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About the event

When: Where: Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UHCost: £15 for Adults, £8 for Child, £35 for Family ( 2 adults, 2 children )

Join us for some festive fun at our Santa Fun Run, back for 2022. You can walk, jog or run the route which is a 2K or 4K lapped route.

Suitable for everyone including the family dog!

Entry includes a free santa suit for adults and reindeer antlers with a flashing nose for the younger participants.

Ticket Price
Adults £15
Child £8
Family ( 2 adults, 2 children ) £35

By taking part you’ll be supporting your local children’s hospice every step of the way.

For more information please email Susie or call 07970 084599




11.00 am to 3.00 pm

The Reid Rooms will be holding a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 22nd January. The venue and on-site accommodation will be open for viewing from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. 

Amaze in Taste, our package caterers, will be providing light refreshments throughout the day and their team will be on hand to chat about menu options.  David Baker, our package DJ, will be set up on the dance floor and available to talk about wedding entertainment.

If you are planning your wedding or have already booked with us and want to revisit the venue, why not take this opportunity to view our charming venue at your leisure?  Our experienced Wedding Coordinators will be on hand to offer inspirational ideas and answer any questions you may have. *

Please register your interest to attend by emailing

(* pre-bookable appointments available – please email for further details)




Coming in 2023 to the Cliffs Pavilion









Rock For Heroes – The No 1 UK Touring Rock Show is back baby!

The boys and girls are back in town celebrating the greatest heroes of Rock in this sublime music spectacle!

Where were you when Bon Jovi was Livin’ on a prayer? Or Prince was drenched in Purple Rain? What about When the Eagles checked in to The Hotel California?

Rock For Heroes transports you back to the memories of hearing these iconic bands for the first time, celebrating the legendary members of The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!

Brought to you by a 7-piece live band this show is full of incredible singers and musicians who will have you laughing out loud whilst rocking out in the aisles.

Featuring over 20 classic rock songs, amazing lighting and sound.  There is a reason we are The No 1 UK Touring rock show, Rock For Heroes is a show like no other, it’s the night out you’ve been waiting for, so hold on because “For Those About To Rock, We Salute You”!

Book your tickets today & be part of Rock For Heroes – Music, Laughter & A Rockin’ Night Out!  

Rock for Heroes

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

FRI 6 JAN 2023



Remember someone special as you Light Up a Life this Christmas

Christmas can be an especially difficult time for those of us who have lost someone special. With that in mind, Farleigh Hospice warmly invites you to support our Light Up A Life appeal, which we hold in memory of the loved ones we have lost. Everyone is welcome at our remembrance services and you can also click here to make a donation to our appeal.

Memory Page

You can also remember your loved one by sharing your messages, pictures, and thoughts on our interactive Light Up A Life memory page. Visit our memory page to share your memory and make a donation.


Please join us at one of our eleven Light Up A Life remembrance services being held across Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree, Witham and surrounding villages. Please see below our Light Up a Life services in date order. All of our services are free to attend and do not require booking in advance.


George Yard Shopping Centre from 5.30pm
Procession at 5.45pm
Service starts at 6.00 pm
(Please note this is an outdoor service so please dress for the weather)

George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree CM7 1RB


Burnham-on Crouch
Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin from 7.00pm
Service starts at 7.30pm

Church Road, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8DA


Moulsham Lodge
St Luke's Church from 3.30pm
Service starts at 4.00pm

Gloucester Ave, Chelmsford CM2 9DT


All Saints Church from 6.30pm
Service starts at 7.00pm

Church Walk, Maldon CM9 4PY



St Leonard's Church from 6.30pm
Service starts at 7.00pm

1 Station Rd, Southminster CM0 7EW


United Reformed Church from 6.30pm
Service starts at 7.00pm

90 Newland St, Witham CM8 1AH


All Saints Church from 6.30pm
Service starts at 7.00pm

Ferry Rd, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8PQ


St Andrew's Church from 5.30pm
Service starts at 6.00pm

Church Rd, Boreham, Chelmsford CM3 3EG


St Mary's Church from 6.30pm
Service starts at 7.00pm

15 Church St, Tollesbury, Maldon CM9 8QJ


Chelmsford Cathedral from 6.30pm
Service starts at 7.00pm

New St, Chelmsford CM1 1TY