What is the Thurrock Community Chest?
Thurrock is continuing to develop into a vibrant and expanding community that is overflowing with ideas, businesses and innovations.
The Thurrock Community Chest has been issuing grants since its foundation in 1999 and has become one of Thurrock’s premier Charities. The Funds held by the Trust are distributed after due consideration by the Trustees and donated to local good causes and individuals within the geographical boundaries of the borough of Thurrock. We have a strong reputation for providing financial support which is all inclusive, non-gender, age or creed specific within the community using simple but effective fundraising.
The Thurrock Community Chest continually strives to maintain and improve that level of support within a friendly and open environment and an Independent Board of Executive Members, each of whose opinions are given equal respect at meetings. There are strict guidelines ensuring all decisions are consistent.
To establish, maintain and develop a fund to be used to improve the quality of life for the people of Thurrock. To achieve this we will:
•Encourage groups and individuals of all ages and abilities to excel in academic, sporting and artistic fields and to fulfil their true potential.
•Support voluntary and community groups that work hard providing vital services within their local community.
•Build and maintain strong links with the local business community and the voluntary sector.
The Thurrock Community Chest is very proud to support St Luke’s Hospice and we have a close working relationship. A donation from ticket sales of the Thurrock Community Chest is made each year to support this worthy cause which now totals over £31,000 over the years.
St Luke’s Hospice
St. Luke’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people living in the Basildon and Thurrock districts with any life threatening, life limiting illness. This often means cancer but also includes other illnesses that are no longer curable, such as Heart Failure, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Motor Neurone Disease for example. Care and support is offered through a wide range of services that are tailor made to meet the needs of individuals. This care is extended to carers, families and friends.
The Hospice provides a caring and homely environment with support for patients, their families and friends during the illness, death and afterwards with counselling available to all, including children.
Care is flexible and tailored to each patient. The Doctors, Physiotherapists, Lymphoedema Clinical Specialists, Nurses, Complementary Therapists, Social Workers, Counsellors and Chaplains all work together through the Hospice In-patient Unit, Day Hospice, Hospice at Home and across all services to ensure the best quality of life for as long as possible.
The Hospice is committed to the provision of a safe and healthy work environment and to ensuring that volunteers and staff receive education, training and support mechanisms that enable them to work to the highest standards of excellence.
For more information on St Luke’s Hospice, please visit www.stlukeshospice.com
Thurrock Community Chest could not operate without the valued support of our corporate
sponsors. We would like to express our gratitude on behalf of all the community groups in Thurrock who
benefit from the awards we are able to give due to the success of the Thurrock Community Chest Grand
Draw. All the prizes are generously donated by our sponsors.