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
ST.LUKE’S Hospice in Basildon have said they have been blown away by the support the charity has received in this “very challenging time.”
A FAMILY are completing a ten mile walk next week for St Luke’s Hospice in Basildon
DOGS Trust have launched an online quiz for potential dog owners to test themselves on whether they are truly ready for the realities of dog ownership before taking the leap.
MID & South Essex Hospitals Charity, which covers Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals among others, has spoken of the heartwarming support and donations they have received since the pandemic began. On the official Just Giving fundraising page, which accessed by clicking here the trust say the following: “We have been inundated with support from the […]
A YOUNG boy has completed a ten mile walk and tree climb in order to raise money for St.Luke’s Hospice in Basildon.
East Anglia Children’s Hospice launch Virtual Pub Quiz with funds raised going to emergency Covid-19 appeal
EAST Anglia Children’s Hospice (EEACH) have launched a Virtual Pub Quiz, to take place this Saturday (9 May).
Clinical nurse shares the ways St.Luke’s Hospice has evolved in response to social distancing measures
A CLINICAL nurse at St.Luke’s Hospice in Basildon has shared the ways in which the Day Hospice service has evolved in response to social distancing measures.
Family create blue hearts in moving show of gratitude to St.Luke’s Hospice for nurses’ care of grandad
ST.LUKE’S Hospice in Basildon has expressed its thanks to the Hobbs and Hawkins family for creating blue hearts in support of the Hospice’s campaign.