JCI Southampton supports
No Limits - Local Charity of the year 2016
No Limits is a charity which offers free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for children and young people under 26 who live in Southampton and Hampshire. All our services are confidential and free to young people. We rely on the support of volunteers, local partnerships and dedicated staff who help thousands of young people a year.
JCI Southampton is supporting No Limits as our 2016 local charity.
Countess Mountbatten Hospice - Local Charity of the year 2015
CMHC was established to raise funds for Countess Mountbatten House, a specialist palliative care unit in Southampton that supports patients with life limiting illnesses. Excellent medical care is provided by the NHS whilst the Charity contributes approximately £1 million each year towards everyday costs, including all ‘over and above’ items to enhance the quality of life of patients. Practical and emotional support is also provided for patients’ families and carers throughout illness and bereavement.
JCI Southampton is supporting Countess Mountbatten Hospice as our 2015 local charity.
Shade Aid - JCI UK National Charity 2014
We're supporting SHADE AID this summer - collecting your unwanted sunglasses for Vision Aid overseas. Vision Aid distribute eye protection to people who spend all day in the blazing sun, protecting their eyesight from the harmful effects of UV rays.
Bring your unwanted sunglasses along to any of our events and we'll send them to SHADE AID.
Nothing But Nets - World Charity
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. Nothing But Nets provides everyone - students to CEOs, bishops to basketball players - the opportunity to join the fight against malaria by giving $10 towards the cost of purchasing a long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net, distributing it, and educating communities on its use. Nothing But Nets works with UN partners like UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Health Organization to purchase nets, transport them to Africa, and distribute them to families. Net distributions are typically part of a wider public health effort within a country coordinated by the Ministry of Health, the UN and other local and international organizations.
The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives. Working with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law, the Trust provides practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation.
AIESEC is the world's largest student-led organisation with 60,000 active members in over 1,800 universities in 110 countries and territories. Their core activities are focused on facilitating a global exchange scheme that provides challenging, cultural work internships for students and recent graduates, with a focus on transforming students into future leaders.
JCI Southampton works closely with AIESEC through joint initiatives with the University of Southampton.
U Support - Local Charity of the Year 2014
U Support provide opportunities and experiences for children and young people with life limiting conditions, disabilities and disadvantages. Founded in 2003 it now provides over 4,000 experiences a year. U Support is also funded through the recently set up ChariTeas in the Marlands shopping centre, an innovative approach to charity support specialising in afternoon and high teas.
Southampton Hospital Charity - Cystic Fibrosis Ward, Southampton General - Local Charity of the Year 2013
Southampton Hospital Charity aims to create an environment which exceeds the expectations of patients & visitors in the care of Southampton General Hospital, Princess Anne Maternity Hospital & in connected outreach services. Through fundraising activities & events, charitable donations, legacies and voluntary support, the Charity can complement & enhance services & facilities so that the very best can be provided for all.
JCI Southampton is proud to be supporting Southampton Hospital Charity & in particular the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Southampton General Hospital - the President's Nominated Charity for 2013.
Wessex Heartbeat - Local Charity of the Year 2011
Established in 1992 Wessex Heartbeat is one of the region's major charities and exists to support the work of the Wessex Cardiac Centre (WCC), one of the UK's leading heart treatment centres which is based at Southampton General Hospital. Their mission is simple - that everyone affected by heart conditions receives the best possible support.
JCI Southampton supported Wessex Heartbeat throughout 2011 (as the President's Nominated Charity for the year) & continues to actively support the organisation amongst its portfolio of supported charities.
The United Nations is an international organisation founded in 1945 after WWII by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. The work of the UN reaches every corner of the globe. Although best known for peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the UN and its System (specialized agencies, funds and programmes) affect our lives and make the world a better place. JCI has officially partnered with the UN since 1954. Through the years these relationships have expanded to include various branches in the UN system as the two organisations collaborate to magnify their collective impact.
United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalisation, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.