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Is your dog the cutest in Harlow?

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.

Hospital Chaplain and Fire Safety Officer take to the treadmill for fitness fundraiser

TWO members of staff have been busy training in preparation for a fitness challenge to raise funds for the Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity.

Harvey Centre support Harlow fundraiser

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.

Christmas Fair at the Abbot Care Centre

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.

St Clare Christmas Fayre at Great Parndon

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).

Harlow charity YCT is saving energy

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.

Burlesque dancer Jem to put on show to say thanks to St Clares

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.

Harlow comedian has head shaved for dear friend Paul Bonello

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.

Lisa to cycle to Brighton for St Clares

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.

Get your colour vibe for St Clares Hospice

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.

Mehmet returns after heroic cycle from Harlow to Turkey

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.

Mehmet’s family “so proud” after marathon cycle feat

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.

Fundraisers swoop 110 feet down water tower in Harlow for Polly

EIGHT superheroes abseiled down Affinity Water Tower in Harlow to raise £1,800 to enhance children’s services at Basildon Hospital.

Bush Fair cafe owner on course in mammoth cycle to Turkey

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.

Bush Fair cafe owner set to cycle to Turkey

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.

Harlow solicitors support St Clare Make a Will Fortnight

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.

Garden of India to host charity night for Mind

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.

St Clare’s Midnight Walk is back with a bang!

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.

Follow Clare the Bear at the Hospice 10K

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!

Upwards with Downs to go to the dogs

UPWARDS with Downs are holding a charity night at Harlow Dog Stadium to raise money and awareness.
The charity, based in Greygoose Park, Harlow, which supports sufferers of down’s syndrome and their families, raised £3,000 through the event last year.

Outcry as ASDA remove food bank collection points

ASDA has removed permanent collection points for food banks from stores across the UK, in a move that has caused alarm among charities and the supermarket chain’s customers.

Could you raise £100 in 24 hours for Air Ambulance

HAVE you got what it takes to raise £100 in 24 hours? Essex Air Ambulance is calling on everyone across the county with an enterprising spirit to get involved in their forthcoming 24/100 Challenge sponsored by Just Wheel Repair.

Wonderful Winnie is the Winter Walkies winner!

ST Clare Hospice has officially revealed the winner of its Furry Face of Winter Walkies competition.
Top dog Winnie, a beautiful Shiba Inu owned by Harlow couple Chelsey and Ray Cleghorn, now appears on the promotional material for the charity’s 5km sponsored dog walk taking place in February after polling an incredible 509 votes in the Hospice’s online competition.

Support St Clares Hospice by taking part in Festive Fun Run

ST Clare Hospice is seeking more runners to ensure its Festive Fun Run is a real cracker.
The fundraising event on Sunday, December 13 promises to be a fantastically festive way for families to kick off their Christmas celebrations; however fewer people than hoped for have so far signed up meaning the Hastingwood-based charity may be forced to cancel.

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