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Fishing competition raises £260 for hospice charity

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10:10am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The Lenny Bolt Cup charity fishing competition on August 31 saw 15 competitors cast off at Hawkhurst Fish Farm in Hawkhurst, Kent in a bid to bring in the heaviest catch.

Sainsbury’s Orpington Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

News Shopper: Sainsbury's Orpington Supermarket Announcement of Local Charity

3:43pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Colleagues from Sainsbury’s Orpington have given up their time to volunteer and take part in the ice bucket challenge.

Old Bexley Flower Arranging Society quiz event

3:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Old Bexley Flower Arranging Society are holding a quiz to raise club funds on Friday 10th October 2014 at Hurst Community Centre, Hurst Road, Sidcup DA5 3LH.

Mayor of Bromley joins celebrations of Community Cafe 25th Anniversay.

News Shopper: Mayor of Bromley joins celebrations of Community Cafe 25th Anniversay.

3:39pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr. Julian Bennington attended a Celebration lunch of the 25th Anniversary of “The Link” Community Cafe. Operated by members St. John’s Church, Eden Park, Beckenham it is very much a community resource for the local area.

Bromley Canoe Club Celebrates 40 Years of Paddling in the Bromley Area

3:37pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Bromley Canoe Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary by holding a Dinner and Dance for club members - both new and old on Saturday 27th September at The Warren Sports Club in Hayes.

Sing, Dance, Walk and Party with the Hospice Nurses

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10:13am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Comedienne, Jo Brand will be joining nurses and fundraisers this month as they light the streets of Bexley with the flash of bunny ears at the third annual Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Moonlit Walk.

Turning coins into care

10:52am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice will benefit from its Coins for Care campaign collection.

Families flock to Teddy Bears’ Picnic for Hospice

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9:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Following a glorious day of sunshine Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice staff are celebrating another successful Teddy Bears’ Picnic event which took place over the Bank Holiday weekend in Abbey Wood.

Lights Out choral candlelit vigil in Bromley

News Shopper: "Lights -Out " Choral Candlelit Vigil

11:32am Monday 18th August 2014

Just Voices, Bromley's award-winning a cappella chorus, held a Choral Candlelit Vigil on 4th August as part of the national "Lights-out" commemoration of the Centenary of the outbreak of WW1.

Lewisham woman shortlisted as entrepreneur of excellence in National Diversity Awards

News Shopper: Lewisham Resident Shortlisted as Entrepreneur of Excellence in the National Diversity Awards

11:28am Monday 18th August 2014

Naomi Bennett-Hall, co-founder of Ultimate Planet and resident of Bellingham in Lewisham, has been shortlisted as one of five people in the National Diversity Award's entrepreneur of excellence.

Celebrity support for Bexleyheath Moonlit Walk

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2:06pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre will be hosting the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Moonlit Walk for the third year next month. The night-time 10km walk from the Broadway Shopping Centre and back will be taking place on Saturday 13th September and registration is now open for this ladies only event.

Eltham tattoo studio holds charity day for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

12:46pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Staff at Monkey Biz Tattoo Studio on Well Hall Road, Eltham have been raising cash for a hospice charity.

Hawkhurst Fishing Competition: The Lenny Bolt Cup

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11:29am Wednesday 13th August 2014

ORPINGTON Tackle & Bait are holding a Charity Fishing Competition at Hawkhurst Fish Farm in Hawkhurst, Kent on Sunday, 31st August to raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Hospice staff tri a new challenge

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3:39pm Monday 11th August 2014

Hospice staff pushed themselves to the limit last weekend by taking part in a sprint team triathlon event to raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Eltham man honoured at House of Lords for charitable work

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12:35pm Friday 1st August 2014

The second annual Constructive Carers Awards held at The House of Lords, by kind permission of The Lord Speaker on July 29, saw Dan Catchsides from Eltham gain recognition for his charitable work with the Freddie Farmer Foundation. The awards, sponsored by Guardian Air & Water Hygiene in association this year with The Kids Company seek out people who work within property from; design through construction to maintenance – who are unsung heroes who do so much for others.

