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ERA Officer Nominated for Hillingdon Hero Award

From the Uxbridge Gazette

Ian Parkinson - Hillingdon Hero "Fabulous Fundraiser" nomineeIan Parkinson, of Field End Road, Eastcote, has been put forward for the Fabulous Fundraiser category of the annual competition, run jointly by the Uxbridge Gazette and Leader Series, and Uxbridge college .

The 45-year-old has been recognised for putting his heart and soul into generating thousands of pounds for his local community.

With Eastcote in grave danger of having no Christmas lights last year, due to a lack of cash, Mr Parkinson was personally asked by the town's business community to assist with their fund raising efforts.

In just eight short weeks, he organised a festive light appeal which raised an impressive £18,500.

The semi-retired accountant also raised the £7,000 necessary to arrange the biggest Christmas market and fayre Eastcote has ever seen, attracting a staggering 10,000 visitors.

As a result, local business owners claim to have generated more than £250,000 over the course of the event.

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Grangewood Charity Quiz - A Huge Success

The Eastcote Residents Association was honoured to be joint promoters of last Friday night's quiz evening in aid of the Grangewood School, a Primary School for children with severe learning difficulties, based in a beautiful wooded setting in Fore Street, Eastcote.

The School, together with the "Friends of Grangewood", have been working immensely hard to raise £15,000 to replace the antiquated Spa Pool. The school say that the spa is vital to their work, it is not only, "Stimulating and Therapeutic for the Children", but "great fun" as well.

Barclays bank sponsored the evening and their quiz master Nicholas Smith ran a superbly organised night of trivia, questions and picture rounds, while volunteers, friends and staff of the school all put in a huge amount of work and played the perfect hosts to make the evening both fun and successful.

The Quiz raised the magnificent sum of £1,325 while the raffle raised just over £350. The total amount raised was generously matched by Barclays Bank which resulted in Grangewood School benefiting from a staggering £3,350. We're delighted to announce this boost to their fundraising means they also reached their target to buy the new spa.

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Charity Race Night

The Eastcote Royal British Legion will be hosting a fabulous charity racing night in February to help raise money for The Poppy Appeal.

In support of Garry Marshall & Shaun Workman, The Eastcote club is attempting to raise over £4,000 to enable the pair to compete in this year's London Marathon. You can of course sponsor Garry & Shaun via the official Virgin London Marathon sponsorship page, but what better way to raise money and have some fun than attending the Racing night on 26th February 2011?

The night will allow members & guests to place small bets on the outcome of horse races, which will be beamed on to a large screen at the Eastcote club. The evening is all about having fun while helping raise money for the Marathon Appeal, but you could be quids in if you manage to pick the winning horse (or two).

The evening starts at 8pm, with multiple races throughout the night. All welcome, you do not have to be a member to take part. Free entry.

For more information on the Eastcote Royal British Legion or the event, click here.

Fun, Food and Fundraising

Grangewood School are hosting a special quiz night event in an effort to raise much needed funds for the vital work the school does.

The Quiz, being held on March 4th is open to all local residents in teams of between 4 & 8 people. Included in the entry price of £8 is a Ploughman's dinner and there will be a licensed bar selling alcoholic & soft drinks.

Grangewood Primary, in Fore Street Eastcote, is a school for children with severe learning difficulties. Proceeds from the event will go back to supporting the school, with a small percentage of the money generated going towards a prize fund awarded to the winning team's chosen local cause.

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Eastcote Cut Crime With Coffee?

Cops @ Costa It's often been said that coffee shops are taking over our high streets, with more and more of them branching out to offer extras such as sandwiches and ice cream. But a Costa branch in Eastcote is set to offer a far more practical service with your freshly ground beans; Cops @ Costa.

The scheme is part of a new initiative by the Eastcote & East Ruislip Safer Neighbourhoods Team intended to create an informal atmosphere where local residents can "drop in" and raise issues relating to local crime & anti-social behaviour as well as receive advice from the SNT.

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