Heart in the Community

Redbridge Rotary Club raises £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support

12:20pm Thursday 29th August 2013

Redbridge Rotary Club has helped raise around £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support with its latest fund-raising push.

People like us: Marie Curie Cancer Care Wanstead fund-raising group

4:03pm Friday 9th August 2013

A new voluntary group has been launched in Wanstead with the aim of raising hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity.

Pensioners help hospital with knitted baby outfits

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pensioners help hospital with knitted baby outfits

3:22pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

A "knit and natter" group has made dozens of outfits for premature babies after months of work - while also bringing ladies at a retirement home closer together.

Queen's man in Essex speaks to probus club

9:22am Tuesday 21st May 2013

The Queen’s representative in Essex was the guest speaker at the May meeting of the Probus Club of Epping.

Movie glamour at Ongar Flower Club

9:00am Tuesday 21st May 2013

The highly-successful film Calendar Girls was the theme for the May meeting of the Ongar Flower Club at the Zinc Arts Centre in High Street.

Roller skating group recognised for its community work

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Amanda Henry (centre) and members of Let's Roll celebrate winning the competition.

2:50pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

A community group that puts on roller skating events and lessons has won a competition in recognition of its work.

Community goes fruity in new neighbourhood project

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Youngsters at the Grange celebrate the planting of the new trees.

4:31pm Thursday 18th April 2013

Fruit trees are to be planted across an area of Walthamstow over the next year as part of a community group project.

Members in the spotlight at Ongar Flower Club

12:03pm Monday 15th April 2013

Professionals made way for amateurs at the April meeting of the Ongar Flower Club, after organisers decided to get the members themselves on stage.

Kreative Culture Klub to celebrate 10th annual awards next week

9:10am Friday 15th February 2013

An annual awards ceremony founded to celebrate the achievements of young black people in Waltham Forest marks its tenth anniversary next week.

Volunteer-run youth club thriving

3:32pm Thursday 14th February 2013

A youth club run entirely by parents is going from strength to strength as it enters its second year in a new home.

Boxers do knockout job raising cash for hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Boxers do knockout job raising cash for hospice

12:21pm Monday 11th February 2013

Boxers did a knockout job raising cash for a children’s hospice at a charity fight night.

World's first disabled riders charity needs volunteers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Deborah Hall with William the horse at The Chigwell Riding Trust

1:38pm Friday 1st February 2013

The world’s first riding school for disabled people, based in Chigwell, is on the hunt for new volunteers.

Whipps Cross Hospital League of Friends

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: CLUBS FEATURE: Whipps Cross Hospital League of Friends

3:08pm Friday 25th January 2013

The Whipps Cross League of Friends group is thought to have raised millions of pounds for the hospital since it was founded nearly 60 years ago.  

Community prepares to restore pride to littered streets

10:36am Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Villagers are banding together to restore their streets to a state they can be proud of with a litter pick.

More than 1,000 trees planted by volunteers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Volunteers from Trees for Cities

1:10pm Monday 14th January 2013

More than 1,000 trees were planted by volunteers, the police and politicians to create an urban woodland in the heart of Woodford Green.

CLUBS FEATURE: News from Nowhere

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: CLUBS FEATURE: News from Nowhere

12:10pm Monday 14th January 2013

The News from Nowhere Club meets the first Saturday evening of every month to listen to talks, socialise and eat.

Dog walkers urged to get their wellies on for hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Leo the Labrador, who will be king part in the Winter Walkies on January 27

5:30pm Friday 11th January 2013

Walkers are being asked to take their four-legged friends for a new year stroll to help raise money for the district’s hospice.

Father-of-two to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for special needs school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Atkinson

10:20am Wednesday 9th January 2013

A father of two is gearing up to climb the highest mountain in the world to raise money for a school for children with special needs.

Golf captains raise £25,000 to grant terminally ill children's wishes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: John Kemp and Jeannie Hollick with Bob Heath from Dial-a-Dream

10:30am Friday 4th January 2013

The club captain and the ladies captain have joined forces and raised £25,000 to grant wishes for terminally ill children.

Fundraising stalwart's salon raffle raises £400 for hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Geraldine Wilson with former St Clare Hospice trustee John Scott.

1:40pm Friday 21st December 2012

A HAIR salon's annual raffle has given hospice funds a £400 Christmas boost.

Last chance to donate your toys to young hospital patients

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Judith Bates and Lauren Glenn with toys collected so far.

9:10am Friday 21st December 2012

GENEROUS shoppers have until Saturday to help brighten up Christmas for young hospital patients.

Club helpers join Santa Claus for festive fundraising spree

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rotary Club fundraisers Raz Zoers and Wendy Barritt with Santa.

12:30pm Wednesday 19th December 2012

FATHER Christmas and his helpers have been doing their rounds in the district - and hope to have raised thousands for local causes.

Ex-town mayor takes on weight loss challenge for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ben Murphy in his days as Epping mayor.

10:04am Wednesday 19th December 2012

A FORMER town mayor has set himself a New Year's challenge - to lose 70 pounds in a bid to raise many more for charity.

'Winter Walkies' to raise money for hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Participants in last year's Winter Walkies.

1:10pm Sunday 16th December 2012

DOG owners are being encouraged to take part in a sponsored 'walkies' to raise money for a hospice.

Hundreds of running Santas raise thousands for hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Santas set off.

8:10am Wednesday 12th December 2012

TWO hundred Santas braved the chill to join a festive fun run in aid of St Clare Hospice.

Seniors club raises more than £2,000 for breast cancer treatment

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Thornwood Seniors at their Christmas dinner, with Epping Breast Cancer Support Group fundraiser Gloria Eveleigh.