Free dance workshops for older people

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12:29pm Friday 1st August 2014

Older people with little or no previous dancing experience are being invited to take part in a project around the spectacular Tall Ships Festival coming to Royal Greenwich in September.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice volunteer receives prestigious Order of Mercy Award

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12:26pm Friday 1st August 2014

A long-serving Hospice volunteer has received a prestigious award for his dedication and service to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice unveils new video

5:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has launched a new video to highlight how the Hospice helps people in Greenwich and Bexley and the wide range of care and support services the Hospice provides.

Hospice warning

11:31am Friday 25th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London is asking local people to be vigilant following an incident that took place on Friday (July 18) at 10.45pm.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Lottery celebrates 5th year!

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11:23am Friday 25th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is celebrating the 5th Birthday of its weekly Hospice Lottery on July 31 2014.

Freddie Farmer Foundation invited to 11 Downing Street

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12:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Friends and supporters of the Freddie Farmer Foundation charity were invited to a special drinks & canapés reception at 11 Downing Street following a chance family encounter with the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP last year.

Woolwich Lions Club raises £500

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12:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Woolwich Lions Club presented Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice with a cheque for £500 on July July 7 to mark the end of its 2013/14 charity fundraising for the Hospice that included bucket collections and curry nights.

Priory pupil set for Japan

12:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A year 11 student from The Priory has been selected to go to Japan.

Pre-School visit to Bexleyheath bus garage

News Shopper: Pre-School visit to Bexleyheath bus garage

12:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ding, ding, all aboard! All the children at Ripplings Pre-School, Ripon Road, SE18 had the time of their lives.

Churchfields Primary Leavers Production

News Shopper: Churchfields Primary Leavers Production

11:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Yesterday saw two performances of Churchfields Primary and Nursery School leavers production of Bugsy Malone.

Normandy Primary School from Bexley runners-up at Count on Us London maths final

News Shopper: Normandy Primary School from Bexley competed in the first ever  ‘Count on Us’ London maths final in City Hall, hosted by TV maths whizz, Johnny Ball

11:19am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Celebrity Mathematician Johnny Ball, and charity ‘Mayor’s Fund for London’ hosted the first ever London ‘Count on Us’ maths challenge final.

Pixie Lott's surprise visit to Greenwich

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4:18pm Sunday 20th July 2014

'Boys and girls' at a Greenwich Primary were asked to 'turn it up' last week when they were surprised with an appearance from chart-topper, Pixie Lott.

Local challengers to help disabled children as charity of the year announced

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9:22am Friday 11th July 2014

Ordinary to Extraordinary (o2e) and local cycling club Beckenham Rugby Cyclists (BRC) are launching a regional fundraising drive to help a charity that aims to get scores of disabled young children walking for the first time.

Art Of Disappearing invites you to be curious this summer...

News Shopper:

11:18am Thursday 10th July 2014

Greenwich Theatre-goers are booking up to be on stage at a special interactive installation show for two people called The Lost Room over two days next month (August 3-4).

Marks & Spencer raises over £2,800 for Hospice Charity

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11:15am Thursday 10th July 2014

Marks & Spencer employees and customers in Eltham have raised over £2,800 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice during a successful Charity of the Year 2013/14 partnership.

Walk With Us, Say Nurses

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11:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

A group of nurses from Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice have signed up to take part in this September’s Moonlit Walk.

Fringe success

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11:07am Thursday 10th July 2014

The Albion Company are to take new play RED TAP/BLUE TIGER to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer in a co-production with Greenwich Theatre. The play is one of five shows being taken by Greenwich Theatre to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Lost dog found in Biggin Hill - do you know who owns her?

News Shopper: Lost (found) Dog

11:46am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A friendly little dog was found wandering the Leaves Green/Leavesden area, close to Biggin Hill Airport, about a week ago.

Campaign for safer crossing at scene of fatal accident in Dartford

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4:19pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A group of Dartford residents are calling for a new zebra crossing to be installed on their road after an elderly man was knocked down and killed.

Greenwich gardens raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

12:59pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is celebrating a successful Open Gardens weekend this summer (14-15 June), with £13,200 being raised for the charity, which provides free specialist end of life nursing, medical care and support for local people and their families.

