Leigh on Sea News - charity

Creating Paul’s Lasting Legacy at Havens Hospices

A campaign is underway to secure a lasting legacy to late artist Paul Karslake at one of his favourite local charities.

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Hares About Town: ‘Hare-raising’ prizes up for grabs in charity raffle

Havens Hospices is asking the local community to ‘hop to it’ and enter its Hares About Town Grand Raffle to raise vital funds during the public art trail.

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Charity calling on locals to take on a ‘Hare-raising’ challenge to mark launch of Hares About Town art trail

Havens Hospices is kickstarting fundraising activities during its Hares About Town public art trail with its Bad ‘Hare’ Day challenge.

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National Lottery grant enables Sight Loss MOT

Southend in Sight has secured funds for three years from the National Lottery Community Fund.

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Thanks to local charities for extra defibrillators for our seafront

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has sent its thanks to local charities for donating another four defibrillators to keep residents and visitors safe along Southend seafront.

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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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