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Campaigners award funds to local charities

The Daedalus Action Group was formed in Feb 2003 and fought a successful year-long campaign to prevent the Daedalus site being used as an open Asylum Seekers Processing Centre.  On 3 February 2004 the Home Office announced the decision not to proceed with the proposed Processing Centre.

Following the Home Office decision, the Daedalus Action Group continued to monitor the Daedalus site for a further 4 years. At the end of that period  the  Group announced, on 9 March 2008, at its Annual General Meeting  that the Group would disband, & in accordance with its Constitution, the remaining funds would be distributed to registered charities. The AGM was adjourned until 5 pm Sun 28 September 2008 where the statement of accounts was duly presented and the Daedalus Action Group was formally disbanded.


During the first year of our campaign we held various fund raising events, which were very well supported by the local community, which helped us raise considerable funds and along with numerous donations enabled us to run a highly successful campaign.

In distributing the funds, the team had to make some extremely difficult decisions to ensure there was genuine benefit to a wide cross section of the community. All applicants have been informed of the outcome by letter. Over £17,000 was awarded to the following recipients:

Bright Sparks Preschool (Titchfield) 
Connect Advocacy (GVA)
Club Hampshire Gosport Monday Club
Crofton Community Association
Crofton Girl Guides
Diabetes UK Fareham Voluntary Group
Families Need Fathers
Fareham & Gosport Mind Ltd 
Friends of Lee Junior School 
Friends of Lee Infants School
Gosport Active Group for the Visually Impaired
Gosport & Fareham Multiple Sclerosis Society
Gosport Display Club
Gosport Living History Society
Headway Portsmouth 
Lee-on-the-Solent Community Association 
Lee Singers
Leukaemia Research Fund
Little Shipmates (Lee)
LoS Community Responders
Macmillan Cancer Support
National Coastwatch Institution (Lee) 
National Coastwatch Institution (Gosport)
Radio Haslar        
Rowner North District Guide Association
 The Rainbow Centre   
 1st Lee-on-the-Solent Scout Group    
1st Titchfield Sea Scouts
 2nd Gosport (Rowner) Scouts     
 6th Gosport (Rowner) Air Scouts

The DAG would like to take this opportunity to thank local people for all their help and support throughout the campaign and beyond.


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Note: A chronology of events of the year-long campaign can be viewed on the DAG website www.action4Lee.org














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