West Ham United captain Mark Noble has again stepped in to support Basildon borough by funding the community effort to ensure food and medicines get through to some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in the community.

Mr Noble last month pledged his support to Basildon Council's plan to establish a Youth Zone in the borough.

Today he has sent a message of support and a generous donation of £35,000 to help fund the community effort to get food and medicines to those most in need in the Basildon borough.

"I am so impressed by the way the community in Basildon is pulling together," Mr Noble said. "It is so important at this time we all do what we can to look out for one another.

"I have spoken before about how excited I am by what I see happening in Basildon and the potential for the future and I felt it was important to send a token of support at this time of need."

Basildon Council Leader Gavin Callaghan has thanked Mark Noble for his support. "It is a great boost at these challenging times to know that our friends continue to Believe in Basildon," he said.

"The donation will be administered by the community hub set up by the council to work with community volunteers and other local organisations to support vulnerable people through these difficult times. It is greatly appreciated."

If any other business would like to help the community hub and volunteers who are supporting vulnerable residents in the borough then please get in touch by emailing coronavirusbusiness@basildon.gov.uk or calling 01268 533333 and choose option 1.

The £35,000 donation is from Mark Noble and Revenue and Capital, a company concerned with generating revenue and capital for local authorities with which Mr Noble is associated.

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Published on Wednesday 08 April 2020