Each student had made a contribution to the great cause. We are not entirely sure as to what they were eating but it did include maggots! You just have to have a look on the teachers’ faces as they eat something that just doesn’t look good.
YT dropped in on Sainsburys where staff and customers were wi’ing for money and getting up to all sorts of things which were funny for money. Shoppers were greeted by Princess Leia and Fred Flinstone as they went in while the team from Partyman were doing what they do best.
GETTING out into the community was the key message for the Gateway Academy on Red Nose Day 2011. First lesson was a walk around Chadwell which involves quite a hill up to the Cross Keys roundabout.
Staff at the hotel have organised a box of silly props including wigs, noses, tutu’s & glasses & encouraging guests, clients & staff to look at silly as possible and strike a pose on our special “red nose carpet”.
It was a bracing morning, when the Your Thurrock team had the opportunity to spend a few hours with the crew of the Gravesend Life Boat. The RNLI was invited to provide this facility following the Marchioness tragedy in 1989 and so on 2nd January 2002 four new lifeboat stations were opened. Gravesend station is […]
LAKESIDE undertook another of its 21 good deeds this week and showed its support for local seafarers by heading down to the docks for a day and building a new security shed donated by the shopping centre. The shed will form part of The Tilbury Seafarers Centre which provides a quiet haven away from the noise and bustle of normal shipboard life.
Oliver Holmes is seven years old and has cerebral palsy. He is a bright, determined little boy but he physically struggles to keep up with his peers because of the stiffness in his right side caused by the illness.
THE THURROCK RE-USERS Project (TRUP) are hosting a tea party next week in aid of the Helen Rollason cancer charity. The party will take place at their HQ in the Bata Estate in East Tilbury on Wednesday 15th March from 10am to 3pm.
It is an opportunity to try out beauty treatments and holistic therapies. There is also a perfect opportunity to buy a wonderful gift for your Mother. All businesses at the event are local businesses and it is an ideal event to support the community.
Hosted by Thurrock Disability Network and staffed by pupils from Beacon Hill School, the exhibition was an opportunity for disabled people to talk face to face both to council officers and local taxi and bus providers about their concerns. Trans-Vol, Thurrock’s community transport project, was well represented and Dave Meheghan, the manager, proudly displayed the latest addition to their fleet of vehicles. Wheelchair users also tried out a rear loading private hire car which took them for a spin.
Oliver Holmes is seven years old and has cerebral palsy. He is a bright, determined little boy but he physically struggles to keep up with his peers because of the stiffness in his right side caused by the illness. Oliver has been accepted to have a life changing operation called “Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy” which would remove the stiffness and allow him to participate fully in activities.
Even after the laps of the centre (which were surprisingly speedy in their heels!) participants could relax with pizza from Pizza Express and more live music from Michael Buble Tribute Act – Kriz K, and foot massages courtesy of The Holistic Treatment & The Little Retreat, with the ladies finally comfortable that they had raised lots of money to support all the hard work undertaken by the hospice.
Two projects in the south west Esesx area will receive funding: Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions CIC and St Luke’s Hospice, Basildon. A spokesperson for Thurrock Lifestyles said: “We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to support local carers of disabled children in planning the tricky future path between leaving special school and entering the adult world”
Students and staff at Hassenbrook School in Stanford-le-Hope will be supporting Mr Anthony Hattam, Leader of Learning in Humanities at the school, raise funds for the ‘Phab kids’ charity. Mr Hattam has signed up for the Virgin London Marathon in a bid to raise a figure of at least £1500.
STAFF at Open Door, a Thurrock-based charity that has helped the vulnerable in the borough for nearly forty years, were made redundant this week as the reality of the savage cuts starts to hit home. Sources close to the charity believe that the “tipping-point” for the charity was the loss of the contracts to provide floating support for both under-18’s and over-18’s.
A FORTY STRONG choir will be performing at the Stifford Clays social club in Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays next week. Mosaic will be painting pictures with their words on behalf of St Luke’s Hospice.
IT IS the last four days to sign up for the St Luke’s Hospice Stiletto & Slipper Walk at Lakeside this Saturday night. The walk begins at 10.30pm and finishes at 2am.
AN interview with David Lawrence of Thurrock Re-Users project reflecting on their five years and his hopes for the next year and beyond.
Hairdresser down under in Australia buys South Ockendon hairdressers “Calendar Girls” calendar after discovering film on yourthurrock. Truly local but global!
The Open Arms Spiritual Haven in Grays had a record charity donation night on Tuesday the 14th of December, when they handed over a cheque for £1800 to Thurrock charity, the Sunshine Centre in Tilbury.
DECEMBER is a key time for charities. The season of goodwill means that many people think of those less fortunate than them and are willing to dig deep to help. The winter whiteouts has wiped out many key collection and campaigning days for charities such as St Luke’s.
Mark Vinall, Principal, said, “This was a fantastic event to be a part of, and I’m really pleased that the students and staff got behind us and donated so much money. I’d like to thank the Student Executive for their extra donation – I hope the money we raised at Palmer’s will make a difference.”
Head of Music at Hassenbrook School Miss Furniss said: ‘We have continued to support the MS charity over the years since an ex-pupil’s family were affected by the condition. It is the most common disabling neurological disease affecting young adults and we feel it is a worthwhile charity for a secondary school to support.
HEART AND SOUL hairdressers in Garron Lane, South Ockendon have been the heart and soul of the community for many years. You just have to see the awards on boss’ Andrea Hunt’s wall to appreciate all that they do.