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A Hertfordshire based charity that supports adults with learning disabilities has delivered Valentine love hearts for veterans supported by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. The love -ly project was the brain child of Jo Radcliffe who runs the Hertfordshire based charity Always Bee You, which enables adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues…

Love is in the air in Clacton, where residents have been decorating their Care Home with hearts. Under the guidance of Care Coordinator Ewa Ruskowiak, Edensor residents Diane, Sue, Daphne, Shirley, Jean and Susan have been very busy preparing for February 14. The fifty bed nursing and dementia care home, in Clacton on Sea, run…

On 11 December residents at the Edensor nursing and dementia care home in Clacton on Sea  enjoyed a Polish Christmas feast of Ryba Po Grecku and wished each other Wesołych Świąt. Christmas came early for the fifty Edensor care home residents and the on-site team of carers, when the award winning home in Orwell Road…

On 16 November former Essex Regiment and Glider Pilot Regiment veteran Captain Ron Johnson died at home aged 102. Ron Johnson was called up in September 1939 and as the only grammar schoolboy in his group he was sent on many courses during training.  Scoring 100% on an aircraft recognition course he was fast tracked…

Kent Community Foundation announces a new Eco Coaching Programme for charities. A new Kent Community Foundation Eco Coaching Programme will help charitable organisations develop skills and confidence to promote their early-stage ideas, projects and ways of working to improve their environmental impact. The programme, led by experienced local coach and presenter Liu Batchelor, is open…

On 7 November The High Sheriff of Kent hosted an event to celebrate the difference that grassroots organisations are making across the county. Nadra Ahmed CBE DL The High Sheriff of Kent, in partnership with Kent Community Foundation, invited guests representing small charitable organisations to a ‘Causes That Matter’ event at Eastwell Manor on 7…

The Maidstone Lions Club has presented an Abi Cooling cot to the maternity bereavement suite Pembury Hospital. The Maidstone Lions Club officially handed over an Abi Cooling cot to the Hope Butler Suite at Pembury Hospital, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust this October. The new Abi Cooling Cot will enable families who suffer the…

Kent Community Foundation recently awarded £4,000 to the Angel Tree initiative to buy Christmas presents for the children of inmates at HMP Swaleside, HMP Elmley, HMP Rochester and HMP East Sutton Park. The annual Angel Tree project was developed by the Prison Fellowship to give parents in prison the opportunity to send a Christmas present…

WWII Veteran Alec Hall from Southend-on-Sea, died at home on Monday 16 October with his family by his side. Alec Hall, served with the 181 Field Ambulance (Airborne) as a medical nurse and was part of Operation Market Garden in 1944. He returned to the Netherlands on several occasions with the Taxi Charity for Military…

On 12 November when the Capital falls silent at 11.00am, hundreds of London’s black cab drivers who volunteer their time to take veterans to the Cenotaph and the Parade as part of the Poppy Cabs free Service, will also pause to remember. Since 2009 volunteer black taxi drivers have provided a free Poppy Cabs taxi…