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We can do it

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.

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.

(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.

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.

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.

HCFRs group co-ordinator Peter Halkyayd gave Selsmore Road Co-Op manager Adam Casey a thank-you plaque

Co-Op customers help Hayling Community First Responders continue work

Members of a volunteer group have praised staff at the Co-Operative for enabling them to continue helping people in need.

The head of Don’t Hate, Donate calls for help as new projects begin

The head of Don’t Hate, Donate calls for help as new projects begin

She set up her own charity after being inspired to help by the Syrian refugee crisis – and now Chantelle Burton is calling on volunteers for help.

Havant firm’s employees give their time to help revamp bedroom for charity

Havant firm’s employees give their time to help revamp bedroom for charity

Employees at a local business donated their time and effort to revamp a room owned by a charity.

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Steve Holder in the New York Marathon

Firefighter Steve runs 20 marathons in a year and raises £10,000

A firefighter has completed 20 marathons in one year as an emotional tribute to his late wife – and raised more than £10,000 for charity.

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Glenn Nicholls, 53, from Cosham, abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in August, raising money for Wave 105's Cash For Kids 1,000 Faces campaign 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170044-683)

Abseil down tower raises cash for local kids in need

He only committed to raising £100, but a father from Cosham managed to raise £500 as he drew in sponsors before abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower for charity.

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Laurie Brokenshire and family after their sponsored sea swim

Fareham grandad swims along coast after cancer diagnosis

A devastating diagnosis of terminal cancer did not deter family man Laurie Brokenshire from completing a sponsored swim.

Dave Williamson

Determined David, from Portsmouth, completes first marathon in wheelchair

Hard-working and determined David Williamson is always pushing his limits to raise money for charity.

Deborah Herridge

Lee-on-the-Solent swimmer to take on English Channel for charity

Swimmer Deborah Herridge is taking on another massive challenge to raise cash for charity.

Ben Dawson and Fran Carabott

Teens from Portsmouth churches help decorate school in Ghana

Hard-working teenagers volunteered to help at a school in Ghana.

Sam Male (second right) and other volunteers who abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower for Ickle Pickles

Team abseil down Spinnaker Tower for Ickle Pickles

A group of dedicated volunteers raised nearly £12,000 as they hit the heights for a charity.

Steve Bonnick with son Charlie

Caring Fareham parents fundraising to help son

A caring family have launched a fundraising campaign to build a £10,000 multi-sensory room to care for their four-year-old child, who has severe cerebral palsy.

Staff from Eaton Ltd completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise cash for QA Hospital

Staff raise cash for hospital by taking on physical challenges

Staff climbed mountains and took part in a tough race to raise money for Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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Paul Whitaker  Picture: LPhot Kyle Heller

Paul prepares to join 25,000 other cyclists in charity ride

Loving husband Paul Whitaker is cycling 100 miles to raise money for charity.

Andrew Pearce from Creatiques in Southsea

Co-owner delighted as Southsea bridal store is nominated for awards

A bridal store has been nominated for three awards for its great customer service and range of dresses.

Air Engineering Technicians Joe Davies and Kieran Wilson working at Brockhurst Infant School

HMS Sultan sailors help complete projects at schools

Young technicians have been doing their bit for the community by completing a number of projects.

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