ST. Luke’s Hospice has launched its annual ‘Light up a Life’ appeal, giving people the chance to come together to remember a loved one this Christmas-time while also supporting St. Luke’s Hospice with a donation in their name.
ST. Luke’s Hospice shows what it takes to provide end of life care during COVID-19 this #HospiceCareWeek
AMAZON Tilbury Makes £2,500 Donation to Little Havens for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amazon and employee volunteers in Tilbury have donated £2,500 to Little Havens as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Amazon Goes Gold is Amazon’s annual campaign to raise awareness and funds during Childhood Cancer […]
THE Fragrance Shop, the UKs biggest independent fragrance retailer, has announced that they have raised over £1.3 million pounds via Pennies, for charities such as Rays of Sunshine
SEPTEMBER marks St. Luke’s Hospice’s annual ‘Make a Will Month’ campaign, where participating solicitors generously provide their Will writing expertise for free in exchange for a donation to St. Luke’s Hospice. The Hospice, based in Basildon, provides compassionate, end of life care to local people. Participating solicitors will offer the opportunity to make or update […]
The hospice, which provides round-the-clock care to seriously ill babies and children, has felt the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff have been working tirelessly to get children and babies out of hospital beds and away from the frontline to support the NHS and provide better-suited care. The donation comes as part of Barratt […]
LAST month, Joyce Williams, 90, from Hullbridge, who currently lives with glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, was crowned the winner of the ‘pots and patios’ category in St. Luke’s Hospice’s very first Virtual Flower Show competition. Thanks to the help of family and friends, Joyce is able to continue tending to her much-loved plants and […]
ST. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon has announced today that its Basildon Marketplace shop will be closing on Saturday 15 August 2020. The shop first opened its doors to customers over 20 years ago, and has been a staple in the community ever since. Dave Emery, Head of Retail at St. Luke’s Hospice, said: “It’s very […]
A BOY from Chafford Hundred has raised over £500 for his local children’s hospice by climbing his stairs at home to match the equivalent number of steps it takes to reach to top of Everest. Lionel Mazithulela wanted to take on a challenge whilst at home to raise money for Little Havens so he decided […]
St. Luke’s Hospice launches Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge St. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon is calling supporters to complete 5 or 10 miles this October and raise vital funds to support the essential care provided by the charity. Participants of the Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge can walk, jog, cycle, skate or even swim their […]
THE Health Lottery, which helps tackle health inequality and isolation across Great Britain, has announced that the level of funding to the thousands of charities and projects it supports will increase by over 25%. This increase comes in response to the financial damage caused to the charity sector due to the Covid-19 crisis. To date, […]
A LOCAL hospice charity is calling on families in the community to set themselves a ’30 in 30′ challenge this summer to raise money for essential hospice care. Over 500 people have already donated towards the virtual fundraising campaign, which aims to replace the charity’s public fundraising events which have had to be cancelled due […]
CHILDLINE have seen a surge in children aged 11 and under reaching out with mental health concerns. Since the start of lockdown, Childline have delivered almost 22,000 counselling sessions, including almost 2,000 with children aged 11 and under, an increase of 37% from data prior to lockdown. The pandemic has had a significant effect on […]
ST. MODWEN HOMES, the housebuilder behind the 230-home Bennetts Fields development in South Ockendon, have donated £20,000 to Thurrock Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) to support vulnerable residents through the Coronavirus pandemic. Thurrock CVS have formed a partnership with Thurrock Council to establish a community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action (TCCA). […]
A THURROCK family is about to walk from the borough to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London as a tribute to its work – and to raise funds reports Thurrock Nub News.
THE joint-hottest May on record and an unseasonably wet and humid June has created ideal breeding grounds for fleas, ticks and worms across Eastern England’s outdoor spaces, according to experts.
FROM Monday 29th June St. Luke’s Hospice will be gradually re-opening their 12 retail outlets and Warehouse, over a period of four weeks, whilst enforcing strict social distancing measures.
PANDEMIC MAKES DOGTOPIA PAWS FOR A YEAR, LEADING THE WAY TO COLLAR CASH FOR CHOSEN CHARITIES HARDIE Park in Stanford-le-Hope has hosted the popular ‘Dogtopia Show’ for the last couple of years. Sadly, due to COVID-19 the summer doggie spectacular was cancelled. Cath Lumley of Dogtopia Pet Services and Alicia Bratby of Alicia’s Obedience Dog […]
ST. Luke’s Hospice launch online photo competition for green fingered supporters
St. Luke’s Hospice launches the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ rose ST. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon is delighted to share news of a bespoke rose called the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ specially cultivated in partnership with Peter Beale’s Roses and sponsored by West and Coe, and boosted by a generous donation from local support group Stepping […]
DEAF Awareness Week sees free sign language classes launched for thousands of families across England
THROUGHOUT Dying Matters Week St. Luke’s Hospice will be highlighting the importance of listening to loved ones and encouraging open conversations about end of life wishes, death, grief, wills and funerals. The theme of this year’s Dying Matters week is: Dying to be Heard. In usual circumstances, the Information Resource Service team from the Hospice […]
RE-ENGAGE Thurrock treated all their tea party guests to a wonderful VE Celebration Tea Treat in a box, a posy of fresh flowers and box of chocs to celebrate VE 75th Anniversary.
AS celebrations and commemorations roll on into the weekend, it seems there has been little to dampen the spirit of Thurrock’s community