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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,…

Children from St Andrew’s School in Rochester have donated £440 to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment In May St Andrews School in Rochester celebrated ‘Earth Day’ and enthused by the lessons they had learnt, raised money through a series of ecological activities to donate to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment which…

On 3 June volunteer London Cab drivers will take 25 WWII veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations, amongst them will be D Day veteran Peter Smoothy. On 6 June 1944  Peter Smoothy was one of the 156,000 allied   servicemen that took part in the Invasion of Normandy  as part of Operation Overlord. On…

Gillian who loves dancing was delighted when she received an invitation to attend a local dance show. Gillian, 67, who has learning disabilities is a much-loved  part of  Diagrama Foundation’s Supported Living Service in Bromley. Her greatest passion is dancing so she was absolutely delighted when local dance studio Shimmi Shake invited her to attend…

Kent Community Foundation will host a Needs in Kent Conference on 15 June 2022 to explore the emerging issues facing the county after the pandemic. Last year Kent Community Foundation commissioned a detailed report about specific needs across each district within Kent and Medway and the conference will give attendees the  opportunity to discuss what…

Two residents from Cabrini House in Orpington had a great day out on Easter Saturday with a walk and a picnic on Kent’s White Cliffs. Two residents from Cabrini House in Orpington which is run by the Diagrama Foundation enjoyed a lovely day out walking across Kent’s famous White Cliffs on Easter Saturday. David  19,…

Led by the Wild CIC has received funding from Kent Community Foundation for themed conservation and environmental activities. Based in Ashford, Led by the Wild CIC, has received funding to increase the numbers of activities aimed at those who are concerned about the climate crisis and environmental challenges. Their ‘Nature Nurture’ has already  attracted children,…

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…

WWII Veteran Jeff Haward MM who fought from Dunkirk to D Day died on 3 March aged 102 Jeff Haward was born in Finchley in 1919, he had two sons John and Keith and settled in Rochester, Kent after the war.   WWII Veteran Jeff Haward MM served with the 1/7th battalion of the Middlesex…

Kent Community Foundation has announced a new fund to support community allotments across Kent and Medway. Community allotments are a great way of making friends, improving mental health, living a healthier lifestyle, and preserving the environment while attracting wildlife to the area.     The Amity Allotment Fund, forms part of Kent Community Foundation’s environmental strategy…