Every year we ask for members of the public to nominate a hard-working volunteer that lives or volunteers in Leigh-on-Sea. The award is held in memory of the late Donald Fraser, one of our founding councillors. Donald was an avid volunteer and helped many groups and charities throughout his long life, and this award was created to keep his memory alive, and honour those who do so much for our town.
We are pleased to announce that this year's award is actually for joint winners Bob and Jill O'Leary. Bob and Jill are both invaluable members of our local Royal British Legion. Not only do they complete all the Branch admin voluntarily, they have also raised thousands over the years for the Poppy Appeal, they support local veterans, and pulled off some amazing events for the RBL Centenary in 2021, including the Leigh Poppy Trail. They are also very active in supporting the Town Council at our events. Bob and Jill are both so hardworking and deserve so much recognition for all the work they put in to helping others in Leigh.