Kent fire and rescue
Mid kent DFSA
St. Luke's Maidstone
Union Street Methodist Church
The Maidstone Family Church
Also, thanks must go to the Vine Church, St Faith's Church of England, St Nicholas Church (Allington) and Maidstone Family Church for donations of clothing and special collections.
St Michael's Church of England for donating fruit, and many other churches that supported in different ways.
Gordon Mackley (Chair), Martin Hinchliffe, Wendy Tull, Rabi Atiti, Kerry Faulkner, Zofia Grzymala and John Tapper. This is where the buck stops. They have been exemplary in support of staff, overseeing all activity in the Shelter with good grace, determination, integrity and vision to continue to develop the Shelter year on year.
Many thanks go to Michelle Peirce, who has recently resigned from the post of Fundraising Trustee. Michelle's tireless commitment to raising funds for the charity is very much appreciated and we wish her well for the future.
Gwyn McPherson is our Project Manager for 2018/19, supported by Sonya, Leigh & Les as Project Workers.
Mandy Fuller is our Administrator & Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Thank you for working so hard to ensure the Shelter opens for yet another year.
Outreach workers from Maidstone Borough Council, colleagues from Porchlight, Maidstone Day Centre & CGL. Thank you for your willingness to engage with the project and ensure guests are supported on their paths to re-engagement in the community.
To the people who have touched the lives of so many of us, showing such great determination and perseverance in attempting to move their lives on with our support, in the face of desolation and despair. Thank you for allowing us to support your transition to becoming an active community member.
People who supported the Shelter in other, wonderful ways
Alex Griffith for designing our report with such skill. www.alexgriffith.co.uk
Tom Phillips for taking such great photos. www.tomphillipsphotos.co.uk
We have been very fortunate to receive many generous & varied donations in support of the winter shelter for 2018-19, including food, clothing, gift bags and Christmas shoeboxes. Many thanks go out to everyone who has donated in any way.
Charities aid foundation
Councillor Gary Cooke, Kent County Council
Kent Community foundations
Maidstone Grammar School
Maidstone Family Church
The Tudor Trust
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for homeless people in the coldest months