Almost 150 cyclists set off on an epic 50 mile ride around Sussex this morning to raise money for 27 charities chosen by Brighton's Mayor.
It's the first event of its kind as Andy Dickenson explains. He speaks to the Mayor, Cllr Pete West, as well as organiser Brenda Pollack.
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A charity in Newbury which created a soft play area for children with disabilities says it desperately needs a bigger, purpose built area.
Swings and Smiles is used by more than 300 local families. It was designed to be less daunting for children with special needs.
But it has outgrown its old home and the charity needs thousands to relocate to a new site.
Mel Bloor reports.
More than a hundred and fifty people will sleep outdoors in Reading tonight to raise money to tackle youth homelessness.
Many of those at the tenth annual 'Byte Night' at Forbury Gardens are from local IT firms. They're hoping to hit a target of raising £150,000 in sponsorship money. Since the first event in Reading in 2007 they have raised one million pounds for the charity Action for Children. The cash will pay for counselling and support for young people at organisations including Here4Me in Newbury.
There are ten other locations across the country holding similar 'sleep out' fundraising events.
Sally Hanson the Chair of the Action for Children 'Byte Night' board said it was a very worthy cause.
Almost 400 people have taken part in an unusual charity event at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.
The runway was closed for the town's fifth annual Twilight Runway Challenge. It was organised by TAG Farnborough Airport and The Sixth Form College Farnborough. The £6,000 will go to the CMPP Youth Aspiration Fund (YAF) which provides young people in the area with mentoring and support to help them reach their full potential.
“It’s fabulous to welcome so many people along to the airport on a Saturday evening to support this event. It’s quite a unique opportunity to run, cycle, skate down the runway and taxiways of an airport and participants love having the option of a 3, 5 or 10k distance to suit their ability, which makes it more fun. There’s always such a great atmosphere from when people start arriving for registration, participating in the warm-up, then moving people to the start line for the actual race.”
“What an amazing evening! The weather was kind to us, every challenger had a smile on their face - even when they had finished - and we raised lots of lovely money for the Youth Aspiration Fund. A huge thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the event.
"It just goes to show what wonderful things can be achieved when organisations work together to support their community.”
Dozens of boys from our region who have a muscle-wasting medical condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy are continuing to campaign for access to a drug which could help to keep them out of a wheelchair.
NICE, the national body which chooses what medication will be available on the NHS, made an agreement to fund the drug Translarna on the NHS back in April, following 18 months of campaigning by boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and their families. However the drug is not yet available.
One Hampshire father, James Curtis - whose 8-year-old son Jagger has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is cycling to Paris this week to raise money for an electric wheelchair to make his son's life easier. Kerry Swain has our report.
To find out more about the Peckham to Paris fundraising bike challenge click here.
Muscular Dystrophy UK has said that research into the condition has reached a critical stage. By 2018 the charity Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund says it will have invested more than £4 million into studying the condition thanks to individual donations, family fundraising activities, trusts and corporate support.
A man from the Isle of Wight is raising money for prostate cancer research by taking on three difficult cycling challenges.
47-year-old Ian Gregory has registered disabilities, but is set on raising money to help increase awareness of prostate cancer and fund research efforts to find a cure for the disease.
Ian was inspired to take action after his relative Don Exell died in 2010, following a case of undetected prostate cancer that he battled for 4 years.
The ‘3 ton challenge’ includes a 117 mile ride in France, the 100 mile Prudential Ride through London and Surrey in July, and the 104 mile Plymouth Gran Fondo.
A young fundraiser who raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for charity will be presented with his British Empire Medal today.
Thirteen-year-old Jonjo Heuerman from Dartford was included in this year's New Year's Honours. He raised money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. The teenager will be presented with his medal by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent at a garden party at Penhurst Place.
The friends of a musician from Kent who died from a rare form of bone cancer are holding a fundraising event in her name.
Carey Lander from Woodnesborough near Sandwich was a keyboard player in the Scottish band Camera Obscura.
Now some of her friends are to hold 'CareyFest' at her old school in Maidstone in May to celebrate her life. Derek Johnson reports.
The Syrian community in Southampton has pledged to raise five thousand pounds to help refugees made homeless by war.
Many of the families who gathered for a charity event today have been in the area for decades, some have just arrived from Syria. All say they're deeply concerned about the conflict in the country they once called home.
In his report, Richard Jones spoke to Dr Redwan El-Khayat from the Syria Relief Charity UK; and 10-year-old fundraiser Muhammed Alzetani.