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Visit The Jewellery Specialists Creating Your Dreams With All The Professional Aspects of Jewellery You Require 28 ELM ROAD, LEIGH-ON-SEA, ESSEX, SS9 1SN TEL: 01702 472535 FAX: 01702 478800 Email: terryhatt@aol.com Website: www.hattonjewelley.co.uk

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Welcome Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Castle Point Local Business Guide. If you are looking for a cultural day out this month, our feature on local Art Galleries on page 6 will give you some good ideas. We also have our regular ‘What’s on in Castle Point’ on page 14 where we feature an Easter Crafts and Fun Day, a Hot Cross Bun morning with stalls, a Farmer’s market and a Car Boot Sale. In our regular local community feature on the Acres Way Kennels, based in Castle Point, (pages 10 & 11), we feature 4 new lovely dogs that need your help. In our Community feature this month we share the story of 19 year old Melissa Price. Melissa sadly passed away earlier this year and her family and friends are hosting a charity event “Mel’s May Day” in her memory (page 26). We have an article on the history of The Ozonio Hotel that used to be on Canvey Island (page 24) and a feature on where to get married in Essex (page 16). We also have our regular column from our financial expert Martin Lamb from Joseph R Lamb Financial Advisers (see centre pages). If you have any interesting stories about Castle Point or if you are a local team, association or charity that would like to be featured in any future editions of the Local Business Guide then please drop us a line at: info@thelocalbusinessguide.co.uk If you would like to advertise in any of our Guides please contact Ricky on 01375 402546 and with prices starting from as little as £45 it is a really cost effective way of promoting and generating business from your local community.

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Sales - Ricky Edwards 01375 402546 The Local Business Guide do not make any recommendations as to the fitness of the advertisers appearing in this publication to carry our their services and no recommendations should be deemed to have been made. All rights reserved. No part of The Local Business Guide Limited publications may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means either wholly or in part without prior permission of the publisher. This magazine is published by The Local Business Guide Ltd © The Local Business Guide 2013

Advertisers Index GARDEN SERVICES, HOME IMPROVEMENT & CONSTRUCTION BATHROOMS BUILDER / HOME MAINTENANCE

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

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CARPETS / FLOORING

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CLADDING 30 DECORATOR

31, 33

DRIVEWAY CLEANING ELECTRICIAN / GAS ENGINEER FENCING / SHED / TIMBER SUPPLIES KITCHENS / BEDROOMS

29 35 31 7, 20, 34

PLUMBING / HEATING

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Roofing SCAFFOLDING SKIP HIRE Upholstery / FURNITURE REPAIR WINDOWS

33 13 23 9 15, 21

FINANCIAL, LEGAL & PROPERTY SERVICES ACCOUNTANT 27 FINANCIAL ADVISOR LETTINGS SOLICITOR

Centre Pages 31 23, Inside Back

HOUSEHOLD & LIFESTYLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Back Page

CAR FLEET MANAGEMENT CAR SALES / REPAIRS / MOT

3 2, 4, 12, 29, 32

CATERING / CAKES

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COMPUTER REPAIRS

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COUNTRY PARK

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DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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FASHION BOUTIQUE FURNITURE SALES

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GOLF CLUB

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GUITAR TUITION JEWELLERY MOTORHOME REPAIRS PICTURE FRAMING

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HEALTH & BEAUTY DENTISTRY 25 FITNESS CLASSES SPINAL CARE CLINIC

17 Front Cover

WATER SUPPLIES

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WEIGHT LOSS

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Corporate

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Art Galleries in Essex Essex has a number of Art Galleries that you can visit. Firstsite is a visual arts organisation based in Colchester. Their mission is “to make contemporary art relevant to everyone.” Firstsite has a varied programme of exhibitions, commissions, residencies and screenings in a range of art forms by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Firstsite also offers a wide range of creative events and activities for the whole family. For more details visit www.firstsite.uk.net or call 01206 577067. Entrance is free. A little closer to home is the Beecroft Art Gallery in Southend. The gallery includes a fine collection of local views including paintings by Alfred Herbert, one of Southend’s best artists whose beautiful and often dramatic works are quite collectible.Special exhibitions are held througout the year. The gallery is open all year round from Tuesday to Saturday except public holidays and entrance is free. For full details visit www.southendmuseums.co.uk or call 01702 347418. Focal Point Gallery is located in The Forum, Southendon-Sea, which is a hundred yards from Southend Central Station. The gallery specialises in contemporary visual art, promoting and commissioning ambitious solo exhibitions, group shows, thematic projects and a programme of public events including performances, film screenings and talks. Entry is free and opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm. For more details visit www. focalpoint.org.uk In the heart of Old Leigh, Richard Baxter’s studio is an ideal place to see the latest ceramics and pottery from this prolific potter. Spacious and well lit the gallery welcomes a constant stream of visitors. All pieces of pottery are totally unique and handthrown in the workshop which adjoins the studio For more information visit www.richardbaxter.co.uk/gallery or call 01702 470 490. Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. 6

