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Chairman's Charity Announced for 2022 - 2023

Newly elected Town Council Chairman Keith Evans has officially announced local charity Gold Geese as his chosen charity for the 2022-2023 administrative year.

Gold Geese are a local charity, based in Leigh-on-Sea, providing support to under 18’s fighting cancer in Southend and the surrounding area. It is a small charity that aims to provide unique care and support, tailored to each family. This support ranges from funding for mental health therapy, food shop vouchers, toys and gifts, weekend trips away and practical help with travel to and from hospitals, providing care for the whole family, siblings and parents. 

Gold Geese raises awareness of childhood cancer signs and symptoms every September with their campaign to “Go Gold”. Local shops, schools and businesses get involved by turning everything yellow and gold for the month. 

The charity was founded by Katie Southgate, a mother to a childhood cancer patient in 2014. Luckily, the child is now living a happy life, causing madness and mayhem! Understanding what the diagnosis means and the impact it has, Gold Geese can empathise with families in the same situation.

“Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s support is massive for our charity, we are delighted to be partnered with them for the year.” said founder, Katie Southgate.

Cllr Evans stated “I was keen to support the work of a local Leigh based charity that didn’t have access to major funding and felt that Gold Geese was a very worthy cause.” Residents can expect to see a number of charitable events and initiatives taking place over the year, including some exciting events for Christmas, to raise vital funds for this worthy cause.

For more information about Gold Geese visit their website www.goldgeese.org. Registered charity number 1182332.