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Astrium Employees Charity Committee


The purpose of the Committee is to encourage and arrange employee fundraising activities at the Astrium UK sites ( Portsmouth, Stevenage and Poynton ) and distribute money, aid, gifts or support to beneficiaries in accordance with the objectives. This is an employees committee and as such is not attached, linked or attributed to Astrium as a company.


The objectives of the Committee are:
  • To arrange and promote charity fundraising activities
  • To manage beneficiary requests and approve recipients
  • To co-ordinate donations to beneficiaries

The Astrium Employees Charity Committee contact for the Portsmouth Site is Claire Foster.

Astrium Employees' Charity Campaign 5 - Hampshire and Iasl of Wight Air Ambulance

May 1st to December 31st 2012

G-BZRS Eurocopter EC135 This charity was nominated by Hayley Harris

H+IoW Logo The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance – Registered Charity Number 1106234 – began operations on 1st July 2007. The Helicopter is based at Thruxton Airfield near Andover and every day the Air Ambulance crew provide an efficient, prompt response to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses, and many other incidents throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Helicopter is called out many times per day, and these missions are often lifesaving.

One of the major benefits of the Air Ambulance is that patients can be taken quickly to the hospital which is most appropriate for their injury, rather than the nearest hospital. For example, if the patient was suffering from burns, they could be taken to the burns unit at Salisbury District Hospital, or if there was a suspected head injury, the patient could be taken to the neurological unit at Southampton General Hospital.

It is our aim to provide an exemplary Air Ambulance service to the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, conveying patients to the most appropriate hospital for their needs. The cost of providing this service is approximately £125,000 a month, and so with your help and support we will continue to extend the service, and keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.

NB: Promotional video below is blocked within Astrium. This is not a fault on the webpage.

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Astrium Employees' Charity Campaign 4 - Brain Tumour Research

May 1st to December 31st 2012

Simon Tier This charity was nominated by Simon Tier who was at the time preparing to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for this charity.
Other employees had nominated related charities in support of victims of brain Tumours. To date, over £8,000 has been raised.

BTR Logo In the UK more children and people under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer. Brain Tumour Research aims to raise at least £7 million per annum to significantly accelerate progress in UK brain tumour research, making a clinical difference and improving patient outcomes. Brain Tumour Research relies on the support of so many inspirational people, many of whom have been affected, either personally by a brain tumour or who have witnessed the pain and suffering of someone close to them. These wonderful people are getting behind the cause in ways that best suit them, donations, sponsored events, organising events or setting up a fund under our umbrella.
Please click on the logo to visit the Brain Tumour Research website to learn more.

In August Simon cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats with the aim of raising £2,740; the cost of one day's research into Brain Tumours at Portsmouth University.
If you would like to support this valient effort please go to his Just Giving Page

Thanks to all that have donated to this cause. This includes Cake Sales (Julie Pimm), Glider Flights, MITIE Catering donations, collections in the Staff Restaurant and, of course, Simon's epic cycle ride. Simon also organized two functions in the Social Club, a band night and a disco night.

Fundraising activities include:
  • Claire Foster and Kirsty Bridgen - Skydive from 12,000 feet - raised over £300
  • Jade Harvey - also Skydived from 12,000 feet and raised £355.51
  • Rock Band event in Social Club - raised £487.62
  • Hog Roast & Disco Night in Social Club - raised over £400
Hundreds of pounds have also been raised by collections in the canteen and shop. Thanks to all who have donated.

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Forthcoming Events

H+IoW Logo G-BZRS Eurocopter EC135 Thursday 28th February - Quiz Night for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

£10 per team of 4
Contacts: Claire Foster 023 9270 4661, Hayley Harris 023 9270 5943    Download Application Form

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H+IoW Logo G-BZRS Eurocopter EC135 Friday 15th March - Astrium Spring Disco in aid of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

with Skyline Disco

Tickets: TBA

Contacts: Claire Foster 023 9270 4661, Hayley Harris 023 9270 5943

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BTR Logo Thursday 27th June - Astrium Charity Band Night
[ Deatials TBA - Oargaizer Simon Tier]
Tickets: £TBA

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Next Event at Broad Oak Sports & Social Club

link to John Bedford website
BOSC Logo Picture of Blues Brothers Inc Saturday 1st November 2014

Autumn Show

This Blues Brothers tribute was formed in March 2001 when Macker Stace and Jason Shirley joined forces with three backing vocalists to form Blues Brothers Inc.


“The Two Blues Brothers were Dynamic, their energy inexhaustible”
Joy David (The stage)

"Voted top Tribute act at the Showcall Showcase 2001" by Tony Barry Global Entertainments.

“Great dancing from Jake and Elwood, Unbelievable energy”
Marcus Collingbourne (The Stage)

“The two girls and the man who provided the backing are talented and they sang danced covered the room involved the audience and complimented the Blues Brothers perfectly”
Joy David (The Stage)

This will be the first time Blues Brother Inc. have performed at our Club and we look forward to welcoming them.

Tickets are just £10.00 for Members and £12.00 for Guests, which includes a hog roast by Pompey Pigs.

Click here to download poster for this event

Doors open from 19:00 and bar closes at 00:00.

Tickets on sale now!

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