Leigh on Sea News

Hospice charity launches Light Up a Life appeal

Essex-wide charity, Havens Hospices, is holding its annual ‘Light Up a Life’ event to remember loved ones on the run up to Christmas. 

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Team of Cyclists ride over 200 miles in charity’s bespoke bike challenge

A team of cyclists have raised around £28,000 for a local hospice charity after finishing a three day overseas biking challenge.

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Santa takes to the skies to invite others to join him for charity festive fun run

At the end of August, Santa took to the skies, abseiling down the UK’s highest sculpture to launch an Essex hospice’s festive fun run

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Havens Hospices Trustee Announcement

A proposal to allow people of all faiths or none to help govern a local hospice charity has been approved by its Members.

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Howzat! Hospice Charity team up with celebrities for a cricket match not to be missed

On Sunday 22nd September, Gidea Park Cricket ground will be hosting a star-studded cricket match to raise money for Essex’s only children’s hospice.

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Reaching New Heights at Topping Out for New Fair Havens Hospice

A major milestone has been reached in the building of a new hospice for Southend.

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Hospice Charity CEO Appointed

The Chief Executive of a charity leading on the provision of hospice care across Essex has been appointed.

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The countdown is on to Southend-on-sea Bubble Rush!

The fun run through coloured bubbles takes place on Saturday 7th September. The 5k family-friendly event is raising funds for Havens Hospice.

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Local Charity’s Free Family Festival returns this September

Date for the diary.... A charity is holding its second annual festival to celebrate the future of local hospice care on Sunday 15th September.

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Giving just £1 could secure the future of local hospice care

There is now only £350,000 left to raise for a new adult hospice which will serve the population of Southend, Castle Point and Rochford.

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Local Art and Crafts Business puts best foot forward for charity walk in memory of owner’s Mum

A local arts and crafts business sponsoring a charity walk this September and is encouraging the community to join them and help raise money for an Essex-wide Hospice charity.

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Shopping Centre is taking on cycling challenge for Essex’s only children’s hospice

On Sunday 30th June, the region’s largest shopping centre held a charity spinathon as part of their fundraising for Essex’s only children’s hospice.

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Reach for the Skies this Summer to raise funds for Southend’s new hospice

You can reach for the skies and raise money for Southend’s new hospice, which is currently under construction in Prittlewell, by abseiling or bungee jumping this August.

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Colourthon Founder shares the story behind the walk

On Saturday 6th July, Southend will see the return of the Colourthon for its 13th year. A charity fun walk with a twist, it supports many local charities including the charity which cared for the parents of the man who initially had the idea.

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Children’s Hospice Family Fun Day is huge hit with Local Community

The only children’s hospice in Essex was joined by over a thousand people this weekend for their Annual Family Fun Day.

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Carers share the story of their friendship for Carers Week

To celebrate national Carers Week, two local carers have shared the story of how they became firm friends thanks to their local hospice’s support group, showing others that they do not have to cope on their own.

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Joni’s Army rally round to buy beds for Children’s Hospice

A local fundraising group founded in memory of a little girl has presented vital equipment to the charity that cared for her.

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Children’s Hospice is hosting Family Fun Day for local community

Essex’s only children’s hospice is inviting the local community to join them for a Family Fun Day in June.

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Charity holds celebration party for Marathon Runners

A team of runners who completed the London Marathon for local hospice care swapped their trainers for barbequed treats, celebrating their achievement of raising around £200,000 for the charity.

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Grab your walking boots for charity to celebrate National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month and to celebrate an Essex-wide Hospice charity is encouraging supporters to take on a trekking challenge or sign up for its annual walk. 

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