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Diagrama Foster Carers Peter and Kristin Nevins share their home with four biological children and their 11-year-old  foster child ‘Jack’. Kristin Nevins and her husband Peter, from Surrey, foster with the charity Diagrama. For the last four years they have shared their family home with their foster child ‘Jack’.         Kristin Nevins,…

On Saturday 11 June, Alan Dowson, Dartford FC’s new Manager, led the Youth Academy Coaching Team to a 5-0 victory over Charlton Invicta in a football match to raise funds for local charity Abigail’s Footsteps On Saturday 11 June, the Dartford Youth Academy Coaching team was joined by Dartford FC‘s New Manager Alan Dowson in…

As we approach Mother’s Day, thousands of women across the UK will look forward to celebrating with their children while thousands more will be reminded that they don’t have the family they long for. Sue, 52, knows how awful  Mother’s Day was for her, while she spent years trying to have children and although she…

Growing up, Katie Pillay shared her home with an adult with learning disabilities fostered by her Mum Karen Parker. Motivated by what her mum was doing for others Katie knew that one day she wanted to foster too. Katie Pillay, 38, from Sidcup, was raised in a loving family in Somerset and from a young…

Young Carers Action Day raises awareness about young and young adult carers and the issues they face every day The Ivy and Jane Charitable Trust Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation knows only too well the issues that face young carers across Kent. Since 2005 they have distributed £500,000 to help children and young adult…

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…

Community Group Led by the Wild CIC engages children, families and individuals in nature led learning, outdoor education, and conservation activities Based at Whites Woods Farm in Ashford, Led by the Wild CIC is an example of the type of organisation that the new Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment would like to support.…

On 1 November Kent Community Foundation launched its annual Surviving Winter Campaign The community group, Friendly Faces of Kent is just one of the hundreds of organisations supporting the elderly and isolated across Kent and Medway that the money the campaign raises might support. Sheerness based, Friendly Faces of Kent was established in June 2018…

Across England there is a huge shortfall of parent and child foster carers with Kent based charity Diagrama currently receiving twice as many referrals as two years ago. The charity Diagrama is concerned that with the number of referrals for parent and child foster placements  at an unprecedented level, they urgently need to fill this…