insideKENT Magazine Issue 60 - March 2017 - Page 144

NEWS

THE BETTESHANGER PROJECT UPDATE
WILKINS KENNEDY CONTINUES KENT COUNTY CRICKET CLUB SPONSORSHIP
Leading UK accountancy firm , Wilkins Kennedy , is pleased to confirm the continued sponsorship of Kent County Cricket Club for a 5th year .
Wilkins Kennedy ’ s Kent offices sponsor a number of initiatives and the cricket club has been in partnership with the firm since 2013 . The continued alliance is now as important as ever , following Wilkins Kennedy ’ s significant period of growth and strengthened presence in Kent .
Emma Santer , commercial director at Kent County Cricket Club , said : “ We are delighted that Wilkins Kennedy is continuing their sponsorship and we look forward to the opportunity of growing our relationship with them in the future .”
Rob Reynolds , regional managing partner at Wilkins Kennedy , said : “ Kent County Cricket Club has a high profile in the county and as we grow our presence within Kent we are pleased to be associated with the club . They are supportive of our initiatives and we look forward to being a part of the club ’ s continued and growing success on and off the field .”
The Betteshanger Project is starting to transform a 121-hectare derelict colliery into a leading site for sustainable business and commerce , education and international tourism . It is a flagship sustainability project , a national exemplar in green energy technology and a beacon project for Kent in terms of environmental ambition and sustainable lifestyles .
Work has begun on the construction of a new £ 8mil Visitor Centre , incorporating the Kent Mining Museum , built to the highest standards of sustainable design . Construction of the Visitor Centre will now be complete before the end of 2017 , when
the building will be handed over to the Betteshanger team .
A programme of events is confirmed for 2017 , including The Beast , the world ’ s largest inflatable obstacle course , which will be making its UK debut at Betteshanger in May . Additional facilities in the form of ‘ Tent Tipis ’ will be in place from spring 2017 . These large-scale canvas tents , with the capacity to seat 120 , will form the basis of a pop-up festival village , accompanied by a picnic area and street food stalls .
Stay up to date with developments at Betteshanger at www . betteshangerparks . co . uk .
10CC TO HEADLINE GIG FOR LIFE
The witty , lyrical 70s rockers lead an impressive line-up of musical talent at Gig for Life on the late May Bank Holiday weekend . Also headlining is Maverick Sabre , the edgy , soul singer , rapper and Brit Award nominee , along with alternative rockers Toploader and Americana group Los Pacaminos , featuring Paul Young .
The chart-topping names will be joined by local musical talent for Gig for Life , a one-day music event for 10,000 people , at the Hop Farm , Paddock Wood . The event , on 27th May , is raising money for Cancer Research UK .
Event director David Rivers said : “ I ’ m absolutely thrilled10cc is headlining Gig for Life . Their music , like the festival , is all about having fun together . We ’ ve got a stonking good line-up which covers all musical tastes . It ’ s a family festival with something for everyone and we hope it will create some wonderful memories .”
Tickets are on sale online with a limited number at 10 % discount on a first come , first served basis . There are also some great group ticket discounts and a select few VIP tickets www . gigforlife . co . uk .
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