We spread Christmas cheer in Barming with a donation to its over 60’s club
A Christmas lunch for over 60’s in Barming was a huge success thanks to our £350 donation. Over 26 pensioners attended the festive celebrations, held at The Grange Moor Hotel in Maidstone on Wednesday 12th December, and enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner as well as musical entertainment.
Rosemary Taylor, Treasurer of Barming Over 60’s Club, says: “It’s so important that elderly people get out and enjoy social events. We put on a variety of activities, such as quizzes and cream teas and it’s fantastic to see how much enjoyment these things bring. We hold a Christmas lunch every year and it is always a popular event - this year was no exception! We are an entirely self funded club however, and costs of putting on activities and of hiring the hall are on the rise. It’s thanks to generous donations from companies like Taylor Wimpey that we are able to continue to host events like the Christmas lunch and I would like to say a big thank you for their support.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “We recognise the importance of the role that organisations such as the Barming Over 60’s Club play in the local community and it was our pleasure to be able to support their Christmas Lunch. We hope that everyone enjoyed the festivities and that the popularity of the club continues to grow into 2019.”
We support Susie’s kayaking adventure in aid of the Blackthorn Trust
On 25th July 2018, Susie Chassagne will be embarking on a kayaking expedition in France in aid of Barming-based charity the Blackthorn Trust. The charity offers specialist therapies and rehabilitation for individuals with a range of mental and physical health conditions. To help Susie reach her £10,000 fundraising goal, we have donated £500 towards her brave expedition.
The money raised by Susie, who works as a fundraiser for the Blackthorn Trust, will go towards a new physic garden for people to relax in. Designed by Kent-based landscape architect Marian Boswall it is hoped that the new garden will be a calm and therapeutic space for those in need, as well as a place for the local community to enjoy.
Thanks to the support from friends and local businesses Susie has already raised over £1,700. Commenting on her upcoming adventure Susie said: “The Blackthorn Trust is an amazing charity and I wanted to give something back to them. When I decided to embark on this expedition four months ago I had only spent a few hours in a kayak, so it really will be a challenge! The support I’ve received so far from the local community has been incredible and I am really grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s generosity. Their donation will go a long way towards the new physic garden project at the Blackthorn Trust and I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished space.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “Susie’s devotion to the Blackthorn Trust is admirable and we were glad to be able to support her exciting venture. I would like to wish Susie the best of luck for the trip and we look forward to seeing the new psychic garden in a few months’ time.”