Colin Grainger

Newspapers

Simply the best: The final days of our Christmas Toy Appeal – and our Roll of Honour

Oh Oh Oh, it’s magic. You know. Thank you to all those who contributed to the forty fourth Christmas Toy Appeal for youngsters who would otherwise have gone without. We could not have done it […]

Dec, 29

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

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

Campaigning for the community for 50 years – happy birthday Newham Recorder

Happy birthday to the Newham Recorder, which celebrates the milestone of 50 years of existence today. I was asked to write a piece marking the anniversary today for a special supplement in the paper. And […]

Jun, 13

50 years ago – how Ronan Point tragedy shaped lives of future generations

Fifty years on that sight still lives in the memory. There were no morning TV shows, nothing on the radio. The first we knew that a tower block had collapsed was when we arrived at […]

May, 16

The Palace: East Ham Theatre with a special place in my heart

The Palace was the last surviving theatre in East Ham, enduring The Blitz and lasting half a century after its creation. The theatre – and what was built on its site after it closed – […]

Apr, 10

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

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