Movember month at Gable Hall

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.

Come and buy one of Dolly’s Christmas Puds!

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.

Coffee morning in aid of St Luke’s

“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.”

Mayor gets on his bike for TRUP

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.

Cancer research walk at Treetops a great success

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.

MP takes to road for Help for Heroes

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.

In Memory Of Dawn

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 […]

Epilepsy Action in Thurrock

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.

Thurrock girls heading for Kilimanjaro

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.

Thurrock charity donate to riot homeless

“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”.

St Luke’s Hospice back October Triathlon

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.