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Biggin Hill & Westerham Lions Club - Shoebox Appeal 2014

News Shopper: Lion John Scott at Big Yellow with donations from a previous years appeal.

10:33am Thursday 10th April 2014

Biggin Hill & Westerham Lions Club are again combining with other Lions Clubs in the South East to send aid to Gomel in Belarus As in previous appeals we are asking for shoeboxes (or any small strong boxes ) of goods to be donated. Lists of suggested items can be found at www.bigginlions.2ya.com

Walk on Hot Coals to raise money for Breast Cancer

News Shopper: Walk on Hot Coals to raise money for Breast Cancer

3:47pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Local cancer charity, the Breast of Bromley, and business networking group BNI SE London are asking people to take part in the ultimate challenge and walk over hot coals this month to help find a cure for breast cancer.

Stall holders wanted for festival

News Shopper: Crystal Palace Overground Festival Review & online feedback survey

3:42pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Applications are now being accepted for prospective stall holders to attend the eighth Crystal Palace Overground Festival.

Hospice van still not found

3:35pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A van belonging to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been stolen from the hospice's retail distribution centre at 12-15 Bellegrove Parade in Welling.

Sweetie shop stop-off

5:17pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Do your children crave a daily sugar rush every morning before school? On average a quarter of seven to fourteen-year olds are chomping their way through junk food on their way to school.

Bexleyheath club aided by local Asda's

News Shopper: Bexleyheath club aided by local Asda's

4:25pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

The Bexley Gaming Club would like to say thankyou to Otiss Staples at Bexleyheath Asdas for kindly organising a £50 shopping card after he found out our vehicle was broken into and much of our club refreshment items stolen this week during a spate of car break-ins Based on information supplied by Bexley Gaming Club.

Greenwich Theatre Support Emerging Theatre

News Shopper: Greenwich Theatre Support Emerging Theatre

7:54am Monday 24th March 2014

A young theatre company currently on tour in the UK and with a date in Canada booked for May, are asking their biggest supporter, Greenwich Theatre, to take a well-earned bow.

Beaverwood School for Girls - Raising money for charity.

News Shopper: Beaverwood School for Girls - Raising money for charity.

4:19pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Beaverwood Girls Give up Their Phones for Charity For 24 hours a group of Beaverwood School for Girls prove that life can go on without social media. Sealing their phones into bags that were signed by their teachers, they carried proof of their commitment with them all day. Friends and family sponsored the girls to go “old school” in order to raise cash for Demelza House, a children’s hospice in Bromley.

Looking for Catherine and Dave Bellhouse

4:16pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Hello, I am looking for Dave and Catherine Bellhouse.

Bromley Hearing Care Centre part of South East Hearing Care Centres sponsoring hearing dog Aslan

News Shopper: Bromley Hearing Care Centre is proud to be part of the South East Hearing Care Centres sponsoring Hearing Dog Aslan.

4:17pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

With thanks to the kind generosity from our auctioned giraffe last Autumn when we participated in the Horsham Giraffe Trail, we are delighted to be able to put the proceeds towards sponsoring a Hearing Dog through its training journey until it begins its new life working with a deaf person.

Children of the Great War – Hospice Open Day

News Shopper: Children of the Great War – Hospice Open Day

12:41pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Do you have stories or mementos from the Great War? In association with Age Exchange, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice on Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood is hosting a public Open Day at the Hospice on Wednesday, 9 April between 11am and 4pm for Children of the Great War – a London-wide reminiscence and creative arts project.

Hospice's shock as van is stolen

7:50am Friday 7th March 2014

A van belonging to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been stolen from the hospice's retail distribution centre at 12-15 Bellegrove Parade in Welling.

Human rights barrister says legal aid cuts will lead to 'miscarriages of justice'

News Shopper: Human rights barrister tells News Shopper 'legal aid cuts will lead to miscarriages of justice'

2:47pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A leading human rights lawyer, who works across south east London, claims legal aid cuts will lead to “miscarriages of justice”.

Call for bands, artists and performers

News Shopper: ©Sener_Arif-Salih

11:52am Thursday 6th March 2014

The annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival returns to Crystal Palace this summer (26-29 June, 2014) with the best local bands, artists and up and-coming music talent either side of the Thames.

World record attempt skydive for Hospice

News Shopper: World record attempt skydive for Hospice

11:49am Thursday 6th March 2014

A South London Hospice is only three months away from a record-breaking attempt.

