London Marathon 18: Mr Bakkar conquers the London Marathon

London Marathon 18: Mr Bakkar conquers the London Marathon

THE ASSISTANT headteacher of Burnt Mill Academy, Shawki Bakkar conquered the London Marathon on Sunday. He overcame very difficult conditions to run the 26 miles and 385 yards in 6 hrs and 56 minutes. The charismatic teacher has run a wonderful campaign on the roads and on social media in order to raise money for […]

Amazing Amie conquers the London Marathon

Amazing Amie conquers the London Marathon

WELL done to Harlow runner, Amie Bruce, who completed the London Marathon on Sunday despite the sweltering conditions. Amie, 21, competed the 26 mile course in 6 hours and 23 minutes on a day when the temperature topped 23 degrees. She has raised over £5,000 for mental health charity MIND. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amie-bruce2 Amie lives in Church […]

Go Bright with St Clare Hospice in July

Go Bright with St Clare Hospice in July

GET your brightest clothes on, don a rainbow-coloured wig, and grab your friends and family because St Clare Hospice’s first-ever Go Bright Walk is coming, and everyone is invited! On Saturday 14th July, St Clare promises that their newest summer fundraiser will be the ‘brightest 5k in West Essex’ as the family-friendly event comes to the Water Gardens for the first time.

Princess Alexandra: Become a Butterfly Volunteer and help ensure no one has to die alone

Princess Alexandra: Become a Butterfly Volunteer and help ensure no one has to die alone

“I found it quite sad when I realised that people were in hospital, dying alone, and I was clocking off at 5 o clock. I thought, I’ve got a couple of hours and I’d love to sit with someone who needs company, and I’ve found it really rewarding. It truly makes a difference to patients and their families.” said Lynn Marriott, a board and committee secretary at Princess Alexandra Hospital who has recently become a Butterfly Volunteer.

Harlow exercise guru to undertake charity skydive

Harlow exercise guru to undertake charity skydive

A PHYSICAL training instructor from Harlow is set to undertake a charity sky-dive. Church Langley-based Caroline Collins is well known to many residents as a highly motivated and inspirational exercise guru. But now, Caroline and her two friends, Alex and Charlotte are set to undertake a daring sky dive. They are diving for Grove Cottage. […]

Teacher set to run London Marathon in memory of formers students baby

Teacher set to run London Marathon in memory of formers students baby

A teacher is running the London Marathon in memory of a former student’s baby. Alec Laing, assistant vice principal at Nightingale Academy, in Edmonton, is taking on the mammoth task in support of the Annabelle Rose Foundation. The charity is dedicated to providing help and support to families affected by spinal muscular atrophy, which is […]

Race for Life is coming to Harlow

Race for Life is coming to Harlow

ON Sunday 13th May 2018, Harlow Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.

Time to think about the St Clare Hospice 10K

Time to think about the St Clare Hospice 10K

ST Clare Hospice is holding its annual 10k race on Sunday, 8th April. This popular annual 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!

Marathon effort for Passmores charity

Marathon effort for Passmores charity

A Marathon Fundraiser for No Child Without Harlow runner, Jody Randall has pledged to support local charity, No Child Without when he competes in the Southampton Marathon this spring. After applying unsuccessfully for a place in the London Marathon, Jody was undeterred and determined to find a way to raise money for the Harlow charity. […]

Learn more about The Kanju Campaign

Learn more about The Kanju Campaign

TIM Harper, a 29 year old local man, is a highly qualified Sports and conditioning expert. He was born in Essex and educated locally. His father, the late Dr Greg Harper, worked at the Harlow based Glaxo. Smith Kline where he had started in 1984 when it was Beechams. Tim takes a lot of inspiration […]

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