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Published: 00:00, 24 June 2014 |
Updated: 08:44, 25 June 2014
Entries are flooding in for the first Kent Charity Awards.
It is joined by the Medway Queen Preservation Society, which has worked for the past thirty years to restore and preserve the Paddle Steamer, the Medway Queen.
With a membership of around 900 people its current major focus is towards the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk, which will be remembered in May 2015.
The Medway Queen was used extensively during the evacuation, having rescued some 7,000 men over 7 trips, which won her the title ‘The Heroin of Dunkirk’.
Large Breed Dog Rescue has also entered the awards. The Gillingham-based charity rehabilitates and re-homes dogs including Mastiffs, Rottweilers and St Bernards.
It is entirely run by volunteers is currently working towards finding a permanent location which has the space to provide a training area, multi sized kennels and appropriate walking areas.
Maidstone Mediation is another charity which has already submmitted its entry. It has four part time staff and 35 volunteers who are dedicated to restoring peace in the community in Maidstone and district and in Tonbridge and Malling.
The volunteers have helped over 1100 families and individuals to understand one another’s point of view and work together to build agreements.
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