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As the country deals with a second lockdown, support continues to increase for Kent Community Foundation’s Knock and Check campaign to ease loneliness and isolation With Kent and Medway back in lockdown, Kent Community Foundation knows that it is now more important than ever that people across the county come together to support the Knock…

This Winter, Kent Community Foundation is asking you to Knock and Check on your elderly neighbours so that together we can support the lonely and isolated and save lives Kent Community Foundation wants to build on the fabulous community spirit shown in the county during lockdown, to reduce the number of avoidable deaths amongst the…

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, charity Diagrama has announced its plans to turn an unused space into a vintage railway carriage to improve the wellbeing of its residents in its Edensor care home in Clacton on Sea. The train station will be used by residents’ and their loved ones and eventually…

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Kent Community Foundation is highlighting some of the charities and groups who are working with their local community to help those with mental health needs     Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Mental health issues affect one in four people at some point in their lifetime,…

Since March, grant maker Kent Community Foundation has awarded over £2 million in emergency funding to individuals, charities and community groups across Kent and Medway who have either been affected by, or are working with, those who have been affected by the pandemic Over 600 grants totalling just over £2m have been awarded to organisations and…

Cabbies from the London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children have been distributing “school starter packs” to children returning to the classroom this September Over 1,000 backpacks containing stationery essentials are being distributed to a number of schools teaching disadvantaged and special needs children across London and the South East. The idea to help welcome children…

As work dries up in London, cabbies are temporarily turning to other work London Cabbie, Lianne Rolls, 46, from Poplar, has been working at Chase Farm Hospital, for the Enfield GP Federation COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre delivering Oximeter machines, which monitor patient’s oxygen levels via a video call, taking medication to patients isolating at home…

Emmaus provides a home, work and a future for men and women who were previously homeless. They raise funds and teach new skills by collecting, repairing, renovating, and reselling donated goods including furniture For 25 years, Emmaus Dover has been providing accommodation and meaningful work opportunities for men and women who have previously experienced homelessness.…

Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Japan, that ultimately led to the end of World War II, the Taxi Charity spoke to some veterans who served in the Far East in WWII. Roy “Doug” Miller 96, from Croydon, joined the Navy in 1940 as a fifteen-year-old having lied about his age “It…

As the surge in demand for food banks increases during the COVID-19 lockdown, the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children has stepped in to help a food bank in North London With families being made, or facing redundancy or furlough during the pandemic the demand for help from food banks is increasing dramatically  and the…