Cllr Curtis arranged for the Bat Signal to flash a message to the Caped Crusader and the pair met to hand over the cheque for £484 to be split between Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice and the Royal British Legion. Cllr Curtis said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part in this event and the organisers for thinking of my charities. I can assure everyone that the money will be going to excellent local causes.”
Pc Dave Dunn, who is based at Basildon and front man for band Coldfire, held the event back in November at Corringham Village Hall to raise money for Cancer Research UK. 250 people attended the event, and a staggering £2,000 was raised for the worthwhile charity.
A packed house ‘enjoyed’ a host of local talent, which included BAFTA nominated actor Phil Davis (TVs Whitechapel and cult movie Quadrophenia (to name but two) re-kindling his South Ockendon roots with a ‘cameo’ appearance.
IT IS credit to many of the organisations in the borough that every time we pass by that little spot of Lakeside near Zara, there is a Thurrock-based choir singing. Recently, we spotted the Golden Voices choir who had their Batias T-Shirts on, entertaining and raising money for the charity.
CHAMPION christmas pudding maker, Dolly Turner went to BBC Essex this morning to show them how it is done. East Tilbury resident Dolly makes the puds in order to raise money for Little Havens Hospice.
On Thursday night they led the procession at the Corringham Winter Fayre. On Friday night, Corringham boxer, Lee Window won a four round match at the Circus Tavern in aid of the foundation. On Saturday, they were a nominated charity at the carol singing at the Royal Opera House in Purfleet.
IT HAS BEEN A brilliant effort by the Gable Hall staff led by head of PE, Andrew Dobson. The mean, moody and moustachioed the staff grew a fantastic set of taches, and all in aid of Essex Air Ambulance.
FILM and TV star, Philip Davis is just one of the highlights of the Grays Thurrock Rotary Club Christmas concert at the Civic Hall, in Blackshots, on Friday, December 16. The evening will also include the Aveley and Newham Band, Mosaic Choir and the Deneholm primary school choir.
President David Fenn explained that the joining the club was just the first step in which he hoped would be a long journey, where each Rotarian makes new friends and takes an active part in the activities that we hope will make our community a better place in which to live.
The Thatched Cottage, in Baker Street, Orsett, is being turned into a festive wonderland for an exciting Christmas Fayre, which will be taking place next weekend. There will be stalls, mulled wine, live music, carol singers, dancers and a Santa’s Grotto and some of the proceeds from the fayre will go to Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice.
The therapeutic and psychological benefits of women wearing make-up have been well-documented and the “Look Good…Feel Better” programme at Southend Hospital helps women cope with the visible side-effects of cancer treatments through free skincare and make-up workshops.
However, because the standard is so high we need you to help decide who wins! Please watch the clip below and see which one you think should be crowned the winner. The winner will be announced on Friday 25th November 2011. They would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Thameside Theatre for donating 4 tickets to see their Panto!!
Deputy Headteacher Dawn Collis said “It was lovely to see so many pupils and teachers taking part and ‘showing their spots’ and we are delighted to have raised this amount of money which does not include buckets and buckets of pennies which the bank are currently counting from our ‘penny miles’”.
THERE IS A plethora of hair furniture around the corridors and classrooms at Gable Hall in Corringham. Led by PE teacher, Andrew Dobson, the staff are raising money for the Essex Air Ambulance.
QUARRY HILL PRIMARY IN Grays never skip an opportunity to help the community; whether it is local or global.
The same applies to Greggs the Bakers so it was good to see both working together on Friday for Children in Need. But it was Pudsey who was the centre of attention as staff at Greggs sold cakes and sweets to help those less fortunate.
LAKESIDE Shopping Centre has funded an ArtsAdventure project as one of its 21 Good Deeds. Developed in consultation with staff at a local children’s hospice (Little Havens), carefully selected musicians, writers, dancers and storytellers visited the children for a day and enabled them to take part in stimulating, creative workshops.
PETER HALL and the team have nothing but praise for East Tilbury resident Dolly Turner and the Christmas pudding she makes for the Little Havens Hospice. However, the sales have been a little bit slow. She has only had 70 orders so far and needs a lot more!
“The opportunity to meet the needs of people from within our communities, who are in desperate need of food, is one that we cannot turn our backs on. The experience of Foodbank around the country is that they are enthusiastically supported by Churches and the public, and have a powerful impact upon the recipients of this generosity. In addition, they reflect brilliantly upon the Christian churches and communities which run them.
To get the scissors on his twenty five inch long hair and leave him with a far shorter number two, he is looking raise £1000 for Children In Need. An assistant accountant at Harveys, Ben is an example of their many philanthropic gestures.
At a recent gathering of beneficaries and members, YT spoke to the chair, Richard Groome about the work the chest does as well as the three students who are full of praise for the Chest. The Chest is having a Charity Party Night on November 18th. Tickets are only £35. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The sponsored walk starts from the ranger’s office car park from 6pm. It is open to children of all ages, although parents with smaller children are asked to accompany them. Everyone attending should take a torch and wear rubber boots.
Gable Hall’s male staff are completing a special ‘Movember’ in aid of the Essex Air Ambulance charity. Last year, they raised just under £1000 last year through members of the PE Dept growing moustaches for the month of November.
THERE HAS been and there will be a host of activities on behalf of the Karis May Darling foundation. Lee Window has announced that he will take part in a charity boxing contest at the Circus Tavern in December.
THEY ARE LEGENDARY. Indeed, Dolly is legendary. Indeed, we are starting to think: Has no-one ever nominated East Tilbury based Dolly Turner for a civic award! It is clear that we like her christmas puddings and have done so for years as this has become a traditional feature.