Making Us Proud

Making Us Proud

Signalman saves three children from certain death on Portsmouth rail line

You will all have seen signs ordering you not to trespass on railway lines.

John Reilly with Charlie Reilly and Sharon Bannister, trustees of Square Pegs Charity

Giving people who feel left out a chance to fit in

A CHARITY which supports people who feel they ‘do not fit in’ is calling on help from volunteers.

Bishop Christopher says service personnel should not be disadvantaged by the mobile nature of their role

RT REV CHRISTOPHER FOSTER, BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH: The armed forces deserve our respect

WE’VE all heard about Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion which exist to help service personnel.

Back row, Heidi Rehman, Marian Parfitt and Sally Hillyear from Breast Cancer Haven staff with Lawrie McMenemy, actress Sarah Parish and footballer Paul Jones at last years Big Tea Cosy

Put the kettle on to stand up against breast cancer

A MASSIVE fundraising event is taking place to support women battling breast cancer.

Tina investigated when dog treat prices shot up

TINA HELME: Stand up for what you believe in

I FEEL I have achieved my first positive victory of the year after a few weeks’ investigative work.

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Parents, teachers and pupils from Denmead Infants School with staff from the village Co-op

School’s welcome funding boost from village shop

AN INFANTS’ school has been promised funding from a grocery shop for an entire year, thanks to carrier bags.

Vanessa Duggan was recognised for her creativity, enthusiasm and dedication

IZZY NICHOLLS: We’re so proud of Vanessa’s fantastic achievement

VANESSA Duggan is the activities coordinator at our Hamble Heights care home at Park Gate.

Mike Milburn with children from Springwood Infants School, at Waterlooville

MIKE MILBURN: We donated fluorescent vests to keep youngsters safe in the winter

WE have donated 40 high-visibility vests to Springwood Infants School, Waterlooville, to help keep children safe this winter.

Cllr Sean Woodward, Teresa Stabb, Sylvia Leppard and the mayor of Fareham, Cllr Connie Hockley, at a previous fundraising tea party.

A tasty afternoon tea for all in the mayor’s parlour

A CHARITY tea party will be held with special guests to raise money for young people and cancer sufferers – and all are invited.

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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Titchfield Abbey WI past president Rosemary Mitchell recently presents the microwave oven for community use to Titchfield Parish Room chairman Richard Ashton

Parish room users can get cooking after microwave is given by WI

Users of Titchfield Parish Room were finding the lack of a workable microwave extremely frustrating.


WATCH: The brother and sister who won’t be beaten by their rare skin condition

There is no hint of exaggeration when Michelle Fincham describes her children Grace and Freddie as ‘an inspiration’.

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Best School winners Mengham Infants School

Hayling pupils win Best School at We Can Do It awards

Children were beaming with pride as they picked up the Best School trophy at this year’s We Can Do It Awards.

Linzi Stean from Colas (left) presents the runner-up award in Service With A Smile to Jane Hall

Portsmouth taxi form and Gosport slimmer win at We Can Do It awards

People who go that extra mile to provide a brilliant service were recognised at our We Can Do It awards.

News gardening guru Brian Kidd with Fernhurst Junior headteacher Roberta Kirby and chairwoman of governors Barbara Lonsdale, right
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Urban garden created by Southsea school takes prize at We Can Do It awards

DEDICATING an area of the site to make a garden saw a school named the winners of Best Garden.

Aled Price, left, from the New Theatre Royal presents the Best Art or Community Project to winner Daniel Williams

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Gosport artist wins at We Can Do It award for exhibition on mental health

ARTIST Daniel Williams is trying to change the stigma around mental health through his paintings and poems.

Lara Skingsley and Jane Di Dino with the Care of the Environment award

Conservation group named winners for beach clean at We Can Do It awards

LOOKING after our coastlines and clearing up rubbish saw a conservation group win at The News’ We Can Do It awards.

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(L-r) Linzi Stean from Colas presents the Best Street Award to Carrie Shay and Kaitlin McKenzie

Feeding the homeless sees Southsea street win prize at We Can Do It awards

LOST for words, Carrie Shay could not believe it when she picked up the winner’s award for Best Street at The News’ We Can Do It awards.

The editor of The News Mark Waldron presents the Personal Achievement award to David Williamson  Picture: Sarah Standing (161597-3898)

Completing charity challenges sees David pick up We Can Do It award

HE HAS taken on a marathon, wheeled around a lake for 24 hours and completed three Great South Runs.

Winners and runners-up of The News' We Can Do It awards held today. Picture: Sarah Standing

We Can Do It Awards celebrate unsung heroes who make a difference

IT WAS an afternoon full of determined volunteers, kind youngsters and brilliant businesses.

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