Colin Grainger

Sleighed by your kindness – toy appeal is true spirit of Christmas

WE’VE done it! It gives me great pleasure this Christmas Eve morning to report that the appeal at the heart of life in Newham has reached its massive target. The Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas […]

Dec, 24

Day Sting busked under the Thames in the Woolwich Foot Tunnel

There’s a certain joy to finding the final piece to a 31-year-old jigsaw puzzle. And that’s what happened today – with a little bit of luck and good fortune and thanks to a vry helpful woman […]

Dec, 20

Happy memories of Christmas past

Christmas is a special time…even in what might now been described as poor or deprived childhoods. But those of us who lived in those times never saw our lives as deprived. Christmas was a joy […]

Dec, 15

Generations of support for the appeal helped by those with hearts of gold

The way the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal is taken into the hearts of the community every year – and has been for almost 40 years – is summed up perfectly in […]

Dec, 08

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