Leigh on Sea News - charity

Citizens Advice Southend receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services for 2021

Citizen’s Advice Southend have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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Local hospice charity looking for London Marathon runners to support their hospice care

Havens Hospices is seeking runners who have managed to grab a place at this year’s world-famous London Marathon to join ‘Team Havens’ and help raise vital funds for their hospice care.

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London Southend Airport collaborate with SECE MIND for Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May

London Southend Airport is collaborating with South East and Central Essex Mind (SECE MIND) to support Mental Health Awareness Week, 10-16 May.

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London Southend Airport continues to support SNAP Helpline

SNAP Charity provides vital support to local families with children who have any special need or disability. The helpline is more important than ever during the pandemic ensuring that families can speak to someone to receive assistance.

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Local hospice charity in need of garden volunteers

A local hospice charity is looking for ’green-fingered‘ volunteers to help maintain its gardens at its children’s hospice Little Havens and its adult hospice Fair Havens.

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London Southend Airport donates £1000 to St Cedd’s Life Skills courses for the community

London Southend Airport, 23 April 2021: St Cedd’s Church are to offer Life Skills Courses starting in September for the local community. The courses are free of charge due to donations and funding by London Southend Airport.

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Positive start for the HAF programme

The Council is recognising and thanking our local organisations, charities, and schools for delivering the Holiday activities and food programme (HAF) for Southend’s children and young people.

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London Southend Airport donation towards the Little Heroes ASD Support Hub

London Southend Airport has donated £1000 to Little Heroes ASD Support Group to help transform their support hub ready to welcome families to the space.

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Southend YMCA want you to help put the FUN in FUNdraising!

On the 26th of March from 7pm to 7am Southend YMCA is hosting their annual virtual fundraiser #YMCASleepEasy, where the vital funds raised will go towards tackling the root causes of youth homelessness.

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Fair Havens for Life – One Year On

Resilience, agility and the community’s support are being celebrated by a local hospice charity as it reaches an important milestone of being open for a full year.

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Get Quizzical to celebrate the first anniversary of New Fair Havens Hospice

Grab a seat, a drink and get your best quiz brains at the ready and take part in the next Havens Hospices Virtual Quiz to raise vital funds for local hospice care.  

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Emergency fund available to support vulnerable residents

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is encouraging local charities and groups to apply to the Southend Emergency Fund (SEF).

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Step into Spring: Donate your daily stroll to support local hospice charity

A local hospice charity is calling on their local communities to donate their daily walk anytime between February and March to support frontline care.

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Hospice care ‘Enriched’ by Apprenticeships - Apprenticeship Week 8th - 14th February

Two local hospice employees say they can now further 'enrich the patient care experience' after completing a complex nursing apprenticeship scheme.

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Youth Council provide hot meals for vulnerable over Christmas

Nizle Biju, Deputy Youth Mayor, pledged as part of her Deputy Youth Mayor manifesto, to do some work with the vulnerable over the festive period.

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Hospice Care Adapts to Continue Supporting Patients

A local hospice charity says that only by looking after its staff can it continue providing quality care at the end of someone’s life during third lockdown restrictions.

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Vulnerable children have Christmas to remember thanks to kind donations

Over 1,400 vulnerable children had a Christmas present to open on the big day, thanks to the incredible generosity of local residents and businesses.

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Toy Drive: There’s still time to donate

Council elves have been hard at work coordinating and wrapping gifts for the council’s annual Toy Drive to provide some Christmas joy for vulnerable children across Southend.

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Over £9K raised so far for hospice charity’s Festive 5K Event

Over £9,000 has been raised so far by supporters participating in a festive fancy dress fundraiser fun run for Havens Hospices.

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Town Council and Tin Teams working together to fight hunger

Leigh-on-Sea Tin Team was formed by a group of residents who got inspired by the weekly clapping for carers, from here they decided to start gathering supplies for local foodbanks.

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