FAITH GROUPS in Thurrock are to be celebrated at an event next week after an audit earlier this year revealed how much work they put into their local community.
The Cinnamon Network’s national Faith Action Audit was facilitated by Andrew Blakely on behalf of Transformation Thurrock and Thurrock Faith Matters.
It showed that the social action undertaken by faith groups in the borough amounted to 110,000 hours of volunteering a year, worth over Â£1.5million.
The results will be celebrated at the Thurrock Faith in Action event at the Gateway People’s Centre in Stanford-le-Hope on Thursday November 19.
It starts at 4pm, where a dozen projects will be showcased before community leaders and change agents will come together at 7pm to celebrate the findings.
Thurrock MPs Jackie Doyle-Price and Stephen Metcalfe are due to attend as well as Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Nick Alston.
A printed copy of the report will be available at the end of the event.