Hospice team embark on London Triathlon Challenge

10:58am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Three Hospice staff will push themselves to the limit by taking part in a team triathlon event to raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Big Walk helps Hospice

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10:51am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice welcomed walkers to Eltham Park South on Sunday 22 June to take part in its Big Walk and Family Fun Day. Walkers could opt for a 4, 10 or 14 mile walk across the very best of the Green Chain Walk.

Sun, Sea and Sunburn!

2:05pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Do you worry about the effects the sun can have on your skin? Or even on your health?

Gravesend and Meopham Rotary Club raise £8000 for charity on a Sponsored Walk of hadrian's Wall

News Shopper: Gravesend and Meopham Rotary Club raise £8000 for charity on a Sponsored Walk of hadrian's Wall

2:02pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A number of members of Gravesend and Meopham Rotary Club together with their partners went the extra mile to raise monies for two deserving causes last month. The group of eleven walked across England coast to coast, west to east in 6 days along the Hadrian’s Wall path in aid of the Junior Diabetes Research foundation and Shelterbox.

Southeastern Orpington line disruption due to Hither Green, New Cross engineering

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

12:38pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Southeastern trains are disrupted on the Orpington to Charing Cross line today because of emergency engineering works between Hither Green and New Cross.

Supporter cooks up traditional cream tea for Hospice

News Shopper: Supporter cooks up traditional cream tea for Hospice

2:41pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Beryl Baird, a long standing supporter and volunteer at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, held a strawberry cream tea at her garden in Bexleyheath on 18 June, raising £435 for the Hospice.

Very special guest Tony Hatch added to Crystal Palace Overground Festival line-up

News Shopper: Very special guest Tony Hatch added to Crystal Palace Overground Festival line-up

8:39pm Friday 20th June 2014

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival (26-29 June, 2014) have added very special guest Tony Hatch to the Westow Park main stage line-up on Saturday 28 June.

Horror film, Or just the absence of Safe and Sensible Street Lights?

12:17pm Monday 16th June 2014

Have you ever had to drive in pitch-black darkness? Probably not, but for many residents across Kent this is now in the nearby future. Currently the UK experiences between 600,000 and 800,000 road accidents and approximately 450,000 burglaries each year, which could soon be on the increase due to a lack of street lights at night.

Ground-breaking films brought to life at festival fundraiser

News Shopper: Ground-breaking films brought to life at festival fundraiser

11:14am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Crystal Palace Festival favourite Metamono is breathing new life into rarely seen classics of wildlife documentary at the 8th Crystal Palace Overground Festival, thanks to the support of Film Hub London.

Walking for health-ing the Hospice

News Shopper: Walking for health-ing the Hospice

10:56am Thursday 5th June 2014

On Sunday 22nd June Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice will be holding their annual Big Walk & Family Fun Day at Eltham Park South.

Explore the secret gardens of Greenwich

12:01pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Over 25 gardens across The Royal Borough of Greenwich will open their gates to the public over the weekend of 14-15 June for the first ever Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Open Gardens Festival to raise much-needed funds.

Could you help a neighbour?

6:16pm Sunday 1st June 2014

This week is Volunteers Week (1st-7th June) and as part of the national celebrations Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London is putting out a call for more people to join its team of over 560 volunteers.

Freddie Farmer Foundation celebrates as German Cycle Ride raises funds

News Shopper: Team Freddie Farmer in Namur, Belgium

6:14pm Sunday 1st June 2014

EIGHTEEN cyclists have raised £16,795 for local charity Freddie Farmer Foundation in Bromley.

A Day In The Death of Joe Egg and Privates On Parade

News Shopper: Paul Taylor-Mills

6:12pm Sunday 1st June 2014

A producer given his big chance by Greenwich Theatre is passing on the same passion and loyalty to promising young actors and directors trying to make a career on the stage.

Driver caught doing 149mph in Swanley

News Shopper: Driver caught doing 149mph in Swanley

1:50pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A motorist has been clocked by Swanley speed cameras driving at 149mph on the M25.

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