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Phoenix Fr ames

We are a family run business with over 30 years experience close to the Rayleigh Weir, giving excellent advice, choice and service. Telephone 01268 775778 e-mail framing@phoenixframes.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm Thursday till 6.30pm First Saturday of the Month Out of hours by prior arrangement

48 Hour Framing Service Sameday Mountcutting & Re-glazing

We specialise in bespoke framing with over 600 different mouldings, using modern and traditional techniques depending on your requirements. LARGE FREE CAR PARK

Phoenix Frames

• A range of over 200 kitchen & bedroom doors • Made to measure sizes • Kitchen and bedroom refurbishments

01268 799332

5 High Street, South Benfleet, SS7 1NA (opposite St Mary’s Church)

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Working for the Community

Can you help Re-Home a Dog from Acres Way Kennels? Adopting a Dog

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f you think you can offer a dog a good home, the first thing you need to do is to go down to the kennels, select a suitable dog you like, take it for a walk and see how you get on. Some people and dogs just don’t get along, so before reserving a dog, the Acres Way staff would need to see if you suit each other. If you have children, or another dog, they recommend that you bring them with you, to make sure that everyone will get on. Once you have visited the dogs, and hopefully found one that matches your lifestyle and expectations, a member of staff will arrange a convenient time for a home check. These are usually carried out within 2

or 3 days of your visit and take about half an hour. Once the home check is complete, you’ll be able to collect your dog. You will need to bring with you some identification showing your current address, and the £130 adoption fee. Their staff will be on hand if you have any questions, and will be able to guide you through the adoption process. All the staff and dogs at Acres Way look forward to seeing you Re-Homing Update We are thrilled that Thomas, the 3 - 5 year old Lurcher and Annie, the 1 -2 year old German Shepherd type that we featured in our last issue have been successfully re-homed. They are both settleing in well and are happy in their new homes.

This month’s featured dogs  Fifi - Staffie

Female / Age 1 - 2

Good with other dogs: Yes Good with children: Unknown

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Amy - Lurcher Cross Staff

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Female / Age 4

Good with other dogs: Yes Good with children: Unknown Additional Information: Very friendly, can suffer with separation anxiety

Roxy - Mastiff q Female / Age 4

Good with other dogs: She will need a meet and greet as she is very picky about who she likes Good with children: 10 plus Additional Information: Would be best with an experienced owner

How to contact them Acres Way Kennels, Great Burches Road Thundersley, Essex SS7 3NE They are open 10am-3pm 7 days a week.

Visitors are welcome at any time during these hours - no appointment is necessary.

By email: contact@acresway.co.uk By phone: 01268 770402

Dinky - Cross breed ď ˝ Male / Age 2

Good with other dogs: Yes Good with children: Ages 10+ Additional Information: Can be very boisterous

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Boyce Hill Ladies welcomes new lady members! No joining fee for a limited period only (Normally ÂŁ750.00) Competitive and social golf played Packages Also Available For Beginners, Lapsed and Intermediate Golfers

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ABLE Scaffolding Services Professional Scaffolders Throughout Essex & Surrounding Areas Whether you require minor scaffolding for your property or large scale office refurbishment, Able Scaffolding Services will provide you with a comprehensive service from initial consultation through to project completion. Our skilled scaffolders are committed to ensuring maximum safety with minimum disruption. C.I.T.B registered and fully insured.

