The club supports the Rosemary Foundation, a charity which provides a hospice within the home. Donations are raised through various club activities, notably the fee paid by members through an Annual membership and finds service donations from grateful members of the public reunited with their rings and other metal possessions.
Their website and donations page can be accessed from here
If you wish to make a donation please click here
On Saturday 30th November 2019 we attended the Rosemary Foundation Christmas Fayre at Petersfield School.
Allison Price, the Voluntary Fundraiser commented,
On behalf of The Rosemary Foundation I am writing to thank you and the Solent Metal Detectors for your stunning donation of £1,750 which was presented to us on Saturday at our Christmas Fayre.
We are very grateful to you all for your support and for the funds that you have all helped to raise. As always, your donation will be used by the Foundation’s nurses to care for our patients and their families in the local community. The Rosemary Foundation’s nurses have provided care for nearly 2,800 patients and their families since the charity was formed in 1997 and this would not have been possible without the considerable support that we receive from organisations such as yours.
Taken from the Rosemary Foundation newsletter 2018
On Saturday 24th November Our great supporters The Solent Metal Detecting Club (http://www.solentmetaldetectingclub.co.uk/) joined us once again and presented us with a donation of £1,750 raised from money donated to them by grateful people who had used their Free Recovery Service.
The cheque was received on behalf of The Rosemary Foundation by Councillor Anthony Williams, Chairman of East Hampshire District Council, and Jonathan Pratt.
On Saturday 25th November 2017, Club members attended the Rosemary Foundation Christmas fayre, and presented a cheque for £1750 for the Rosemary Foundation Hospice at Home Charity.
SMDC members are asked to pay for what they call “dig days” throughout the course of a years’ membership and all money collected is put into a charity fund which is then presented to the Foundation at their annual Christmas Fayre.
Chairman, Steve Nash, said “The Solent Metal Detecting Club has been proud to recognise the tremendous work that the Rosemary Foundation has done providing its Hospice at Home service for over 20 years and this years’ total was a new record for the club. The club also wish to say a big thank you to landowners in the Solent region, also proud supporters of the Rosemary Foundation, for allowing the club to hold “dig days” on their land. The club also provides a free recovery service for anybody that has lost personal items such as jewellery, keys, etc and should a reward be offered, we also pass this on to the Rosemary Foundation.
You can see the published article here from the Meon Valley Newspaper.