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An appeal has been launched to send disadvantaged Maidstone children to summer camp.
The search is on to find 600 local people willing to donate £10 towards the cost of sending a youngster, who would not otherwise get a holiday, on a five-day activity break in Sussex.
Captain Lynne Clifton, the family ministry officer at Maidstone Salvation Army Church and Community Centre in Union Street, said: “This year we have had an unprecedented number of referrals for children to go to The Salvation Army camp.
Volunteer-run camps allow youngsters to do swimming, sports and games, crafts and woodland activities, in an environment designed to boost their self-esteem.
Donations should be in an envelope marked “Summer Camp Appeal”, addressed to Captain Lynne Clifton, Family Ministry Officer, Maidstone Salvation Army, 74-80 Union Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1ED.Cheques are payable to The Salvation Army.
Alternatively go online at www.justgiving.com/LSECAMP/
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