Archive for October 13, 2011

Maureen Fairbrass  Age: 72 Last Seen: BROMLEY SOUTH, LONDON


Ex-Eastenders actor Craig Fairbrass appeals for help in finding his missing mother

By Simon Preston Thursday 13th October 2011 at 2132

Ex-EastEnders actor Craig Fairbrass is appealing for help in locating his mother Maureen Fairbrass who went missing on Tuesday [October 11]. Bromley Police are asking anyone who may have given Mrs Fairbrass a lift, or been approached by her for a lift in the Waitrose car park, to contact them.

Mrs Fairbrass is 72 years old and has been diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

She went missing from Waitrose supermarket at Bromley South at approximately 5.30pm on Tuesday October 11. Mrs Fairbrass was wearing a three quarter length black leather jacket with fur collar, black polo shirt, blue jeans and black shoes with a dark handbag prior to her disappearance.

She had been shopping with her husband at Waitrose and had wandered off.

There are serious concerns for Maureen’s welfare because of the length of time that she has been missing, her age and her medical condition.

In addition to Bromley, Maureen is known to have connections to East London.

Anyone with any information should contact Bromley Police’s Missing Persons Unit on 020 8284 8859 or Missing People on 0500 700 700

Town gears up for the annual Day of Kindness

Buy photos» Day of Kindness organiser Phil Haynes with the new banner. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3911049MMR

Tristan Harris

13 October. Updated: 13 October 00:43


BROMSGROVE is today (Thursday) gearing up for this year’s Day of Kindness.

The popular day, which has been backed by The Standard since its introduction in 2005, urges people to do a ‘good deed for the day’ by helping fellow residents with a chore or two, by catching up with an old friend they have not spoken to for ages or by helping someone in some other way.

In the town centre, there will be a variety of activities taking place throughout the day, which is being hosted by Trevor T.

And a variety of organisations will be taking part in proceedings, including Catshill First School, Fairfield First School, The TRUNK in Charford, the Bromsgrove Lions, the Town Twinning Association, the Primrose Hospice, the Stroke Association, Artrix, BDHT, NewStarts, the Basement Project and the Cinnamon Trust.

There will also be a host of feel-good entertainment in the town centre, from singers, musicians and magicians to laughter yoga.
And the event will climax with a mass singalong of All You Need is Love at 1.15pm and a giant conga along the High Street.

Phil Haynes, the man behind the day, is hoping this year’s event will be the biggest and best ever.

Urging people to get involved, he said: “We don’t always realise it, but each and every one of us has the power to make life wonderful.

“If each and every one of us has that power, just think what we can all do collectively.

“The Day of Kindness is just one step towards making that happen,” he added.

But it is not just in the town centre where the kindness will be happening and residents, wherever they are, are being urged to do a good deed for the day.

For more on the Day of Kindness, call Phil Haynes on 07949 763027 or e-mail:

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Article written by Tristan Harris Editor of the Bromsgrove Standard