Over the last few years, by attending the Winchester Round Table Charity Bonfire & Fireworks, you have raised vital funds for local Winchester charities. Below are a few of the front-line charities you have supported.
Winchesster Basics Bank are the local food bank for Winchester. During Covid-19, Winchester Basics Bank supported over 400 food parcels a month to those in need, and over 150 children who usually have free school meals.
Using #GiveShareFeed, Winchester Round Table & Santa’s Sleigh collected your generous food donations in April 2020, and you helped donate over £20,000 of food to the most vulnerable in Winchester
Winchester City Penguins Swimming Cub (WCPSC) provides inclusive training programmes from lessons through to competitive swimming, all taught by friendly qualified, professional swimming teachers and coaches. The club encourages swimmers of all ages and abilities in an environment of focused and enjoyable learning and training.
Hampshire Hornets Wheelchair Basketball Club provides the opportunity for disabled children and teenagers aged between 7-19 years to excel at sport.
The Club burns with a passion to motivate, challenge and inspire young people and to provide a positive outlet to channel their energies.
The Club runs weekly training session every Sunday in Eastleigh and has over 15 disabled children playing every week. The team welcomes disabled players along with able-bodied friends and family, who are encouraged to join in and enjoy the thrills of this great sport.
Trinity are a Winchester-based charity which addresses the effects of homelessness and vulnerability through specialist practical and emotional support, and proactive prevention, empowering positive change.
They help people who are vulnerable to the effects of homelessness, addiction, physical and mental ill health, poverty, social isolation and domestic abuse.
Young Carers are children & young people who care for a parent or sibline with a long-term illness or disability. This can include giving emotional support, practical tasks such as housework, cooking, and shopping, and managing family budget.
Winchester Young Carers belive children should be free to develop emotionally and take full advantage of opportunities, so their mission is to provide children & young people a safe place with quality support through exploration, activities and befriending.
Winchester Churches Nightshelter has provided a safe and caring temorary home to those experiencing homelessness since 1988. They remain the only nightshelter offering emergency accommodation to single homeless men & women in Hampshire.
They are open 365 days a year, and support between 100-150 people annually; their residents stay with them until more permanent accommodation is found to match their needs.
As well as accessing secure and comfortable accommodation and nutritious food, during their stay, residents also benefit from a wide-ranging programme of practical and emotional support to help them break the cycle of homelessness and rebuild their lives.