Charity

The baby loss charity Abigail’s Footsteps has donated an Abi Cooling Cot to the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital in memory of baby Jasmine. Families who suffer the tragedy of losing a baby will be able to spend precious time with their baby at the Leicester Royal Infirmary thanks to the donation of an ‘Abi Cooling…

Kent Community Foundation brought together members of the voluntary sector at a Green Impact Forum on 27 March at the Three Hills Sports Park, in Folkestone. Over 90 attendees listened to speeches from community groups, including, Allington Millennium Green, Sunken Garden Society, Rainham Eco Hub and Mutual Aid Road Reps CIC, who have taken steps…

Voluntary adoption agencies across the UK have joined forces to find more adoptive parents for children with additional needs who are waiting for a family. Children with additional needs wait an average of 11 months longer* in care than their peers and voluntary adoption agencies are urgently looking for people who can offer them a…

Since 1970 Earth Day has been marked annually on 22 April to encourage people to take time to appreciate the environment around them. As part of their environmental strategy, launched on Earth Day 2021, grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has pledged to support local voluntary groups protecting the county’s countryside and coastline. Given its compelling link…

The London Array Community Fund, managed by Kent Community Foundation  will provide additional funding for the charitable sector in Thanet The annual £40,000 London Array Community Fund is now open for applications from small charities and community groups in Thanet. Grants of up to £5,000 are now available for applicants working within one or more…

Tom Schaffer, from Mill Hill, who was affectionately known as the poster boy of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans died on 16 March, he was 97. Tom was a regular on Taxi Charity trips across the UK and to the Netherlands and Normandy and for over 30 years. After enlisting during the war and…

Taxi Charity Dutch Ambassador Frans Ammerlaan has been awarded an honorary MBE by King Charles for services to commemorations and to British World War II veterans. Frans Ammerlaan has had a long association with veterans. He has a great interest in Operation Market Garden, an Allied military operation during the Second World War fought in…

While the residents have plans for an Easter Egg hunt their horses received bunches of carrots as Easter treats. Duckyls Farm, a care home for adults with learning disabilities, run by the Diagrama Foundation is ensuring everyone at the Farm is part of the Easter celebrations this year. The residents of Duckyls Farm in West…

On 5 March five charities received awards from Nadra Ahmed CBE DL High Sheriff of Kent. On 5 March invited guests attended a ceremony at the Commissioner’s House, Chatham Dockyard, to hear Nadra Ahmed CBE DL High Sheriff of Kent announce the recipients of the 2024 High Sheriff Awards.     During the event, Josephine…

Local Grant-Maker Kent Community Foundation shares the findings of their recent survey of Kent and Medway based organisations A survey commissioned by Kent Community Foundation in December 2023 has revealed the challenges and opportunities facing Kent and Medway’s voluntary sector in 2024. The survey revealed: Fundraising and financial planning were the biggest anticipated challenges with local…