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ST Clare Hospice has joined forces with the MND Association to host a monthly coffee morning for people with motor neurone disease, their families and carers.  On the second Friday of the month, MND Association volunteers will be at Café Clare, held in the dining…

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THERE are three months, two weeks and four days until the London Marathon on April 21st of this year. There will be some people, who have been sensible over Christmas and put in a 10 mile road race before 2023 ended. And here may be…

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THE INNER Wheel Club of Harlow are holding an International Day Coffee Morning. Inner Wheel was founded in Manchester, England in 1924. The objects of this service organisation can be found below. https://innerwheel.co.uk/objectives/

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On Thursday January 4th and Friday January 5th, Tiaras in The Stow is giving back to the community with a special two day event. They are doing a “Pay What You Can” two day event. This is for cutting services only. This includes: Mens haircutChildren’s…

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THE Firewalk fundraiser returned to St Clare Hospice this autumn and it made for a scorching evening of fun and fiery entertainment. Over 20 people took part in the event which raised over £11,000 for St Clare Hospice. On the evening delicious food was provided…

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A HARLOW-based domestic abuse charity has invited the Home Secretary James Cleverly to visit them following his comments regarding a “date rape” drug. Mr Cleverly told female guests at a No 10 event before Christmas that “a little bit of Rohypnol in her (His wife)…

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SURVIVORS at Safer Places domestic abuse services, based in Essex and Hertfordshire, have banded together to write a children’s Christmas tale promoting a central message of kindness.   “Autumn the Otter and the Tale of Showing Kindness” is a story about how Autumn the Otter, with help of his friend Felix the Fox, learns that…

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A FORMER Harlow Town footballer made an emotional return to his old club to take a penalty on the pitch thanks to the team at a Sewardstone care home. Norman Mitchell joined his local team, Harlow Town, aged 16, and was taken back to watch…

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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…