Les Alden Foundation was set up during the Covid emergency in 2020, to support residents of Worthing in financial difficulties. We are named in honour of Les Alden, who received the MBE in recognition of his tireless work for the community. He was a lay inspector for Age Concern, where he tried to bring a better quality of life in residential homes, and whether he was arranging christmas parties for thousands of OAPS, chairing committees on social services, restoring a crypt or setting up a jazz club, his caring and passionate approach to life was always an inspiration.
Our first project was the Worthing Food Foundation, which grew out of the Covid Support Team. That was quickly followed by Worthing Uniform Centre. Both are run entirely by local volunteers and supported by a combination of grants and donations, either in kind or financial. The values that inform our work can be see here – Food first
If you want to help you can volunteer on this link.