• Scaffolding Supplied & Fitted • Scaffolding Towers • Access Scaffolding

• Safety barriers netting • Debris chutes • Chimney scaffolding

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MG-Building

Family Run Business ~ Over 20 years Experience Fully Insured ~ All Work Guaranteed We aim to provide our customers with the highest quality workmanship along with a personal trouble free service, specialising in:

• Loft Conversions • Garage Conversions • Extensions • Carpentry Works • Chimney Repair

• Fitting of Facia & Soffits • Guttering • Fencing • Decking

For your FREE quotation please contact Matthew on: Mob: 0781 541 3376 Tel: 01268 455093 Email: matt.g@sky.com

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What’s On In Castle Point Easter Craft & Fun Day Saturday 12th April 2014 Starts: 10.00am Ends: 1.30pm The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0JA Fun Easter Craft & Fun Day with lots of shopping stalls including, jewellery, clothing, accessories, cakes, crystals, plus much much more. For the younger family members there will be face painting and an Easter Egg hunt (£2 entry to this per child) plus more. Admission to the event is FREE and everyone is welcome. Ample free parking Refreshments available. For more details call 07736 706984.

Hot Cross Bun Morning Saturday 12th April 2014 Starts: 10.30am Ends: 12.30pm Canvey Island Methodist Church, Waaren Road, Canvey Island Hot Cross Bun Morning with stalls including cards, cakes and crafts.

Hadleigh Farmers Market Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Starts 9.30am Ends: 12.30pm Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA High quality local produce and crafts with a friendly atmosphere helped by members of the Yardarm Folk Orchestra. Refreshments available at the HOFS CAFE. Free Entry. Free Parking. For more details call 07769 582723. Email b.hickey990@btinternet.com

Car Boot Sale Sunday 27th April 2014 Starts 10.00am Ends: 12.00pm Westwood Academy, Beresford Close, Hadleigh, SS7 2SU Hosted by the PTA. Pre-booked cars £5, Cars on the day £8. Email ptfa@westwoodacademy.org for a booking form 14

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Where to get married in Essex If you are looking for somewhere a little different to get married, why not look at one of Southend’s Museums? Both Southchurch Hall and Prittlewell Priory are available for civil ceremonies and receptions. Southchurch Hall dates from the early 14th century and the moated manor house is a hidden oasis sitting amongst delightful gardens. Prittlewell Priory is known for being home to Monks of the Cluniac Priory of St Pancreas and is also surrounded by beautiful gardens. For details visit www.southendmuseums.co.uk or call 01702 434449. What could be more unique than a wedding at the very end of Southend Pier? The pier is now home to The Royal Pavilion which opened it’s doors on the 19th July 2012 and has a licence to perform wedding ceremonies. It is the perfect choice for weddings of up to 150 people and could possibly have the longest aisle in the world being located at the tip of the mile long pier! For more information visit www.visitsouthend.co.uk/TheRoyalPavilion or call 01702 618747. The Lawn, Hall Road, Rochford is a magnificent listed Manor House, with a glorious air-conditioned Orangery, and all set within stunning landscaped gardens. Whatever the size of wedding, all this is exclusively yours for the entire day. Whether you have a Civil Ceremony in the splendour of the Grand Hall with its beautiful sweeping staircase, or prefer to marry in church and enjoy your wedding reception at The Lawn, the service and catering is unforgettable. For more details visit www.thelawn. co.uk or call 01702 203701. The Rochford Hotel Wedding Pavilion offers a unique setting with its church pews and takes in the views of the secluded landscaped gardens. The warm and friendly staff are experienced in planning and coordinating wedding ceremonies and receptions For full details see our back page advert. Visit www. therochfordhotel.co.uk/weddings or call 01702 347418. 16

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Money Guidance O

ver the next few months I am going to outline the services we offer at Joseph Lamb, this month I am going to be looking at ‘Equity Release’. At Joseph Lamb Equity Release is one of the areas that we continue to offer full Independent advice in, as each solution is carefuly researched and tailored for each specific client. Terminology can be very confusing in our industry as the adviser community, HMRC and the regulators can use differing names for what are essentially the same products or services. The term Equity Release is now accepted to be any form of service or product that enables you to extract some monetary value from your home, whilst you are still living in it. The target market for these products is the ever growing number of retirees, especially those who find that at some point they are starting to struggle financially as their pensions are not keeping pace with inflation. There are two main types of Equity release, the first are now known as Lifetime Mortgages. These are essentially mortgages in reverse and can be arranged on most homes when the owners are over 55. The amount you can borrow is generally dependent on your age, the older you are the more you can borrow. If there is sufficient equity in your home you can repay other existing loans or mortgages and use any surplus for nearly any purpose; to improve your standard of living, increase your income, home improvements, make modifications to your home to improve your mobility or even to move to a larger home. The majority of Lifetime mortgages are set up on an ‘interest roll up’ basis. This means you do not have to pay the interest payments, instead they are charged to your mortgage account (usually at Fixed Rate), and the loan, plus the accumulated interest is paid off in the future when the last occupant has gone into long term care, or upon their death. This means that the some of the value in your home has been enjoyed by you, for whatever purpose, and the ultimate net value of your home is reduced by the amount of the final balance. This will not be a suitable situation if your primary concern is protecting the value of your estate for your children or beneficiaries, but if this is not a concern to you then this may well be suitable. There are Lifetime Mortgages available that operate exactly as above, but that also give you the option to make all or some of the interest payments, to prevent the final balance rolling up too much. These may be of interest if you have a reasonable income and want to protect your beneficiaries interests, and to help them through life, for example you could raise capital to gift to your children or grandchildren for a deposit for house purchase and make some payments of interest in order to protect the final value of your estate for their benefit. You can also limit the amount of interest accruing by setting

