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Supporting charity fundraising in these challenging times

By Dan Teuton
22 March 2021

The HSBC corporate team in Hampshire and Dorset are delighted to share the three local charities that we will be supporting for the coming year, writes Sharon Murphy, senior corporate relationship director.

The impact of Covid has not only been challenging for local businesses but it has also significantly reduced the level of fundraising activities that many charities rely on. We will be hosting a number of virtual events in the coming months such as wine tastings and cookery classes and we are hoping that as lockdown eases, we will be able to do a number of outdoor and evening events.

Of course we can’t forget about our annual golf day which is pencilled in for Wednesday August 25 2021. We do hope that the local professional and business community will be able to get behind us to provide some much needed donations for these great causes.

Abby's Heroes



The aim of the charity is to help and support children and their families who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) wards in Southampton General Hospital. The catchment for these wards covers the south of England as it is a centre of excellence for children’s oncology. The charity offers financial and practical help and importantly, the opportunity to make lasting memories for the children, young adults and their families. As a family that has passed through this ward, the founders of Abbys Heroes are acutely aware of what a traumatic and frightening journey it can be for both the child and their families. Abby’s heroes has been set up entirely with this in mind and practical help is given via financial grants to help people through a difficult time.

Days out and fun memory-making grants will also be given, which will allow the families a chance to do something together.

For more information click here.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is the independent Charity that brings an advanced critical care team to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery, when the worst happens. The Air Ambulance and Critical Care Vehicles are crewed by Specialist Critical Care Paramedics, HEMS doctors and highly-skilled pilots. Last year they responded to 1,577 call-outs by air and road, the charities second busiest year to date, and remained fully operational throughout the pandemic providing vital support to the NHS.



For more information click here.

Solent Mind



Solent Mind aims to make sure everyone in Hampshire who experiences a mental health issue has somewhere to turn to for advice, information and support. It’s part of a network of over 100 Minds in England and Wales, who tailor trusted mental health services to its communities.  Over 26,000 people were supported last year through Solent Mind’s wellbeing centres, online groups and activities. The leading mental health charity also offers workplace wellbeing training; a telephone support line; children’s and young people’s workshops; online talking therapies; help with employment; veteran support; advocacy work and horticultural therapy through its social enterprise Mayfield Nurseries.

For more information click here.

For immediate support with your mental health, call Solent Mind’s Support Line on 023 8017 9049, (open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm weekends).

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