Crystal Palace Overground Festival Calls For Sponsors

9:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Organisers of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival are calling for sponsors to make this year’s music and arts festival the best yet.

Top award for Beckenham Beaver Scouts

News Shopper: Top award for Beckenham Beaver Scouts

2:42pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Two members of the 9th Penge & Beckenham North Beaver Scouts have been awarded the Chief Scout's Bronze Award, the highest award available in the Beaver Scout section.

Local residents send thousands of books to Nigerian village.

News Shopper: Local residents send thousands of books to Nigerian village.

2:38pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Lewisham residents Yinka Ojo, Shaun Condon and Natalie Frost have been collecting thousands of educational books to ship to a village library in Osun State, Nigeria. Books donated from libraries, publishers and generous individuals are destined for the village of Ifon Osun in the Orolu Kingdom, Osun State, Nigeria.

South Hill Wood VAD hospital and The Great War

2:33pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Two members of the Friends of South Hill Wood and Kingswood Glen will be researching and providing information about the Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital at South Hill Wood, the home of Prudential chairman Sir Thomas Charles Dewey.

Crystal Palace Overground Festival Returns For 8th Year

News Shopper: Crystal Palace Overground Festival ©2013 Guy Milnes

12:27pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is set to return to Crystal Palace this summer.

Pole dancers attempt Guinness world record bid

News Shopper: Pole dancers attempt Guinness world record bid

12:20pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A pole dancing group took part in an international Guinness world record attempt at the weekend to raise funds for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Courtfield Rise flooding in West Wickham

News Shopper: Courtfield Rise flooding

11:30am Thursday 20th February 2014

So very glad to have the Environment Agency, Fire Brigade, Police, UK Power Networks and London Borough of Bromley staff on site for the past few days.

Courtfield Rise flooding in West Wickham

News Shopper: Courtfield Rise flooding

11:29am Thursday 20th February 2014

A picture of my back garden in Courtfield Rise.

Work begins on Hospice expansion: Baroness Howells digs in

News Shopper: Work begins on Hospice expansion: Baroness Howells digs in

11:11am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Hospice Patron Baroness Howells of St David’s was the special guest at the first dig of the new build at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood yesterday (Tuesday, 18 February, 2014).

Award-winning ensemble transfer rep season to Greenwich Theatre

News Shopper: The Robbers. Photo credit Richard Davenport

9:22am Friday 14th February 2014

AN award-winning ensemble is transferring their sell-out repertory season to Greenwich Theatre for the first time later this month.

Greenwich Theatre announces Spring Season

News Shopper: Greenwich Theatre director beats hundreds to awards shortlist

10:10am Thursday 13th February 2014

IT'S the eighth Spring Season as artistic and executive director for James Haddrell, who has worked at Greenwich Theatre for 13 years.

Babylon – The Folk Musical Alternative for Valentine’s Day

News Shopper: Babylon – The Folk Musical Alternative for Valentine’s Day

9:30am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Fancy a proper Saint Valentine folk feast of a show on February 14? Then get yourself down to the Greenwich Tavern, a few yards from Greenwich Theatre at No. 1 King William Walk for 8pm.

Call for more volunteers to be Hospice Neighbours in Bexley

9:23am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is looking for more volunteers to help expand its new Hospice Neighbours service in Bexley.

Bromley Golf Centre has been awarded GolfMark

1:09pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Mytime Active is delighted to announce that their Bromley Golf Centre located just minutes from Bromley town centre, has received GolfMark, the national accreditation which incorporates Sport England’s Clubmark Award.

New Year New You

2:43pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Trust Thamesmead held the first of what will be an annual event, New You, New You on Saturday at The Link Thamesmead, as part of the Trust’s health and well being agenda.

Mini Marathon for 7-16 year olds around Greenwich Park

News Shopper: Mini Marathon for 7-16 year olds around Greenwich Park

10:33am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Baroness Howells of St David’s, OBE has been appointed as patron of the Abbey Wood-based Hospice charity, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

New patron for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

10:31am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Baroness Howells of St David’s, OBE has been appointed as patron of the Abbey Wood-based Hospice charity, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Broken Leg Theatre receives Greenwich Theatre support to Create New Play

News Shopper: Broken Leg Theatre receives Greenwich Theatre support to Create New Play

4:51pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Greenwich Theatre’s national reputation for supporting emerging theatre groups is helping to create a new play based on the lives of three generations of real women who have grown up in Brighton, Leeds and London over the last 100 years.

