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Hospice marks 30 years of compassion in the community

Hospice marks 30 years of compassion in the community

14 May 2021

As a hospice enters it's third decade, we take a look back at its rich history, starting with the royal visit that put the charity on the map.

Winners crowned in 'My AuSome Art' competition

Winners crowned in 'My AuSome Art' competition

13 May 2021

The winners of an art competition set up by a charity to mark Autism Awareness Week have been announced.

Social worker writes book to help bereaved children

Social worker writes book to help bereaved children

11 May 2021

As the UK marks Dying Matters Awareness Week, a hospice social worker has written a book to help children understand their feelings of bereavement.

'Our son's dying wish was to give hope to others'

'Our son's dying wish was to give hope to others'

05 May 2021

A family has raised more than £5,000 for a blood cancer charity after the death of a 27-year-old son, described as "funny and caring".

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Charity recognised for dementia work

Charity recognised for dementia work

05 May 2021

An organisation that supports people living with dementia has won two awards for its innovative work during the pandemic.

Tony halfway through his 100 steps challenge

Tony halfway through his 100 steps challenge

01 May 2021

A youngster who challenged himself to walk 100 steps on his prosthetic legs in a tribute to Captain Sir Tom reached the halfway mark in just one day.

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Become a Trailmaker with Elmer this summer

Become a Trailmaker with Elmer this summer

30 April 2021

A hospice is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring some colour and joy to town this summer with Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade.

Joe gets gold

Joe gets gold

30 April 2021

An electricity apprentice has been rewarded after trekking through cold terrain, across moors and volunteering at a charity shop.

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Barry to the rescue

Barry to the rescue

28 April 2021

A charity has launched a mobile foodbank named Barry, to help even more families in need.

Could you nominate a courageous child?

Could you nominate a courageous child?

27 April 2021

We need you to tell us about all the incredible things children, families and charities you know have been doing.

'We're in the middle of nowhere - but someone's complained about our cockerels'

'We're in the middle of nowhere - but someone's complained about our cockerels'

23 April 2021

An animal sanctuary could end up being fined £2,500 after complaints were made about its noisy geese and cockerels.

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Route 66 trek for rugby club

Route 66 trek for rugby club

21 April 2021

A family is running, walking and cycling the equivalent of a popular US road trip to raise money for a rugby club.

Tony takes on 'mountainous climb' for charity

Tony takes on 'mountainous climb' for charity

20 April 2021

Tony Hudgell is set to walk 100 steps without his crutches in memory of his hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore.

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Shoppers have restocked food-bank larder

Shoppers have restocked food-bank larder

15 April 2021

A supermarket collection has netted more than a tonne of food for the needy.

Former Strictly star shaves head live on TV

Former Strictly star shaves head live on TV

13 April 2021

TV personality James Jordan braved the shave live on Loose Women in a fundraising tribute to his dad, who died of a brain tumour.

Dad doing back-to-back marathons for twins charity

Dad doing back-to-back marathons for twins charity

08 April 2021

A new dad-of-twins will complete a gruelling physical challenge to raise thousands for charity.

'It's been the best birthday ever'

'It's been the best birthday ever'

06 April 2021

A 100-year-old army veteran has raised more than £28,000 for the Help For Heroes charity.

Deadline for charity awards fast approaching

Deadline for charity awards fast approaching

06 April 2021

Residents and charities have just days left to get their nominations in for this year's Kent Charity Awards.

Boy, 8, with six months to live gets community backing

Boy, 8, with six months to live gets community backing

29 March 2021

A young lad with terminal leukaemia is receiving massive support as he aims to complete a bucket list.

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Special needs school looks beyond lockdown

Special needs school looks beyond lockdown

29 March 2021

A tea shop, eBay store and vegetable growing are all in the pipeline at a special needs school, to help pupils sharpen their work related skills.

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