Tributes paid to much loved and respected Thurrock disability campaigner

Tributes paid to much loved and respected Thurrock disability campaigner

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular member of Thurrock disabled community who has passed away. Ian Evans died after a short illness. Ian worked for Thurrock Coalition, a User-led organisation, and was an extremely passionate advocate for the disabled residents of Thurrock; he worked closely with many local, regional and national organisations. Neil Woodbridge […]

Carol Scrubs up nicely

Carol Scrubs up nicely

A GRAYS woman has recruited family and friends to make over 80 sets of clinical scrubs for Basildon Hospital. Carol Benham, a semi-retired curtain maker from Bradleigh Avenue saw an appeal for people with sewing skills to make scrubs for Queens Hospital in Romford.

St. Luke’s Hospice launches the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ rose

St. Luke’s Hospice launches the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ rose

St. Luke’s Hospice launches the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ rose ST. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon is delighted to share news of a bespoke rose called the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ specially cultivated in partnership with Peter Beale’s Roses and sponsored by West and Coe, and boosted by a generous donation from local support group Stepping […]

One in five people in the East of England (21%) are volunteering during the COVID-19 crisis

One in five people in the East of England (21%) are volunteering during the COVID-19 crisis

ONE in five people in the East of England (21%) are volunteering during the COVID-19 crisis, research from Legal & General and Cebr has revealed. The majority (70%) of volunteers are helping by doing grocery shopping for others, according the FTSE100 financial services group’s Isolation Economy Report. Legal & General’s research has also found that […]

C2C asks local residents to avoid leisure travel

C2C asks local residents to avoid leisure travel

c2c ASKS LOCAL RESIDENTS TO AVOID LEISURE TRAVEL EAST London and South Essex train operator c2c is asking local residents not to make leisure journeys by train. Social distancing rules drastically reduce the amount of capacity available, despite c2c returning to its full timetable this week. The Prime Minister’s instruction to avoid using public transport […]

Essex Wildlife Trust – Dare to be wild! New review says get long-lasting feel-good factor from Essex Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild

Essex Wildlife Trust – Dare to be wild! New review says get long-lasting feel-good factor from Essex Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild

The Wildlife Trusts and University of Derby evaluate the benefits of daily nature contact with 1,000 people over five years THE feel-good factor from simple daily contact with nature can last for months, once initiated, according to a new review from The Wildlife Trusts. The review is based on surveys completed by people taking part […]

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