2:13pm Monday 10th December 2012

GENEROUS members of a senior citizens' club have raised more than £2,000 toward breast cancer treatment.

End of Movember marked by shave

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jim Walker,Cllr David Poole,Godfrey Agaba, Ray Milo and Farooq Mohammed about to have their moustaches shaved

12:50pm Tuesday 4th December 2012

A HEART attack survivor marked the end of Movember by having his Spaghetti Western-style moustache shaved off.

Haven House challenges perceptions as it prepares to celebrate 10 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Staff with Sinem Shacolas and Nico and Rosemarie Rigobert and Miles

3:21pm Thursday 29th November 2012

AS Haven House Children's Hospice prepares to celebrate ten years of serving the community, The Guardian was invited to take a look around.

Ball raises £34k to grant sick children's wishes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Iain Duncan Smith MP, actor Patsy Palmer, former boxer Colin McMillan and charity founder Avril Mills

12:52pm Tuesday 27th November 2012

STARS helped raise £34,000 for a charity that helps grant wishes to seriously ill children.

Aunt to run marathon for disabled nephew

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sharon Famiglietti

10:48am Tuesday 27th November 2012

THE aunt of a disabled boy plans to run a marathon in aid of a centre that gives him support.

MP calls on schoolchildren to take on autism challenge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eleanor Laing with the Mark Anderson of the Anderson Foundation

5:20pm Saturday 24th November 2012

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing is calling on the district’s primary schools to help raise awareness of autism.

Supporters raise £14,000 for vital air ambulance appeal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pilot Nicky Smith, Dr Adam Chesters and paramedic Erica Ley.

11:10am Saturday 24th November 2012

THE ESSEX and Herts Air Ambulance Trust has taken delivery of three cutting-edge patient monitors after supporters rallied to raise more than £14,000.

Playground to build new swing with money awarded by Gannett Foundation

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rob Dight, far right, with children and the swing bought my money awarded by the Gannett Foundation in 2008

4:38pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

The Elhap Adventure Playground in Roding Lane North, Woodford Bridge, has been given £5,500 by the Gannett Foundation.

Flower festival funds help community club blossom

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rev Andrei Petrine presents the cheque to Ongar Club for the Physically Handicapped Club chairman Colin Green.

4:27pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

A COMMUNITY club has received a blooming welcome boost from a church flower festival.

High Sheriff invites applications for annual grants scheme

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: High Sheriff of Essex Christopher Palmer-Tomkinson

4:03pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

THE HIGH Sheriff of Essex is seeking deserving organisations to receive recognition and grants.

Hospice fair raises more than £2,000

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sheila Gregory and Faye Gregory on the hospice stall

3:14pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

MORE than £2,000 was raised for a charity that cares for terminally ill people and their families.

Charities team up to organise borough half-marathon

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Runners racing past St Mary's Church in Walthamstow Village during the KNI's event earlier this year.

12:13pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

TWO charities have teamed up to organise a fund-raising half marathon around Waltham Forest and are appealing for runners to take part.

Adventure playground given thousands

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Children and staff at ELHAP on a previous visit concerning a Gannett Foundation award

4:34pm Wednesday 21st November 2012

A PLAYGROUND for disabled children has been awarded thousands of pounds by the charitable arm of the Guardian's publisher Newsquest.

Wine tasting evening to raise money for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wine tasting evening to raise money for charity

1:19pm Wednesday 21st November 2012

PEOPLE are invited to an evening of wine tasting to raise money for charity.

Children go dotty to raise more than £1,000 for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Youngsters at St Andrew's Primary School show their spots.

12:00pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

YOUNG fundraisers showed their spots to raise more than £1,000 for Children in Need.

School's international week raises funds for Children in Need

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Year 6 pupils of Chigwell Primary School.

9:40am Monday 19th November 2012

CHILDREN spent a week learning about different cultures to raise funds for charity.

Volunteers honoured for contribution to the community

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chief Inspector Elaine Casey with Akshay Mandalia

5:17pm Tuesday 13th November 2012

A SEPTUAGENARIAN international hockey player has won Redbridge's first Volunteer of the Year award.

Young woman to trek Great Wall of China for arthritis charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Madeleine Cameron and her dad Murray on the left with performers

4:49pm Monday 12th November 2012

A YOUNG woman will trek for ten days across the Great Wall of China to raise money for research into arthritis.

Gift fair to raise funds for children's hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Haven House Hospice

11:23am Monday 12th November 2012

AN event offering relaxing therapies and gift ideas will raise money for a children's hospice.

Church jumble sale this Friday

8:20am Monday 12th November 2012

A CHURCH is holding a fund-raising jumble sale this week.

Hospice to send e-cards

5:30pm Friday 9th November 2012

BUSINESSES can help support the district’s hospice with personalised Christmas cards.

Musical family take to the mic in aid of African orphanage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pianist Lucy Hewes, Stephen Walker, Rev Paul Walker, Jane Walker, Susan Packer and Laura Packer in the studio

5:21pm Friday 9th November 2012

THREE generations of a musical family have taken to the recording studio to raise vital funds for an African orphanage.

Christmas bazaar to boost air ambulance funds

5:00pm Friday 9th November 2012

A FESTIVE bazaar will give shoppers a chance to pick up Christmas presents while raising charity funds.

Chance to support charity Christmas campaign

8:00am Friday 9th November 2012

A BUSINESS is co-ordinating the sending of Christmas presents to needs children across the world.

Charity volunteers seek to tackle loneliness and isolation

11:00am Thursday 8th November 2012

A CHARITY is reaching out to the lonely and isolated during a national week to celebrate the work of volunteer 'befrienders'.






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