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Children’s charity wins holiday prize

ByKentOnline reporter

A young beneficiary of a children’s charity is set to enjoy a free holiday courtesy of the KM Charity Team and one of its generous supporters.

The competition was open to people who took part in KM Charity Team challenge events including the KM Big Bike Ride
The competition was open to people who took part in KM Charity Team challenge events including the KM Big Bike Ride

The Caldecott Foundation will be sending one of its clients and accompanying staff on a free four-night, all-expenses break.

The holiday was the prize of a competition run by the KM Charity Team to say thank you to all the people and organisations that have taken part in its fundraising challenge events, such as the KM Big Bike Ride, the KM Charity Walk, the KM Colour Run, the KM Dragon Boat Race, the KM Abseil, the KM Big Charity Quiz and Buster’s Charity Firewalk.

Based in Kent and Nottinghamshire, the foundation provides vulnerable young people from across the UK with therapeutic residential care, foster families and education.

Caldecott Foundation finance officer Karan Hughes said: “We are a registered children’s home, school and fostering agency.

“We work with disadvantaged and traumatised young people, and experiences like this are valuable in rebuilding their characters and giving them positive experiences.

“This couldn’t have come at a better time for one of our young people who we will be sending along, as he is in desperate need of some respite and time away to regroup andmore importantlyhave some fun.

“I’m sure our staff will enjoy their time away too.

“Thank you so much.”

The foundation’s staff and client will spend four nights at Haven Holidays’ The Orchards caravan park in Essex later this month.

The holiday was donated to the KM Charity Team by supporter Joanne Oldham, who said: “Due to personal circumstances, I could not go on the family holiday.

“Rather than waste a holiday, we decided to give someone else the chance to get away and spend time with their family.

“We’ve created lots of memories on these holidays, and I hope some deserving family will have the same opportunity.”

The KM Charity Team’s next challenge events are the Winter Abseil in this Saturday, October 4, and the Maidstone Big Quiz on Friday, November 8.

The abseil costs £25 to attend, but there is a £5 discount when using the booking code ABSEIL19. Participants must be aged over 14.

The quiz is open to teams of up to eight people, and tables cost £65; a £10 discount is available when using the booking code KMNEWS19.

You can make bookings for both events at www.KmCharityTeam.co.uk/Booking.

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