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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…

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By Eric White ON Saturday 16th April, Mehmet Cakmak, owner of Café Pizzeria in Bush Fair, set off on the journey of a lifetime from Harlow to his hometown Ankara in Turkey, all with just him and his bike. The father of four chose to undertake…

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ON Saturday 16 April Mehmet Cakmak, a small businessman from Harlow, will be donning his cycle helmet and setting off on a mammoth mission across Europe – travelling from Harlow to Turkey – using only pedal power! The father of four is undertaking the 3,000…

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From June 6 to 17, eighteen solicitors and will writers’ offices across West Essex and East Herts, the catchment area of the Hospice, have kindly volunteered their time to enable you to make your Will. Many of the solicitors are located in the Harlow area,…

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THE GARDEN of India restaurant in Bush Fair is hosting a fund-raising event for Mind in West Essex on Thursday March 24th. Special guest will be Harlow MP Robert Halfon. Tickets are £20 a head and can be booked via the office 01371 876641. Mind…

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DUST off your tutus, break out the fairy wings, and get your glow sticks at the ready because St Clare Hospice’s Midnight Walk is back with a bang for 2016! On Saturday July 2, Harlow will be set to ‘light up the night’ for St…

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

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UPWARDS with Downs are holding a charity night at Harlow Dog Stadium to raise money and awareness. The charity, based in Greygoose Park, Harlow, which supports sufferers of down’s syndrome and their families, raised £3,000 through the event last year. Anyone is welcome to enjoy…

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ASDA has removed permanent collection points for food banks from stores across the UK, in a move that has caused alarm among charities and the supermarket chain’s customers. Following reports on social media that collection trolleys and boxes had disappeared from stores across Scotland, as…

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It all takes place on Saturday 5th March 2016 – everyone with a fundraising idea who believes they can raise £100 in just one day should simply register with the life-saving Charity. Sabi Blyth, Fundraising Manager, Essex Air Ambulance said: “We’re hoping to inspire people…

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ST Clare Hospice has officially revealed the winner of its Furry Face of Winter Walkies competition. Top dog Winnie, a beautiful Shiba Inu owned by Harlow couple Chelsey and Ray Cleghorn, now appears on the promotional material for the charity’s 5km sponsored dog walk taking…

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ST Clare Hospice is seeking more runners to ensure its Festive Fun Run is a real cracker. The fundraising event on Sunday, December 13 promises to be a fantastically festive way for families to kick off their Christmas celebrations; however fewer people than hoped for…

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The St Clare shop in Loughton has celebrated its first birthday! When the shop in Loughton’s High Road launched last autumn, it with the eighth St Clare shop to open within the catchment area the Hospice serves, and it remains the only charity shop in…

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CALLING all courageous soles…are you brave enough to conquer the coals for St Clare Hospice? Promising to be one of the most memorable journeys you will ever undertake, the St Clare Firewalk on Saturday, November 14 is a barefoot walk over red-hot wood embers smoldering…

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THE Friends of the Derwent Centre has organised another Quiz Night on Friday 9 October at 7.30pm at the Great Parndon Community Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6YJ. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the fun. Tickets cost £5.00 and there’s a maximum…