Alan Cook and Steve Tinning were in attendance on behalf of Leigh Road Baptist Church (LRBC) and Oasis Coffee House at the Leigh-on-Sea Town Council annual ‘Good for Leigh’ awards. The evening showcased exceptional individuals and groups that had been nominated by members of Council, to thank them for their outstanding contributions to the community of Leigh-on-Sea.
All of the winners were presented with a framed certificate at the Annual Community Meeting on Friday 20th April 2018.
Oasis Coffee House
For the last few years the church’s Oasis Coffee House has been running a suspended meal scheme, where customers can buy an extra meal or hot drink for those living in food poverty. Oasis also issue vouchers to Southend Foodbank and to 57 West, a local baptist church that gives around 50 to 80 meals to homeless and vulnerably housed people every week. They also work closely with The Storehouse Food Bank and HARP. Since 2015 they have raised over £27,000.
Last year Nicholas was witness to a motorbike incident, he remained calm and called the emergency services for the injured party, put them in the recovery position and stayed with them until the ambulance arrived. Nicholas is a shining example of a good citizen and is still only in secondary school.
The British Legion – Leigh Branch
The British Legion work tirelessly all year round to promote and raise funds for the poppy appeal, and to clean up the town with regular litter picks. In November 2017 they worked closely with Blade Education to bring poppies to life for children across the Borough.
Uniformed Volunteers in Leigh-on-Sea
The Council wanted to present a Good for Leigh Award to everyone who volunteers for uniformed groups that meet in Leigh-on-Sea, to thank them for all of their hard work in providing activities for young people throughout the Town.
This includes all the leaders and helpers from Girl Guiding Groups (Rainbows, Brownies and Guides) and Scout Groups (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Sea Scouts).