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HARLOW resident Rose Morris is a much respected member of our community. A military veteran , Rose has featured in our paper before from reading WW1 tributes to a valued back stage member of Moot House Players. What is Rose doing in March and April?…

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Dear Editor,  THIS March, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is encouraging the British public to take on their Dechox challenge and give up chocolate and other sugary snacks for the month of March. Dechox Warriors will help to raise life saving funds for the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and…

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THE third national lockdown meant complete suspension of face to face services for local disability charity, Accuro (Care Services). The charity usually provide six social services for Children, Young People and Adults across West Essex, including Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping.  While ‘in-person’ clubs and social…

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A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy from Harlow is set to cycle 100 miles in March for a very worthy cause. Harry plans to raise much needed funds for Paradise Wildlife Park as he wants to donate money to the big cat sanctuary. His mother, Leanne has asked:…

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WEST Essex and East Hertfordshire charity, St Clare Hospice, is celebrating the second anniversary since the launch of its innovative, social support model to help those experiencing bereavement – Bereavement Cafés. St Clare Hospice’s Bereavement Cafés launched in February 2019 in order to connect people…

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COMMITTED supporter walks 874 miles (that’s 33.35 marathons!) for charity and finishes in 10th place out of 11,500 participants! Martyn Mead from Hornchurch  in Essex has just completed a mammoth virtual walking challenge from Lands’ End to John O Groats and he did it in just 42 days.…

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[email protected] – new free online girls project launched THE Gifted is proud to launch its new online craft-along course, [email protected], which aims to share the joy and creativity of crafting and developing new skills, while also alleviating some of the isolation of lockdown. Aimed at…

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A HARLOW comedian has organised a virtual comedy night in aid of a Princess Alexandra Hospital charity. Claire McCartney has gathered together a group of comedians for a special night on March 6th. Among the top quality guests is Lost Voice Guy, Lee Ridley, who…

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THE community can show their support for their local hospital in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) through The Princess Alexandra Hospitals’ Charity’s latest appeal. In response to the requests and kind offers of support from local people during these unprecedented times, the hospital’s charity has…

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THE HARLOW Rugby Club Under 15s have been set a running and fund raising challenge. Their coach, Ian Rundall is raising money for Haven House Children’s Hospice in February by running 100Km.  They thought they would support him by running it with him in a…

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St Clare celebrates 7th birthday of Hospice at Home team ST Clare Hospice is celebrating the seventh birthday of its Hospice at Home service which was launched in January 2014. The team of registered nurses and nursing assistants provide free, short-term, compassionate care for people with…

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A NINE-year-old boy from Ongar, Hector Bodiam, is undertaking a running challenge for the whole of Lockdown 3.0 to raise funds for St Clare Hospice, who cared for his Grandad Bobby. Hector began his challenge on 6th January 2021 when his primary school was shut…

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ST Clare Hospice is running an introductory course in Namaste Dementia care for unpaid carers, who are caring for people living with advanced dementia. The Introduction to Namaste Dementia Care for carers is running, via Zoom, on two dates in February: Wednesday 10th February 2021,…

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SV Sports Therapy has been supporting Haven House since 2013. They are just so incredibly in awe with the level of care they offer the children at the Hospice, but not only the poorly child but the siblings and entire family. Who knew how many…

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OVER the last few months, thousands of community volunteers across Essex have directly supported their neighbours and other community members during the pandemic, collecting prescriptions, shopping and essentials, taking pets to appointments, offering telephone support and catch ups, and other tasks which have helped people…

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A message from Melanie Whitten THE NHS FRONTLINE COVID TEAMS AT PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL DESPERATELY NEEDS OUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER. THESE ARE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES – LETS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! Friday January 15th Saturday January 16th Sunday January 17th Address: The Epping Golf Course,…