Colin Grainger

Kevin Jenkins

Making a difference, changing lives: Charity’s aims for the next year

Charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve is now looking forwards to a busy 2023. It follows the completion of the Kevin Jenkins OBE Newham Christmas Toy Appeal.  It was one of our toughest challenges but we made […]

Jan, 22

Making a splash to raise funds for Toy Appeal

I’M RAISING funds for a special appeal that has been part of my life in for 45 years…a campaign that is right at the heart of life in Newham. It was all those years ago […]

Nov, 09

Christmas Toy Appeal – facing our toughest ever challenge to bring joy to those who need it most

FOR thousands of families in Newham it has again been a very difficult year. And it is getting harder by the week. The cost of living crisis is biting hard. As a result, the Kevin […]

Nov, 09

Lift off for charity’s Easter appeal – and how you can help

Charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve launched its sixth annual Easter Appeal to spread a little joy to youngsters on Monday (March 14). The appeal was launched by actor, comedian and writer Ricky Grover at the charity’s […]

Mar, 12

Sleighed by your kindness! Appeal shows the true spirit of Christmas

Sleighed by your kindness! The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Newham as the appeal at the heart of our community reached its target last night. The Kevin Jenkins OBE Newham Christmas Toy […]

Dec, 22

Help us spread Christmas joy to those who need it most

Since I wrote about the difficult times communities have faced 12 months ago, there have been some reasons to be cheerful but many to give us the view of continuing challenging times. Just when the […]

Nov, 10

Farewell Kevin – the true great who enriched the lives of so many

If you are lucky in life you get to meet one truly great person. I met mine more than 40 years ago. It was Kevin Jenkins. Kevin Jenkins was the most remarkable man I have […]

Apr, 09


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