The Barker-Mill Foundation reaches £40,000 fundraising target for #2MillionSteps

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Earlier this year the Barker-Mill Foundation teamed up with the Southern Daily Echo to launch an appeal to raise additional funds for The Murray Parish Trust’s #2MillionSteps campaign, helping us reach our goal of raising £2 million in two years. Through the #MatchMyMoney appeal a call to action was put out to local businesses and organisations across Hampshire to donate £1000 to be generously matched by Barker-Mill up to £40,000 – this goal has been achieved making a total of £80,000 for our campaign! This is a huge step up for #2MillionSteps which is raising £2 million in partnership with …

‘Usual Alias’ – Charity Album for The Murray Parish Trust – Lee Desty

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After an award-winning career in journalism, which included 26 years as an Editor with BBC TV News, Lee Desty is now making waves as a songwriter, drawing from a range of folk, pop and rock influences. Is that your real name? Or is it an alias? “ – Southampton-born singer songwriter Lee was once jokingly asked that question by a top BBC television executive – an exchange he never quite forgot. In fact, it became the inspiration behind the title of his latest album of original songs “Usual Alias”, just released on iTunes, Spotify, Google and Amazon and on CD. …

Shadi v The Matterhorn – Extreme endeavour for #2MillionSteps

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Shadi Ganjavian-Connor, a mother to two girls, has taken it upon herself to climb the iconic summit of The Matterhorn to raise money for The Murray Parish Trust’s #2MillionSteps appeal. The Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland is not only the most photographed mountain in the world but holds a deep history in the climbing community being one of the last great alpine summits to be reached on the 14th July 1865 by Edward Whymper and his team. Shadi is going to make her own piece of fundraising history, on the anniversary of this first ascent, towards a fundraising goal of £14,962 …

More Ideal Fundraising from Ideal Collection & New Forest Spring Water

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Collaborating with New Forest Spring Water, Hampshire Fayre and Harvest Fine Foods to make this possible, they have just donated a further £3,914.74 to go towards our current fundraising appeal #2MillionSteps. Our goal is to raise £2 million to build a brand-new Children’s A&E Trauma department which will care for critically ill or injured children across the South of England. We’d like to say a huge thank you to The Ideal Collection venues, staff and customers for this fantastic donation and for their continued support of The Murray Parish Trust.

Anonymous donation of £10k through Winchester Portrait Exhibition.

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This donation will go through the Barker-Mill Foundation/Daily Echo #MatchMyMoney campaign, which will double the £10k, then, with the match-funding already in place from central government, will double it again. This makes a total of £40,000 for our #2MillionSteps appeal – a phenomenal amount. We are currently fundraising to reach our goal of £2 million to build a brand-new Children’s A&E Trauma department at Southampton University Hospital which will care for critically ill or injured children from Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Devon and the Channel Islands. We want to say a massive thank you …