ST. Luke’s Hospice invites local businesses to join their new network of like-minded businesses called – The Grand Plan.
A CHARITY in Thurrock committed to tackling isolation and loneliness by helping older people to re-engage with their local community is looking for more volunteers.
NSPCC Fundraising Manager for Essex Sarah Laffling discusses the benefits of volunteering for the charity’s Speak Out, Stay Safe service.
THIS year St. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon will be celebrating its 30th anniversary; marking three decades of caring for the community.
ARE you a business support worker or volunteer who wants to better understand the grieving process? Come along to St Luke’s Talking to a Bereaved Person course on Friday 17th January, 13:30 – 16:30, for just £25!
HARDIE Park in Stanford-le-Hope delivered a special day for local residents this week who would have otherwise spent Christmas day alone. The occasion was supported by a generous community with donations of food, presents, time and money helping the event take place at the cafe in the park.
DID you hear that our amazing school choirs raised a total of £4,291.43 by singing at local shopping centres?! How amazing is that!
WITH homes in the East of England crammed with unwanted Christmas gifts today, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering a solution to help cut the clutter and raise funds for life-saving research.
A LONGSTANDING volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospice has won an award for his commitment to the local charity.
THURROCK-based John F Hunt Group has just donated over 800 items of food, toiletries and other household essentials to the Thurrock FoodBank. Fifteen massive boxes of several different products were collected this morning by FoodBank volunteers.
AT the start of the year, intu Lakeside partnered with Little Havens Hospice, a charity that provides respite and end of life care for children and young people across Essex that are aged between 0-19 years and have life-limiting conditions.
SIX generous Thurrock businesses have got together to make Christmas special for three deserving borough families.
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.