Colin Grainger

Newham Recorder

The Christmas Toy Appeal Roll of Honour: Thank you for making a difference

Almost three thousand children will wake up to some Christmas gifts tomorrow – thanks to the joy provided by a remarkable campaign in the community. The Newham Christmas Toy Appeal met its target for the […]

Dec, 24

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

Our toughest ever challenge – launch of the vital annual appeal to save Christmas for local young people

It’s going to be a tough ask in these unprecedented times. Never before have we kicked off the vital appeal that has been a bit part of local life for 43 years in the middle […]

Nov, 17

How a child’s sad tale of woe sparked support for our special appeal

As a long-serving MP for Newham Lyn Brown is used to making speeches in the House of Commons and to groups all over Newham and the rest of the country. But it was a story […]

Dec, 30

An appeal at the very heart of the community in East London

An appeal that has part of local life for 42 years has just been launched. It’s a campaign that is right at the heart of life in East London. It was all those years ago […]

Nov, 12

Sleighed by your kindness – remarkable campaign reaches its target for the 41st year in a row

EVERY 12 months for the last 41 years a campaign in the community in Newham has spread much needed joy to children who need it most. And I am happy to report on this lovely […]

Dec, 24

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

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