Mayor's Charity Appeal 2024/25

Each Mayor chooses charities to support with the proceeds of fundraising and donations during his or her year in office. The charities chosen by Cllr Dan Putty this year are the North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation.

North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group

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The North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group gives men the opportunity to share their experiences of prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and its side-effects in a safe, confidential environment. They hold small group discussions with men who have had the same treatment and help new members come to terms with their diagnosis.

No man’s experience of prostate cancer is the same. Different types of treatment may result in different short or longer-term side effects. The group provides someone to talk to who can understand and relate.

Partners are a vital part of the group and are offered separate partners group discussions so that they can share experiences. Group members can access a popular, weekly exercise class at Basingstoke Sports Centre, closely supervised by a fully qualified instructor. Members can attend as an observer before signing up.

There is also an expanding range of social activities including Christmas lunch, a monthly afternoon group meeting and also evening events.

The group increases local awareness of prostate cancer by running public events and is a partner organisation of Prostate Cancer UK. They are also affiliated to TACKLE Cancer Support.

North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group, Brighton Hill Community Association, Gershwin Court, Basingstoke RG22 4NN

Telephone: 07377 430242

North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group website

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation

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The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local needs. It works both with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups providing vital services for local people where often a few hundred pounds can make a real difference in their lives.

The foundation funds grassroots and not for profit community organisations in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight who provide support to under-represented communities and groups, particularly those who need extra support. This may involve supporting young people’s complex mental health needs, reducing the impact of loneliness and isolation on older people, or supporting families facing life with a child with disabilities.

Companies, individuals, families, and trusts can establish a fund with the foundation ensuring that small organisations receive the funding needed to continue providing essential care, support and opportunities for the most vulnerable in our communities.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation is part of a national network of 47 Community Foundations, one of the fastest-growing philanthropic movements in the UK striving to achieve real, positive, social change.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation, The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AF

Telephone: 01962 798700

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation website

Registered UK charity number: 1100417

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