Colchester school thanks fundraisers for making dream of playground a reality


9:37am Wednesday 1st October 2014

GENEROUS donors are celebrating after a playground was officially opened.

Lexden Springs School students try out their new playground


7:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

SMILES shine out - 100,000 of them.

Two schools share Colchester site in a new era in Alderman Blaxill history


7:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Two head teachers sharing the corridors of power hope to get on like their comedy namesakes Smith and Jones.

Valuable Roman jewellery found in archaeological dig


5:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WEALTHY Roman woman's jewellery has been found during excavations in Colchester.

Staff ‘devastated’ by club closure


12:21pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A LEISURE club, home to rising squash stars, has closed unexpectedly.

100,000 Smiles as appeal target reached

Gazette: Lexden Springs School celebrates success in the 100,000 Smiles appeal

1:12pm Thursday 20th March 2014

WE’VE done it! An appeal to raise £100,000 to build a new play area for disabled children has hit its target.

Kittens boost to school playground appeal

6:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

AN appeal to raise money for a playground for disabled children has received another boost.

Students cook up fundraiser

6:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

ENTERPRISING students have tasted success after raising money for a charity appeal.

Father's climb to help children smile

Gazette: Neil Arnold, who is undertaking a challenge for the 100,000 Smiles appeal

3:30pm Friday 28th February 2014

A GUTSY father is to climb a mountain to raise money for disabled children.

Dev's story

Gazette: Devrim Ozturk and mum Debbie

6:00am Friday 28th February 2014

ASK Devrim Ozturk what his name and he will tell you - its Superman (with accompanying arm movement).

Us collection to boost Smiles appeal

2:49pm Monday 24th February 2014

CHILDREN will be helping to boost the coffers of a charity appeal.

Tickets sold out for charity gig

3:48pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A CHARITY gig to raise money for the 100,000 Smiles appeal is sold out.

20,000 more reasons to smile

12:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

AN appeal to bring smiles to the faces of disabled children has received a major boost.

Kwikfit fitter's quick run for charity

Gazette: Daniel Waters is cheered on by cousin Mollie and her mum Elizabeth

4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A KWIKFIT fitter aims to show you can't get quicker as he is pulling on his trainers to raise money for a special fund.

School raises funds for appeal

Gazette: In Friday's Gazette: Essex braced for another epic storm

12:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

STUDENTS have dug deep to help youngsters in need.

Delays on A12 after car overturns

8:34pm Friday 22nd November 2013

THERE are delays so the A12 near Eight Ash Green after a car overturned. 

Charity boosts Smiles appeal

Gazette: In Friday's Gazette: Essex braced for another epic storm

9:15am Friday 1st November 2013

AN appeal to raise funds for a children’s playground has received a major boost.

Youngsters thrilled by scooter gift

7:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

CHILDREN at a special school in Colchester are enjoying whizzing around on micro scooters thanks to the generosity of a successful company.

Christmas market to raise money for appeal fund

3:45pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

A CHRISTMAS market is to be held to raise funds for a charity appeal.

Lizzie's plea: Let the children play

Gazette: Lizzie and Tom Kilby who are supporting the 100,000 Smiles appeal

10:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013

LIZZIE Kilby dreamed of being a runner.

Gig raises cash for appeal

4:15pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

A CHARITY gig has raised more than £1,000.

Votes needed to raise 100,000 Smiles

1:33pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

AN appeal to bring joy to disabled children is bidding for more funding - but it needs your help.

Fund appeals for votes

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

AN appeal to bring joy to disabled children is bidding for more funding - but it needs your help.

Kind Ryley helps appeal

Gazette: Kind Ryley has raised money for the 100,000 Smiles appeal

10:00am Friday 27th September 2013

A GENEROUS youngster has raised hundreds of pounds for charity - by giving up birthday presents.

Kind Ryley's gift to disabled children

Gazette: Ryley Newman who is going without presents to help disabled children

10:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

KINDHEARTED youngster Ryley Newman wanted to bring a smile to the faces of disabled children - so he offered to give them his toys.

Charity gig to raise smiles

6:00pm Friday 6th September 2013

TICKETS are still available for a charity gig.

Store customers boost appeal

11:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013

A CHARITY appeal is set to get a cash boost thanks to supermarket customers.

Band boosts Smiles appeal

8:00pm Monday 12th August 2013

A CONCERT will be music to the ears of a group raising money for a play area.

Miranda's smile ignites 100,000 Smiles

Gazette: Miranda and her parents, Andrew and Louise Fullerton

10:00am Tuesday 6th August 2013

MIRANDA is a happy child. She is affectionate and beautiful.

Kind donation boosts appeal

4:00pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

AN appeal to raise money for a play area for children with severe learning difficulties has received a major boost.

Grandad's donation boosts appeal

12:11pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

AN appeal to raise £100,000 has received a welcome boost.

Jessica's epic challenge raises smiles

Gazette: Jessica, who completed her one mile walk with her oxygen, and her sister, Bethany.

7:00pm Thursday 25th July 2013

A DETERMINED girl has completed her own Everest by walking a mile.

Help raise funds for the love of Charlie

Gazette: Charlie Foxley, who loves to play on the swing, but has to have a specially adapted one.

10:00am Monday 15th July 2013

CHARLIE Foxley is five. He likes planes and playing with water and things which spin.

Cash boost for Smiles appeal

3:26pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013

GENEROUS donors have brought smiles to the faces of children at a Colchester special school.

Campaign launched for 100,000 Smiles

Gazette: 100,000 Smiles Logo

4:00pm Friday 21st June 2013

THE children laugh. It is a laugh of pure, unreserved joy.



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