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PUBLISHED: 12:27 09 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:27 09 March 2015

Take part in a Glow Night Run

Take part in a Glow Night Run

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Take part in a Glow Night Run or join in a tea party – do your bit for the county’s charitable causes

Thirty30 challenges

A Kent charity which offers care and support to families facing terminal illness is calling on supporters to take on a challenge in 2015 in celebration of its 30th anniversary – and raise vital funds at the same time.

Those looking for a healthy start to the year can pull on their running shoes for the Glow Night Run on 27 March. Fundraisers will light up Mote Park in Maidstone as they tackle this fun 5k route in their bright neon gear.

As part of Thirty30, places are also up for grabs for the 100km walk London 2 Brighton Challenge 23 May and the 100 mile cycle Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on 2 August.

Those looking for less mileage can enjoy an 8km sunset stroll at the charity’s annual Twilight Walk through Gravesend on 18 September.

Daredevils can also secure their place at the charity’s group skydive day at Headcorn Airfield on 31 May, which last year attracted the likes of gutsy grandmother Betty Bicker-Robinson, 87, who wanted to raise funds for the charity after it granted her husband Ted’s final wish to die in the comfort of his own home.

● To register for any of these events, call events manager Hayley Brown on 01322 626506 and visit www.ellenorlions.org.uk

Bakers in the pink

Accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy’s Ashford office has been busy baking up a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Several ‘bake-off’ events have been held around the region at WK’s offices, when partners and staff were asked to anonymously submit their cakes for judging, each entrant paying a £2 donation to the charity.

The rules for the Pink Bake were simple: all cakes must include the colour pink, the cake must have a name, and after the judging, all the cakes could be eaten by staff – along with a donation for everything that was eaten.

The winner of the WK Ashford Pink Bake was a Flower Power cake made by Jenni Chatfield.

Staff were also invited to dress down for Wear it Pink Day, which saw people don various items of pink clothing in exchange for a donation to the Breast Cancer Awareness charity.

Collectively, as a firm, WK employees raised more than £500.

Lonely no longer

The new Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury group of Contact the Elderly, a national charity dedicated to tackling social isolation among older people, is planning tea parties on the first Sunday of every month throughout 2015, each hosted by a different volunteer in the area.

The group was set up by lawyers Val Prosser and Louise Mathias-Williams, both part of Canterbury law firm Furley Page’s Elderly and Vulnerable Client Team.

The next one will be held on 1 March, followed by afternoon teas on 5 April (Easter Sunday), 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October and 1 November, plus a Christmas tea party on 6 December.

The group is also planning a Golden Jubilee tea party on 19 April 19 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Contact the Elderly.

There is no cost involved for tea party guests, who are collected from their homes by the same volunteer driver each month and taken to the home of a volunteer host.

● If you would like to join in, or volunteer as a driver or host, contact Val Prosser at vjp@furleypage.co.uk or on 01227 863187. For more information visit www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk.

New ceo for COT

Canterbury Oast Trust, the local charity behind the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, has a new chief executive.

Joanne Creighton has 15 years’ senior management experience in the charity sector, spanning education and training, visitor attractions, nature conservation, retail and catering and fundraising.

She said: “This is a truly unique and diverse charity, with people at the core of its mission. The need to provide high quality life opportunities for adults with a Learning Disability is a cause very close to my heart and so it is an enormous privilege to be taking on this role.”

● For more information about the Canterbury Oast Trust, call 01233 861 493

or visit www.c-o-t.org.uk.

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