You are hereDecember 2008
Solent Youth Action Volunteers from Chamberlayne College for the Arts shopped on a budget for Christmas presents that they then donated to Winchester Night Shelter.
The gifts chosen by the volunteers included hats, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, flannels and mince pies!
We have had a very successful first year on the allotment, with Take Action volunteers helping regularly. They have grown potatoes, courgettes, runner beans, tomatoes, carrots, sweetcorn, onions, beetroot, pumpkins, cabbages and swedes.
The volunteers also planted their own sunflowers from seed and they all grew to over 6 foot tall.
The produce was used on many different volunteering taster days, such as donating the potatoes to a homeless shelter, pickling the beetroot and taking baskets of vegetables to a local home for older people.
On Tuesday 2nd December and Thursday 4th December, eight volunteers from the Take Action Eastleigh Project worked in a team to buy and wrap presents ready to be given out to children in hospital over Christmas.
We support a local charity called the Sophie Barringer Trust. In doing so, we were able to attend The Giving Tree Assembly at Norwood Primary School in Eastleigh (an idea of Sophie Barringer's, who lost her battle to cancer and used to attend Norwood). Sophie wanted to bring Christmas cheer to local children's hospital wards to brighten patients' days.
|One of the things presented at the Annual General Meeting this month were the financial statements for the charity.
These give details about how Solent Youth Action spent it's money, and where we received our funding, for the financial year ending 31st March 2008.
The full financial statements are available online as a PDF document, however we know that this is not the easiest document to understand for many of our members.
In the interests of being as transparent as possible, we are keen to present this information in more accessible ways - and have started by turning some of the figures in the document into animated graphs.
The first two of these are now available on our Finances page - please do check them out and let us know what you think.