Colin Grainger

Charity/Third sector

Thief causes heartbreak for charity working with disabled young people

A thief has caused heartbreak for a charity working with disabled youngsters – by making off with a specialist trike from their base in Canning Town. The thief struck earlier this week at the Terence […]

Mar, 08

Brilliant! Your kindness brought toy joy to thousands of children

It gives me great pleasure to report that the appeal at the heart of life in Newham reached its massive target in time to spread seasonal joy – and now it is time to say […]

Jan, 03

Launch of a special appeal at the heart of our community

Today sees the launch of a special community appeal that has been part of  life in Newham for the last 40 years. I was proud to be part of the first Community Links and Newham Recorder […]

Nov, 08

Funny man Ricky’s passion for caring Canning Town charity

Comedian, actor and writer Ricky Grover is talking serious for a moment about a charity close to his heart. He has just been asked – and accepted – the role of patron of Canning Town’s […]

Oct, 18

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

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

Events lined up to raise funds for Christmas toy appeal – and where you can give

    The Community Links and Newham Recorder Toy Appeal kicked off earlier this week and there is now news of a number of events being staged to raise funds for the appeal. Wear a […]

Nov, 10

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