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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Remarkable fund-raisers pedal 100 percent back

News Shopper: Team charity cycle ride goes the extra mile

10:58am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Bromley charity the Freddie Farmer Foundation will benefit from this year’s German Cycle Challenge bike ride from May 23-27.

Friends of the PRUH Fundraising Dinner

News Shopper: Friends of the PRUH Fundraising Dinner

12:10pm Monday 12th May 2014

On Monday 28th April The Friends of the PRUH held a Charity Mediterranean Meal Evening at Cyprianis in Petts Wood.

Leap of faith for charity

News Shopper: Leap of faith for charity

5:04pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Aaron French-Gibbens from Larchwood Road, New Eltham took a giant leap for charity on a bungee cord on March 23.

An Audience with Howard Marks

News Shopper: An Audience with Howard Marks

5:00pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Ahead of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival on 26 – 29 June, the organisers have announced a very special pre-festival fundraiser at Kingswood House, Kingswood Estate, Dulwich.

Cockney night starring Chas Hodges is a sell-out

News Shopper: Cockney night starring Chas Hodges is a sell-out

1:51pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Chas Hodges and his band took centre stage at Oakley House in Bromley on Saturday (April 26) to raise funds to help a charity that aims to get scores of disabled young children walking for the first time.

Kids go the extra mile for local Hospice

News Shopper: Kids go the extra mile for local Hospice

8:48am Thursday 1st May 2014

A Mini Marathon fundraiser has been hailed a resounding success for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Community-Loving Volunteers Sought For Crystal Palace Festival

News Shopper: Community-Loving Volunteers Sought For Crystal Palace Festival

10:43am Monday 28th April 2014

Organisers of the 8th Crystal Palace Overground Festival (26th-29th June) are calling for local people to get involved in what has become the biggest party of the year in Crystal Palace.

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.

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.

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.

Call for bands, artists and performers

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sid Carter's publishing career takes off with Denzel the Orphan Duck

News Shopper: Sid Carter author of Denzel the Orphan Duck

6:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Using recollections from his childhood Sid Carter crafted a wonderful story about Denzel the Orphan Duck while residing at Her Majesty's pleasure. But it wasn't until a few years after his release that the story was dusted down to see if it had wings. Publishers Austin Macauley saw its potential and now the story that began life behind bars has soared beyond Sid's wildest dreams.

Storm damage in Beckenham

News Shopper: STORM DAMAGE

2:10pm Monday 28th October 2013

A fallen lime tree in Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham.

St Jude storm: Tree down in Caygill Close, Bromley

News Shopper: Storm, tree down

11:42am Monday 28th October 2013

Tree down at Caygill Close. A big one, luckily fell the right way. Survivor of many storms.

Orpington tackle owner raises £266 for hospice charity

News Shopper: Peter Bolt from ORPINGTON Tackle & Bait

11:55am Tuesday 8th October 2013

ORPINGTON Tackle & Bait on Crescent Way held a Charity Fishing Competition at Hawkhurst Fish Farm in Hawkhurst, Kent on 25 August.

Say Abracadabra to Cancer - charity magic show

5:08pm Thursday 26th September 2013

Two international magicians from The Magic Circle whose families have been invaded by cancer, have pledged to strike back using their award–winning skills to raise funds in the battle with the disease that claims over 300,000 people in the UK each year.

David Bowie fans gather for Memory of a Free Festival in Beckenham

11:41am Monday 16th September 2013

We have just returned from the most wonderful afternoon's entertainment in memory of the festival that helped launch David Bowie's career back in the summer of 1969, the incentive being to raise funds to restore the beautiful bandstand within the grounds of Croydon Rec, where it all took place 44 years ago.

Bromley man’s swing album is 50 years in the making

News Shopper: 3 generations linked by song [Ken Jewers aka KJ, son Kevin and dad Jim] circa 1967

10:05am Friday 16th August 2013

81-year-old retired scientist Ken Jewers aka KJ has set lyrics written by his dad who died in 1968 and KJ’s own son to music he penned himself in the 1960s. The result is brassy big band that could have stepped straight out of the 1950s.

Orpington Friends of Cancer Research have raised £300,000

News Shopper: Orpington Friends of Cancer Research Have Raised £300,000

12:19pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

Thirty years ago, a small number of ladies formed a group to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Baker Tilly wins Bromley charity business run

News Shopper: Baker Tilly team from left to right: James Gaywood, Julie Gaywood, Mark Gould, Steve Braud, Sarah Bicknell, Neil Waterhouse, Tim McDonnell, James Rowles, Sam Clarke, Mhairi Nicol and Simon Donkersley

11:58am Tuesday 13th August 2013

A Baker Tilly team from the local Bromley office took part in Harris HospisCare's Bromley Business Run to help raise money for the charity.

Sponsored haircut raises funds

12:49pm Saturday 3rd August 2013

A 13-year-old boy from Ravenswood Boys School, Bromley cut his hair and has raised £267 for a young boy with cerebral palsy.

200th Bromley Park Run this Saturday

12:40pm Friday 12th July 2013

On Saturday 13th July it's the 200th Bromley Park Run in Norman Park. 9.00 am, as always, 5km, usually 350-400 people running.

3s Company singing in Bromley hoping for their big break

News Shopper: 3s Company singing in Bromley hoping for their big break

12:38pm Friday 12th July 2013

Catch us singing our little hearts out this Saturday outside Headmasters hair salon in Bromley High Street from 12 till 2 pm.

London Youth Games - Cycling Gold Medal for Bromley

News Shopper: London Youth Games - Cycling Gold Medal for Bromley

12:36pm Friday 12th July 2013

On Sat 6th the London Youth Games cycling was held at Crystal Palace Sports Stadium and Irfan Zaman, Milly Shemming and Jack Harradine from the Bigfoot GoRide Club based at Hayes represented Bromley. Irfan Zaman won the Gold in the U12 Individual Time Trial out of 120 other contestents throughout the London Boroughs.

The Sizzling Sun Gets Them Running At The Highway’s 10K Run

News Shopper: The Sizzling Sun Gets Them Running At The Highway’s 10K Run

12:30pm Friday 12th July 2013

The Friends of The Highway (FoTH) [1] held a euphoric 10k run today, Sunday 7th July, with over a hundred runners from all over the South East who took to the streets of Chelsfield to demonstrate their competitive spirit.

Chislehurst music event and card sale raises money for Water Aid

News Shopper: Music Event and card sale to raise money for Water Aid

11:53am Tuesday 18th June 2013

On June 1 two sisters hosted a musical event in aid of the charity Water Aid.

10 years of JusB youth charity

News Shopper: 10 Years of JusB Youth Charity

11:34am Tuesday 18th June 2013

It’s a time of good news for Bromley youth charity JusB as they celebrate 10 years this year.






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