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Kent team digs in to enhance facilities at Kenward House
Enthusiastic volunteers from our Kings Hill branch in Kent have helped local charity Kenward Trust create new, easier access to its residential rehabilitation centre, Kenward House, by clearing an old overgrown driveway as part of the wider redevelopment of its commercial facilities.
Kenward Trust has spent nearly 50 years helping people transform their lives from the misery of addiction, homelessness and crime by offering them the opportunity and support to make new life choices and reach their full potential. The working party toiled tirelessly to clear the route to the front of the manor house, where its conference rooms and new Charitique Cafe are located.
Adam Mackenzie, Account Director at Arthur J. Gallagher, said: “As a community broker with a national network of offices, our teams around the UK are always keen to find local projects where we can put our volunteering and corporate social responsibility efforts to good use. So we were delighted to take a six-strong team to Kenward House to tackle its severely overgrown driveway, as part of its wider development programme to enhance the facilities.
“The day was an excellent team-working experience for us and it was great to interact with another local organisation – one that does such fantastic work in helping to treat and rehabilitate hundreds of people every year.
“Being able to positively impact our community, support the Trust and create a real difference, made for a very rewarding experience – one we recommend to others and definitely intend to repeat.”
Lynn Hyder, Head of Events, Fundraising & Volunteer Engagement at Kenward Trust, added: “The work these volunteers carried out has been invaluable in our redevelopment of our commercial facilities which provide valuable Social Enterprise opportunities for our residents to develop existing or learn new skills to help them on recovery journey as well as a valuable source of income for the charity.”
Every year, Kenward Trust helps transform the lives of more than 200 men and women. Find our more here: www.kenwardtrust.org.uk