Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Maidstone based charity Dandelion Time has won a £250 donation from our South Thames region. The region runs a monthly donation box scheme at its Leybourne Chase development in West Malling and invites visitors and local residents to vote for one of three local causes to benefit from its support. Dandelion Time were lucky enough to receive the most votes in January and have been named one of the recent winners.
Dandelion Time works closely with children who have experienced abuse or neglect, and their families, to help them to overcome their personal challenges and aid their recovery. The charity provides a series of therapeutic, farm and craft-based one-to-one and group family sessions that aim to strengthen family bonding and develop the child’s personal growth and overall well-being. Highly-skilled therapeutic staff are on hand to offer guidance and encouragement throughout the recovery process and are trained to provide flexible support to suit the needs of each child.
Caroline Williams, Corporate Partnership Manager at Dandelion Time, said: “We cannot thank Taylor Wimpey enough for this generous donation, their financial support will enable us to continue changing the lives of the young people we work with. Many of the children referred to us have incredibly difficult and complex backgrounds and our sessions have a hugely positive impact on their road to recovery. Dandelion Time also supports the parents and wider families of the children who are referred to us so it really is vital that we are able to maintain and grow our services in the area.”
Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames said: “It is a privilege to offer financial backing to Dandelion Time. The charity provides such important help to children and their families who are going through a difficult time and we understand that it is essential to keep valued charities like this up and running. Our donation box scheme was launched because we are committed to supporting local charities, such as Dandelion Time, who make such a positive contribution to the community.”