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The Mayor's Charities Appeal 2019


Check back here regularly to find out what's going on...and visit the Mayor's fund raising Page...

The Mayor's Appeal - Upcoming Events...

The Mayor’s Appeal Committee is working on a number of events – some are open to all, others happen within different organisations, for example, Eastleigh Borough Council will have a Christmas Jumper day, cake sale and Christmas card donation scheme. Age Concern are running a Tea Dance. If you or someone you know, works in a big organisation, you might consider asking if you could do something like this for the Appeal. Talk to Michelle in the first instance as she can supply information about the Appeal, the three charities which will benefit and why support is needed – 023 8048 3471.

  • February 25 – Quiz & curry night at the Concorde Club
  • March 21 - Spitfires Band Concert at the Dovetail Centre in Chandlers Ford- Tickets £8 
  • March 22 – Sunday Hendy Eastleigh 10K Road Race. We are looking for runners who can also raise sponsorship!

There are other events in the pipeline before the end of the Mayor’s Term in mid May, more news to follow.

The Volunteering Crew

The Volunteering Crew have been doing an amazing job in raising money for the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charities Appeal. Three volunteers worked on the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charities Appeal stall selling sweets in rainbow coloured cones at EASTLEIGH PRIDE.


Six volunteers did a bucket collection at Eastleigh Football Ground and saw the match against Hartlepool for free. (The Score was 1 all.)


Our volunteers have a really good time, if you have some spare time and would like to do some fundraising or collecting money with us, why not join The Crew? We will be at the JST Pumpkin Festival, The Lantern Parade and Christmas in Eastleigh. Call our office to volunteer, leave your name and number and we will call you back!

Join our Volunteering Crew!

Volunteering for the Society and for the Mayor's Appeal

We have had some new volunteers recently and they have been so delighted with their experience, that we want to establish a Volunteering crew. This is a list of people who can be contacted when there is a chance to volunteer at an event for us.


We really value people who say YES to volunteering offers and then follow through to complete them! Carers and relatives are welcome to join too.


Three of our volunteers after a good night out! Thanks to Abbie, Beverley and Leeanne Three of our volunteers after a good night out! Thanks to Abbie, Beverley and Leeanne

In the last month we had five new volunteers on our stalls at the MELA. One new volunteer joined us at ASDA for a coin collection and two new volunteers did a bucket collection for the Mayors Appeal at the A&L Dance Academy Summer School (Christmas) Show.


The A&L Dance Show was possibly the most fabulous! We were given complimentary VIP seats, were welcomed by the organisers and the Mayor of Eastleigh.


The show itself was amazing and featured many professional dancers from “Strictly”. This was a total surprise and an added bonus. We would thoroughly recommend this annual event!  Look out for it next year.

We want volunteers to represent us on a stall at Eastleigh Pride 7 September, at the Pumpkin Festival stall on 12 October and to help out with a bucket collection at Eastleigh Football Club on Saturday, 28 September. If this sounds like you, please call the office and leave your name and phone number.


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Volunteering for Mayor's Appeal

We have been delighted with the response from our members in offering to help out with the Mayor’s Appeal events. There are lots of opportunities, from holding collecting buckets at various cultural events (at the theatre or concert) to walking the Test Way or running one of the stalls for the Mayor’s Appeal.


Our members are showing that they are up for it! It is great to have your support during this special year. We want to make the most of this opportunity. Anyone else who would also like to help, please call the Office and leave their name and number.

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Eastleigh Mela, Sunday 21 July

We ran two stalls at the MELA this year, one for the Mayor’s Appeal with the game: Play Your Cards Right. Thanks to Abbie, Katherine, Matthew, Michael and Terry who helped to run the game. There were a surprising number of winners!

The other stall was our Society stall and we offered rainbow art activities for children and information about our work for anyone interested. Thanks to Elaine, Henry, Nasrin and Beverley who worked hard throughout the day. 


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