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 […]

Hospital trust thank Thurrock and wider community for their heartwarming donations and support

Hospital trust thank Thurrock and wider community for their heartwarming donations and support

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 […]

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