Roy Cornock and Dave Bennett, bowlers at Victoria Park Bowls Club in Deal, have just presented Martha Trust with a cheque for £550.
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The teams from Bonkers in Barcelona have made it back in one piece following a 1,300 kilometre trip from Dover to Barcelona in just four days.
To commemorate our 25th Anniversary in Deal, we threw a very English garden party complete with cream teas and croquet. Around 60 people joined us including our residents and their families, donors and supporters, volunteers and local dignitaries.
When a team from the Pfizer site in Sandwich recently ran a fun run, a group of staff and residents from Martha Trust went along to offer their support. The event went so well it inspired Janet Rhodes and David Ashurst to volunteer for some much-needed gardening at our homes in Deal.
Around 100 people joined us in the beautiful grounds of Salutation House in Sandwich for our annual Wine Tasting. Hercules Wine Warehouse not only supplied a magnificent selection of wines but were on hand with advice and expertise at stations dotted around the gardens. Canapés were available alongside the wine, courtesy of Millards Insurance Services and the entire event was accompanied by music from the Segno Clarinet Ensemble.
Our fantastic fashion show at St George’s Church, Deal was a huge success, raising an incredible £3,500. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us including the wonderful Johnny Lewis from KMFM and the fabulous team at Barclays who not only served refreshments and took auction bids throughout the night, but secured matched funding from Barclays.
BNI Sandwich has just donated £210 to Martha following a Christmas lights display at the house of a BNI member, who charged companies a small fee to have their logos displayed. Funds were also raised in fines for, amongst other things, mobile phones going off during BNI meetings and members not wearing their badges.
Four members of the Sandwich and Broadstairs branches of Barclays will be lending a hand at the forthcoming Martha Trust Fashion Show on Thursday 22 March 2012.
Martha Trust has applauded news that the Government will no longer be removing the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance. In a move that would have affected some 80,000 disabled people in residential care, Martha Trust estimated that the cuts could cost the charity nearly £60,000 a year.
Glenda Roberts has become the new Home Care Manager for Martha House and Frances House in Deal. Previously a Deputy Director of Nursing at a residential, nursing and dementia care centre in Clapham, Glenda moved to Kent for the sea air and to find space for her animals.
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