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How would you feel about helping to care for farmyard animals, or taking on the role of a costumed character, or what about caring for a medieval herb garden? Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, has launches a new Volunteer Scheme, follow this link for full details.
Staff from Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK had a day out of the office to paint the exterior of the Quest School, a specialist school for children with autism which has recently relocated to Paddock Wood. They were taking part in the annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring, this link for more details.
Youngsters at Iwade Herons FC are now the proud owners of a new football kit, thanks to Swale Heating. The Sittingbourne-based company stepped in and pledged £800 in sponsorship after the managers of the club’s Under-7s Colts and Herons, Simon Godfrey and Graham Young, appealed for help. Simon said:
“The pitches in Iwade where the kids previously played all their games were taken over by developers as part of building work that is under way. The pitches won’t be handed back for at least another three years, during which time we’re having to pay a not insignificant sum to the school and other venues to host the kids’ training and matches.
Follow this link for more information.
The second Markerstudy Day has just taken place with the group's staff raising over £10,000 for charity. Across the country events were held including in Royal Tunbridge Wells where the marketing team caused a stir by riding high on the Santa Express .
Throughout 2012 Millbrook have been rasing money for Demelza Hospice Care For Children, a well known good cause, based in Kent and East Sussex. They recently announced the grand total to be donated.
A resource supporting people in the Cliftonville area of Margate. The project is currently working in partnership with well known local restaurants during Christmas 2012.
What to give to the person that has everything? Perhaps the Save the Children Wish List can provide some inspiration. Buy a gift that supports a good cause is a present twice over. Gifts cover a wide range of themes and an even greater number of new causes. Visit the main page for full details.
Local Maidstone community organisations may be able to benefit from a free let of Mote Hall next year. Check out the full story. This is an annual event, it's open to all community groups. Fund raising events are excluded and many of the successful applicants have used the opportunity to benefit young people.
L-R Mike Startup, Partner, DSH; Emma Halpin, Community Fundraiser, Blackthorn; Dr David McGavin, Blackthorn Medical Centre
DSH has made a £500 donation to Maidstone-based charity The Blackthorn Trust. The DSH contribution was made following a survey completed by clients. As an incentive all clients completing the form were entered into a draw for a donation to the charity of their choice. This link for the full story.
Bridge Clerk Sue Threader
The Rochester Bridge Trust is distributing £25,000 in community grants to inspire young Kent engineers and scientists, as well as help fund repairs to some of the county’s most historic buildings. Full story.
The good work at Demelza Hospice Care For Children goes from strength to strength but there is always a need for volunteers and fund raisers. If you'd like to know more or think you might be able to help visit our Demelza feature.
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