BUILDING works on the new St. Luke’s Hospice site in Thurrock are complete and the building has been formally handed over by developers, paving the way for an opening later this year.
FIVE serving Essex Police officers have pledged to walk 71.449 kilometres in 24 hours in memory of their friend and colleague, PC Ewan Smith.
Essex Based Charity The Dream Factory launch their 2021 Kids Helping Kids Campaign – Kindness Makes Dreams Come True!
THE Dream Factory grants dreams to children and young adults between the age of 3 to 25 years, who suffer from life-threatening, life-limiting conditions or have severe disabilities
JOIN an evening of quizzical fun this Valentine’s Day and take part in a virtual quiz hosted by St. Luke’s Hospice.
CONCERNS about child abuse have soared since national lockdown measures were first introduced, the NSPCC has found – with the average monthly number of referrals from the charity’s helpline on the issue increasing by 126% in the East of England.
ST. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon, Essex, has launched a new Wellbeing, Information and Support Hub (WISH) for people living with a life-challenging or life-limiting illness. The new integrated service combines three traditional hospice departments; Day Hospice, the Information Resource Service and Complementary Therapy Service; under one umbrella, making it an easy to access holistic experience. […]
A LOCAL charity has said its committed to bringing the community together in grief and celebration this Christmas despite the Coronavirus restrictions.
CHRISTMAS jumpers and thinking-caps at the ready – it’s time to sign up to St. Luke’s Hospice’s first-ever virtual Christmas Quiz.
ST. Luke’s Hospice is inviting the public to dedicate a song to a loved one as part of a special ‘Light up a Life’ radio dedication show this Christmas-time.
A Barnardo’s service in the Borough of Redbridge has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury as it continues its vital work following the impact of COVID-19.
THIS is a festive raffle, with hope of bringing some Covid safe fun to people’s Christmas.
A LOCAL charity is calling on its community to help raise £24,000 to help fund its specialist hospice care over Christmas.
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 […]