Category: Charity

Where Are The Essex Food Banks?

food bank

During these times of austerity food banks have started to get more enquiries as more families are finding it difficult to earn enough to buy all their weekly groceries. Once the rent and bills are paid there is scant money left for the basic food stuffs. Food banks provide a lifeline for thousands of people…

Sleep Easy For A Free Bacon or Egg Roll in Southend

Sleep Easy YMCA

Southend YMCA is challenging you (if you are 18 or over) to join their Sleep Easy event and sleep outside overnight at their Ambleside Drive site on Saturday March 2nd 2013, from 7pm until 7am the following morning. In the morning you will be awarded with your free bacon, or egg, roll.

Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex

There are several charities and organisations which help the elderly. Last year we took a look at Contact the Elderly, who organise vital social meet-ups for elderly people. This year we shall look at Age UK, which is a new charity created from the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. Age UK have an Essex arm, Age UK Essex.

St Clare Hospice Midnight Walk on Saturday 16th June in Harlow

Walk 10k around Harlow in memory of a loved one you’ve lost, walk for someone you know who has been helped by St Clare Hospice or just walk for fun and fitness. Whatever your motivation, we want you to join us for a fun night out! Starting and finishing at the Water Gardens in Harlow, this night…

St Clare Hospice Winter Walkies – 29th January 2012

winter walks in Essex

On 29th January 2012 why not support St Clare Hospice at their 5km sponsored dog walk which starts and finishes at the hospice in Hastingwood.

The walk starts at 10.30am. After the walk round the local Hastingwood countryside, there will be treats and even a medal for the pooches… soup and rolls will be provided for the owners!

Contact the Elderly in Essex this Christmas

Laughing elderly man

According to charity Contact the Elderly, 850,000 elderly people across the UK live alone. Many elderly people will not see anyone at all over the Christmas period while many also have no human contact for months at a time.

As the population of Essex and the rest of the UK continues to rise, more and more people are living alone.

Havens to Havens Sponsored Walk 2012

Havens 2 Havens

Celebrate the arrival of spring and join us for our fifth Havens to Havens sponsored walk on Sunday 1 April 2012.

Get together with friends and family and stroll through lush woodlands, via the historic Hadleigh Castle, taking in wonderful views of the Leigh on Sea coastline whilst raising vital funds for your local hospices.

How Essex Can Help The Japan Quake and Tsunami Victims

Japanese 2011 tsunami damage

I have today been looking at ways we can help those in need out in Japan. It seems that the best charity to support if the Red Cross. Although they do not have any specific events in Essex at the moment, they do organise a lot of nationwide fund raising events in addition to running…

Sponsored Dog Walk & Fun Dog Show – Sunday 26th June 2011

Sponsored by Penrose & Partners Veterinary Surgeons & Snoopies Grooming Salon Supported by Essex County Standard, Bow Wow Pet Photography & Barking Mad Dogs Do It For Headway!! …Calling all Happy Hounds to take part in this year’s Colchester Dogathon with an exciting 3 mile route for you to explore! There is an alternative short walk for the…

Essex’s Denise Van Outen Supports Shoe Aid For Africa

Kiwi SAFA Denise Van Outen Auction

CELEBRITY SHOE AUCTION GETS TANZANIA ON ITS FEET Stars including Essex’s own Denise Van Outen, Strictly Come Dancing’s Felicity Kendal, Jameela Jamil, Mel C and Scrubs actor Zach Braff are just a few of the celebrities who have raided their shoe wardrobes to donate to the Shoe Aid for Africa eBay Auction on 3rd November, 2010. Bidding ends…

Essex Volunteers Needed For Stroke Speech & Language Groups

A local rehabilitation group run by NHS South East Essex is looking for volunteers to help those who have suffered a stroke to improve their communication. The Speech and Language Therapy Team runs three weekly ‘Talking Matters’ groups across south east Essex: Shoebury Monday 11am-1pm in Salvation Army Hall Frobisher Way Rayleigh Thursday 11am-1pm Holy…

It’s World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Claire Cleverly and Daughter - Breastfeeding volunteer

NHS South East Essex takes it’s first step towards Baby Friendly status. As part of World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August), NHS South East Essex is reminding mums and mums-to-be that breastfeeding can  contribute to improving children’s nutrition, health and development. Breastfeeding also contributes to immune system development in babies and provides infants with protection from…

Jazzy Cocktail Party in Frinton-on-Sea on Saturday 28th August

Essex Blind Charity are holding a Jazzy Cocktail party on Saturday 28th August to celebrate their 90th anniversary. The event will be held in the gardens of their residential home, Read House, on the Esplanade, Frinton-on-Sea. Tickets are £20 and include two cocktails and assorted canapes. Dress code is cocktail dress/lounge suit and the event…

Headway’s Sponsored Dog Walk & Fun Dog Show in Colchester

Calling all Happy Hounds to take part in this year’s Colchester Dogathon with an exciting 3 mile route for you to explore! There is an alternative short walk for the very young or more mature of you or your walkers. Each year hundreds of furry friends raise thousands of pounds for Headway Essex, your local…

Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford and Maldon

Farleigh Hospice is a charity in Chelmsford which provides care for those who are suffering from limiting illnesses. They also support those who have been bereaved. All services are free of charge. They organise fund raising events throughout the year. Chelmsford: Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH Maldon:  Bentalls Complex, Colchester Road, Heybridge, Maldon. CM9…