Rape Crisis leader awarded OBE

THE RESPECT THAT South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (Serric) is given was underlined today as staff member Lee Eggleston was awarded an OBE in the Queens Honours List.

South Ockendon-based Lee received the award for services to issues affecting women.

Lee has worked for Serric for several years and has campaigned on a number of issues regarding sexual violence helping Serric gain the national and indeed international reputation it so richly deserves.

Three years ago, Lee travelled to the United Nations in New York to speak on behalf of Serric at a world conference.

Deputy leader of Thurrock Council, cllr Val Morris-Cook said: “I am delighted that Lee has received this recogntion. Every family, every woman and every child who has been helped by Lee will attest to the value of her work over the years.”