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On 20 January 2021, 100-year-old, Major Ted Hunt, received his Coronavirus vaccination On 20 January Lancing resident, Major Ted Hunt was taken to Lancing Parish Hall by The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans for his Coronavirus injection.     London Black Cabbie and volunteer for the Taxi Charity Mike Hughes, took Major Ted, accompanied by…

Pandemic restrictions made it very difficult for Cabrini House residents to safely use public outside space for exercise until a local school stepped in to help Cabrini House, based in Orpington, a residential home for 23 adults with learning disabilities is run by the charity Diagrama. During the pandemic safely visiting outdoor space and maintaining…

Caitlin Walker, 16, from Sheppey, a young volunteer from Youth Resilience UK, who has been supporting the elderly in her community throughout the pandemic, has been awarded this year’s National Lottery Young Hero Award. Kent Community Foundation has recently supported Youth Resilience UK with emergency pandemic grants totalling £7,500 and was delighted to learn that…

As the country deals with a second lockdown, support continues to increase for Kent Community Foundation’s Knock and Check campaign to ease loneliness and isolation With Kent and Medway back in lockdown, Kent Community Foundation knows that it is now more important than ever that people across the county come together to support the Knock…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans would usually be in The Netherlands each September with a group of veterans for the annual Wandeltocht in Oosterbeek, where over 30,000  walk a selection of routes, to remember the Battle of Arnhem, in 1944, when over 1,700 British and Polish soldiers and airmen lost their lives. This year…

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Kent Community Foundation is highlighting some of the charities and groups who are working with their local community to help those with mental health needs     Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Mental health issues affect one in four people at some point in their lifetime,…

Since March, grant maker Kent Community Foundation has awarded over £2 million in emergency funding to individuals, charities and community groups across Kent and Medway who have either been affected by, or are working with, those who have been affected by the pandemic Over 600 grants totalling just over £2m have been awarded to organisations and…

Councillor Hannah Gray, the Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley met with Orpington’s own ‘Olympians’ this week to present the trophies on the final day of their 10-day Olympic Challenge. Twenty-three residents at Cabrini House, a collection of three homes for residents with learning disabilities, in Healy Drive, Orpington, took part in the sporting…