Co-op Local Community Fund

Billericay Lions receiving their share of the Co-op community fund. The Funds will help pay for the New improved Sleigh soon to tour the streets of Billericay with Santa and his Elves.

Photo shows Co-op manager Paul presenting the cheque to Lion members Darren Farr, Peter Claughton, Trevor Hull and Ian Armstrong.

New Sleigh

Santa needed a new sleigh to enable him to be able to continue with his collections. Thanks to grants received from Billericay Town Council and Basildon Borough Council plus a generous donation from the Co-op Community Fund we have been able to build a brand new sleigh fit for the 21st Century.

But of course none of this would have been possible without the help from Wayne Mack of Essex Woodcrafts who designed and cut the new panels, Dean Smith of Dean Smith Arts who painted the sleigh and Colin Sturgeon of Blasted Memories who provided the graphics, their businesses all being based at the Barleylands Craft Village. A huge thanks to them all as their help has been invaluable to ensure that the project was completed on time.