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    Weʼve raised £750 to Support NFDC's Chairman raise money for First Opportunities ( and It's Your Choice (

    New Forest District, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 20th November 2017

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    First Opportunities

    First Opportunities is an independent charity providing therapeutic play and pre­school education for babies and young children (aged 0 to 5 years) with additional needs.

    They have been operating in New Milton, helping children and their families in the New Forest. They provide a fun filled educational experience which is adapted individually for each child.

    They currently help 16 children who each attend twice per week, term time. Their staff to child ratios are 1:1 or 1:2 depending on the needs of each child. This high ratio ensures that every child has individual attention, feels secure and it allows them to form a caring, stable relationship with their keyworker.

    Their staff are highly trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of disabilities and needs from Autism, Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy to Speech and Language Delay.

    Over the years, they have helped over a thousand children to develop and move on to school.

    An important part of their philosophy is to help the whole family, offering information, support and friendship to parents/carers who often have difficulty coming to terms with their situation.

    It's Your Choice

    It's Your Choice is a youth charity which provides information, advice, guidance and counselling to young people, aged 12-25, who live in and around the New Forest.

    The charity also provides targeted casework support to growing numbers of young people who have high level, multiple needs which include being at risk of homelessness, poor mental health, self-harming behaviour, drug/substance misuse and being out of education, training or employment.

    Each year It's Your Choice supports approximately 800 young people on a one to one basis.

    I will kick start my fundraising Sunday 27th August by Abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth followed by a Sky Dive in September/October, date still to be confirmed.



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    • Anonymous


      Oct 23, 2017

      We wish you every success in your fundraising for such a worthy cause.


    • Desmond Swayne

      Desmond Swayne

      Sep 11, 2017

      Well done Christine, Go for it!


    • Stephen Clarke

      Stephen Clarke

      Aug 31, 2017


    • nick ford

      nick ford

      Aug 30, 2017

      Well done sis, very proud of you, all our love from Perth, Australia.


    • Valerie Wright

      Valerie Wright

      Aug 27, 2017

      Think it's wonderful, good luck, Christine, Valerie.


    • Martin Osullivan

      Martin Osullivan

      Aug 27, 2017

      Good luck,Martin and Jackie


    • Immy & Pat

      Immy & Pat

      Aug 27, 2017

      Good Luck Nanny! Lots of love, Immy & Pat 😀


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    Cllr Christine Ward

    Cllr Christine Ward

    New Forest District, United Kingdom

    Christine was elected Chairman of New Forest District Council on 15 May 2017. As Chairman, Christine will devote her time to raising funds for two worthy charities (First Opportunities and It’s Your Choice) who both work to support children and young people in the New Forest

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