthday and the £11.5 million we have raised to use within Southampton General Hospital... read more

Thank you for helping Southampton Hospital Charity raise over £11.5 million in six years

Thank you for helping Southampton Hospital Charity raise over £11.5 million in six years

While originally established on 10 November 1995, Southampton Hospital Charity was re-launched on 11 March 2008 for the sole purpose of improving the health and wellbeing of NHS patients who use the hospitals or related services... read more

Parents given space so they can be with their premature babies

Parents given space so they can be with their premature babies

After over three years of fundraising, the time has come where parents of babies born early can stay in the unit to be close to their newborn babies. In 2010, neonatal staff at Princess Anne Hospital came up with an idea... read more

Cake sales to be held to celebrate hospital charity

Cake sales to be held to celebrate hospital charity

Have you been inspired by the Great Bake Off to get baking? Maybe you want to see if it is as easy as they make it seem…! Throughout March, Southampton Hospital Charity is asking for people to get creative and start... read more

NHS Change Day is coming 3 March 2014

NHS Change Day is coming 3 March 2014

NHS Change Day started with a single tweet in 2012. A small group of NHS staff decided they wanted to do something better together and reached out to others.    A real social movement was born and an amazing 189,000... read more

Vote for your Hospital Heroes

Vote for your Hospital Heroes

This year you decide who wins the Hospital Heroes team of the year and employee of the year award.  To cast your vote choose from the winners of team of the month and text the team number to 70007. Texts cost £1... read more

Simplyhealth staff donate to Southampton Hospital Charity

Simplyhealth staff donate to Southampton Hospital Charity

In a world where so many people can't be bothered, we're proud that staff at Simplyhealth Andover could be! Southampton Hospital Charity has received a donation for £800 to Southampton General Hospital and Princess... read more

While there’s still time: writing about putting things right

While there’s still time: writing about putting things right

Regrets? I’ve had a few... Life is shockingly unpredictable and too often ends before we’ve told our nearest and dearest how much we love them. Life can disappear before we’ve even thought to register a will... read more

Win up to £10,000

Win up to £10,000

The current Southampton Hospital Charity lottery is going through some changes. As from 4 April, we will be relaunching our lottery. Victoria Greenshields, fundraising manager, comments: “The charity raises funds... read more

Teacher running to raise money in memory of pupil

Teacher running to raise money in memory of pupil

Teacher Laura Tovey is taking on the gruelling 26.2miles in the Brighton marathon in memory of pupil Olivia Winter, 10, who died last year. Laura comments: “I am a teacher at Heathfield Special School in Fareham. I've... read more

Father of three to trek the Sahara for his son Jacob

Father of three to trek the Sahara for his son Jacob

Later this year, Basingstoke family man, Jonathon Tate, will trek across the Sahara desert to raise money for Southampton General Hospital. “In June 2013 my son Jacob got ill and was coughing with a high fever. Despite... read more

Undiagnosed bleed on the brain led to charity donation

Undiagnosed bleed on the brain led to charity donation

Last October Lois Fitzgerald, 22, was rushed to hospital with symptoms of a stroke. This turned out to be a serious bleed on the brain which required immediate medical treatment. Lois’ uncle took part in Movember to raise... read more

Active Nation helps to bring January joy to children in Southampton Hospital

Active Nation helps to bring January joy to children in Southampton Hospital

Southampton Disney Store partners with Active Nation and the Rose Road Association to donate soft toys.   In October last year Disney Store  launched its annual ‘Share in the Magic’ charity campaign,... read more

Crafty school children donate to Southampton Hospital patients

Crafty school children donate to Southampton Hospital patients

School children of all ages from Cantell school, Southampton, rose to the challenge to bring in craft supplies to help the children in Southampton General Hospital. Fiona Delement, Play Specialist said: “The school... read more

Tragic horse riding accident leads to £25,000 donation

Tragic horse riding accident leads to £25,000 donation

On 27 January 2013, seventeen year old Ella Pallister was at a show jumping event in Dorset when her horse spooked. She was thrown off her horse and knocked unconscious.  Originally taken to Dorchester Hospital, she was then... read more

Radioactive treatment used with remarkable results

Radioactive treatment used with remarkable results

Maureen McKenzie was the first patient in Southampton to receive a new type of radioactive treatment. Doctors in Southampton had been trying to secure funding to offer the highly specialised targeted radioactive treatment... read more

Hospital children paint a picture about their illness

Hospital children paint a picture about their illness

Did you know that children can have arthritis?    Many people believe that arthritis is only something that affects the elderly. This is not the case - the youngest diagnosis at Southampton General Hospital has been... read more

Fancy a challenge in 2014?

