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WWII veteran  Henry ‘Harry’ Rawlins, 98, who served with The King’s Royal Rifle Corps died on Monday 10 June at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. His niece, Angela, and her husband Andrew were at his bedside. Harry joined the army at the age of 18 and was posted to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. At Operation…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to take a group of veterans to Normandy for the 80 anniversary of Operation Overlord. On 4 June, London Taxi cabs drove; ten Normandy, two WWII, five post war and two Afghanistan veterans, and a team of volunteers, carers, companions and medics across to France for the…

The charity Diagrama Foundation is delighted that Janice, one of the adults they support, has gained a place on a pottery course at the Bexley Learning and Enterprise College. Janice a huge fan of Channel 4’s Pottery Throw Down, who is supported by the charity Diagrama Foundation to live semi independently in Bromley, is delighted…

100 year old WWII veteran William ‘Bill’ Gladden, who flew into Normandy on D-Day, died at home in Haverhill on 24 April. William ‘Bill’ Gladden was born on the 13 January 1924. His parents were both from Yarmouth in Norfolk, but they raised him in Woolwich; his mother having worked in the Arsenal during the…

Since 1970, Earth Day has been marked annually on 22 April to encourage people to take time to appreciate the environment around them. When the team at Duckyls Farm, a care home for adults with learning disabilities, discussed Earth Day’s steadfast commitment to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, they decided…

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…

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…

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…