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The Mayor of Fareham's Charities 2022/2023

The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mr Mike Ford will be holding a variety of fundraising events in support of his chosen charities and would be delighted if you are able to support these.

Gosport and Fareham in-shore rescue service logoGosport and Fareham In-Shore Rescue Service (GAFIRS)

GAFIRS is an independent lifeboat and inshore rescue service. As a declared facility to the UK Coastguard, it provides emergency lifeboat cover to the Eastern Solent and Portsmouth Harbour.

On average, GAFIRS respond to 100 incidents per year, from towing stricken vessels away from danger, to providing life-saving first aid to critically injured casualties. This vital service is managed and delivered entirely by volunteers.

Members commit hundreds of hours each per year in order to maintain this vital public service. This includes services to the community such as delivering safety presentations to water sports clubs, accident prevention and beach safety events at schools, promotions at local fairs and fetes and fundraising events.

For more information go to the GAFIRS website External Hyperlink

Address: Lifeboat Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TR

Tel: 02392 584017

Sea cadets logoThe Warsash Sea Cadets

Warsash Sea Cadets aims to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, they teach teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.

It offers a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating, to rock climbing, camping, music and more. Cadets are also able to gain various qualifications to use well into the future.

For more information go to: External Hyperlink


Address: Warsash Maritime Academy, Newtown Road, Warsash, SO31 9ZL

Email: External Hyperlink


If you would like to make a donation, please send it to:

The Mayor's Office
Civic Offices
Civic Way
PO16 7AZ
Telephone: 01329 824303

All cheques should be made payable to: The Mayor of Fareham's Charities 2022/2023.



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