Colin Grainger

Kevin Jenkins

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

A truly incredible effort against the odds – Newham Christmas Toy Appeal reaches target

Given the present struggles all of us face in our daily lives at this time we knew that this year’s Newham Christmas Toy Appeal would be the toughest ever. For the last 43 years the […]

Dec, 22

Sponsored swim for Newham Toy Appeal completed – now please help our campaign

I’ve done it! Absolutely cream crackered but for the 43rd year I’ve managed to complete the sponsored swim for the Newham Christmas Toy Appeal. If you feel you can support the vital campaign run by […]

Dec, 05

Young get chance to design COVID-19 capsule – and fill the inside!

Newham’s young people are being given the chance to design the outside of a special time capsule – as well as contribute to the contents. Charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve and Heritage Newham – People, Places, […]

Jul, 04

We’ve done it again – Newham Christmas Toy Appeal hits target

FOR the last 42 years a remarkable campaign in the community in Newham has spread much needed joy to children who need it most. And I am happy to report today that the Newham Christmas […]

Dec, 24

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