Following the devastating Afghanistan Crisis, many of Jon Cruddas MP’s constituents have asked how they can help, donate or assist those coming over to seek asylum in the UK.

The Ship is a Christian community cafe that is based in the centre of Rainham Village. It's been open for 25 years but in the last 6 years it's also been offering help to the most in need within our local community. They offer hot home cooked meals, delicious cakes, bags of shopping, and food bank vouchers. Along with feeding the local community they welcome the elderly, lonely, bereaved, or someone who just wants to have a chat, offering a cuppa tea and a slice of cake.