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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…

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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. The charity’s shops help to raise a combined total of more than £380,000…

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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. The Hastingwood-based charity is searching for a handsome hound…

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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. During the afternoon, Centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, Goalkeeper Michel Vorm, Right-back Kyle Walker and Midfielder for the Ladies Team Riana Soobadoo made…

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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. Alex Scott, Fire Safety and Conflict Management and Christian Okeke, Hospital Chaplain will attempt to run on a treadmill and cross-trainer for…

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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. The…

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Abbot Care Centre�, Partirdge Road, Harlow �Christmas Fair� SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER 1-4pm ALL PROFITS WILL GO TO OUR DEMENTIA UNIT AND RESIDENTS WELLBEING FUND. This ensures all our residents get the better quality of life they deserve. We will be able to supply them all…

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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). The Hastingwood-based Hospice will be getting the Christmas season off to a flying start with a festive fayre at Great…

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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.…

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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…

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By Gary Shaw 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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BY Agnes T Cockburn 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…

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L to R: Joanne Phillips, Ali Jones, Kevin Coombes and Noreen West all braved the abseil. By Eric White EIGHT superheroes abseiled down Affinity Water Tower in Harlow to raise £1,800 to enhance children’s services at Basildon Hospital. The brave fundraisers took…