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your Lifetime Mortgage up as a facility, drawing down portions of the agreed loan only as you need them. An example may be that you could borrow £50,000 but only draw down £15,000 to improve your home, you will only be charged interest on the £15,000 with a further £35,000 in reserve to draw down at some point in the future.You retain the right to live in your property and the products we recommend mean that you can never owe more than the property value. The other main type of Equity Release product is a Home Reversion, in these you do not borrow, but rather you sell a percentage of your home to the provider, who provides you with a secure tenancy for a nominal annual rent. The amount you will receive is generally a lot less than it’s market value as it could be many years before the provider recoups their cash when the home is sold, again on vacating the property to enter long term care, or death. If the property value increases then the amount to the provider will increase similarly. However, care must be taken when considering any form of Equity Release. You should always consider other options, could you sell and downsize? Take in a lodger? Equity Release should always be considered as the last resort but the products are now much more competitive than in the past (a range of APRs from 6.2 to around 7% for most Lifetime Mortgages), are much better regulated, all providers of advice need to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and operate in a much more professional market. Always seek professional advice, Joseph Lamb are members of the Equity Release Council, an organisation set up to promote awareness of and confidence in the Equity Release Market. Member firms have to meet the ERC membership criteria whether they are advisers or lenders. Very few adviser firms have joined the ERC so are delighted to be one of the few members in the South East of England. Full details regarding the ERC can be found at www.equityreleasecouncil.com. If you need any further information then please visit our website or request one of our FREE Equity Release guides by calling, visiting our website or via e mail at info@ josephlamb.co.uk. Should you need advice or to just discuss the options available to you then we can visit you at home or arrange a meeting in our offices. The initial meeting is always FREE. Martin Lamb, Dip.PFS Certs CII (MP & ER) This article is not intended to provide advice, nor does it imply that ant Equity Release service or product is suitable for you. Always seek independent legal and financial advice and check carefully the terms and conditions of any product if you want your family or others to inherit the full value of your home. Lifetime Mortgages are secured against the value of your home, Home Reversions involve an actual sale of part of the value of your home.

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You worked hard for your home, now let your home work for you View our client testimonials at josephlamb.co.uk. For a FREE consultation or a simple, informal discussion about your Equity Release, call 01268 749880.

Investment Management Inheritance Tax Planning

Investing For Growth + Income Drawing + Building Pensions Equity Release Financial Protection Redundancy Counselling Business Protection

More than 40 years of experience in wealth management, investment advice and inheritance tax planning. Joseph lamb is the trading style of Joseph R. Lamb Independent Financial advisers Ltd – Chillingstone House, 26 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7JQ. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The value of investments can fall as well as rise. Joseph R Lamb IFA Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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LLOYD CARPETS LIMITED 1 ROSEBERRY WALK, CHURCH ROAD, BENFLEET, SS7 4EW

LLOYD CARPETS PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THEIR 41ST YEAR OF TRADING FRIENDLY PERSONAL SERVICE PLAIN AND SIMPLE PRICING FREE ESTIMATES FREE SAMPLE LENDING SERVICE

TEL: 01268 755044 (Kitchen Planning, Design & Installation)

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Quality Kitchens & Bathrooms at affordable prices!

Or just a kitchen makeover with replacement doors & worktops

We will do all those finishing touches such as: Tiling|Flooring|Lighting| Decorating

All works carried out by our qualified installers, electricians and gas fitters

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WINDOW COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST? THEN CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS AT WWW.TRUSTATRADER.COM To Arrange A Free Quotation Speak To Brad On 07875 490454

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Quick Sudoku Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9.

