Residents showed their dedication to support a community project by taking part in a charity walk despite the horrendous weather.

The Tram Stop Shelter charity organised the walk yesterday to raise funds to rebuild the Tram Stop Shelter, located at the end of Thorpe Hall Avenue, Southend.

The organiser, Southend councillor Mike Stafford, was very pleased with the turnout.

He said: “It went very well, although the weather was atrocious which wasn’t surprising at all.

“But despite the bad weather we still had 50 people turning up. They came from all abilities. Everyone got soaked but they were very happy to participate.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

The walk was from the tram stop shelter to the Southend pier and then back again - a distance of almost four miles.

He said: “The charity has been running since 2012, and this is the second year of the charity walk We raised more than £3,000.”

The Tram Stop Shelter charity’s aim is to rebuild the vacant tram shelter to make it into a community meeting place where residents can gather for social events.