fundraising

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…

Duckyls Farm Manager Karen Tolton will travel to Florida in early 2024, to take part in the 48.6 mile ‘Disney Dopey Challenge’ In January 2024, Duckyls Farm Manager Karen and her sister-in-law Lorna will travel to the USA to run in four different races, with a total distance of 48.6 miles to raise funds to…

Kent Community Foundation’s grants team will be offering 1-1 funding advice appointments to charities and community groups across Kent and Medway New 1-1 funding advice sessions are being introduced to give charitable organisations the opportunity to gain advice and information from experienced grant-makers Kent Community Foundation about how to draft a compelling application and what…

Herne Bay based Ruben Harris is being supported in his quest to become a wheelchair tennis Paralympian by philanthropists working with Kent Community Foundation. Ruben Harris, who was born with congenital talipes equinovarus which is more commonly known as clubfeet and had both feet removed, is determined to reach the top in wheelchair tennis. Ruben’s…

On Thursday 7 September, Kent Community Foundation had the pleasure of naming a boat, at a ceremony held at the Medway Watersports Centre in Gillingham. The three Medway Watersports boats had all initially been given number identification but the trust decided that their power boats deserved names. They asked Kent Community Foundation if they might…

Centre Stage Theatre Academy’s  Frankie Fitzgerald who played Ashley Cotton, Nasty Nick’s son in Eastenders is hosting a 24 hour dance-a-thon in Gravesend Kent to raise funds for charity, The Friends of Centre Stage, that helps children and young adults get access to musical theatre and the arts. Students and staff from the Centre Stage…

On 2 September veteran Ben Mead who served with REME in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan will be marching 40km carrying 15kg to raise funds for the Taxi Charity. On Saturday 2 September Ben Mead, from Eastbourne,  will join thousands of others to participate in the 40km Wandeltocht route around Oosterbeek near Arnhem. Many of the…

The Kent baby loss charity Abigail’s Footsteps has donated an Abi Cooling Cot to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in memory Delilah. Families who suffer the tragedy of stillbirth will be able to spend precious time with their baby at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough thanks to an  ‘Abi Cooling Cot’…

Kent Community Foundation recently visited two charities in Folkestone to observe, how matching those who want to help, with those who need the help, makes such a difference to community projects. Kent Community Foundation trustees Melissa Murdoch DL and Robert Sackville-West DL recently visited Locavore Growing Project run by Custom Folkestone CIC and The Folkestone…

The Kent baby loss charity Abigail’s Footsteps has donated an Abi Cooling Cot to The Royal Bolton Hospital in memory of baby Austin. Families who suffer the tragedy of stillbirth in the Greater Manchester area will be able to spend precious time with their baby at The Royal Bolton Hospital thanks to an  ‘Abi Cooling…