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100 year old WWII veteran William ‘Bill’ Gladden, who flew into Normandy on D-Day, died at home in Haverhill on 24 April. William ‘Bill’ Gladden was born on the 13 January 1924. His parents were both from Yarmouth in Norfolk, but they raised him in Woolwich; his mother having worked in the Arsenal during the…

On 8 March the world celebrates International Women’s Day – an event that belongs to all those committed to forging women’s equality. In Thanet, International Women’s Day is the focus of an annual festival delivered by POW Thanet who have been financially supported by experienced grant maker Kent Community Foundation since 2020. Now in its…

 WWII veterans enjoyed an event hosted by the Taxi Charity at Biggin Hill with two Spitfire flights and entertainment from the D Day Darlings. On 12 September a group of nineteen WWII Veterans were joined by veterans from other conflicts for a Taxi Chairty event in the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, a working hangar…

On Sunday 9 July, artist Tim Godden made the 300 mile journey from his home in North Devon to meet 99 year old WWII veteran Bill Gladden in Suffolk. At the meeting Tim presented Bill with an illustration depicting Bill on D Day and Bill presented Tim with a painting of Tim’s pet cat Percy.…

In 2022 WWII Veteran Roy Maxwell was in Normandy for the D Day commemorations with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. On 5  June the charity brought a group of WWII veterans to a service at Pegasus Museum and after the service Roy met Anthony Lang and his son and spent some time chatting together…

When WWII Veteran Bill Gladden heard that one year old terrier Cody was having a difficult time finding a new home, he offered to help the RSPCA by painting a portrait of the little dog. WWII Veteran Bill Gladden from Haverhill in Suffolk has always loved painting animals and when he heard about Cody, a…

Funding from the Let’s Create Queen’s Jubilee Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation, is allowing East Kent Mencap to celebrate the Jubilee in style. East Kent Mencap was awarded £8,421 to work with people with a leaning disability from each of their four sites across East Kent to create multimedia pieces to commemorate the Queen’s…

A grant of £9,600 from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation is helping the Horsebridge Arts Centre prepare for their ‘Seventy Years in the Making Tea Party’ Project. The Horsebridge Arts Centre is hosting community art workshops to create a plethora of tea party items  to display in…

WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98,  heard about Dave the Edensor Care Home Cat on a recent trip with the Taxi Charity and offered to paint his portrait. WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98, from Suffolk, has been painting all his life and particularly loves painting  dogs and horses to raise funds for his beloved Taxi Charity.…

The annual Power of Women Festival in Thanet is an opportunity to celebrate women As part of the 2022 Power of Women (POW) Festival, primary school aged children will be invited to celebrate International Women’s Day by drawing a woman who inspires them. The children from year three will be invited to choose a woman…