Amazon Tilbury Makes £2,500 Donation to Little Havens for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Amazon Tilbury Makes £2,500 Donation to Little Havens for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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 […]

Support St. Luke’s Hospice by making or updating a Will this September

Support St. Luke’s Hospice by making or updating a Will this September

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 […]

Barratt Homes North Thames donates £1,000 to help support Haven House Children’s Hospice

Barratt Homes North Thames donates £1,000 to help support Haven House Children’s Hospice

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 […]

Visually impaired St Luke Hospice supporter wins garden photo competition

Visually impaired St Luke Hospice supporter wins garden photo competition

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 launches Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge

St. Luke’s Hospice launches Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge

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 […]

South Ockendon girl to take part in hospice ‘30 in 30’ challenge

South Ockendon girl to take part in hospice ‘30 in 30’ challenge

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 Calls Surge Since COVID-19 Lockdown

Childline Calls Surge Since COVID-19 Lockdown

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 Donates £20,000 to Thurrock Coronavirus Action Group

St. Modwen Homes Donates £20,000 to Thurrock Coronavirus Action Group

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). […]

St. Luke’s Hospice launches the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ rose

St. Luke’s Hospice launches the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ rose

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 […]

St Luke’s Hospice message for Dying Matters Week

St Luke’s Hospice message for Dying Matters Week

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 […]

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