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Christmas Carol Concert at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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2:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is hosting a very special Christmas Carol Concert on Sunday 30th November 2014 in the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Artists unite for local charity exhibition

11:53am Monday 20th October 2014

Several young emerging artists have united together in a bid to exhibit their work for charitable purposes.



11:50am Monday 20th October 2014

Every two years Bromley Town Twinning Association take a trip to the borough’s twin town of Neuwied on the Rhine in Germany.

Local Premiere of Documentary Film

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

Peter Bach's powerful sixty-minute documentary film "Sell Off - the Abolition of the NHS" will be shown at 7pm on 29 October at Christ Church, Main Road, Sidcup, DA14 6PQ.

Beanstalk branches out

News Shopper: Beanstalk branches out

11:46am Monday 20th October 2014

National children's literacy charity, Beanstalk, is extending its reach into the Bexley, Bromley and north Kent areas.

International rap artist visits Townley Grammar School

News Shopper: International rap artist visits Townley Grammar School

11:43am Monday 20th October 2014

Townley Celebrated Black History Month with a visit from international rap artist Jonathan Emilee As part of Townley Grammar School’s commitment to celebrating Black History Month for its students, Canadian Grammy Award nominated artist, Jonathan Emile performed his “Songs of Freedom” workshop to Year 7 and 9 students on Thursday 9th October.

Meopham School visited by councillor

News Shopper: Meopham School - Press Release

12:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

Students at Meopham School were treated to a visit by Councillor Tanmanjeet Dhesi this week. Councillor Dhesi, who resides in Gravesend, spoke inspirationally about his pathway to academic success, and his passion for politics and serving the local community. Ashley Cousins, Head Boy, said, “It was a privilege to meet Mr Dhesi, who responded to our request for a visit with enthusiasm.” Gaby Hicks, Head Girl, said, “the assembly really motivated us to aspire to take an active role in the local community, and to understand the crucial part that success at school can play in this.”

New young urban rangers project at the Ecology Park in Greenwich

11:58am Monday 20th October 2014

The Friends of Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park are inviting young people aged 8 - 16 to become Young Urban Rangers by going behind the scenes at the park and getting involved in some hands-on practical work.

Bromley Ramblers clear footpaths in Chelsfield

News Shopper: Bromley Ramblers clear footpaths in Chelsfield

11:56am Monday 20th October 2014

Fourteen members of Bromley Ramblers spent a morning clearing four footpaths in the Chelsfield area of overgrowing trees and bushes and waist high nettles and brambles. Armed with secateurs, loppers, saws and rakes, they took to the task with enthusiasm to ensure that these important public rights of way remain open and easy to use for both local people and walkers alike.

Bromley on the Map - in Germany!

News Shopper: Bromley on the Map - in Germany!

11:22am Monday 20th October 2014

A group of Bromley residents and members of the Bromley Town Twinning Association filled a coach in their exchange visit and stay in the Rhineland town of Neuwied, Germany.

Hospice volunteers sought to help people get on with living

5:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A team of volunteers are being sought by a Hospice charity.

Meopham School pupil receives award for achieving grade in top 1% nationally

News Shopper: Meopham School News - Jessica awarded for achieving grade in top 1% nationally

5:07pm Monday 13th October 2014

Meopham School has been recognised as a Centre of Academic Excellence in the field of Financial Studies.

Red White and Blue Day at St Matthew Academy in Blackheath

News Shopper: Red White and Blue Day

4:56pm Monday 13th October 2014

Red, White and Blue Day On Friday 10th October St Matthew Academy traded in their usual uniform colours of gold and blue to celebrate and support Red, White and Blue Day, commemorating 100 years since the beginning of World War 1.

Awards for hospice staff and volunteers

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12:39pm Friday 10th October 2014

Local hospice charity Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice celebrated the achievements of its staff and volunteers last night at their Annual Public Meeting where they announced the winners of the annual Hospice Ambassador Awards.

Big Bike Ride helps Hospice

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12:36pm Friday 10th October 2014

Last weekend, hundreds of local people took to the Thames Cycle Path to take part in a day of cycling, sightseeing and fundraising for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Sidcup garden party a big succcess


12:43pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A Sidcup family held a tea and cake party in their garden.

St Luke's in Bromley celebrates hall refurbishment with a kick

News Shopper: St Luke's celebrates hall refurbishment with a kick!

10:34am Tuesday 7th October 2014

An open day arranged by Archdeacon Dr Paul Wright was held on Saturday 27th September to showcase the recent refurbishment of St Luke’s Hall, Southland’s Road, Bromley Common.

Dartford man charged after police officer shot in hand in Welling

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10:33am Sunday 5th October 2014

A Dartford man has been charged after a police officer was shot in Welling on Friday.

A model railway club with a difference

News Shopper: A model railway club with a difference

2:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

Rusper is a model railway club with a difference.

Charity seeking Virgin Money London Marathon runners

9:10am Friday 19th September 2014

Runners looking to take part in next year's Virgin Money London Marathon are being sought by a hospice charity.

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...

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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.

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