Friday, September 22, 2023

Going the distance for Tilbury’s unsung heroes

TILBURY resident Yewande Kannike is on a mission to raise money for a local charity – and she is clocking up miles to do so.

Plucky Yewande ran the 16.2mile Kingston Breakfast Run last Sunday, and is now preparing for this year’s London Marathon on Sunday 13 April. She will be running the 26.2 miles to raise money so that Thurrock charity One Community Development Trust, widely known as One Community, can continue to help local people.

Between 365 and 580 people a month visit the small community shop in Tilbury for services that include skills development, employability support, financial advice, English language improvement, community fitness, supported volunteering, community information and Essex Savers Credit Union.

People who come to One Community often experience life changing results as they are supported to recognise, develop, and release their potential so they are better able to charge of their lives and help their families and other members of the community to do the same. 
One Community’s Chair, Sarah Bryant, said: “We’re so proud of Yewande’s determination and really touched that she’s doing all this to help us raise funds so we can continue supporting local people. Being a small charity we can’t afford to advertise to get the kind of high profile of national charities. Please help sponsor Yewande online through or by popping into the One Community shop next to Tilbury Taxis with your donation.

Whatever amount you can give will help us keep services going for our local community”.


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