Brighton Marathon 2014 places available

1:50pm Friday 17th January 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London has a limited number of guaranteed running places available for runners looking to take part in the Brighton Marathon on 6th April 2014 in support of the Hospice.

Cray Wanderers to put down roots in the community

News Shopper: Tyrone Sterling (left) and Reggie Oliver making a big impact in the Cray's with the Cray Wanders Community Scheme.

11:36am Friday 17th January 2014

Cray Wanderers FC has set itself the goal of relocating the club back to its historic roots from where it can better engage with, provide facilities for, and work alongside the Cray community.

Bromley votes are in for the Freddie Farmer Foundation

News Shopper: Bromley votes are in for the Freddie Farmer Foundation

1:45pm Friday 10th January 2014

Bromley charity the Freddie Farmer Foundation is celebrating after receiving funds from a community fund.

Greenwich Theatre Partners With Sell A Door Theatre Company

10:07am Friday 10th January 2014

GREENWICH Theatre’s reputation for supporting emerging theatre companies has led to a formal partnership with the flourishing Sell A Door Theatre Company that made its home in the Royal Borough of Greenwich because of the special welcome it received.

Eltham theatre group support Bromley charity at annual panto for third year running

10:02am Friday 10th January 2014

THE Priory Players will be raising money for a charity which aims to set up and run a specialised physiotherapy centre in Bromley for children and young people with cerebral palsy and serious mobility problems during their production of Cinderella in Eltham, south-east London from Wednesday, January 22.

UPDATE: Southeastern reduces train speeds after predicted gales and floods

News Shopper: Reports of flooding as Environment Agency issue weather warning

8:21am Monday 23rd December 2013

FLOODS and extreme weather could sweep across the News Shopper area today (Dec 23) with gale force winds of up to 70mph.

ITV’s Text Santa appeal filmed at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

3:37pm Monday 23rd December 2013

ITV’s annual charity appeal Text Santa broadcast its celebrity-studded main show on Friday (20th December) which featured moving footage from a patient supported by Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and raised a total of £4.2 million for hospice care and other charity causes.

Text Santa ITV’s annual charity fundraiser helps local London hospice Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

10:15am Thursday 19th December 2013

http://www.communityhospice.org.ukResidents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Bexley are being encouraged to donate to ITV’s annual charity appeal Text Santa - which broadcasts its fundraising show this Friday (20th December) at 8pm - to support local hospice Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and national hospice charity Help the Hospices.

Lions launch Project Wenceslas

3:51pm Monday 16th December 2013

Do you actually need your Winter Fuel Allowance?

Lions launch Project Wenceslas

3:51pm Monday 16th December 2013

Do you actually need your Winter Fuel Allowance?

Launch of 60 Up C.I.C in Catford

News Shopper: Launch of 60 Up C.I.C.

3:49pm Monday 16th December 2013

Up to 200 people attended the launch of the new non-profit Community Interest Company 60 Up CIC.

Cray Valley Ladies Golf

News Shopper: Cray Valley Ladies Golf

3:46pm Monday 16th December 2013

The Cray Valley Ladies raised £400 for the Lady Captains charity Kent Air Ambulance at their Christmas Fair. All members dressed up in typical festive fancy dress.

Speakability support group in Sidcup

3:44pm Monday 16th December 2013

A new self-help support group has launched in Sidcup for adults suffering communication problems caused by damage, injury or trauma to the brain, whether that be as the result of a stroke or brain haemorrhage.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice charity places at the 2014 Brighton Marathon now available

12:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London is appealing to runners who have secured a general entry place in the Brighton Marathon on 6th April 2014 to run and raise money for them. There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising amount for own place runners.

Asda Charlton shoppers invited to vote for their favourite local cause

11:55am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been selected as one of three benefiting charities to be part of Asda’s ‘Chosen By You’ charity initiative this month.

Hundreds turn out for Hospice Santa Dash

News Shopper: Hundreds turn out for Hospice Santa Dash

11:51am Wednesday 11th December 2013

The Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Santa Dash was a huge success with nearly 350 people running, walking and jogging 5km around Danson Park in Bexleyheath. The event, in its second year, was held on Sunday, 1st December to raise funds for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Toy bonanza for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice following ITV Daybreak appeal

News Shopper: Toy bonanza for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice following ITV Daybreak appeal

11:48am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Christmas has come early for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice after they received a bumper crop of toys following a special donation drive on ITV’s Daybreak for national hospice charity Help the Hospices, the umbrella organisation for the hospice sector.






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