Kent fire and rescue
Mid kent DFSA
St. Luke's Maidstone
Maidstone Day Centre
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.
Revd. Bill Miller (Chair), Michelle Peirce, Wendy Tull, Martin Hinchliffe, 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.
Alexa Kersting-Woods our Project Manager for 2016/17, Ophelia Orr our Administrator for the last 2 years, and our 2016/17 Project Workers - Aziza, Jessica and Tabitha. Thank you for working so hard to ensure the project not only happened but was well co-ordinated and achieved so much for so many of our guests.
Sue Jones, Kent County Council Public Health, for coming to the Shelter each week to inform guests on various aspects of health. John Littlemore, Pauline Meaney, Will Myers, Laura Mason and the Gateway staff from Maidstone Borough Council, colleagues from Porchlight, Maidstone Day Centre, Probation, Housing, the Crime Reduction Initiative (CRI), Kent and Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT) Community Health Team. 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
Maidstone Rucksack Project for fifteen rucksacks packed with toiletries, cereal bars, gloves, hats, scarves etc.
Gwyn McPherson for not only giving foot and hand massages to our guests each week, also for providing food and clothing.
Sonia Butler for all the extra effot at Christmas, making and filling stockings for guests.
Claire Haffenden for encouraging us when funding was so hard to secure, writing successful funding applications and training our volunteer funding team.
Scotts Project Trust who provided items of clothing and toiletries, also donations.
Voluntary Action Maidstone's Brighter Futures and Falls Prevention Service for donations of clothing.
Charities aid foundation
Councillor Gary Cooke, Kent County Council
Kent Community foundations
Maidstone Grammar School
Maidstone Family Church
The Tudor Trust
A warm welcome overnight
for homeless people in the coldest months