ON Saturday 8th March at St Josephs Hall, Stanford le Hope around 90 racegoers supported this joint venture to raise funds to rebuild the Maternity Unit in Mitala Maria, Uganda. The evening began with a welcome by Rotary Club President-Karen Sayers-Irving and then Philip Hills (parishioner & Rotary Club member) explained in more detail about the Ugandan project.
CONSEQUENTLY, we are extremely grateful for all the support we receive which is greatly valued. So a heartfelt and sincere ‘THANK YOU’, goes out from everyone at St. Luke’s Hospice, to those who have donated and remain anonymous to us. We would like to assure them that every penny they have given will be used in the best possible way to add real value to the care and support we are able to give to patients and those who use our services.
PAUL said: “Maybe you have family or friends who have served in our National Forces, or may even be overseas on duty at the present time? Even if you don’t you’ll almost certainly know someone who has, and you’ll be hard pushed to avoid the news of the regular stream of casualties across the various media channels (and these are just the ones that make the national news)
THE Rotary Club of Thurrock Gateway welcomed 10-year-old Monika Jones (Daughter of Member Liz Jones) to their meeting on Monday evening (3rd March 2014) at The Park Inn By Radisson, North Stifford. The most enterprising youngster had hand crafted book marks, pencil top decorations, grips & biscuits and then sold them to her school chums and in the process raised £30.95 towards Rotary Club charities.
AS YOU can see, it is quite a beard already. Owner of the headroom hair salon in Lodge Lane, Grays, Gary Borley has been growing the beard since he went to see Scroobius Pip in concert. Since then it has been part homage and part charity challenge on behalf of four-year-old Chadwell boy, Blu Hill, […]
STAFF at HW Wilson will be sleeping on the streets of Southend on Saturday night in order to raise money for charity. The intrepid trio of Peter Whiffen, Phil Pearson and Jeni Beckett are hoping to raise money for the Southend YMCA in what is called the Southend SleepEasy.
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THE official launch of Thurrock Community Chest’s Grand Draw took place at Intu Lakeside last week. The charity raises money to offer grants to Thurrock based groups who deliver activities that benefit the residents of Thurrock.
A spokesperson said: “We have an exciting year of fundraising planned which includes a Burlesque for Breasts night, a Barn Dance, a stall at the Horndon Feast & Fayre, a team at the Horndon 10k, Dog Walk, Party in Pink and a London Trekathon!”
PETER said: “My dad died of cancer a few years ago and then I heard about the work MacMillan do and how they use coffee mornings to raise money. I just felt I had to do something.” He added: “I’d like to thank everyone who donated prizes – especially Heroes Framing Centre of Grays and Sainsbury’s at Chafford Hundred – and everyone who bought tickets. I’ve raised £505 overall.”
OCKENDON resident, Deborah Awe has continued her fundraising efforts for The Dream Factory charity by organising an event at her school. Brentwood prep, year 4 pupil Deborah, eight, was first struck by the work of the charity when she met a new friend who had an incurable condition. She felt so moved that she decided to do something to help and was keen to involve her fellow pupils to arrange a charity day with a difference.
EVERY November for nearly ten years, Dolly has rolled up her sleeves and created the puds from the heart of her kitchen. Using a secret recipe, Dolly then ships the puds out far and wide.
A VETERAN Chadwell St Mary cyclist will once again be pedalling around the borough for charity. Stanley Wall has become a familiar fixture over the years as the 87-year-old flies by those half his age on his trusty bike.
A THURROCK woman is having her head shaved as part of a charity push in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). Genevieve Smith works for The Body shop, who are sponsors of the TCT.
Over the weekend around 16 club members collected from the generous folk of Thurrock raising over £1,100.58, whilst Christmas Carols serenaded the shoppers.
The money raised along with funds from other ventures will be gifted to local & international charities at the club’s Annual Charity Awards event on 19th May 2014 at Langdon Hills Golf Club.
BURLESQUE dancers will be tripping the light aisle seven for shoppers in Thurrock this Christmas. Burlesque Jems have classes across Essex that combine dance with a body confidence ethos.
WHAT a lovely evening, conductor Daryl Barber gave an excellent performance, guiding the choir singing in their first Christmas concert for this year. It was entertainment at its highest. There was audience participation when Daryl began his Christmas introduction and led into the first song.
TWO friends return from an epic trek through one of America’s most inhospitable terrains.
Nancy Smith & Andrea Nunnery both from Horndon on the Hill have just returned from a trek into the Grand Canyon in aid of charity Breast Cancer Campaign.
The journey took them into the centre of the canyon, through the Havasupai Reservation at its base and then ascending all the way up on the last day of their hike.
FOR THE first time in 23 years, Thurrock is opening its first Operation Christmas Child processing centre and they hope to collect over 2000 boxes.
HELP for Heroes (H4H) has today opened a store at the intu Lakeside shopping centre in Essex, building on the success of the first H4H store that opened in St David’s shopping centre, Cardiff in 2012. Plans have also been revealed to open a further eight stores around the UK within a year. Going against the usual trend for charity shops, H4H sells new, branded merchandise, rather than donated or second-hand goods like most UK charities. Consumers are able to buy H4H branded products that they want and need, such as cooking utensils and leisurewear, but with the profits going to charity rather than global corporations.
AFTER a fantastic Race Night the evening before, The Rotary Club of Thurrock Gateway spent Saturday at intu Lakeside collecting from shoppers all day long. Covering two entrances 16 club members in Halloween hats’n'wigs greeted visitors to the shopping centre from 9 am until 7 pm.
STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, joined staff and supporters of St Luke’s Hospice last week to help break new ground for the forthcoming development. Together with Gerry Peaty, Chairman of St Luke’s Trustee Board, Mr Metcalfe picked up a shovel to mark the beginning of the building of a new vibrant Day Therapy, Assessment and Support Centre which will enable the Hospice to take a significant step forward in helping more people and enable them to offer a greater variety of services in the future.
DOZENS of organisations from across the borough raised thousands of pounds by taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Care.
Wendy Higginson and her team raised £290 at the Holy Cross church coffee morning in South Ockendon. We then crossed over to the very busy Ockendon hub where the lads from HW Wilson were very busy serving coffee and tea to the assembled throng.
CARON Ellis, from Billericay opened the event. The event was opened last year by her mother, Mrs. Maureen Ireland who sadly died. Caron said “When my Mum was diagnosed seven years ago she became a real fighter. People called her amazing, an inspiration. But she couldn’t have done it without the help and support from the staff at Basildon Hospital.”
PRO-Actions (Essex) Ltd, Business Improvement Specialists, are delivering two free seminars in support of St. Luke’s Hospice. Both are hugely topical and designed to underpin skills needed to succeed in the current business climate.