Community groups

We need you!

You make our work possible. So let’s get together to change lives.

If you are part of a local community group, then we’d love to hear from you. We support over 370 areas within the hospital, so you can choose to support whichever area is closest to your heart. Alternatively you can support our priority appeal, so we can be there to support the hospital when it needs it.


Transforming care, together

We would love to join you at one of your meetings to share with you what we do, what our urgent hospital appeals are, and how you can help us.

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How our community are supporting us

Coronavirus pandemic

Our local community have been incredible over the past year in supporting our NHS heroes throughout the coronavirus pandemic. You’ve given us donations to benefit our NHS heroes and patients, our knitters have made mask extenders, community groups have been making scrub uniforms for re-deployed staff, and we have received donations of hand cream, snacks, drinks, and much more from our local community. We are so grateful for your support of us at this time.

Football team support

We are very fortunate to have the support of our local football teams. Southampton Football Club visit us each year to see the Southampton Children’s Hospital and elderly care patients. Eastleigh Football Club visit Southampton Children’s Hospital several times a year, and in 2019 the players and coaches made a £500 donation towards activity sessions for the children.

VW Santa run

This is an annual event which grows every year, supporting Southampton Children’s Hospital patients through Southampton Hospitals Charity. This event means that every single child within the hospital will receive at least one present on Christmas day, and will provide craft materials to last for several months for use as a distraction while children’s undergo hospital treatment.

We had 95 vehicles this year take part in the annual VW Santa run. The day started with a lovely reception at Beaulieu Motor Museum, then we had a fantastic run through the forest to the hospital.  A record-breaking 14 cages of gifts were collected this year, and every year it gets better and better!” (Organiser, Phil Ashby)
Last updated: 12/04/2022