Leigh on Sea News - christmas

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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The Best Leigh Shopfronts

Leigh lights may have been cancelled this year but our wonderful Leigh-on-sea shops have pulled out all the stops this Christmas with their fantastic festive window displays.

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Leigh Windows Trail

Many of you may have seen lots of lovely window artwork popping up around Leigh-on-Sea by local artist Ash Fields.

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Southend BID Launch a Free Christmas Tree Trail

This December Southend Business Improvement District (BID) has created a great free festive word hunt for kids and big kids alike. The Southend BID Christmas Tree Trail will run from Monday 7th – Sunday 20th December 2020.

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Leigh Shops Opening Late for Christmas

Leigh shops are opening late than usual during the festive period

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Christmas Gift Ideas from Local Leigh Businesses

Christmas is fast approaching and many of us are still working from home or isolating...

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Free festive parking extended across the Borough

All council run car parks across the Borough will be free on Thursdays after 4pm for late-night shopping and all day on Sundays until Christmas.

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Do your research before buying a new pet this Christmas

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is supporting the Government’s ‘Petfished’ campaign to encourage residents to do their research before buying a pet this Christmas.

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Shop Local this Christmas and support local businesses

Shoppers are being encouraged to “Shop Local” and support Southend-based businesses in the run up to Christmas.

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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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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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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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