We can do it

We can do it

REVEALED: Shortlist for The News’ We Can Do It community awards

They’re the people who always think of others before themselves – and now it’s time to shine a spotlight on these selfless superstars with our annual We Can Do It awards.

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(Left to right) Sue James, Owen Plunkett and Elizabeth Longland from the Portsmouth Oxfam Group

South Down walks to help make a difference in Niger

A pair of walks are being organised to support some of the planet’s most impoverished people.

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Shop manager Dawn Wilkins outside Age UK in Fareham   Picture: Innes Marlow

Fareham charity shop urges people to declutter for Big Bag Challenge

Before you pack away your summer wardrobe, you may want to consider whether it could go to a better home.

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Last year's runner-up was this pic of Chrissy Williams' six-year-old twin grandaughters in her spa

Don’t forget to join in One Summer’s Day photo competition!

DON’T forget to have your cameras at the ready on Monday for The News’ One Summer’s Day competition.

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Members of the Royal Military Police's close protection personnel who will attempt the climbing challenge

Military police to climb as many Spinnaker Towers as possible for cancer charity

In a moving tribute to his late stepmother, a military officer and his team of helpers will attempt to break a world record, in order to help the cancer charity that ‘superbly’ supported her.

Portsmouth
Dr Paul Howden, a GP from Fareham

Fareham GP chosen as diabetes champion at charity to improve care of people with the illness

One GP’s commitment to excellence in care has earned him the title of Diabetes UK clinical champion for the south east.

Fareham
Free sports sessions are
laid on for youngsters

Free sports sessions are laid on for youngsters

A group of young people are spending their summer holidays engaging in free, tailored sports sessions, thanks to new funding.

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From left, Bourne Community College headteacher Yvonne Watkins, teacher Phil Harper, award-winner and student Megan McCulloch, and Children on the Edge fundraising manager Eloise Armstrong

College student included in 2017 Diana Awards’ Roll of Honour for fundraising work

A PRESTIGIOUS award has been won by a dedicated and hard-working college student for her impressive fundraising efforts.

Havant
Martha Swaddling, 9, had her hair cut off for charity

Martha, 9, has her long locks cut off for cancer charity

A mother and daughter have been left looking more similar than ever after a charity chop to help cancer sufferers.

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Freemasons, former Mayor of Havant Cllr Faith Ponsonby and charity representatives

Joy for charities who benefit from £50,000 in Freemason funding

Charities have expressed their joy at being chosen to benefit from £50,000 raised by Freemasons.

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Employees from Pfizer with Sue Webber, left, from Butser Ancient Farm

Pfizer workers spend time volunteering at popular attraction

A group of 10 willing volunteers took time out of their working days to help out Butser Ancient Farm.

Havant
Teresa Standen had her hair shaved off for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Little Princess Trust

Fareham employee braves a complete head shave for two good causes

In a bid to help not just one charity, but two, a woman from Fareham braved the shave for the good of others in front of her colleagues.

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From left: Malcolm Archibald (Business Builders), Charlie Gray (Towergate Insurance), Claire Levy (Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation)

Businesses get in the swing for charity at a fun golf tournament

Businesses have taken a big swing for charity at a golf fundraising day.

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Staff from Taylor Made Computer Solutions prepare to take on the Three Peaks Challenge

IT company scales new heights in mountain mission for charity

Ateam of IT experts have set themselves a mountain of a mission to scale new heights for charity.

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Dan and Lucy Dorey-Robinson 
are running 12 races for Cancer Research UK in their wedding gear. Picture: Sarah Standing (170589-1266) PPP-171005-133758001

Bride to complete 12 races in wedding dress for charity

If you see Lucy Dorey-Robinson out on her mission to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK, you might think she’s a runaway bride.

Portsmouth
Cake-baking and beard-shaving Covers staff raise funds for Comic Relief

Cake-baking and beard-shaving Covers staff raise funds for Comic Relief

A group of staff at three Covers depots have raised a total of £564 for Comic Relief.

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David Williamson, from Portsmouth

Double amputee to complete marathon for girl with brain abnormalities

He’s not shy of helping others and raising funds for different causes – and that’s why The News’ We Can Do It Personal Achievement Award winner David Williamson is back to do even more.

Portsmouth
(L-r) Neil Blight, Vincent Coleman and Chris Ayling

Colas staff spruce up front of homeless shelter

A homeless shelter received a bright new look thanks to Colas, the highways maintenance contractor for Portsmouth City Council.

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Martin Rae will complete a 2000-mile bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats, and back, for The Rachel Foundation. 
Picture: Ian Hargreaves.

Southsea man to tackle famous cycle route for charity – with a twist

A keen cyclist is set to take on a 2,000-mile round trip for a fertility charity.

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Victoria Wilson, from Gosport, will run the London Marathon for daughter Shyloe and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Gosport mum organises Fun Run for diabetes charity

She’ll be embarking on her biggest challenge yet to raise money for a diabetes charity, but first Gosport mum Victoria Wilson wanted to make sure children in her area had fun.

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