Thanks at the double from borough charity that combats loneliness among vulnerable and isolated residents
By Neil Speight
17th Jun 2022 | Local News
ONE of Thurrock's local charities which engages with hundreds of lonely and vulnerable residents across the borough has been boosted by a grant from the Tesco Community grant scheme.
Customers at Tesco's Lakeside store were polled about which local charities they would like to support and the borough branch of the Re-engage charity came second, earning a £1,000 cheque.
Local area co-ordinator Loraine Coleman said: "I would like to offer a big thank you to all the Tesco customers who voted for us.
"This fabulous donation will be a huge support to reducing isolation and loneliness with our elderly residents in Thurrock.
"And in particular I would like to say thanks to Angela Mitchell, the community co-ordinator at Tesco Lakeside for supporting Re-engage Thurrock for more than six years."
Meanwhile another fundraiser for the group has been thanked for her efforts.
Group co-ordinator, Paula Mullooly, recently took part in the Thuyrrock Cycle Marathon, riding 21 miles and raising £651.
Loraine said: "Thank you so, so much to Paula and everyone who everyone who sponsored her. Paula you are our Re-engage superbike hero. We are all so very proud of you."