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Our charity, helping our patients

Beacon, Solent NHS Charity

Beacon, our charitable trust, raises money to make a difference to the experience people have when they come into contact with our services.

Some of the money we raise also goes to help our staff work more effectively for patient benefit. For example, we can purchase additional rehabilitation equipment that means patients can be seen in groups rather than individually. This results in more patients being seen in a week, leading to reduced waiting times.

We also work to make treatment more comfortable for the people we serve.

What have we done to date?

We hope that everything we do has a positive impact on those who use our local NHS services.

Why do we need a charity?

We raise money for areas not covered or fully supported by NHS funds. Healthcare services are funded by central government and Solent NHS Trust works hard to provide outstanding care to local people. The additional resources provided by you through the Beacon charity, aim to make local people’s experience of their community based treatment, more pleasant and effective.

Get involved – how you can help

At Beacon, we are really very grateful to everyone who helps raise money for us. We realise every penny counts and we work hard to ensure your donations are spent wisely.

There are many ways you can get involved, from a simple donation, perhaps in memory of a loved one, to organising a fundraising event.

To make a donation, please visit

Alternatively you can write a cheque to Solent NHS Charity and send to

Beacon, Solent NHS Charity
First Floor
Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

For further information, you can contact us via email communications@solent.nhs.uk.

Fundraising activities

Activity Details
London Marathon 2016 Matt Hunt, who works in our Bank Staffing
Service, ran this year’s London Marathon
to raise money for Beacon. Read more in our newsletter. Rea Rea Rea RE r
London to Brighton Cycle

Our colleauges, Stewart Baynham and Nathan Tapp, are taking part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride on 11 September 2016. Donate here