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A Romford tandoori restaurant and takeaway has donated 50 hot meals to thank Havering’s frontline workers.

Soldier Alex Raymond has raised thousands for the NHS, by climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest on his garden step.

A total of £20,000 has been given to voluntary and community organisations as part of the Havering Funding Programme.

A Harold Wood boy, who is 11 years old today (April 20), has donated to Queen’s Hospital to thank staff for treating his grandad.

A textile entrepreneur is helping fellow business-owners stay afloat by making scrubs for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trusts.

A former Queen’s Hospital patient has taken on a voluntary role as a healthcare assistant, to give back to the hospital that saved her.

From tattoo artists to pre-schools, businesses across the borough have responded in their droves to Havering Council’s urgent request for personal protective equipment (PPE), to help tackle the coronavirus crisis.

Saint Francis Hospice, which provides essential support for residents affected by life-limiting illnesses, is launching an urgent appeal to help it stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic.

Reminiscent of a wartime effort, schools across Havering are pulling together to create and donate PPE (personal protective equipment) as NHS staff continue to report grave shortages.

A well-known and much-loved Brentwood animal sanctuary is appealing for vital support to see it through the coronavirus pandemic.

Hornchurch charity WaveLength, along with BBC Local Radio, is teaming up with manufacturers and retailers to offer free radios to the elderly.

“It’s not just on hold, it’s going down,” says Lindsey Horne, a volunteer at Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund.

A young couple have donated £650 worth of chocolate eggs and groceries to hard-working NHS staff.

Terminal illness charity Marie Curie has cancelled all of its upcoming public collections in London and across the UK.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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