Basildon Hospital nurse beats the heat to complete London Marathon

Basildon Hospital nurse beats the heat to complete London Marathon

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 […]

New Lipodema group set to meet

New Lipodema group set to meet

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 […]

Tell us if you are running the London Marathon

Tell us if you are running the London Marathon

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: ” […]

New Delhi Restaurant in Grays raises £1250 for Havens Hospice

New Delhi Restaurant in Grays raises £1250 for Havens Hospice

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 […]

Thurrock residents encouraged to wing walk for Parkinson’s

Thurrock residents encouraged to wing walk for Parkinson’s

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 […]

St Luke’s Hospice nurse nominated for top award

St Luke’s Hospice nurse nominated for top award

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 […]

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price supports NSPCC campaign for children’s mental health services

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price supports NSPCC campaign for children’s mental health services

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 […]

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