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Sainsbury’s Own Local Hero

News Shopper: Sainsbury’s Own Local Hero

11:36am Monday 20th October 2014

Orpington Sainsbury’s Colleague Mark Else ran the Petts Wood 10K run for his stores local charity partner MindCare Dementia Support.

Bexley community club support Movember charity

News Shopper: Community Club support Movember Charity

11:40am Monday 20th October 2014

Baldwyns Freeholders Association & Club in Bexley is a small non-profit organisation run by members.

Raising money for Bromley branch of Cats Protection League

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11:24am Monday 20th October 2014

Hi, I'm a veterinary nurse who works at Foxgrove veterinary centre in Beckenham.

Marie Curie Christmas Fair

5:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

We are Orpington 'Daffs', the local fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Having been formed for a couple of months we are holding a Christmas Fair to get our group off to a flying start.

Ward & Partners boss raises £75k for charity with 1,000-mile bike ride

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4:13pm Friday 10th October 2014

A slightly saddle-sore David Lench, managing director of estate agents Ward & Partners, is safely back in his office this week after successfully completing a gruelling 1,000-mile charity bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats.

Skydive for Great Ormond Street

News Shopper: Skydive for Great Ormond Street

12:39pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Myself and 7 work colleagues from Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP did a skydive for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Dartford pair complete cycling marathon to raise more than £20k for charity

News Shopper: Dartford pair complete cycling marathon to raise more than £20k for charity

12:52pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A group of determined managers from a builders supplies warehouse – including two men from Dartford - battled through the pain barrier to complete a cycling marathon and raise more than £20,000 for charity.

Fishing competition raises £260 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

News Shopper: Peter Bolt from ORPINGTON Tackle & Bait

12:40pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

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

NSPCC Crayford Fundraising Group

12:34pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

On Saturday 25th October at 19.30, the NSPCC Crayford Fundraising Group will be holding a Silent Auction at St Paulinus Community Hall, Manor Road, Crayford, DA1 4EP.

Gravesham Arts MacMillan coffee morning 27.09.14

News Shopper: Gravesham Arts MacMillan coffee morning 27.09.14

2:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

Gravesham Arts participated in MacMillan world’s biggest coffee morning but as is the arty way to be different held theirs on Saturday afternoon at Gravesham Arts headquarters St Andrews Arts Centre Royal Pier Road, Gravesend.

Fundraiser in memory of Lucy Locket

News Shopper: FUNDRAISER IN MEMORY OF LUCY LOCKET Lucy passed away at Demelza Hospice after her 6th Birthday March 23rd 2014, Lucy was keen on 1D and she and her sister Emily were thrilled to bits to speak to one of the band.  I am keen to fundraise for Demelza to help

2:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

Lucy passed away at Demelza Hospice after her 6th Birthday March 23rd 2014, Lucy was keen on 1D and she and her sister Emily were thrilled to bits to speak to one of the band. I am keen to fundraise for Demelza to help

Sidcup car salesmen set for charity challenge

News Shopper: Sidcup car salesmen set for charity challenge

11:40am Friday 26th September 2014

Employees of WJ King SEAT Sidcup taking part in Shine Night Walk.

VIDEO News Shopper editor takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

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2:25pm Thursday 28th August 2014

News Shopper and south London Guardian series editor Andy Parkes was the latest to get a soaking in the name of charity by taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Local youngsters raise money by performing!

News Shopper: Local youngsters  raise money by performing!

3:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A local theatre school put on a gala performance to raise money for breast cancer charity Coppafeel. All the Arts Theatre School with branches in New Eltham, Bexley & Mottingham,put on productions of Frozen and Grease starring local children and teenagers ages three to eighteen years. School Principal Lucy Morgans said ' One of our brilliant teachers, Joanna Forrest recently organised a concert at The Palace Theatre in London starring a host of singers including Paul Potts, Joe Mcelderry and Kingsland RoadJ to raise money for the cause and invited our pupils to watch as VIP guests. To return the favour we decided to stage our own performance locally in order to raise even more money and make Joanna a VIP'

Sainsbury’s Supports Local Hero

News Shopper: Sainsbury’s Supports Local Hero

11:34am Monday 18th August 2014

Sainsbury’s Supports local hero with her Tea Party for Breakthrough Breast Cancer Raising up to £389.60 Local Hero and Regular customer of Sainsbury’s Orpington teams up with the store to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Local business completes marvellous charity adventure

News Shopper: Local business completes marvellous charity adventure

11:30am Monday 18th August 2014

CadRam by RegaLead, the Northfleet-based international supplier and manufacturer of decorative glass products recently delivered on its promise to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity (RDMCC), beating the £10,000 fundraising target it had set for the year.

Parkway Primary supports Walking With the Wounded

News Shopper: Parkway Primary supports Walking With the Wounded

1:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

The children of Parkway Primary School, Erith, have raised an astonishing £1056.68 for the military charity Walking With the Wounded.

