THE AVELEY community is mourning the loss of one of its community leaders.
A spokesperson for Aveley Community Centre said: "It is with sadness that Aveley Village Community Forum learnt of the passing of one of our volunteers, Val Newell.
"Val had been with us for some time and helped run Krafty Kids and our Friday Craft Club.
"She was a happy and enthusiastic person who was well liked and valued. She was always ready to help out where she could. She will be sorely missed.
Val’s funeral will be on Monday 6th October at 11.15 at Corbets Tey Crematorium.
Donations on her behalf are being sent to MacMillan Cancer Support.
If you wish to donate you can do so directly but a collection is also being held at the Aveley Youth & Community Centre.