Light Up a Life 2020

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The annual Light up a Life service is a special time to remember and celebrate the lives of those who are gone but not forgotten.
This year, to keep everyone safe and follow the guidelines, we will be broadcasting the service via our website and social media pages.

It will still be a multi-faith service at the Hospice with music and readings as well as time for quiet reflection, and the most poignant part of the evening will be when we switch on the lights of the Remembrance Tree, with each twinkling light symbolising the life of a loved one.

ELBA Halloween Party

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With Halloween 🎃 fast approaching, and uncertainties remaining regarding social distancing/lockdown, East London Business Association, ELBA, would like to invite you to an online social event. Some people will dress up costumes/face paint/masks and join them remotely for a fun hosted by their volunteers on Zoom: Expect quizzes and activities galore.

When? A day before halloween: Friday 30th October, 3.30pm – 5pm

Where? Join on Zoom, in the comfort of your own home.

If you are interested click the button below and leave a message

Free online singing sessions

Shapeshifter Productions are running free sing-a-long sessions for older and isolated people during the pandemic.

Shapeshifter Productions are running free sing-a-long sessions that are keeping older and isolated people singing through the pandemic. Released every Monday, the sessions feature celebrity guest performers and a range of popular and favourite songs. Each session comes with on-screen lyrics and is accessible via an online app and also as downloadable links and mp3s.

Among the celebrities lined up to take part in the second series of the Sessions are KT Tunstall, Brian McFadden, Chris Difford, Alfie Boe, Hollyoaks actress Twinnie, Merrill Osmond and Basil Brush. They perform a range of well-known songs like ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Secret Love’, ‘Will you Still Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘Moon River’.

The app is here, and you find out more about the sessions by clicking here or by calling 020 7097 1409.

If you have any issues accessing these sessions or need help with the technology required, please email:

Beware of TV licence scams

This week TV Licensing have started sending letters to anyone aged over 75 asking them to either pay for their TV licence or apply for a free one. Make sure you know what to expect when you get your letter, so that if you’re contacted by scammers before then you’ll be able to spot them.

TV Licensing will only ask you to pay using the following options:

If you are contacted and asked to pay for your TV licence using a different phone number, a different website or by posting your details to a different address you have been contacted by a scammer.

TV Licensing have also been clear that they will not come to your doorstep to collect the licence fee if you are over 75, so anyone who claims to do so is also a scammer.

If you’re unsure about anything, you can call TV Licensing on 0300 303 9695 to speak with someone who can help.

For more information about scam and fraud, click the button below: