Local charity shop hits £200,000 landmark

The Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea is celebrating another fund-raising landmark this month:  the Club’s charity shop has now taken a total of £200,000 since opening in January 2012. The shop, at 1492 Leigh Road, is run primarily by the Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea with help from volunteers and the neighbouring Lions Clubs of Eastwood and Castle Point. Tony Prior, Leigh Club President, said “We’d like to thank all our customers and everyone who has donated goods for us to sell. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to serve nearly so many. “Everyone working in the shop is unpaid, and this maximises the amount that can be dedicated to helping those in need, through purchasing equipment or direct donation”. Good causes to benefit from the shop’s success this year include:

  • Wesley Methodist Fusion Kids Club           £    250.00
  • West Leigh Baptist Church Food Bank       £    250.00
  • Trust Links                                           £    334.00
  • North Street School                               £    400.00
  • Southend Blind Welfare Association           £    400.00
  • Teddy Hewitt  (equipment)                      £    420.99
  • Headway                                              £    500.00
  • Kyle Worland Appeal                              £    500.00
  • South East Essex Design Competition        £    700.00
  • Older Peoples Assembly                          £    800.00
  • Southend Carers Forum                          £    800.00
  • Joe Brazier Wheelchair repairs                 £    840.00
  • Essex Air Ambulance                              £ 1,000.00
  • Hearing dogs for the Deaf                       £ 1,000.00
  • Leigh on Sea First Responders                 £ 1,000.00
  • Music Man / Southend Mencap                 £ 1,000.00
  • Southend Young Carers                          £ 1,082.86
  • Multiple Sclerosis                                  £ 1,100.00
  • Leigh Road Baptist Church                      £ 1,125.00
  • Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society   £ 1,500.00
  • Cedar Hall School                                  £ 5,000.00
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