Colin Grainger

community spirit

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

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

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

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

Help support a vital appeal at the heart of the community

This week sees the launch of a special community appeal that has has shown the true soul of life in Newham for the last 40 years. And the success of the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas […]

Nov, 07

East London story that changed the course of the war

The Royal Docks and London’s East End suffered mass devastation during the Second World War. From Black Saturday on September 7 1940, the lives of locals changed forever. But the latest in our Forgotten Stories […]

Aug, 23

Simply the best – Toy Appeal reaches target

EVERY year for the last 39 a campaign in the community in East London has spread much needed joy to under-privileged children. And I am happy to report on this lovely morning that the Community […]

Dec, 23

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