Since its foundation over ten years ago the worthy Thurrock Community Chest has supported local good causes and community groups through constructive grant making.
Hosted by the Park Inn in North Stifford the evening was about rewarding the groups who had raised money for the chest and were now getting some back.
It never ceases to amaze us how many good, hard working people operate in our borough ,like the scout leader who gives opportunity to under privileged kids at her Scout group but the £2 subs she charges hardly covers the £1200 rent for the hall. Or groups that offer support to the elderly or people suffering with MS.
The format is simple. The group buys raffle tickets at 50p and sells them at a £1 . Everyone benefits and the punter could win a car. Long may it continue.