Quiz Night in Hornchurch Raises £1900 for Charity

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Over 85 residents from the local community took part in the first Headway East London charity quiz night held at the Pavilion of Hornchurch Cricket Club on Friday 9th August 2013. The money raised from the quiz will go towards the monthly support group held at Queens Hospital in Romford for people affected by brain […]

Dancing Giraffe on The One Show tonight!

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Dancing Giraffe is to have a small promotion, alongside national charity Limbcare, on BBC's The One Show tonight (Tuesday 20th August 2013). The 30-minute programme, which claims to bring viewers the stories that matter across the country, is shown daily at 7pm, so make sure you tune in. If you do miss tonight's episode, you […]

News Archive: Cast your vote for Signature Community Spirit Award

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Charity and leading awarding body for deaf communications, Signature, is urging the nation to vote for unsung heroes and community groups committed to creating a society which is accessible to deaf and deaf-blind people. Following a UK-wide search, the shortlist for the Community Spirit award in the 2013 Signature Annual Awards has been announced, and […]

Listening Books’ Audiobook Service

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Local charity Listening Books now has more titles than ever available for children and adults. This charity provides an audiobook service for children and adults with a disability, illness or learning difficulty that prevents them from reading or comfortably holding a book. Audiobooks are available in three formats: MP3 CDs which are sent via Royal […]

Young people have your say with EPIC Artful Asks competition

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EPIC, the young people’s advisory group to the government on SEN reforms, has launched the Artful Asks competition, which aims to involve young people in government decisions and policy through art. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved in the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reform process under the […]

”Rachel Bruno: My Dad and Me” reviewed by Lisa Pernell

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Continuing BBC3’s mental health season, ”Rachel Bruno: My Dad and Me” follows boxing legend Frank Bruno’s daughter Rachel as she strives to understand the condition that tore her family apart, and rebuild a relationship with her father while taking an in depth and personal look at the real impact of Bipolar disorder on families and […]

Creepy House summer reading challenge

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This summer, Essex Libraries are hosting a fantastic summer reading challenge, available for children of all ages. The Creepy House challenge involves children reading six books in order to complete the challenge. Every time your child completes a book, simply take it back to your nearest library, where library staff will ask your child questions […]

Sensory Story Times at Essex Libraries

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This August, Essex Libraries are running Sensory Story Times across the county for children of all abilities. These sessions, which are run by volunteers trained by Additional Educational Needs specialist teachers, are interactive and give a sensory experience of some favourite children’s stories, using a range of senses. It is a free part of Essex […]

National Citizen Service in Essex

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The National Citizen Service (NCS) programme has just launched in Essex, aiming to give young people the opportunity to learn life skills, give back to the community, and obtain a qualification. 16 and 17 year olds in Essex have recently begun the first four-week programme. The scheme allows young people to participate in outdoor activities, […]