Leigh on Sea News - charity

Roundtable finalise the route for this year's Santa's Sleigh

Leigh-on-Sea Roundtable have finalised their route for Santa's Sleigh this year.

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Havens Hospices launch Christmas Tree Collection Service to support their care

Havens Hospices is launching a Christmas Tree collection service for households in the new year to help raise vital funds for local hospice care.

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Havens Hospices will be Lighting up Lives with virtual service

A local charity has said its committed to bringing the community together in grief and celebration this Christmas despite the Coronavirus restrictions.

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Get quizzical this Christmas with Havens Hospices

A local hospice charity is encouraging its community to grab a mulled wine, a mince pie and get their best Christmas quiz brains at the ready to take part in their Big Christmas Virtual Quiz.

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Southend YMCA's Get 2020 Wrapped Up

'Get 2020 Wrapped Up' is a new project encouraging the people of Southend-on-Sea to help us tell the story of their town in the year 2020.

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Havens Hospices’ Run Santa Run event goes virtual with Festive 5K

A local hospice charity is asking its local community to pull on a Santa hat as well as their trainers this December for a Christmas themed fundraising challenge.

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Southend in Sight celebrates member’s 100th birthday

During lockdown, volunteers from Southend in Sight began offering a Talk and Support service helping the charity’s visually impaired members...

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Havens Hospices calls upon the community to help raise £24K for its hospice care this Christmas

A local charity is calling on its community to help raise £24,000 to help fund its specialist hospice care over Christmas.

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Southend in Sight staff go that extra mile in 117 Challenge

Southend in Sight have run 117 miles in order to raise money for those living with sight loss. Read their report here...

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London Southend Airport to mark Armistice Day with Poppy Display

London Southend Airport are asking young people to help to mark Armistice day by decorating poppies and sending them for a window display.

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Friends reach target for new path

The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens (FOLLG) have reached their fundraising target to install a new People’s Path in the Upper Gardens thanks to fantastic community support and a generous donation from the Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea.

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A slice of Italy for Little Havens children

Children supported by a local hospice have had a little slice of Italy brought into their homes thanks to technology and the support of a local business.

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Over £2000 Raised for Friends of Leigh Library Garden

Friends of Leigh Library Gardens are delighted by the support received so far for The People's Path.

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Create98 Calligraphy Kits Raise Money for Charity

Create98 is supporting Gold Geese Charity to raise awareness for childhood cancer.

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Havens Hospices charity shops receive a warm welcome back into the community

A local hospice charity says it has been overwhelmed by the kindness of its supporters making donations following the reopening of its shops last month.

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Top Tips for VIPs as lockdown eases

Local independent sight loss charity Southend in Sight is offering useful advice to visually impaired people (VIP) as they prepare to return to activities and tasks outside the home following the easing of lockdown.

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Quarantine Quizzers raise over £16,000 for local hospice charity

Hundreds of virtual quizzers have shown their support for a local hospice charity by signing up to take part in Havens Hospices’ weekly virtual quiz which has raised a total of £16,660.

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Leigh girl donates £4,000 to local children’s hospice after winning art competition

A 10-year-old girl from Leigh is donating £4,000 to Little Havens Hospice after winning in a charity art competition held by her mother’s work place.

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Third sector groups honoured with prestigious award

Two Southend-based charities who work in the community have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS), the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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Top Doctor Embraces His ‘Rainbow Roots’ Raising £2k for Havens Hospices

A renowned palliative care consultant has stayed true to his promise of ‘embracing the rainbow’ by dying his hair after raising more than £2,000 for the charity he works for.

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