|News Page 2016
On Saturday 3 December 2016
New Milton Christmas Festival was held in the town centre
from 12 noon - 5.15pm
free to everyone - with a full programme of entertainment.
A visit to
at Heppenstalls Solicitors
82 Station Road, New Milton
open between 2.30pm and 4.30pm
for the little ones went down very well
Our thanks to everyone at Heppenstalls for their support
proceeds raised £128 for New Forest Disability!
The Lantern Parade set off at 4.15pm from
the Water Tower car park - well done everyone
who braved the chilly wind to take part!
We were open at 6 Osborne Road
and held our usual
Many thanks to everyone who supported us -
£115 raised will help us
to continue helping others!
Doughty's Fabric Sale
Admission, refreshment proceeds and a collecton raised
a magnificant £330.50 for NFDIS
many thanks to organiser
Disability charity's stalwarts are recognised
- New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times 11/11/16
Cllr Beck presenting the volunteers with their certificates
Volunteers for a chairity supporting people with disabilities were recognised with long-service certificates at the group's annual public meeting.
At the New Forest Disability Information Service event at New Milton Community Centre, chief executive Jacki Keable thanked the small staff Team for 'amazing work'.
The certificates were presented by guest speaker, town councillor and New Forest District Council chairman, Cllr Goff Beck and NFDIS's newly-elected chairman Dr Reg Odbert.
Mrs Keable commended Jenny Kent who received a platinum award for 15 years' service. It was the first time this had been presented in NFDIS' 18 year history and Mrs Kent stated how proud she was to work with such a dedicated Team.
Cllr Beck has supported the charity and chose it, along with Ashley based First Opportunities, to benefit from fundraising events during his year in office. Speaking at the meeting he gave an insight into the history and role of a district council chairman.
Under the terms of the charity's governing documents, whereby one third of the trustees stand down each year, Anne Corbridge and Ann Jarman stood down and both were proposed and re-elected as trustees for another term. Pam Lacey was elected as a new trustee, bringing the board number to nine.
Fundraisers praised for getting in a spin
- New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times 24/09/16
The Big Spin total is in:
yes an amazing £18,224.16!
view photos of the event
Four charities have been handed more than £4,000 each following an indoor stationary cycling event held at Totton Recreation Centre.
The ‘Big Spin’ at the district council run centre on May 22nd say 240 people and eight instructors take part in a gruelling three hours of exercise, split into 45 minute sessions. In total the event raised £18,224.16.
Spinning focuses on endurance, strength and intervals and involves a special stationary exercise bike, with classes growing in popularity in recent years as people look for new ways to keep fit.
Speaking at a cheque presentation at the centre on Monday, Chairman of New Forest District Council, Cllr Goff Beck, said: ‘It was amazing to see the energy and commitment of those taking part – what a magnificent event.’
Cllr Beck commended the leisure centre staff who had arranged it, adding: ‘What a lot of hard work – well done to everyone who helped on the day’.
The money will be split between the New Forest Disability Information Service, First Opportunities at Ashley, child bereavement charity Simon Says, and the Southampton Hospital Charity.
Jacki Keable from the New Forest Disability Information Service said: ‘We were honoured and proud to be there [on the day] – your energy and drive got us all going.’
‘We’re getting busier and busier and see around 2,000 each year. The money will pay for an outreach advisor for one year, helping people across the New Forest.
Fiona Morgan from First Opportunities added; ‘We are a very small charity and our big expense is paying for staff, training and insurance. We’ve put the money into our pot to pay for these things, as we are losing some government funding all the time.’
Judith Stephens of the Southampton Hospital Charity said they would be using the money towards a cardio-eco machine for the neonatal unit. She added: ‘It’s really going to make a difference to maternity care and we are very grateful for your support.’
Kimberley Elliott from Simon Says, who said the donation was the largest cash injection the charity had seen for two years, commented: ‘It enables us to support the children more and more, thank you so much.’
James Binns, who is the district council’s cabinet member for health and
leisure, added: ‘It was wonderful to have the community come together and to
raise £18,000 is no small feat.’
THEY DID IT!
Sunday 12 June
Spinnaker Tower Abseil
12 went up - and - 12 came down!
Team one ready to go
from left Tony, Heather, Goff, Claire, Janet & Colleen
left picture NFDIS Chairman Janet Allen (L) and Cllr Goff Beck (R) Chairman NFDC
on the tower ....... and below Janet almost there... and phew they are down!
next up: left picture Advisor Heather Proffitt and right picture Trustee Tony Carpenter
just stepped out of the door...
... higher than the birds!
part way down Heather (L) and Tony (R)
3rd pair to go
Supporter Claire Giles (L) and Supporter Colleen Sambrook (R)
Claire (L @ top) and Colleen (R)
Team two ready to go
from left Liz, Anne, Annie, Victoria, Sara & Reg
4th pair up Supporter Sara White (L) and Supporter Liz Musselwhite (R)
... with time to wave!
Liz (L) and Sara (R) back on solid ground...
5th pair Trustee Cllr Anne Corbridge (L) and Trustee Reg Odbert (R)
and final pair down: Annie at the door (above)
Supporter Victoria Smalley (L) and Information Officer Annie Hilton (R)
... and another wave ...
celebration time - pop the cork - they all completed
this awesome event which we hope will have raised
£5,000 to support the work of our charity.
Thank you to all the sponsors and if you would like to sponsor
please follow this link and then click on the photo
of the person you like.
Thank you to
Team NFDIS Abseilers you are awesome!
Wednesday 25 May
Alternative Transport Day
at Lymington Hospital
Possibly the biggest spinning event in the country
took place on Sunday 22 May
NFDIS are delighted to be one of four chariries chosen to receive funds from
Totton Health & Leisure's
Big Spin 2016
220+ riders in one room did 120 minutes of spin!
and raised an amazing £18,224.16!
enjoy the photos of the event
congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part
you were awesome!
Quiz Evening 13 May 2016
take 91 people, Quiz Master Bob, lovely supper
and superb raffle prizes
= recipe for fantastic evening
much enjoyed by all!
Quiz Master Bob Super supper
The winning Quiz Team
A jolly evening!
The 5 Raffle Basket Winners
Fashion Evening 17 March 2016
Over 100 people enjoyed an evening of fashion presented
by Esprit, Phase Eight and Cream & Co.
5 wonderful raffle baskets in the theme of jewels -
Pearl, Saphire, Ruby, Emerald and Diamond
were won by the lucky people below.
Huge thanks to the fashion houses, our sponsors - to be listed -
Balmer Lawn Hotel, the stall holders and all our supporters.
© JK - updated December 2016