Colin Grainger

community spirit

Launch of a vital appeal to ensure no child goes without this Christmas

It’s that time of year when those in the community in Newham and surrounding areas have a chance to prove how much they do care for those less fortunate than themselves. The Community Links and […]

Nov, 13

How pubs gave communities their soul – and a barrel of laughs and memories

The pub beano, this one from the Prince of Wales pub, Custom House, a tradition that helped you make friends for life   They are – still ­- the heartbeat of communities. But these key […]

Apr, 04

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

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