Good Causes

Well Done….

June Lumley

From the District Council website: After a successful year as Chairman, Councillor June Lumley presented her chosen charities with cheques totalling over £10,000. Councillor Lumley, who was Rochford District Council’s Chairman for the year 2014/15, held a special ceremony at the Civic Suite, Rayleigh to award Crouch Valley Scouts, Rochford Extended Services, Rochford Older Peoples Welfare Committee, Rochford Community Archive,…
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A Chance To Visit Foulness – But Be Quick !

RDC picture - Church on Foulness

From the District Council website – a chance to visit one of the most unusual places in Essex: Rochford District Council, in partnership with the Foulness Conservation and Archaeological Society (FCAS), are offering you the chance to go on a very special tour of Foulness Island. This is your chance to glimpse some of the wonderful wildlife that inhabits Foulness…
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Help From The Council- And Some More Money Is Still Available For Voluntary Organisations…..

From the Echo: GRATEFUL volunteers say their free advice service has been saved from closure after it was handed vital funding by their council.Rochford and Rayleigh Citizens Advice Bureau was given £67,000 by Rochford District Council. The council is giving more than £100,000 to voluntary groups across south Essex. —- The CAB helps more than 3,000 people a year. Sue…
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How Voluntary Organisations Can Apply For A Grant From The District Council

From the District Council website: The Council has a small annual budget for grants to voluntary organisations to assist in the delivery of their organisations activities. The grants are normally allocated once a year. Any organisation that has been funded in previous years that does not submit an application will not receive funding. Please click on the ‘guidance notes’ link…
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Crisis On the Somerset Levels

One of our regular readers has asked: Just wondered whether anyone reading online focus would like to donate to help deal with the crisis on the Levels.There is an immediate need to house and feed thousands of livestock . It is being coordinated from Sedgemoor livestock market in Bridgwater.There are several charities involved. The National Farmers Union website says: To…
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A Little Bit Of Help For Hospital Patients

Councillors John and Christine Mason are launching a modest but worthwhile initiative to help hospital patients a little: …. we have become increasingly aware that there are other needs that some patients have, especially those with a slightly longer hospital stay and it is these simple needs that the TLC fund hopes to address. Imagine being ill and in bed,…
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