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History of Castle Point Hotel Ozonia - Canvey Island

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lder residents in the area may remember the Hotel Ozonia which was located at the bottom of Seaview Road by the Sea Wall. It was built as a temperance hotel in 1936. Temperance hotels were common in Australia in the 1880s but they were also found, to a lesser extent, later in the UK. A Temperance Hotel was simply one that did not serve alcohol. The Hotel Ozonia was financed by a wealthy lady who employed esteemed architect Mr Ernest George Trobridge to design and build the hotel. Ozonia was three storeys high and when it was originally built, it had a thatched roof. This was later replaced with something more conventional and practical. The exterior of the first floor had a cedar shingle covering and the top floor had dormer windows. An artist was commissioned to paint the interior and each room was decorated differently. Some of the rooms showed beautiful gardens but others boasted fairly bizarre and unusual large murals and were individually named. One room was known as the “Aquarium Room” whilst another was named the “Hell Room.” Some very rare photographs of these rooms can be seen on the Canvey Community Archive website at www.canveyisland.org. During 1938, the Hotel Ozonia was advertised as having 60 rooms. Each room was equipped with a cooking area, sink and bathroom. There was also an “excellent restaurant” and a dance hall with games. Each room or

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flatlet for 2 people would cost 31/6d a week or bed and breakfast was 4/6d. The hotel was never really commercially successful. This was mainly due to the outbreak of World War 2 when the tourist trade dropped considerably. After the war, it was purchased by Lt Col H.P. Fielder who used it for housing people. It was eventually left empty and derelict before finally being acquired by the Canvey Council and was demolished to make way for new flats.

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Castle Point Denture Clinic Come to the Denture Professionals All Aspects of Denture work From a Simple Repair to a Complete Denture Cosmetic Makeover Denture Repairs in 30 Minutes (approx) New Patients Welcome Ground Floor - No Stairs! Home Visits Available For those Who Can’t Visit Us AREAS COVERED: LEIGH, HADLEIGH, RAYLEIGH THUNDERSLEY, BENFLEET & CANVEY ISLAND

Open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm GP Dyer Dip. C.D.T. R.C.S.(Eng) 151676

Telephone: 01702 557750 273 Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1RU (near Victoria House / Corner Roundabout)

BOYCE HILL GOLF CLUB Vicarage Hill, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1PD Tel: 01268-793625 Email: secretary@boycehillgolfclub.co.uk

Do you need to ‘massage’ your clients! Why not treat them to a days golf at your local championship golf course. You can select for yourself a golfing package which meets your requirements. With packages starting from £40.00 per player we can meet your expectations. All you have to do is play golf and enjoy the course, the food and the experience.

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Working for the Community

Local Fun Day Set to Raise £1000’s for Hospital Charity Mel’s May Day

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riends and Family host ‘Mel’s May Day’ in memory of Melissa Price 19, to raise money for Papworth Hospital Charity. The event sponsored by local businesses and supported by the local community is being held at William De Ferrers Secondary School on May 17th- 11am- 4pm. Friends and family were devastated by Melissa’s shocking death caused by Influenza A. She suffered multiple organ failure and respiratory distress syndrome on 13th January 2014. Melissa’s sister Stephanie Price 22, says “We are devastated to have lost Mel, she was a happy, positive girl and everyone loved her - we were hugely proud of the young woman she was growing into.” Together with Melissa’s closest friends Stephanie has been on a mission to give something back to the Hospital that provided her sister with fantastic care. Stephanie adds “Mel always thought of others and she would love that we have brought the community together for a day of family fun!” Melissa was an active supporter of multiple charities including Havens Hospices, who will also be attending to raise awareness of their work- which has been a crutch for so many families across the country. This special event has also seen many local businesses and organisations joining their resources to provide essential equipment and donations to make this fundraiser possible. 26

‘Mel’s May Day’ has fantastic live performances from local bands, a huge selection of activities for children of all ages including, bouncy castles, sport tournaments and even a guest appearance from Peppa Pig! There is also an array of stalls, a prize raffle and auctions of donated signed merchandise from West Ham and Tottenham Football Clubs. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at William De Ferrers School on Saturday 17th May- 11am until 4pm for a great day out for the whole family while supporting a fantastic cause. You can find out more information about the event and how to donate by searching ‘Mels May Day’ on Facebook.

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Domestic Appliance Service Engineer Specialising in Integrated and Built in. All Domestic kitchen appliances. Repairs, Servicing, Installation. Most makes.

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07791 680397

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01268 683701

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01268 758558

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