Fancy a challenge in 2014?

It may be a New Year's resolution to get fit, try something new or even face a fear. So why not accomplish your resolution and do it for charity at the same time! There’s something for everyone: walking, running, skydiving,... read more

Tesco’s delivers more than shopping this Christmas

Tesco’s delivers more than shopping this Christmas

It was a wintery day when Southampton Hospital Charity took the call that the Tesco Distribution Centre would be sending Santa’s sleigh to Southampton General Hospital to visit the children! A festive sleigh was set up on the children’s... read more

Tiptoe Primary School twist the convention of giving this Christmas

Tiptoe Primary School twist the convention of giving this Christmas

Children at Tiptoe Primary School, near New Milton, got in the sprit of giving this Christmas. In a twist from the norm, each child donated a toy to Santa to give to the children having to spend time at Southampton General... read more

Read your Shining Star dedication here

Read your Shining Star dedication here

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those who have supported this year's Shining Stars Christmas appeal. We invited people to dedicate a Shining Star to celebrate the life of someone who can't be with us at this time, or write... read more

Rolls-Royce donates to our young Southampton patients this Christmas

Rolls-Royce donates to our young Southampton patients this Christmas

Southampton Hospitals Charity would like to thank Rolls-Royce for their generous donation to the Children's Outpatients ward at Southampton Hospital.  Senior Sister, Olivia Scutt, said: “It is never fun to be in hospital,... read more

Bollywood Extravaganza boost for Lahna's Fund

Bollywood Extravaganza boost for Lahna's Fund

 A big thank you to everyone who made the November Bollywood Extravaganza such as success. The event was held in support of Lahna's Fund, which has already helped departments across the Trust to buy items to help save... read more

Headaches end in six-hour brain op for Lewis

Headaches end in six-hour brain op for Lewis

When teenager Lewis Smith developed a temperature and headache, everyone thought it was concussion following a football knock. The 13-year-old had been on holiday in Cornwall with his family in July when they began to notice... read more

Protect your loved ones and protect the future of your local hospital by writing or updating your will this September

Protect your loved ones and protect the future of your local hospital by writing or updating your will this September

Between 23 and 27 September Southampton Hospital Charity are encouraging supporters to have their will professionally written in exchange for a small donation to the charity.   The donation will buy supporters the time... read more

Barclays Premier League Trophy to help hospital unit reach its fundraising goal

Barclays Premier League Trophy to help hospital unit reach its fundraising goal

A visit from the Barclays Premier League Trophy will kick off a number of fundraising activities at Southampton General Hospital this month to boost funds for the acute medical unit (AMU).   The trophy will visit Southampton... read more

The Red & White Appeal reaches completion

The Red & White Appeal reaches completion

Building work is progressing well on creating the new state of the art dedicated haematology day case unit, and we are delighted that the Red & White Appeal has reached its final milestone. This means that the work can continue... read more

Joanne Green presents Southampton Hospital Charity a cheque for PLANETS

Joanne Green presents Southampton Hospital Charity a cheque for PLANETS

Joanne Green and friends presented a cheque for £27,000 to PLANETS at Southampton Hospital Charity yesterday. This money has been raised over a series of events including a charity ball, The Great South Run, cake sales,... read more

Public urged to get baking to boost hospital charity funds

Public urged to get baking to boost hospital charity funds

Are you mad about muffins or crazy about cupcakes? Perhaps you fancy yourself as the next Mary Berry? Whatever your baking skills, fundraisers at Southampton Hospital Charity want you to help celebrate the charity’s... read more

Rapid access to treatment for Children at Southampton General Hospital

Rapid access to treatment for Children at Southampton General Hospital

Children suffering with rheumatic conditions are now benefiting from more rapid access to treatment thanks to a new ultrasound scanner at Southampton General Hospital. The scanner, costing £27,000, has been funded by a range... read more