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Love Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters receives minibus funds from Morrisons Foundation

Love Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters receives minibus funds from Morrisons Foundation

THE Morrisons Foundation has donated £25,000 to Love Southend, a local charity that supports the local homeless community with meals and emergency accommodation.

The donation from the Morrisons Foundation will fund the purchase of a new 9-seater minibus. The vehicle will prove an invaluable help to the charity, enabling them to transport disadvantaged people to and from their facilities as well as deliver donated food, clothing and other essential items to help the most in-need members of the local community.

Debra Murphy, Community Champion at the Morrisons store in Southend presented the donation to the charity. She said: “I’m absolutely over the moon that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to provide such a massive donation to a great local charity.

In addition to providing this huge amount of money for the new minibus, we also help by providing food vouchers to enable them to cook and distribute curries to vulnerable people on the last Tuesday of each month. Having supported the charity for some time, I know that together we will continue to make a genuine difference to their activities and homeless people in the community. It really does make me proud. Helping local charities is at the heart of what the Foundation is all about and I’m so happy that we can provide this grant.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching over £26 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Job: The Isaiah Project are looking for a Resident Finance Liaison Officer

Job: The Isaiah Project are looking for a Resident Finance Liaison Officer

The Isaiah Project currently have a full time vacancy for a Resident Finance Liaison Officer. Working closely with our residents you will provide them with responsive customer orientated support dealing with finance and housing related queries, including liaising with Southend Borough Council benefits department. The role will maintain efficient and effective processes to manage and… Continue Reading

Shoebury Gospel Hall want your memories

Shoebury Gospel Hall want your memories

Shoebury Gospel Hall in Wakering Ave, Shoebury will be celebrating its Centenary on 3rd/4th October this year, more details nearer the time. We want to create an exhibition of memories and mementoes so if anyone has anything we might be able to use could they please contact us initially on SGHCentenary100@religious.com Thank you. Continue Reading

66 People Off The Streets In December Thanks To Churches Winter Night Shelters

66 People Off The Streets In December Thanks To Churches Winter Night Shelters

The Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters have helped 66 local people off the streets in the first four weeks of operation, with each guest staying at a shelter for between one and 20 nights. Four of those guests have since moved into HARP accommodation, beginning their journey to overcome homelessness for good. The figures have… Continue Reading

Thousands of hours donated in first 4 weeks by Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters volunteers

Thousands of hours donated in first 4 weeks by Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters volunteers

The Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters opened on Monday 2nd December but, despite every effort by us (and the Council), there was no church (or any other venue) available to host on Tuesdays. ​However, the Council did provide 20 beds (and 2 shelter managers each evening) at the Tickfield Centre on Christmas Eve (and New… Continue Reading

New Resource Church September 2020 – Job Opportunities

New Resource Church September 2020 – Job Opportunities

St John’s Southend are super excited to launch the website and social media accounts for their church plant arriving in September 2020. St John’s Southend will be designated as a Resource Church seeking to reach the town for Jesus and see the church flourish. Check out the website: www.stjohnssouthend.org Follow us on social media. facebook.com/stjsouthend… Continue Reading

Could you be a befriender?

Could you be a befriender?

The Isaiah Project is about friendship and making compassion real. Initially as a ministry of Southend Christian Fellowship and latterly as a separate charity, we look to create a culture that would reflect what the Bible says in Isaiah chapter 61: –Giving good news to the poor–Comfort for the broken hearted–Freedom for captives and prisoners–… Continue Reading

Southend Jesus Jam Youth Project: Sharing Jesus Across the Channel

Southend Jesus Jam Youth Project: Sharing Jesus Across the Channel

Imagine a world where young Christians share faith and language together, fostering relationships across cultural and geographical boundaries. Hold that thought…It’s happening for real in our beloved Southend. Southend Jesus Jam is the faith child of Kemi and Bright-Sam Dowokpor who moved to Southend from London 4 years ago and have developed a language and… Continue Reading