Phil will be joined by three friends on their travels to Monte Carlo.

Richard and Andrew make up car 12, and their car theme is The Mutt Mobil!

The popular Sandwich bar and dining room – The Hop and Huffkin held a great evening of Kentish Tapas, music and dance in aid of Music4Martha.The line up on the night included Tom Abrahams, gypsy jazz guitarist ; Abigail Cardwell, jazz singer ; Anna Harman, Flamenco dancer ; Nathan Allon, Soul singer.

We would like to Thank everyone who supported the event including the Hop and Huffkin, their customers and suppliers and not forgetting the musicians and dancers who provided the entertainment on the night.

Ian from the Hop and Huffkin said ‘I am connected with Tom Abrahams whose sister Charlotte resides at the Martha Trust in Hacklinge. Tom has been playing at the Hop and Huffkin in Sandwich for 20 months since we opened. We get asked for lots of charitable donations however last year we made the  decision to support just one local charity. After speaking with Tom about Martha Trust, then visiting the homes, we decided we wanted that charity to be Martha. Our ethos at the Hop and Huffkin is to support local, even with our suppliers, so this lovely local charity fitted the criteria perfectly.

The event was supported by a number of local businesses – Kentish Pip, Lives R Good 4 U Ltd, Catering Supplies, Chandler & Dunn, The Sandwich Sausage Co, Gadds, Page & Sons, J C Rook & Sons, Whitstable Brewery, E T Wilmshurst & Sons, The Strand Wine Co.

  • Kentish Tapas
  • Great night of food, music and dancing
  • Abigail Cardwell
  • Tom Abrahams and Abigail Cardwell
  • Music4Martha
  • Cheers!
  • Hop & Huffkin supporting Music4Martha
  • Tom and Abigail

The teams for Bonkers in Barcelona set off in the early hours on their 841 mile trip from Dover to Barcelona.

We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to hearing all about their adventure on their return.

The aim of challenge is to raise funds for Martha.

Bonkers in Barcelona wouldn’t have been possible without the support of all our generous sponsors in particular Systems Technology, Sota, Unipet, Ward & Partners and DFDS Seaways.


Glorious sunshine greeted guests joining in the fun at the Sandwich Prom held at the magnificent Salutation Gardens.

There was a diverse line up of local musicians, including P & O Ferries Choir, Steve Aiston and the Victory Wartime band amongst others.  Terry Nash also known as Meet Loaf kept the audience entertained in between acts and closed the show with his live tribute act which included a surprise duet sung with Steph & Dom.

The charity auction was run with great skill and humour by Steph & Dom and the crowd showed remarkable generosity bidding on various lots.

The success of the day was also down to our kind sponsors – Discovery Park, A Pearson Growers, Puma Generators and East Kent Plumbing & Heating Solutions.  And not forgetting our army of volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the event ran smoothly.  Special thanks also to Alan Langley of Dover Designs who kindly came along to capture the event on camera.

Everyone’s efforts proved to be very worthwhile, as the event is anticipated to have raised £8,000 towards the work of Martha.


  • Martha Prom Steph and Dom Lead the Auction
  • Martha Prom P&O Ferries Choir
  • Martha Prom P&O Ferries Choir
  • Martha Prom Wartime Band
  • Martha Prom Rock Choir
  • Martha Prom
  • Martha Prom
  • Martha Prom
  • Martha Prom
  • Martha Prom
  • Martha Prom
  • Martha Prom Rock Choir
  • Martha Prom Tales from Dover Castle
  • Martha Prom Tales from Dover Castle
  • Martha Prom A Pearson Growers
  • Martha Prom
  • Martha Prom

Thank you to all our supporters who voted for Martha for the Dover Express – Heart of the Community Awards.

At the awards ceremony on Thursday 25th June it was announced that we came runners up receiving £500 – which is fantastic and will make a huge difference.

Thank you to everyone that took the time to text their vote or complete the voting coupons


Part time

£7.35 per hour

We are looking for a dedicated Kitchen Assistant to join our small kitchen team at our site just outside Deal. You will need to be able to assist with planning and setting menus using residents dietary care plans, prepare nutritious and tasty meals whist ensuring that the kitchen area and equipment are kept up to required standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

You must be prepared to work flexible hours, including some weekend work, and be able to work using your own initiative and with minimal supervision.

In return you will enjoy a supportive working environment, a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement.

If you want to find out more about the role and to request an application pack please apply online

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 2nd June 2015

If after application you do not hear from us within 10 working days please assume you have been unsuccessful for the role at this time.

All appointments are subject to an enhanced Disclose and Barring Service check

A record number of children came to visit Father Christmas at this year’s Martha Trust Christmas Fayre.  Martha Resident Jenny Jones and her  Support Worker Lauren Goodban played an active role as elves for the morning, showing children in to see Father Christmas.

Sandwich Music Group played Christmas Carols while people browsed the stalls and enjoyed tea and coffee and a range of cakes and sweets made by the residents, staff and volunteers of Martha Trust.

Thank you to everyone who came along on the day including The Mayor of Sandwich and his wife, the maintenance men and Town Sargent at the Guildhall for all their help and to the Martha Trust volunteers who made cakes, poured tea and coffee and generally made the day a success. The event raised over £1,400, a fantastic sum that will help Martha Trust transform the lives of people with profound disabilities.


Martha has been kindly selected for Nationwide’s Community Match Scheme. Customers have the chance to vote for which local good cause will receive £500.

Voting is simple just pop in one of the following branches of Nationwide and ask for a token to put in the Martha slot.

  • Canterbury
  • Deal
  • Dover
  • Folkestone
  • Hythe
  • Sandwich


We’d like to Thank all our riders that took part in the KM Big Bike Ride on Sunday 27th April, raising a combined total of over £300.

It was a great day despite the odd puncture.


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