Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Unveil Unique Supporter Sculpture

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) unveiled a unique sculpture at its Earls Colne Airbase on Thursday 22nd July 2021. The installation “Supporting Us, Supporting You”, which will take pride of place at the airbase entrance, is the result of the charity’s sculpture Design Project, in collaboration with Harlow College.  Art and Design student Kiera…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Helps Transfer COVID-19 Patients

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Following the busiest year ever for its critical care teams, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is now helping with the transfer of some COVID-19 patients between hospitals.   When required, the team based at the charity’s North Weald Airbase travel by helicopter or Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) to the relevant hospital, and accompany the…

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Essex Based Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity Receive £100K Grant

Families in and around Essex with children who have a life-threatening condition, will receive vital support, thanks to a grant from Barclays to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity based in Pitsea.   The Barclay’s 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme was launched in April to help people and communities most impacted by the pandemic, with Rainbow…

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Colchester “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” Underway

A scheme to put a smile on the face of the older generation in Colchester this Christmas has launched and is receiving an excellent response.   Local Colchester resident Alice Simpson has launched the “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” which is a project to fill lots of shoeboxes with great treats for those in the community…

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What Could Your Organisation Do with the Space?

Colchester Borough Council would like to hear from community-based organisations, businesses or groups from across the borough and beyond, who are interested in taking over management of the Abbey Field Centre and breathe new life into the landmark community building.   The spacious and well-connected property, formally the Garrison Gym, is located at Circular Road South in the heart of Colchester’s Garrison and Shrub End communities. It will become…

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Mayor of Colchester Opens New Family Hub

Colchester Foodbank, Tots 2 Teens the Baby Bank and the Uniform Exchange provide a one stop sop for the local community. Sustainable social housing developer, Cardea Homes, enabled this partnership to happen by being a benefactor. The family hub offer a twice weekly one stop shop with foodbank, babybank and uniform exchange services available on…

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Colchester Foodbank Hands Out 3,446 Emergency Food Parcels

Colchester Foodbank

It has been revealed Colchester Foodbank provided three day emergency food parcels to feed 2,804 local children and 4,633 local adults between April 2018 to March 2019.     The local food bank’s figures feed into a larger national picture with a record increase in food bank use across the UK reported today by the…

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Colchester Mayor presents Cheque to Royal British Legion

Colchester Mayor

Colchester Mayor Cllr Peter Chillingworth, presented a cheque for more than £1,255 to the Royal British Legion (RBL) at its pop-in centre on Colchester High Street.   The impressive sum was raised through several events organised by Mayor Chillingworth to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice last year.   On 3 November, a special Firstsite…

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