Royal British Legion takes part in Lark in the Park

11:37am Monday 18th August 2014

The Sidcup & Footscray Branch of the Royal British Legion was the chosen charity of Lark in the Park, Sidcup, this year.

Autistic boy (6) climbs mountain for charity

News Shopper: Autistic boy (6) climbs mountain for charity

11:29am Monday 18th August 2014

My son Toby has Asperger's Syndrome, which is an autistic spectrum disorder.

Raising money for MS

News Shopper: Raising money for MS

1:01pm Monday 18th August 2014

Briefly, I would like to explain the reason behind my Charity Event, I am 18 years old and MS has, been part of my life since the day after I was born. Firstly affecting My Mums sister Jane Devyea from Bromley who was diagnosed the day after I was born, resulting to when I was 4 she had a relapse that confined her to a wheel chair, memory loss, incontinence, Spasticity, vegetable like for 3 years. Sadly my aunt died in 2001 aged 36. My Mum was diagnosed with MS when I was 6 weeks old and has been battling day by day whilst she was watching her sister deteriorate, Mum has continued to battle on, despite seeing her Sister die of the same disease. I can remember quite a lot from my aunt including photos and I have seen first-hand how MS can suddenly take a grip, and feel that now I am of age, I would like to raise money to help find a cure. Jane was from Bromley and her Mother and youngest sister reside in Bromley and Beckenham.

Cutting Edge Conservation in Madagascar

News Shopper: Cutting Edge Conservation in Madagascar

10:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

I am a Bromley resident and a past pupil of St Mark’s Primary School and Bishop Challoner Secondary School. I have always taken an interest in Biology and this summer I will be undertaking an expedition to South East Madagascar. I will be travelling with five other students from the University of Exeter, and we will be studying the local flora and fauna.

Sainsbury's Orpington Supermarket Announcement of Local Charity

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

10:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

Sainsbury’s Orpington Store have recently chosen their Local Charirty.

Charity Football

10:37am Thursday 31st July 2014

Millwall fans v Charlton fans will be playing a charity football match on August 3rd 2014 at Cray Valley FC in support of Cancer research and Lee Rigby Foundation. KO @2pm Based on information supplied by .

ODEON Greenwich raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

10:37am Thursday 31st July 2014

ODEON Greenwich at Millennium Leisure Park is holding a charity film screening, with all profits raised being donated to charity.

Europa celebrates successful Charity Fun Day

News Shopper: Europa celebrates successful Charity Fun Day

11:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Leading Logistics Company, Europa Worldwide raised an impressive £13,500 for charity with twice as many people attending their recent Charity Fun Day.

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

News Shopper: Marks & Spencer raises over £2,800 For Hospice Charity

11:47am Tuesday 22nd 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.

A Mountain to Climb

News Shopper: A Mountain to Climb

11:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Sarah Francis, 23, from Bexley, is going to be taking on Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro with fellow students of Loughborough University, where she is studying for a Fine Arts History Degree, to raise money for Meningitis Research. she has been working tirelessly to raise the sponsorship money with targeted campaigns, boot fairs, fundraising days and so far has raised 60% of her target.

Dartford accountants go purple for hospice

News Shopper: Accountants Go Purple

11:14am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Dartford based accountants, Adams and Moore went purple to raise money for the Children’s services at Ellenor Lions Hospice.

Raising Money for Prostate Cancer

News Shopper: Raising Money for Prostate Cancer

2:03pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Hi there KEYLINE RALLY 1980s STYLE TO RAISE MONEY FOR PROSTATE CANCER UK Employees from Keyline - the UK’s leading specialist supplier of heavy building materials, civils and drainage solutions - Northfleet Branch on Grove Road, are taking part in a 1980s themed fundraising car rally, travelling to Hamburg to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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.

Local mom takes on 5 challenges, from climbing to running, to fund raise for Save the children.

News Shopper: Local mom takes on 5 challenges, from climbing to running, to fund raise for Save the children.

2:01pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Hi. I am a local mom of two young boys.

Cystic fibrosis fundraiser in Bromley raises more than £2,500

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12:42pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The Cystic Fibrosis Family Fun Day FUNdraiser, held on June 28 at the Chatterton Arms, was an amazing success.

Urgent appeal for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life runs in Crystal Palace and Blackheath

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11:09am Thursday 19th June 2014

The hunt is on to find women ready to answer an urgent appeal to sign up for the most important race of all – Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Kent strongman event raises money to buy vital gadget for disabled girl

News Shopper: Kent strongman event raises money to buy vital gadget for disabled girl

1:38pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Strongmen descended on Ash in Kent when the Strongman Sanctuary organised a fundraising competition for 5 year old Brooke, who suffers from Hyper Contractile Muscular Dystrophy, an extremely rare condition that means she cannot move independently or speak.

