Half Million Milestone achieved for #2MillionSteps

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Last year The Murray Parish Trust secured a £2 million pledge from the government in match-funding, announced in April 2016’s Budget by the then Chancellor, George Osborne. This gave a huge boost to raise the £4.8 million needed to build a brand new, dedicated Children’s Emergency & Trauma Department at Southampton University Hospital for which the hospital had already committed £800,000. This life-saving Children’s Major Trauma Centre will provide specialist care for critically ill or injured children from eight counties across the South of England and the Channel Islands and in June last year we launched #2MillionSteps to raise the …

Alresford Community Choir raises over £3,000!

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On Sunday the 2nd April, The Alresford Community Choir accompanied by The Hanover Band performed Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at St Swithuns School in Winchester. The highly-reviewed concert truly wowed the audience claiming a lengthy standing ovation and has wowed us by raising over £3,000 for The Murray Parish Trust’s #2MillionSteps appeal! Alresford Community Choir chose to donate to The Murray Parish Trust #2MillionSteps Appeal because as part of their Constitution remit they strive to support local community charities through proceeds from performances, and this year they could think of no better local charity than The Murray Parish Trust. “We want to …

Opening of P.I.C.U. Extension at Southampton Hospital.

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On Saturday (4th March 2016) Sarah Parish and James Murray visited Southampton Hospital to celebrate a huge achievement after many years of fundraising for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit where their late daughter Ella-Jayne spent much of her short life. A brand-new extension to the often full to capacity children’s critical care department was opened, providing two extra bed bays for children and much needed lifesaving equipment. This has been made entirely possible due to relentless efforts from Friends of PICU charity who work tirelessly to raise funds for equipment and facilities. Sarah and James have worked closely with staff …

Winchester Portrait Exhibition

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The Winchester Portrait Exhibition will be displaying photographs of people who have made an impression on local life through their work and activities and who live in, or come from, Hampshire. The portraits have been taken by photographer Michael Butters and will be supported with artwork and sculpture by local artist Nadine Collinson. The exhibition will be at The Great Hall, Winchester from Wednesday 26th April – Tuesday 2nd May supported by Eileen Berry, the Mayor of Winchester 2014/2015. All money raised will be donated to three charities, The Murray Parish Trust’s #2MillionSteps appeal, Winchester Cathedral and Friends of PICU …