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Saturday, May 5, 2012

STUDENTS from Southampton City College will be donning colourful wigs for a charity walk on May 15. The ‘Wacky Hair Walk’ will see fundraisers trek a three-mile route through Southampton. The students are now gathering sponsorship ahead of the walk, which will start at 5pm on the day. All funds raised will go to Naomi House and Jacks Place children’s hospices. United Reformed Church in Romsey at 2pm in the hall lounge on the first Thursday of each month.

OAKHAVEN Hospice is running a dedicated Carers Day aimed at giving those who look after family or friends a much needed break. On the second Tuesday of each month at day is put aside at the Lymington hospice for carers to meet up with others while enjoying a programme of speakers, a complimentary massage, lunch and afternoon creative session. Staff will also be on hand to provide emotional and practical support. Transport for the day can also be arranged and a small number of Oakhaven nurses are available as sitters. Call 01590 677 773.

Amazing Danny pays visit to school
A FAMOUS dog which helps children to read visited a Southampton school. Danny the greyhound volunteered his services at Mansbridge Primary School in Southampton for a morning to listen to the youngsters show off their reading skills. Danny, owned by Tony Nevett is touring the country and will soon jet off to the USA for a visit as he launches his first children’s book. The pooch, which has been named Amazing Animal of 2011, has appeared in numerous dog magazines as well as TV channels.

THE Brockenhurst Horticultural Association is hosting a plant sale on Saturday, May 12. Plants will be on sale from 8.30am, at the stand in Brookley Road, opposite the Tesco supermarket. For more information on the sale, contact Stephanie Haynes on 01590 718928.

A SERVICE aimed at pre-school children is being held at the Abbey

Locks Heath
MORE than 20 clubs will come together to showcase activities. Swanwick Lions is hosting a Leisure and Pleasure exhibit on

May 19 at Lockswood Community Hall in Locks Heath Shopping Centre.

For more information about the group contact Mandy Swift on 023 8076 9882 or email support@ southamptonsight.co.uk.

Barton Stacey
ALL SAINTS Church in Barton Stacey is hosting a spring concert on Saturday May 19. Barton Stacey Chamber Choir is performing a concert called “Musical Journey Through the Ages.” Tickets cost £10 and are available from the village shop. The performance starts at 7.30pm.

South Wonston
SOUTH Wonston village hall cinema is screening War Horse on Saturday May 19 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought from the village shop or from David Selby Tel: 01962 881796.

THE Bengal Sage restaurant was the venue for a sell-out dinner in aid of charity Simon Says. Diners were treated to an array of dishes and demonstrations by Chef Javed Akhtar. Guests included charity patron, BBC South Today presenter Sally Taylor, pictured above. “It’s been a wonderful evening of fun and food and we’re extremely grateful. The total raised tonight has topped £800 – that’s enough to help 12 families,” said Paula Wiseman, fundraising co-ordinator. The charity helps children and young people cope with bereavement.

Dever Valley
“MONARCHY in Winchester” is the theme of the next meeting of The Dever Valley Local History Society to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. City council tourist guide Pamela Boyes has been booked to speak in Northbrook Hall, Micheldever, on Tuesday, May 29, starting at 8pm. She will look at Winchester’s royal connections from the 7th century to the present day Queen Elizabeth II. Admission is £3 on the door to non-members.

A HAMPSHIRE charity will celebrate the first anniversary of a group dedicated to helping families who have a child with sight loss. Southampton Sight’s Family Activity Group supports 28 youngsters who are visually impaired at its fortnightly meetings in Bassett Avenue. Funded by the BBC’s Children In Need fund, the group will mark its first birthday on Saturday, May 12.

SICK youngsters in Hampshire were given the chance to get up close to deer, otters, foxes and other animals at the New Forest Wildlife Centre. The day was specially arranged for

kids at Westwood House, which provides a mixture of care and support for children with complex health needs, severe disabilities or life threatening conditions.

Call newsdesk on 023 8042 4520 or email your stories and pictures to newsdesk@dailyecho.co.uk

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