Tributes have been paid to a "kind and selfless" parish councillor and charity worker who died after suffering a stroke while returning from the food hub he dedicated so much of his time to.

Bob Kin, a Chepping Wycombe Parish councillor for the Loudwater area and dedicated charity helper, passed away on Sunday, January 16, after reportedly suffering a stroke while returning from a Lidl drop-off at the Wycombe Food Hub, set up to help those in need.

Trevor Snaith, chairman of the Wycombe Food Hub, said Bob "made the world a better place" with his "hard work, compassion for others and support for the community" in a heartbreaking tribute.

Influential in the High Wycombe community, Bob helped fundraise for a string of charities to help local people and was a founding director of the Wycombe Food Hub.

He was part of the Heart of Ryemead team that helped raise cash to deliver the Wrights Meadow Community Centre, and was "instrumental" in the development of the yearly 'Wycombe Santa' sleigh initiative that brings joy to many.

He acquired a sleigh in 2014 and converted it so it could roam the streets of Wycombe, raising thousands of pounds for good causes while delighting families.

Bob also raised cash for other groups including the Sea Cadets, Loudwater Forum and Micklefield Community Centre, and also dedicated much of his time to collecting leftover food from supermarkets for food bank charities like One Can Hope and the Church of Shalom to redistribute to those in need.

Mr Snaith wrote in tribute: "He selflessly gave up his own time and at his own cost to help others.

"His generosity and hard work are a shining example of a genuine and amazing person that gave so much to the local community.

"Every day, seven days a week at around 9pm like clockwork, Bob used to arrive at the Lidl store behind Desborough Road to capture, collect and pack food for re-distribution through the Wycombe Food Hub and other providers; food that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

"He then used to take this food to One Can Hope, Church of Shalom, Fresh Hope, YMCA, Wycombe Refugee Partnership the Old Tea Warehouse and Saunderton Lodge where they could make use of this food.

"Bob’s dedication was an inspiration and he will be fondly remembered for his ongoing support for the community of Wycombe."

Bob also helped with food collections for the Disraeli Coronavirus Community Support Group, based out of The Pastures church, at the beginning of the pandemic.

Mr Snaith added: "It is important that we remember that Bob would not want sadness or tears and would only want us to celebrate his life and remember all the happy memories, as there were many happy times.

"He will be sorely missed by the directors, all the volunteers at the Hub, and the Wycombe community.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this time."

Chepping Wycombe Parish Council also paid tribute to Bob, saying he will be "greatly missed".

They said: "Bob had been a Chepping Wycombe Parish Councillor since August 2018, first covering Flackwell Heath and then Loudwater.

"He immersed himself in parish council life by attending all the meetings even though he was not always a member of the committee.

"Nothing was ever too much trouble for Bob who was a kind man with a completely selfless attitude to everything.

"He showed great interest in the parish and its working and was enthusiastic, the ‘go to guy’ if you needed any practical help and he was always positive.

"Our thoughts are with his family and those whose lives he touched."