HAVING battled with freezing temperatures and torrential rain during months of training, Simon Hicks, a nurse at Basildon University Hospital, heroically completed the hottest- on-record London marathon on 22 April. Simon was running his first 26.2 mile event to raise money to enhance care for older patients on Lionel Cosin ward. He set a fundraising […]
A NEW group for women who have Lipoedema is having its inaugural meeting at St. Luke’s Hospice Nethermayne, Basildon, on Friday 20th April between 2 – 4pm. Paula Henderson, who will be heading up the group with her team, explains: “Lipoedema is an underdiagnosed, inherited disease, only found in women, that results in fat being […]
THERE are three care homes within Thurrock so, this is very much a local cause. They provide excellent care for our elderly citizens and rely solely on charitable donations. Please dig deep!
ARE you running the London Marathon on Sunday? As we do every year, we want to give as much publicity as possible to our runners. On the day, we will be charting the progress of runners as they go through the 5KM splits. Simon Howarth contacted us to tell us his story. Simon said: ” […]
A CHAFFORD Hundred woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago is holding a tennis-a-thon to say thank you to the hospital that treated her.
A POPULAR Indian restaurant in Grays raised £1250 for Haven’s Hospice. The New Delhi on Orsett Road in Grays held the special charity night at the popular restaurant last Saturday (April 7th). Restaurant owner Shumon Rahman said: “We would like to thank everyone that attended the charity event. With everyone’s help, I’m please to say […]
Magic charity night for Romford Hospital. Full details on poster.
ST Luke’s Hospice are keen to let people know that their OneResponse and Hospice at Home Services are ‘on call’ 24/7 throughout the Easter
AWARD-winning local business owner, Benjamin Scarsbrook from Blatella Films, competed in Strictly Air Ambulance 2018 on Saturday night, an annual ballroom dancing competition held by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust in order to raise funds for the charity.
ST Luke’s Hospice received an incredible donation of £2,060 from sisters Sarah and Katie in memory of their mum Maureen Kemp who passed away in St. Luke’s care.
DP World London Gateway presented two cheques, each worth more than £19,000, to two charities following another successful charity quiz.
PARKINSON’S UK is encouraging Essex residents to push their courage to new limits and take on a Wing Walk on Saturday 12 May at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster. Wing Walkers will be securely strapped to the top wing of an authentic vintage Boeing Stearman biplane, with their very own highly experienced pilot, as they […]
ON Saturday 21st April, The Old Regent Ballroom host a FABULUSH Cabaret night.
Virginia and Day Hospice Liver project Team St. Luke’s Hospice is thrilled to be announcing that Advanced Nurse Practitioner Virginia Campbell has won second place in the prestigious British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Liver Nurse of the Year award. The BJN Awards are aimed at showcasing nursing excellence and the critical contribution nursing makes to […]
HOW far away from Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope can Rob Groves and Shane Ralph get with just £20 each?
THE Stanford Le Hope & Surrounding Area Fundraising team have launched their Easter egg appeal for 2018.
JACKIE Doyle-Price, MP for Thurrock, showed her support for improving children’s mental health services by attending the NSPCC’s Are You There? parliamentary reception on Monday. With the Government’s public consultation on its green paper proposals for children’s mental health support due to close on 2 March, the charity’s event meant MPs were able to discuss […]
HUNDREDS of runners took part in the St Luke’s Hospice Test Track 10 Mile race at the Fords Test Track in Dunton on Sunday. The sun peeked out from the clouds and made it a (relatively) pleasurable day for the runners. Many of the runners were using the race as a stepping stone for the […]
FOOTBALLING legend, Sir Trevor Brooking visted St Luke’s Hospice to see a lifelong fan from South Ockendon.
A MAN from Thurrock is set to host a Father and Son rugby match in order to raise awareness of Alzheimers and Dementia. Ben Northfield said: “I recently lost my Grandad and Nan in the space of only eight months to Alzheimers and Dementia, My Nan had Alzheimers for nine years. For six of those […]
PURFLEET based Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has raised over £10,000 for local charity Havens Hospices following a fund raising event held recently onboard their cruise ship Magellan – a total amount of £10,977.35 was raised with over 200 guests attending the event. Bob McGowan – Head of Customer Services at CMV said “Cruise & […]
THE THURROCK Autism support group gives you a chance to meet other parents/carers of children on the Autism spectrum. It’s a great place to chat, share experiences and even ask for advice from others who just “get it”.
THURROCK residents Emma Mulcahy and Sarah Keeling from Grays will be holding a charity Pink Ball in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
EMPLOYEES at the Port of Tilbury have made a generous donation of 117 gifts to Changing Pathways, just in time for Christmas.