Past Fund Raising Events


18 December 2015


Denmead Victorian Christmas


Amazing night tonight at the Denmead Festival,
We are pleased to announce we raised £259
We are always very well looked after by the scouts and so grateful for the continued support from all xx

12 December 2015

St Mary's Church Portchester

The WI ladies of Portchester and surrounding area raised an amazing £280 with their carol service. Paul and Julie really enjoyed meeting everyone and were made to feel very welcome.

21 November 2015




Waitrose in Waterlooville has chosen Sam's Haven as one of their 'Community Matters' boxes for the month of December, so please all vote for Sam's Haven when you visit.

28 October 2015


Queen Alexander Hospital


Thank you to all those that either baked the cakes, helped sell the cakes or purchased the cakes.  The day went well and because of you all we managed to raise a very healthy £260.

28 October 2015
A big thank you to all the York to Pompey riders that that took part in the sponsored bike ride between the 29 April and 2 May of this year.
 A cheque for a whopping £3000 was presented to  Sam's Haven during a presentation ceremony held on Wednesday October 28 at the Victory Suite at Portsmouth's Football Club. 
What a truly wonderful bunch they are.

25 October 2015


Thank you Cheryl Jackson for sponsoring Sam's Haven during your run and increasing our coffers by another £137

Well done, it is very much appreciated.


12 September 2015

United Reform Church, Hayling Island


A good time was had by all and we manged to raise £70.

5 September 2015


The weather stayed fine for us and we managed to raise £89.30 from our stall.





You can view some pictures of the gala below

20 August 2015

 Thank you to Simon, Kate and all their guests.

We wish you all the happiness and good fortune for the future and a massive congratulations from us all xxx

1 August 2015


Slimming World's

Sam's Haven Summer Ball


This event went very well and managed to raise £520 on just raffle and games.

Many thanks to Julie and Hannah for arranging this


Summer Fete at Walpole Park Gosport


Gosport RAOB Charity Fête In aid of The Harbour Cancer Trust, The Wessex Holiday Scheme and The Kids Centre, Fareham.


We had a stall at this event and managed to raise £70.67.

July 2015

Thank you to Cash Converters for their last minute decision to choose Sam's Haven as their chosen charity for their 100 mile cycle ride and for raising £534.12.


Well done to Izzies Nursery who raised £350 by doing an assault course and a raffle.


Gemma Davis and Jenny jacks raised £190 by swimming 1 mile across lake windermere.

3 July 2015

Sainsbury's, London Road Portsmouth



This is amazing news and could help the charity enormously.  Each vote counted towards their decision and your votes clearly made a difference. Thank you to all those that took the time to vote either online or in the store.



3 4 5 July 2015


Over the weekend at the drakefest we made £323.77 on our stall alone.

A fantastic weekend was had by all and we would like to thank all those involved for inviting us back again this year.


The overall total raised will be announced in due course

30 June 2015

End of Year Report

We will be on cloud nine all day today. We have just completed and submitted our end of year report and accounts for our first year. Having never run a business before we made a few mistakes (I can change a nappy in a few seconds but filling out all the paperwork needed takes a little longer) but we will definitly know how to move forward now and with the guidance from MISSS Business we will be able to start applying for grants to help us through.

We at Sam's Haven can't thank MISSS Business enough for all their hard work and late nights that they have put in over the past five days and would highly recommend them to anyone who needs accountancy help. Nothing was too much for them and you can all rest assured that they asked about every penny. Which is great for us and all those that donated or supported us throughout the year.

Now to move forward and continue to offer these much needed breaks away.

25 June 2015



Recently we've been busy and also had MANY people raising money for us so we would like to say a massive thank you to the following people:

All the Pompey bike riders who cycled from York to Pomepy for us and 7 other great charities.

The Perth to Havant bike riders who cycled an amazing 600miles over three days, ending with a dinner/dance.

Steph Wright and family/friends who held an annual donut competition with all proceeds coming our way.

The social committee of the Parish of Farlington donated the funds from a charity lunch.

We were invited to Denmead schools summer fate and Portchester annual gala where we held a stall.

The Mermaid pub in Portsmouth held a joint fun day with us and Lennon's Goals. Organised by the pub itself and Wiss.

One of Sam's nurses completed a mile swim in the cold waters of Scotland. Well done Gemma and friends,

Nicki Rose-White, who completed yet another marathon for us. How she finds the energy or time is amazing.

We were one of the community matters boxes at the Gosport Asda (still waiting to hear) so thank you to all those that voted for us.

The efforts of the raffle page have now hit an amazing total of £5300 and rising daily.

We are really sorry if we have missed anyone.


Also its not too late to vote for us in the Sainsburys yearly charity. Every vote helps. Please follow the link below and put in the postcode PO2 0LZ. It literally takes two minutes to complete and could make a huge difference.

 14 June 2015


We had this fantastic event at The Mermaid in Portsmouth. Live tribute acts, bouncy castle, face painting, great food, drinks flowing and everybody had a fantastic time!! Thank you to everyone that supported us and helped us raise over £750 between sams Haven and Lennon's Goal!!

5, 6, 7 and 8 May


Charity Bike Ride


From PERTH in Scotland to HAVANT in Portsmouth

Well done to all the riders who managed to raise a massive £4,000 for Sam's Haven.

29 April to 2 May 2015

York2Pompey riders arrive at Fratton Park in triumph Read more.........

Post ride note:  A cheque for £3000 was presented to Sam's Haven on 28 October during a ceremony at the Victory Suite, Portsmouth Football Club.  A great big thank you to all those that took part.

12 April 2015

The ULTIMATE Waffle Challenge


Well done to those that came along and attempted the challenge.

We can confirm that only ONE managed to complete the challenge. Well done Rhys (pictured standing third to the right).


A big thank you to Simon, Jade, and family for travelling 70miles to support us and also to Jude who came to support his brothers even though he was feeling poorly.

Many thanks to Wiss and team for coming along and filling in the spaces and the raffle page and for sponsoring them all at the last min.


A massive Thank you to Harry and the team at Wicked Waffles, North End for allowing us the opportunity to hold the event.


We are pleased that the event managed to raise a healthy £386 after costs were deducted.

3 April 2015

Queen Alexander Hospital

Cake Sale


Thank you to all that came along to our Cake Sale and bought either cakes or raffle tickets.


A massive thank you to those that made the cakes as without you we wouldn't have a cake sale.


We had a few little helpers on the day, Oscar, Joe, Savannah, Jude, Sam and Elise who all did an amazing job at adding up and sorting out the change.


The grand total for the cake sale was .................. £264

30 March 2015



The stars in our eyes are in the form of the pupils from Harewood College in Bournemouth who today presented us with a cheque of just under £500 for holding a non uniform day.  They have supported us since the charity began and we really appreciate the fact that those marvelous kids have chosen us again this year.

You can all pat yourselves on the back and feel proud that your sponsored day will pay for a deserving family to have a much needed respite break.


You are all truly stars and we thank you all for taking part and for the head boys for choosing us again.


Bless you all.

28 February 2015



Tim May, who won the Balloon Raffle, has kindly donated the whole holiday along with the spending money to a family of our choice.

After thinking long and hard we made the decision to offer it to a family of an 8yr old boy who's had a rough time since birth. Only 5weeks ago he underwent spinal surgery to straighten his back with metal rods for major health reason.

Not only has he come through it all much better than expected in such a short period of time, he has done it all without complaining ONCE. Such a brave boy and his brother and sister have been a tower of strength for him.

We feel they all deserve some time together to run around and let off some steam.

We hope you all support our decision on this and wish them all a fab holiday