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THE fundraising team at St Clare Hospice were delighted to welcome trustee Barbara Weltch, treasurer Grenville Weltch and trustees Sheila Pearce and Jackie Cooper, from the Waltham Abbey Voluntary Care group, when they visited the Hospice on 9th November.   The group recently donated over £30,000…

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HARLOW-based charity Rainbow Services, which works to improve the lives of local people, arranged a fabulous free Christmas party for around 50 local families on Saturday. Staff and volunteers from the charity cooked up a feast to serve the families thanks to a donation from…

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IN a festive display of community goodwill just four days before Christmas, 9-year-old James Theobold is embarking on a sponsored walk to benefit the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. He has already smashed his original £250 target, with an impressive £652 already raised, James is…

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STANSTED Airport staff have been spreading festive cheer and supporting good causes in the local community in the run-up to Christmas. As part of the team’s December activities, employees have been volunteering at local foodbanks and delivering gifts to children in Uttlesford, East Hertfordshire and…

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POWER workers were among Essex craftspeople who helped BBC1’s DIY SOS: The Big Build create a new base for socially isolated and lonely people. Stephen Varney, Andrew Boughtwood and Chloe O’Doughty-Edwards joined hundreds of local helping hands and some of TV’s Eastenders cast, under the…

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A DERELICT bungalow has been turned into a centre to help people with their mental health by the TV show DIY SOS, hundreds of tradespeople and the cast of EastEnders. The Butterfly Effect Wellbeing group’s new base at the Latton Bush Centre in Harlow, has…

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THE festive period can be a tough time of year, but there is always someone you can talk to. We encourage you to take time for yourself, stay connected, do activities that you enjoy and remember to breathe.

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IN 2023, a staggering 2,446 charities were established across England, an increase of 342 compared to the previous 12 months. Of these, 79 were registered in Essex*, signifying a growing trend for people keen to make a meaningful difference in their communities as well as…

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HARLOW-based charity Rainbow Services were delighted to introduce Harlow’s Paringdon Pirates Walking Football Club to A Chance for Children – a not for profit organisation which offers young children day trips during the year to help broaden horizons, provide enriching life experiences, and improve life…

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THE winners all know that by playing they’re supporting charities too. And right on their doorstep, the Harlow based Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (MRCT) has been awarded £50,000 raised by Postcode Lottery players, with funding awarded through Postcode Places Trust.  Founded in 1997, the charity…

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KIND-hearted chef persuaded his wife to play People’s Postcode Lottery– and doubled their winnings.  Jeff Lilley, 65, signed up to help charities then talked missus Marion, 63, into joining after he had been playing for more than three years. Now the pair are celebrating after they each…

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CHARITIES have expressed their anger after the government downgraded its disability minister role during Disability History Month. reports ITV.Com The position, left vacant when Tom Pursglove was made legal migration minister last week, will now be held by Mims Davies, who said she is “honoured”…

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ECCO Charity has raised £3000 with the help of their generous customers and have donated this to Harlow Foodbank. Molly Folan, Ezra Folan & Dean Trussler from ECCO met with Andy Thornton to discuss how ECCO can continue to support the cause in the future.…

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ONCE again, community champion Paul Blake has a wonderful Christmas lights display on at his home in Woodcroft, Harlow. All donations will be shared between three amazing local charities : Streets 2 Homes, ASL/Bridget’s and St Clare Hospice. You can donate by using cash, through…

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EACH year a magical transformation takes place in a street in Church Langley. The whole length of Ridgeways is lit up in order to raise money for St Clare Hospice. A hospice spokesperson said: “We’re so thankful that the kind hearted people of Ridgeways have…

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VARNEY Green Physiotherapy Christmas appeal for every child. Full details below. https://youtube.com/shorts/9rULkpb8IC0?si=XG858Yp7G6VgAVz_