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.
Thank you again so much and I hope more can join us next year 🙂 Big thanks to Port of Tilbury as they sponsored us £2000 to go towards the costs and Peter Bryan who came down from the British Triathlon Federation 🙂
Linda Catton Headteacher said “We are always overwhelmed by the continued support and generosity of our schools community, I hope that all Thurrock schools support Jon Dell ad his efforts in Thurrock this year”.
Portfolio holder, cllr Barbara Rice has asked councillors to do the same again (oh no she hasn’t. Enough it is only October-Ed). At last nights (Wed) meeting of the full council, Barbara said: “There were so many young persons who were delighted to get the chance to see the Thameside panto.
JORDAN Porter was an immensely popular young man who tragically died near to his school in Aveley earlier this year. But his parents have kept the flame alive.
Phil Lisgarten of Grays Baptist Church has achieved what some of us may occasionally think of doing but quickly discard as a mad idea – ride by bicycle the entire length of the British mainland – all for charity!
TRIBUTE BAND, Kings of Lyon are playing a charity gig at Thurrock FC tonight (Saturday). Tickets are £20 each, and that includes food and a DJ.
“Please do you best to pop in if only to donate a £1.00 to help us support St Lukes in and all the wonderful work they do to support OUR community. Please tell all your friends, colleagues or service user and help make this a success. We all work hard to arrange these days, with no benefit to John Stanley’s, just more work for us in our busy day jobs. If we can do spare the time, I know you can.”
THURROCK Mayor, cllr Charlie Curtis got on his bike recently when he visited the Thurrock Re-Users Project (TRUP) in East Tilbury.
TRUP now have a large number of bikes that can be re-used but they are still on the look-out for more bikes as well as a bicycle repair man to help.
THE CLOSING DATE for entries to the Blackshots Triathlon is this Sunday, October 9th. The race is on Sunday October 23rd, starting at 7.30am.Starting with a 400m pool based swim, 21K cycle ride followed by an 8K field run.
THE REGULARS at the Oak public house in Grays were determined that Kim Wilson-Mead, 39, John Bolton, 56, and Maureen Ellis, 63, would never be forgotten after they all fell to cancer within a short space of time.
So, recently, led by Sean Ellis, they organised a 24-hour relay on the Treetops school fields. Residents turned up in their droves to take part, in an even that had a great party feel.
Stephen Metcalfe MP also hopes that the test drive will help support the cause of British industry, saying:
“I was delighted to be invited by Barry Ives of Toomey’s to test drive the new MG and to be able to support Help for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support at the same time.
Crews from Grays Fire Station raised more than £1,500 at a special charity football day which took place at the end of August at the Sports Village Purfleet Rd Aveley. The event raised money for the Macmillan Cancer Trust and Marie Curie Cancer Care and was held in memory of Dawn Wright, the wife of […]
IT CAN be a challenging time for charities in Thurrock and you can tell by speaking to many that things are not going to get any easier. As we travel the community festivals throughout the borough, we have spoken to many. Recently, we spoke to Dianna Ferry from Epilepsy Action about the work that they do around the borough and the challenges ahead.
FORMER William Edwards students, Ali Maynard and Charlie Heapy made it to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro at the weekend. After months of training, the girls took a week to get to the highest point in Africa.
They will have a disco, hog roast, rugby tournaments, face painting and raffles. They also have an Essex Fire brigade with one of their vehicles for the kids, and the Police are also coming along with one of their vehicles.
DJ Rob Messer is trekking in Peru in October on behalf of Little Havens Hospice. Rob has organised a Northern Soul night at the Welcome Club in Stanford-le-Hope on Friday night. Doors open at 7.30pm.
FORMER William Edwards students, Ali Maynard and Charlie Heapy are flying off on Friday to scale the heights of Kilimanjaro. For months, the girls have been training along the pathways of Essex and the Sussex hills to take on Africa’s highest peak.
He held a number of events including fundraising at Lakeside, a great night out at Stifford Social in Crammavill Street and a golf day at Top Meadow in North Ockendon. The golf day raised £1,383 and we get the feeling that Paul has not stopped there.
“We would be delighted to help our London Borough neighbours who have lost their homes due to the riots. Volunteers have come forward to offer their labour to distribute the goods. We shall be contacting local services providers in the stricken boroughs and hope to get the goods out next week. Donations of quality goods are always welcome and contact can be made on 01375 846702”.
With around 300 expected to get involved the Hospice Triathlon is an experience not to be missed! We want you to swim, cycle and run to help fund St. Luke’s Hospice. This fantastic and challenging event starts and finishes at Blackshots Swimming Pool, Grays. The race starts off with a 400mtr swim in the pool, followed by a 21K cycle and 8K run on-road in Grays and the surrounding areas.