My mission towards the London Marathon 2015

News Shopper: My mission towards the London Marathon 2015

11:11am Wednesday 11th June 2014

For years and years I have been trying to lose weight and keep it off. It is the most challenging thing I have tried to accomplish in my time. But I have now found with the right support and right motivation around you - you can achieve anything!

Beckenham slimmers lose pounds and raise pounds for good cause

News Shopper: Beckenham slimmers lose pounds and raise pounds for good cause

11:10am Wednesday 11th June 2014

27th May 2014 Beckenham slimmers celebrate losing over 51 stone and helping The Bereavement Unit on the Maternity Suite at Princess Royal Hospital A group of big-hearted slimmers from Beckenham are celebrating losing 51 stone 7.5 lbs between them and raising £3116.00 as part of a sponsored slim for The Bereavement Suite, known as the Robinson Suite, on the maternity unit at Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough.

KiliClimb 2014

News Shopper: KiliClimb 2014

11:09am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Village Education Project Kilimanjaro (VEPK) is an education charity. Our programmes are in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania and our UK office is based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

8yr old Bromley Girl starts £500 fundraising campaign for Gravesend cheer squad ICE

11:07am Wednesday 11th June 2014

8 yr old Tabitha from Bromley is raising £500 for equipment for her cheerleading squad, INTENSITY CHEER EXTREME, in Gravesend, Kent because she believes in her team and what they can accomplish ...and because Tabby believes in random acts of kindness.

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

News Shopper: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

12:19pm Monday 12th May 2014

Claire has been working with Cafe Du Monde for 6 years and in that time has been a Cub Scout leader. She has been chosen to take a group of Scouts to the International Jamboree in Japan in 2015 and has to fund raise for herself and the scouts. She has held boot fairs, bag packing in Sainsburys, selling sweets to the cubs and holding a monthly prize draw. With her next fundraising challenge she wanted not only raise money for the Scouts but also for Macmillan.

Beckenham school girls raise over £10,000!

News Shopper: Big thanks from Beckenham Schoolgirls

12:07pm Monday 12th May 2014

Four Year 11 schoolgirls from Langley Park School for Girls in Beckenham have between them raised over £10,000 to fund a four week school expedition to Ecuador this summer with Camps International to do volunteer work to raise living and educational standards in rural areas.

Three Peak Challenge

News Shopper: Three Peak Challenge

12:05pm Monday 12th May 2014

On Sunday 22 June I will be completing the 'Three Peak Challenge’ in order to raise money for Infertility Network UK.

Fundraising for Africa

11:48am Monday 12th May 2014

On the 28th August 2014 I will be taking the Machame route to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Raising money and awareness of local hospice

12:17pm Monday 12th May 2014

Local hospices do amazing work and sometimes go unrecognised or unnoticed.

Not a runner but have a heart to volunteer?

News Shopper: BHF runner

9:17am Tuesday 29th April 2014

You don’t need to own a pair of trainers or a sweatband to be a part of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) fantastic London Runs. Volunteers ensure our runs are a great experience by helping with essential roles at each event. Around 30 people give up their time to volunteer at each of our London Runs and take on a variety of jobs including registering our runners, looking after runners’ bags, giving out water during the run and handing out medals at the finishing line.

Helping teenagers face the challenge of living with heart disease

News Shopper: Lyndsay Kay Leaver

9:36am Thursday 24th April 2014

Lindsay-Kay Leaver, 30, is a Cardiac Adolescent and Transition Clinical Nurse Specialist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London. She supports thousands of teenagers with heart conditions as they move from the very supportive environment of paediatric care into adult services where they need to take more responsibility for their own heart health and medical appointments.

Q&A with Dr Afzal Sohaib, a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Clinical Research Training Fellow working in London and a keen runner.

News Shopper: Q&A with Dr Afzal Sohaib, a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Clinical Research Training Fellow working in London and a keen runner.

8:49am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Q&A with Dr Afzal Sohaib, a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Clinical Research Training Fellow working in London and a keen runner.

Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

News Shopper: Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

4:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

Chislehurst Rocks is a firm fixture in the diary with its great variety of bands and family fun – and you can help it to return.

Running for healthy hearts

News Shopper: Lucy Chan BHF

9:15am Friday 11th April 2014

Learning to run was a frustrating process (I started off not being able to run for more than 30 seconds...) but immensely satisfying (that runner’s ‘high’ is, in my eyes, unbeatable!) Soon enough I was running three times a week and ready to take on a charity run.

Malcolm Durrant’s Tower of London Run

News Shopper: Malcom Durrant BHF

8:30am Monday 7th April 2014

As an ex-serviceman I like to think I am in charge of my life. Being in control of your money, fortune or health was drilled into me

Run all over heart disease at the British Heart Foundation’s London 10k Runs

News Shopper: London 10k Runs

10:09am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

If this months’ iconic London Marathon has inspired you to take up running but you don’t fancy starting with a 26 mile challenge, then why not run or jog up to 10k around some of London’s iconic landmarks and green spaces and help the fight heart disease at the same time.






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