WOULD you like to raise money for a charity or voluntary organisation that is dear to your heart, or are you involved in such an organisation that needs to raise money for a particular project? It can be local, national or international and it might be, for instance, a School, a Club, a Hospice or […]
ST Clare Hospice is calling on their local businesses across West Essex and East Hertfordshire to put their entrepreneurial skills and business acumen to the test by taking up the St Clare ‘£50 Challenge’.
ST Clare Hospice has officially revealed the winner of their Cutest Canine photo competition ahead of their Winter Walkies event. Top dog Poppy, a beautiful 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier owned by Yvonne Carter, is set to officially open the charity’s 5k sponsored dog walk taking place on 26th February. Poppy, who is a rescue dog, won the competition against nineteen other dogs after polling an incredible 186 votes on the Hospice’s Facebook page.
ST Clare Hospice is supported in caring for local people with life-limiting illnesses by over 500 dedicated volunteers, with more than 250 of those kind-hearted individuals supporting the Hospice’s eight charity shops.
IS your pooch positively perfect? Is your dog dazzling? Is your cuddly companion the cutest? Is your furry friend the fairest of them all? Then why not enter them into St Clare Hospice’s Cutest Canine Competition.
FOUR of Tottenham Hotspur’s stars delighted sick youngsters at Princess Alexandra Hospital earlier this week when they turned up with sacks of Christmas gifts.
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TWO members of staff have been busy training in preparation for a fitness challenge to raise funds for the Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity.
THE Harvey Centre has agreed to support local charity fundraiser, Terry Card, in his plight to raise money for St Clare Hospice Hastingwood and Macmillan Cancer Support. Terry’s charity work is well known in Harlow, having raised £813 for St Clare Hospice last year.
This ensures all our residents get the better quality of life they deserve. We will be able to supply them all with meaningful activities daily and provide simple everyday items that many of us take for granted.
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ST Clare Hospice will be hoping to raise vital funds for the charity by hosting a Christmas Fayre in Harlow next weekend (Saturday 20 November).
A CHARITY covering Essex, Herts and parts of Greater London which specialises in providing free counselling and therapeutic support to children and young people is saving energy and money thanks to a new electronic timer for its boiler, donated by the E.ON Energy Action Fund.
A FORMER patient of St Clare Hospice is hosting a Cabaret Event to raise funds for the charity which cared for her following a devastating cancer diagnosis.
Jem Ayres, 33 years from Harlow, is the founder of Burlesque Jems dance school and will be hosting their 5th annual Cabaret Event in honour of the Hastingwood-based Hospice. The ‘Burlesque Jems Cabaret Event’ will take place on Saturday 22 October at the Great Parndon Community Association in Harlow.
THE event was last Saturday October 1st, as a fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation, in memory of a dear friend Paul “Bellsy” Bonello, who sadly passed away back in April. Paul was returning from holiday, when he was taken seriously ill on the plane due to Deep Vein Thrombosis. He was moved to a hospital on landing and then died shortly after.
On Sunday 11th September a daughter will be completing the iconic London to Brighton cycle ride in memory of her mother, Rita Byrne. Lisa Rodmell formed the ‘Ride for Rita’ charity cycling team after her mother was admitted to St Clare Hospice. Rita sadly passed away at the Hastingwood-based centre on 24th August (aged 64 years) and the cycling group aim to raise more than £2,000 in support of the charity who cared for her in her final weeks.
MORE than thirty creative fundraisers have signed up to get colourful for their local Hospice this summer. On 20th August hundreds of runners will be heading down to Nuclear Races near Ongar to take part in the Colour Vibe 5k – including some keen St Clare supporters.
IF ever there was a person befitting a hero’s welcome, look no further than Essex’s own ‘Hospice Hero’ Mehmet Cakmak. The 50 year old Harlow businessman received a fitting hero’s welcome when he returned to the UK having cycled more than 3,000 miles on a solo ride across Europe in aid of St Clare Hospice.
FEW people in Harlow would have failed to hear about Mehmet Cakmak’s fantastic Cyclothon from Harlow to Ankara in Turkey. For those who might have been away or asleep let’s have a recap: Mehmet, owner of Bush Fair’s Café Pizzaria set off from Harlow on Saturday 16th April determined not only to reach Ankara but also to raise £5,000 for St Clare Hospice.
EIGHT superheroes abseiled down Affinity Water Tower in Harlow to raise £1,800 to enhance children’s services at Basildon Hospital.
ON Saturday 16th April, Mehmet Cakmak, owner of Café Pizzeria in Bush Fair, set off on the journey of a lifetime from Harlow to his hometown Ankara in Turkey, all with just him and his bike.
Mehmet, the owner and manager of Cafe Pizzeria in the Bush Fair area of Harlow, has lived in Ilford for over 30 years and opened his business in Harlow 25 years ago. On reaching his 50th birthday last November, Mehmet decided he wanted to take on a personal challenge and give something back to his local community.
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WHEN it comes to looking after our family, there isn’t much we wouldn’t do to take care of the ones we love. It may come as a surprise then, that when it comes to stating our wishes for after we’ve gone, more than half of adults living in the UK admit that they do not have a Will. To mark St Clare’s Make a Will Fortnight 2016 the Hospice is reminding people that it is never too soon to start thinking about.
THE GARDEN of India restaurant in Bush Fair is hosting a fund-raising event for Mind in West Essex on Thursday March 24th. Special guest will be Harlow MP Robert Halfon.
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DUST off your tutus, break out the fairy wings, and get your glow sticks at the ready because St Clare Hospice’s Midnight Walk is back with a bang for 2016! On Saturday July 2, Harlow will be set to ‘light up the night’ for St Clare when its neon-themed sponsored walk takes to the streets.
ST Clare Hospice is holding its annual 10k race on Sunday, April 10. This popular sporting event has been a fixture in local running club calendars for over twenty years and last year raised £8,000 for the Hospice – a target which St Clare is hoping to beat this year!