THE demise of a long-running Thurrock charity remains shrouded in mystery – with many of its supporters and former volunteers saying they have been left with a sour taste about the way it was wound up.
AS the cold nights of winter draw in it becomes more apparent how important home is to us all. While most of the country will be getting ready to celebrate with loved ones and looking forward to a home cooked Christmas dinner, there will be thousands of people facing the struggle of having nowhere safe to call home.
PATRICIA has been volunteering at the BHF’s Felixstowe shop since her son Matthew started nursery. 17 years later and her son has now been volunteering alongside her for the past five years, seeking to make a positive difference and gain work experience.
MORE than £4,500 has been raised for St. Luke’s Hospice at the charity’s annual Christmas Market on Sunday (17th November).
THE bells of Stanford-le-Hope’s St Margaret’s church rang across the nation and were heard around the world as they marked the remarkable fundraising efforts of Thurrock celebrity Rylan Clark-Neal reports The Thurrock Independent.
St. Luke’s Hospice is seeking volunteers for Christmas tree collection and recycling fundraising initiative.
THE charity is looking for volunteers with their own van to help collect Christmas trees from designated addresses on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January, 9am – 4pm, and drop them off at the Basildon Recycle Barleylands Depot. Addresses will be concentrated within a three mile radius of the depot and routes will be mapped out for each driver before the day.
THE Dream Factory is an Essex-based charity established 11 years ago to brighten the lives and encourage hope for children and young adults aged 3-25 years, who have either life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, or who suffer from severe disabilities. They do this by granting their dreams and making their wishes come true and aim to do everything possible to grant a child’s dream, whether it’s to meet their favourite celebrity or sporting hero.
COME and join St. Luke’s Hospice at the charity’s annual Christmas Market at the Chichester Hotel on Sunday 17th November.
THURROCK Darts players have raised over a thousand pounds for St Luke’s Hospice.
KIND-hearted Thurrock residents have donated a computer console to Basildon children’s ward after a number were stolen.
MORE than 200 people took part in the Luke’s to Luke’s Walk on Sunday 6th October – a 5 and 10 mile charity fundraiser organised by St. Luke’s Hospice.
ON Thursday 3rd October Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point will be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support by holding their very own coffee morning as part of the annual “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” event.
St Luke’s Hospice Make A Will Month: “Why mum’s death made me plan for the future” “Why mum’s death made me plan for the future” This September is ‘Make a Will Month’, an annual will writing initiative organised by St. Luke’s Hospice. Throughout the month, local solicitors have offered to lend their time and expertise […]
A FREE Dementia Awareness Day offering advice and support to the public and healthcare professionals is being held by St. Luke’s Hospice on Saturday 14th September. Taking place in the Day Hospice, the event is an opportunity to find out more about dementia and the range of help and support that is available locally. It’s […]
Hospice at Home service receives ‘Outstanding’ rating by CQC in first inspection HOSPICE at Home, a palliative care service at St. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its first inspection. The service, which was inspected last month [July 2019], supports people to be cared for at […]
IMAGINE an extra £1,000 at the end of summer… A last minute getaway, some home improvements or the start of a new winter wardrobe! You could do anything but nothing will beat the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped support your local hospice.
THIS year’s annual Fun Walk (again hosted by Barleylands Farm) has announced it is making good progress towards its event on 8 September. Last year, the event raised £100,000 for nearly 100 charities – bringing the total monies raised since inception in 2002 to £1,064,000.
DOTING father and husband Richard Puffett was 65 years old when he passed away from a rare form of lung cancer. Here, his wife Sharon and daughter Charlotte share his story and are encouraging others to join them in supporting the Hospice.
IT’S time to sign up to this year’s Luke’s to Luke’s Walk – a 5 and 10 mile charity fundraiser organised by St. Luke’s Hospice.
THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised following a Charity Football Match between the Essex County FA and Palmers FC to raise money for stillbirth and neonatal death charity, Sands, and CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably.
THURROCK charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £20,000 from a pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
FIRST Give and Gable Hall School worked in partnership to help young people give back to their communities and speak out for causes they believe in. Students at the school dedicated time and effort to chosen charities through social action, with one class winning a First Give grant of £1,000 for their charity!
THURROCK charity launches giving circle to help local people to achieve their goals and dreams Precious Pearl charity is launching a giving circle at a charity event in Grays next week to support local individuals and small start ups. The initiative will be launched at the charity’s community champions grants and awards event taking place […]
St Luke Hospice host Make a Will Fortnight. Full details on poster.