insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 167

NEWS TRUSTEE CYCLES THREE CITIES FOR KENWARD TRUST Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Kenward Trust's alcohol and drug treatment and rehabilitation programmes which have helped people transform their lives away from the misery of addiction, homelessness and crime. Taking part in one of the Kenward Trust's Challenge Events is a great way to raise money whilst enjoying a once in a lifetime experience. Jean-Pierre Darquee, trustee of Kenward Trust, will be taking part in the 3 Cities Cycle Weekend event. This fantastic ride joins three of Europe’s most historic cities: Dunkerque, Bruges and Ypres. Jean-Pierre said: "We are aiming to build up a team of 20 cyclists and we hope for many more, with the full support of bike mechanics and vehicles. The timing for this ride is perfect as we will be commemorating throughout 2018 the Century of the Great War, Ypres will constitute the perfect location to witness this. I hope many will join me and help raise funds for Kenward Trust and it s profile in our community.” / CELEBRITY PATRON MEETS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AT THERAPY DAY CENTRE Journalist and co-presenter of TV’s Location, Location, Location Phil Spencer, patron of Kent charity, ellenor, has made a private visit to ellenor Dartford. During the visit Phil enjoyed meeting and interacting with children aged 0-17 years all of whom have life-limiting and life- threatening conditions, together with their families. He also spent time talking to the children’s hospice care staff. Rebecca Scalzo, head of children’s hospice care said:”We were delighted to receive a visit from Phil. The team were pleased to have the opportunity to tell him about the work we do and the families enjoyed meeting him and telling him about their own experiences. It is lovely to have support from people like Phil, who is a great ambassador for ellenor.” ellenor does to support the local community. The dedicated children’s team play a hugely important role helping families through one of life’s most difficult journeys. I am delighted to support them as a patron and hope that I will be able to assist the caring and committed staff at ellenor to raise awareness of their invaluable work.” Phil Spencer said: “Visiting the children and families was a fantastic opportunity to see and hear first-hand about the invaluable work 167