Friends of Lanterns

Friends of Lanterns is a small, local charity providing support through groups and activities to all families in our community and the families attending the nursery school. We raise funds to provide experienced staff to run the sessions and buy resources. Money raised also helps to pay for additional services for children with additional needs such as music therapy or to make alterations to the environment to give equal access.

We have a Board of Trustees led by Kathy East and meet regularly to look at service provision, impact and funding sources.

We would welcome any support from the community on fundraising ideas, help with upcoming events or any volunteering time in groups would be great. If anyone fancies leaping out of a plane for sponsorship - even better!

If you would like to make a donation (any size!) to Friends of Lanterns please follow the link - 


Forthcoming Events



So far Sooo good!...


Christmas raffles - £600

Alfred Homes £200

Tesco - £10,000

Cala Homes - £350 for new resources

Henry Smith - £2500 for 16-17 and £2500 for 17-18

Wave 105 - £270 for new big books

Community Kickstart £500 for farm sessions

Winchester City Council - £500 to run St Barnabas Rhyme Time

Winchester City Council - £350 to review Welcome Breastfeeding Scheme

Winchester City Council - £500 for resources for Winnall Stay and Play

Big Lottery Awards for All - £5600 given to pay for Key Changes music therapy

Fairtrade Cake Sale - Friday 3rd March - £126, 2 new balance bikes purchased

Waitrose 'won'  2 x £250

Tabletop Sale / Come & Play Saturday 21st January 2017 raised £250

Murder Mystery in December 2016 raised £850, click link to see Hampshire Chronicle write up. Murder Mystery write up

Murder Mystery in October 2018 raised £850

Localgiving page has raised £4412 so far...

Cake sale to support Father Christmas raised £200