Giving A Helping Hand - The Directory Group

Giving a helping hand…



Giving a helping hand…


We’ve had a busy few weeks helping those with need in the Meon Valley.

Working with Team Hybrid in Knowle, a specialist wheelchair was purchased for a young lady with mobility issues. She feels it will make a big difference to her ability to enjoy the outdoors and improve her independence.

We were contacted to help two struggling families with young children, both dealing with a mini crisis. One was struggling with a broken fridge and the other a broken washing machine, neither items were economical to repair and neither family had the means to replace the items making life more difficult. We were happy to step in a get replacements so life could return to normal.


From time to time we get requests from local youths (Scouts and Guides) to assist with funding worthwhile trips.  This year we helped towards costs for a Scout to go to the World Scout Jamboree and next year are supporting two Scouts going on an expedition to Tanzania who will be doing volunteer work to help modernise a school and a Bishops Waltham Guide who has been selected to attend next year’s European Jamboree in Poland.


In addition to raising money for local people, we like to help other organisations and this month some of us turned out marshal the 90+ Solent Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, which unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health – A damp but enjoyable day out.

Photo: Solent Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley