The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Sue Blatchford, has chosen two Charities to support in her mayoral year. Any monies raised will be given to the Charities at the end of her term of office. All charities are local and very relevant for Southampton

No Limits

We believe that every young person should be helped to reach their full potential, value themselves and be valued by society. Last year, No Limits provided support to over 7,000 children and young people through our Advice Centre and our work in Southampton schools. Our Advice Centre is open for 40 hours a week on Southampton High Street - a safe, accessible and welcoming drop-in centre for young people, with access to showers, laundry and food parcels. Our youth workers (including local volunteers) are available without appointment to help young people with any issue – a ‘one stop shop’ including specialist help for housing and homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, young carers, children living with substance misusing others, teenagers suffering anxiety, LGBT. We offer advice, one to one support, counselling and support groups, helping to empower children and young people to reach their potential.

Southampton Children’s Play Association

SCPA provides free of charge, open access play projects, holiday playschemes and after school clubs to children and families who live in priority neighbourhoods across the city of Southampton. We cater for all, everyone is welcome.

We also provide the free of charge annual Playday in Hoglands Park where we see over 5000 attendees. This is a national event and SCPA ensures that we have over 30 organisations involved on the day all providing a play activity for families to enjoy and have fun.

SCPA’s moto is DRESS for MESS! We provide every type of play, from sand and water, wood play, messy play, dressing up, team games, sports, music, story telling and much more!