Leigh on Sea News - press-release

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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Leigh-on-Sea Farmers’ Market Celebrates 20 Years

Leigh-on-Sea Farmers’ market will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this July with a NEW virtual farmers’ market!

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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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London Southend Airport opens its doors after 3 months COVID closure

London Southend Airport opens its doors to passengers after 3 months COVID closure.

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Fly to Bergen from London Southend Airport

From 31 August, London Southend Airport will offer passengers twice weekly direct flights with Widerøe to Bergen, known as one of the happiest places in the world.

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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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Southend BID Thanks Key Workers

An eye catching mural has been painted in Southend high street to send a message of gratitude to all key workers who have been putting themselves at risk to help us throughout this global pandemic.

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London Southend Airport promote ‘Run-way’ Event for NHS

London Southend Airport has identified yet another opportunity to encourage positivity during this challenging time. The airport will host a charity run/cycle on Friday 29 May to help raise money for the NHS

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Leigh Town Council's Volunteer of the Year 2020

In 2019 the Council launched their Volunteer of the Year Award in memory of longstanding past Councillor Donald Fraser, who had served on the Council since its inception in 1996.

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Town Council Report now Available

Leigh Town Council has published published their 2019/2020 Annual Council Report which is now available on their website.

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Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund

£10,000 has currently been set aside for Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund.

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Skate Park Extension Started

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council are pleased to announce that the extension works to the Leigh Skate Park has now started.

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London Southend Airport give free hugs!

London Southend Airport have today launched their #bearhugs campaign.

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Helpline launched by Havens Hospices to Support Adults and Children Facing Bereavement

Adults and children across Essex facing bereavement during the Coronavirus pandemic are being offered expert support thanks to a new initiative by Havens Hospices.

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Get Virtual Quizzing for Havens Hospices

Grab a seat, a drink and get your best quiz brains at the ready and take part in the Havens Hospices Virtual Quiz to raise much needed funds for the charity.

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Businesses and organisations donate PPE to front-line social care workers

Gloves, aprons and face masks have all been donated after an urgent appeal for personal protective equipment (PPE) was made in Southend-on-Sea and over twenty businesses and organisations have responded.

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Please act responsibly at stay at home street parties

The council has issued advice on holding safe ‘stay at home’ street parties.

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87% get first choice primary school for September

87% of children in Southend-on-Sea will start primary school in September 2020 at their first-choice primary school, and 96% at one of their top three preferences.

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VE75 HMS Leigh Make Do and Mend Online Festival

The HMS Leigh – Guardian of the Thames Project are doing their to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE-Day.

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