THURROCK’S Contact the Elderly has received a £250 boost from The Port of Tilbury to support their community tea parties for older people who live alone in the local area. Contact the Elderly organises volunteer-led afternoon tea parties for older people across the community who live alone. The Thurrock group have recently celebrated their first […]
THURROCK Community Chest (TCC) are pleased to be supporting this year’s Orsett Show with a grant of £550 towards the running costs. Many visitors to the Show do not realise that the event raises money for good causes
THE STANFORD-le-Hope fundraising team has made toiletry donations to The Basildon Resource Centre and Changing Pathways in Basildon.
ORSETT Hall’s Café Sartoria supported Cup Cake Day last Thursday (15 June 2017) raising £134.50 for Alzheimer’s Society,
DESPITE the hot weather, Chadwell Community Forum’s summer quiz-evening grossed £184.00 last Saturday night, £172.00 net of prizes.
Message from Intu Lakeside As of today we will be opening a collection point in the customer lounge for staff, retailers, local businesses and customers to drop off non-perishable items, clothing, toys, books etc which intu Lakeside will then deliver early next week to the hubs that have opened for all of the people affected […]
THE Great Big Walk is Coming through Thurrock. They will be stopping off at Hardie Park on Monday morning. You can find full details at https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-great-big-walk Follow then on Twitter at @edencommunities
ORSETT Hall are hosting a Cup Cake Coffee Morning with lots of tea, coffee and cake in their lovely Cafe Sartoria on Cup Cake Day which is Thursday 15 June 2017 between 10.00am and 12.00pm. All proceeds from the cupcakes will go to Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity, working to create lasting change […]
ST Luke’s Hospice is set to hold its annual fete on Saturday June 10th.
HUNDREDS took advantage of the summer conditions to take part in the Thurrock Cycle Marathon on Sunday morning. From 9 year olds to 90-year-olds, they all set off from Blackshots on a route that took them on a 7 mile/21 mile and 42 mile course. Our cameras caught the cyclists at the start and then […]
ON Make it Matter Day, Marks & Spencer has launched a ground-breaking commitment to support 1,000 communities across the UK, help 10 million people live happier, healthier lives and be a zero waste business.
JOHN Stammers from Stanford-le-Hope will cycle in the Thurrock Cycle Marathon on 4th June to support Fibromyalgia Action UK because his mother lives with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is an incurable condition that causes widespread body pain, extreme fatigue, brain fog and other debilitating symptoms. The cause for this condition is unknown and the treatment options are […]
CHILDREN like Tyler (pictured) at Thameside Primary School, who suffers with spastic paraplegia, now have a ticket to ride thanks to Grays Thurrock Rotary Club. The club donated a specialised wheelchair to the school so that school trips could be more manageable for pupils like Tyler. The wheelchair was handed over to the school this […]
FRIENDS OF HARDIE PARK calls out for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund Friends of Hardie Park is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – […]
THE Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by St Luke’s Hospice in Fobbing Farm, Nethermayne, Basildon, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in December.
COURTNEY-Lee Collins, a 17 year old A level student at the Ockendon Academy is celebrating the results of her charity catwalk pageant she organised on Sunday.
A GRAYS man has been hailed as a ‘Good Samaritan” for helping an injured runner for the last four miles of the London Marathon.
THERE was a lovely atmosphere at a Family Fun Day at the Woodlands Edge public house in South Ockendon on Easter Monday. The event was organised in order to raise money for Barking Dog Rescue and Alzheimers. Event organiser Kelly Eaton said: “It was a great day, everyone loved it. The characters all turned up […]
DURING the months of June and July there will be displays of attractively designed sunflower plaques ‘planted’ in bright yellow barrows throughout the St Luke’s Hospice gardens, each sunflower bearing the name of a loved one.
Ellen, a second year student at Palmer’s College, chose the Alzheimer’s Society for her Extended Project. The Extended Project qualification allows students to produce a focused piece of work on a topic of their choice
PALMER’S Sports & Fitness Centre organised a special fundraising event at the Centre to raise money for Comic Relief.
A CHARITY cream tea was held in aid of a brave Grays woman who is fighting cancer. Nikki Nye is presently undergoing treatment of bone cancer and her family and friends want to raise awareness. The tea was organised by Nicola Topliss and friends and held at the Gateway People’s Centre in Stanford-le-Hope. They raised […]
THE LEAD singer of The Stone Roses appeared at a charity football match at Thurrock FC on Sunday.
THIS MOTHER’S Day (March 26), Basildon mums and daughters are being urged to unite and join the fight against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.